Germany vs Poland
Sunday, 8th June at 20.45
The Klagenfurt stadium is small and the fans are
close to the pitch.
Ignoring what the tabloid media in Germany and Poland try to imply,
let's hope for a great atmosphere. It's about time Poland got a result against Germany and
considering Germany's record in the European Championships, they might even be able to
profit from a little Deutsche self-doubt.
Germany came out of the trap showing their offensive intentions, but
Miroslav Klose should have gone on his own instead of laying off to Mario Gomez.
Poland played their defence too high up the pitch in the first twenty
minutes, and despite a few early warnings were punished on the 20th minute, when Miroslav
Klose and Lukas Podolski broke through on their own.
Lukas Podolski burst into tears when he fired Germany into the lead,
against the country of his birth.
Half-time - 1:0
Podolski doubled the pain for the Polish fans with his second goal,
midway through the second half, as Poland really had no answer to Germany's attacking
Germany 2 - Poland 0
1:0 Lukas Podolski (20)
2:0 Lukas Podolski (72)
1 Jens Lehmann; 21 Christoph Metzelder, 16 Philip Lahm, 4 Clemens Fritz, 17 Per
Mertesacker, 2 Marcell Jansen; 8 Torsten Frings, 13 Michael Ballack; 11 Miroslav Klose, 20
Lukas Podolski, 9 Mario Gomez.
1 Artur Boruc; 6 Jacek Bak, 14 Michal Zewlakow, 13 Marcin Wasilewski, 4 Pawel Golanski; 8
Jacek Krzynowek, 9 Maciej Zurawski, 18 Mariusz Lewandowski, 5 Dariusz Dudka, 17 Wojciech
Lobodzinski; 7 Ebi Smolarek.
Tom Henning Ovrebo (Norway)
46 Mins - 20 Roger Guerreiro on for 9 Maciej Zurawski
55 Mins - 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger on for 4 Clemens Fritz
65 Mins - 16 Lukasz Piszczek on for 17 Wojciech Lobodzinski
75 Mins - 11 Marek Saganowski on for 4 Pawel Golanski
75 Mins - 15 Thomas Hitzlsperger on for 9 Mario Gomez
90 Mins - 22 Kevin Kuranyi on for 11 Miroslav Klose
3 Yellow Cards:
40 Mins - Ebi Smolarek (Poland)
60 Mins - Mariusz Lewandowski (Poland)
64 Mins - Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
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