Germany v Sweden, 24 June 2006

Score2-0 to Germany
RefereeCarlos Eugenio Simon
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
VenueAllianz Arena, Munich
Attendance66,000
Kick-off: 17:00 Local (19:00 BST) Assistant referees: Aristeu Tavares (Brazil) Ednílson Corona (Brazil) Fourth official: Shamsul Maidin (Singapore) Fifth official: Prachya Permpanich (Thailand) Man of the Match: Miroslav Klose (Germany) Hosts Germany booked their place in the World Cup quarter-finals as two early goals from Lukas Podolski helped secure victory over 10-man Sweden. Podolski scored on just four minutes, driving home the loose ball after Sweden keeper Andreas Isaksson parried. And Podolski finished smartly after Miroslav Klose's pass on 12 minutes. Sweden's Teddy Lucic was sent off for a second booking on 35 minutes and their miserable day was complete when Henrik Larsson missed a second-half penalty. This was the first meeting between Germany and Sweden since Germany won the Euro 92 semi-final 3-2 in Stockholm. Current coach Jurgen Klinsmann played for Germany in that game.

2  Germany

Manager: Jürgen Klinsmann

0  Sweden

Manager: Lars Lagerbäck

Goals:

Lukas Podolski 4 G
Lukas Podolski 12 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

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

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson
Defender/Centre back Teddy Lucic
Defender/Centre back Olof Mellberg (captain)
Defender/Left back Erik Edman
Midfielder Mattias Jonson
Midfielder Kim Kallstrom
Midfielder Tobias Linderoth
Midfielder Freddie Ljungberg
Forward Henrik Larsson

Substitutions:

Tim Borowski for Bastian Schweinsteiger 72
Oliver Neuville for Lukas Podolski 74
Sebastian Kehl for Torsten Frings 85

Substitutions:

Petter Hansson for Kim Kallstrom 39
Christian Wilhelmsson for Mattias Jonson 52
Marcus Allback for Zlatan Ibrahimović 72

Cards:

Torsten Frings 27 Y

Cards:

Teddy Lucic 28 Y
Teddy Lucic 35 Y
Teddy Lucic 35 R
Mattias Jonson 48 Y
Marcus Allback 78 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand
Goalkeeper Oliver Kahn
Defender Robert Huth
Defender/Centre back 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 John Alvbage
Goalkeeper Rami Shaaban
Defender Petter Hansson
Defender Fredrik Stenman
Defender Karl Svensson
Defender/Midfielder Daniel Andersson
Midfielder Mikael Nilsson
Midfielder Anders Svensson
Forward Marcus Allback
Forward Johann Elmander

Comments:

Germany maintained their record of reaching the last eight in every World Cup finals where they have competed, except 1938. Germany had yet to be beaten in the second phase of the World Cup finals.

Comments:

Henrik Larsson missed a penalty in the 53rd minute. With three failures, along with Brazil, Sweden now hold the record for the most missed penalties in World Cup finals. Teddy Lucic became the third Swedish player to be sent-off at a World Cup finals. He follows Stefan Schwarz and Jonas Thern who were dismissed at USA '94.