Uruguay vs Germany
July 10, 2010 by Post Team
Uruguay vs Germany: (New York Times (blog)) — Germany took third place in South Africa 2010 with a 3-2 victory over Uruguay in an entertaining match in Port Elizabeth on Saturday night.
Thomas Mueller grabbed his fifth goal of the tournament taking advantage of the rebound of a long range shot Bastian Schweinsteiger in the 18th minute. Ten minutes later, Diego Perez stripped Schweinsteiger in the center circle and found Luis Suarez on the counter. Edinson Cavani Suarez fed that struck the equalizer past Hans-Joerg Butt.
Diego Forlan gave a brief Uruguay advantage early in the second half with a flurry of slender legs beside a cross Egidio Arevalo Rios, but two defensive errors were decisive for the Germans. Marcell Jansen head was equipped with a corner kick in the 56th minute, while Sami Khedira headed home another corner eight minutes from time.
Forlan had a chance to tie the game in the final minute of added time but his shot carom off the crossbar.
For a full account of the match that, read on:
Is this a cruel and unusual punishment, this match for third place? After the anguish of a semifinal loss, how it feels jilted the duo playing on another 90 minutes to determine which nation leads the best in others? Whenever there is a lobby that argues for the removal of this artifact comfort, but the reality is, the playoffs for third place continues to attract a crowd, the TV still shows the games, and indeed often produce some matches quite well – certainly more open games, often to the final.
Today’s contestants, Germany and Uruguay, met in a match for third place 40 years ago. Wolfgang Overath gave the West Germans (as they were then) a 1-0 victory. Please take a look at the highlights here:
That was back in the day. Today’s meeting is the usual mix of bench players looking to make their mark in the future, alongside the big names who are still waiting to make their mark on posterity. Diego Forlan, Mesut Ozil and Bastian Schweinsteiger are hoping to get a look at the stakes the Golden Ball Miroslav Klose needs a goal to tie all-time leading goalscorer Ronaldo at 15, although the flu or problems back that will keep him out of the lineup tonight. Thomas Mueller is for best young player (Golden Eurail pass, or something), and has four objectives, Luis Suarez (back of its ban on a game of handball) and Diego Forlan also have four each. A pair of goals for any of these players tonight, along with Wesley Sneijder, David Villa (both in five) white drawing tomorrow, and the Golden Boot is yours.
One dose of the flu has hit the German, Joachim Loew put in bed and scratching Philipp Lahm and Klose in the lineup. Thomas Mueller returns from suspension, Hans-Joerg cap replaces Manuel Neuer in goal, Piotr Trochowski and Lukas Podolski head for the bank, while Dennis and Cacau Aogo to get there.
For Uruguay, more or less a full line of resistance, such as Diego Lugano returns from a knee injury. Forlan has recovered from a thigh injury and returns Suarez suspension to replace Walter Gargano Napoli.
Uruguay – Fernando Muslera, Diego Lugano, Diego Godin, Jorge Fucile, Maximiliano Pereira, Diego Perez, Egidio Arevalo, Edinson Cavani, Martín Cáceres, Luis Suarez, Diego Forlan.
Germany – Hans-Joerg Butt, Marcell Jansen, Arne Friedrich, Per Mertesacker, Jerome Boateng, Thomas Mueller, Dennis Aogo, Sami Khedira, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Cacau, Mesut Ozil.
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico).
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