Germany v Argentina, 30 June 2006

Score1-1 :: penalties 4-2 to Germany
RefereeĽuboš Micheľ
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Quarter-final
VenueBerliner Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance72,000
Kick-off: 5:00pm local Germany won 4-2 on penalties After extra time - 1-1 at 90 minutes Assistant referees: Roman Slysko (Slovakia) Martin Balko (Slovakia) Fourth official: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland) Fifth official: Francesco Buragina (Switzerland) Man of the Match: Michael Ballack (Germany) Argentina led when Roberto Ayala took advantage of slack marking to head in a Juan Riquelme corner after 49 minutes. But with ten minutes left Michael Ballack's cross was flicked on by Tim Borowski and Miroslav Klose headed home his fifth of the tournament. Germany scored from their first four kicks but Ayala and Esteban Cambiasso both missed to send the hosts through. The match ended on a sour note when players and officials from both sides clashed on the pitch, with punches thrown between the rival camps.

1 (4)  Germany

Manager: Jurgen Klinsmann

1 (2)  Argentina

Manager: Jose Pekerman

Goals:

Miroslav Klose 80 G

Goals:

Roberto Ayala 49 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jens Lehmann
Defender Arne Friedrich
Defender Philipp Lahm
Defender Per Mertesacker
Midfielder Michael Ballack (captain)
Midfielder Torsten Frings
Midfielder Bernd Schneider
Forward Miroslav Klose
Forward Lukas Podolski

Starting lineup:

Defender/Centre back Roberto Ayala
Defender/Midfielder Fabricio Coloccini
Defender/Midfielder Javier Mascherano
Defender/Left back Gabriel Heinze
Midfielder Lucho Gonzalez
Midfielder Román Riquelme
Midfielder Maxi Rodriguez
Midfielder Juan Pablo Sorin (captain)
Forward Hernan Crespo
Forward Carlos Tevez

Substitutions:

David Odonkor for Bernd Schneider 62
Tim Borowski for Bastian Schweinsteiger 74
Oliver Neuville for Miroslav Klose 85

Substitutions:

Leo Franco for Roberto Abbondanzieri 71
Esteban Cambiasso for Román Riquelme 72
Julio Cruz for Hernan Crespo 79

Cards:

Lukas Podolski 3 Y
David Odonkor 90 Y
Arne Friedrich 104 Y

Cards:

Juan Pablo Sorin 46 Y
Javier Mascherano 60 Y
Maxi Rodriguez 88 Y
Julio Cruz 96 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand
Goalkeeper Oliver Kahn
Defender Robert Huth
Defender Jens Nowotny
Defender/Midfielder Marcell Jansen
Midfielder Tim Borowski
Midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger
Midfielder Sebastian Kehl
Forward Gerald Asamoah
Forward Mike Hanke
Forward Oliver Neuville
Forward David Odonkor

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Leo Franco
Goalkeeper Oscar Ustari
Defender Leonardo Cufre
Defender Gabriel Milito
Midfielder Pablo Aimar
Midfielder Esteban Cambiasso
Midfielder Lionel Scaloni
Midfielder/Forward Lionel Messi
Forward Julio Cruz
Forward Rodrigo Palacio
Forward Javier Saviola

Comments:

Penalty shoot-out details (Germany went first) 1 - Oliver Neuville [scored] 2 - Michael Ballack [scored] 3 - Lukas Podolski [scored] 4 - Tim Borowski [scored] Germany had now won all four of the penalty shoot-outs in World Cup finals. Germany had now converted 17 of the 18 spot-kicks they had taken in World Cup finals penalty shoot-outs. The only player to miss was Uli Stielike against France in 1982.

Comments:

Penalty shoot-out details (Argentina went second) 1 - Julio Cruz [scored] 2 - Roberto Ayala [saved] 3 - Maxi Rodriguez [scored] 4 - Esteban Cambiasso [saved] Unused substitute Leonardo Cufre was shown a red-card after the penalty shoot-out was concluded. He became the tenth Argentine to be sent off in a World Cup finals match; more than any other nation in the competition's history. Coach Jose Pekerman resigned shortly after this game. This is the first time that Argentina had lost in their fourth World Cup finals penalty shoot-out.