Argentina v Germany, 03 July 2010

Score4-0 to Germany
RefereeRavshan Irmatov
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Quarter-final
VenueGreen Point Stadium, Cape Town
Attendance64,100
Kick-Off: 16:00 Local (15:00 BST) Man of the Match: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany) Assistant referees: Rafael Ilyasov (Uzbekistan) Bakhadyr Kochkarov (Kyrgyzstan) Fourth official: Jerome Damon (South Africa) Fifth official: Enock Molefe (South Africa) This win was the third time in the tournament that Germany had scored four goals in a match. Germany's first goal was scored by Thomas Müller in the third minute of the match, with a header from a free kick taken by Bastian Schweinsteiger. Early in the second half, Argentina pressed Germany and came close to scoring on a number of occasions, but Germany hit back on a counter-attack in the 67th minute, when Miroslav Klose scored into an empty goal from a pass by Lukas Podolski. Germany's third came from Arne Friedrich after sliding it inside by a pass from Bastian Schweinsteiger seven minutes later, before Klose took the score to 4–0, volleying the ball into the net off a cross from Mesut Özil. The 4–0 defeat was Argentina's biggest loss at a World Cup since 1974. Germany's coach Joachim Löw hailed his side's performance as one of "absolute class," but admitted the suspension of Müller for picking up a yellow card was a blow.

0  Argentina

Manager: Diego Maradona

4  Germany

Manager: Joachim Low

Goals:

Goals:

Thomas Müller 3 G
Miroslav Klose 68 G
Arne Friedrich 74 G
Miroslav Klose 89 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender Nicolas Burdisso
Defender/Left back Gabriel Heinze
Midfielder Angel Di Maria
Midfielder Javier Mascherano (captain)
Midfielder Maxi Rodriguez
Midfielder/Forward Lionel Messi
Forward Gonzalo Higuain
Forward Carlos Tevez

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer
Defender Jérôme Boateng
Defender Arne Friedrich
Defender Philipp Lahm (captain)
Defender/Centre back Per Mertesacker
Midfielder Sami Khedira
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder/Forward Thomas Müller
Forward Miroslav Klose
Forward Lukas Podolski

Substitutions:

Javier Pastore for Nicolás Otamendi 70
Sergio Agüero for Angel Di Maria 75

Substitutions:

Marcell Jansen for Jérôme Boateng 72
Toni Kroos for Sami Khedira 77
Piotr Trochowski for Thomas Müller 84

Cards:

Nicolás Otamendi 11 Y
Javier Mascherano 80 Y

Cards:

Thomas Müller 35 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Mariano Andujar
Goalkeeper Diego Pozo
Defender Ariel Garce
Defender Walter Samuel
Defender/Midfielder Jonas Gutierrez
Midfielder Mario Bolatti
Midfielder Javier Pastore
Forward Sergio Agüero
Forward Diego Milito
Forward Martin Palermo

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Hans-Jorg Butt
Defender Dennis Aogo
Defender Holger Badstuber
Defender/Midfielder Marcell Jansen
Midfielder Toni Kroos
Midfielder Marko Marin
Midfielder Piotr Trochowski
Midfielder Tobias Weis
Forward Cacau
Forward Mario Gómez