A splendid display by the German team. Germany advanced to the
quarter-final of the Fifa World Cup. Lukas Podolski's two early goals
in the first half sink the Swedish team and out of the World Cup.
The Germans attacked the Swedish goalmouth from the starting
whistle and it pays off in the 4th mins when Podolski easily tap the
ball into the empty net when Miroslav Klose out marked two
defender inside the 6 yards box. Swedish keeper Andreas blocked
Klose shot and bounce to Podolski to tap it home.
Podolski celebrated his 1st goal.
Germany controlled throughout the entire game with 60% possession
to the Germans and 40% to the Swedish. Sweden's team were further
weakened in the 35th mins when defender Lucic was sent off for a
second yellow card for grabbing Klose.
The referee sent Lucic to the dressing room.
In the 53rd mins, Sweden were awarded a penalty. It is an opportunity
to reduce the scoreline when Larsson was fouled in the penalty box.
However, the vereran striker sent the ball wide high over the bar to
the germans crowds.
Larsson walking away rejected after the missed penalty. Torsten Frings & Ljungberg chasing after the ball.
Germany will play against the winner of the Argentina-Mexico tie.
The game is schedule at 3.00am today.