Germany 4 England 1

Miroslav Klose gave Ger­many the lead on 20 min­utes as he latched on to a long goal-kick from Manuel Neuer to score the open­ing goal of the tie be­fore Lu­kas Podol­ski made it 2-0 af­ter 32 min­utes when he fou­nd the net wi­th a low ef­fort. Mat­thew Up­son ma­naged to put the hard work­ing Eng­land te­am back in the clash, tho­ugh, when he head­ed a good cross by Ste­ven Ger­rard pa­st the Ger­man goal­keeper on­ly eight min­utes be­fore the ha­lf-time sig­nal. The Three Li­ons should have be­en awar­ded a sec­ond goal a min­ute la­ter, how­ever, when Frank Lam­pard’s chip shot bounced off the cross­bar and be­hind the chalk, but the nearsighted ref­er­ee just waved the play on. Al­though Eng­land came clo­se to level the score on sev­er­al oc­ca­sions dur­ing the sec­ond ha­lf, Tho­mas Mueller ended their hopes wi­th two goals in three min­utes to hand Ger­many a 4-1 tri­umph. Ger­many Te­am: Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boa­teng, Arne Friedrich, Phil­ipp Lahm, Per Merte­sack­er, Sami Khedira, Mesut Oz­il, Tho­mas Muller, Basti­an Sch­wein­steiger, Miroslav Klose, Lu­kas Podol­ski. Sub­stitutes: Hans-Jorg Butt, Den­nis Aogo, Tim Wiese, Hol­ger Bad­stuber, Serd­ar Tasci, Mar­cell Jansen, Toni Kroos, Marko Mar­in, Pio­tr Trochow­ski, Mario Go­mez, Stefan Kiess­ling. Eng­land Te­am: Da­vid Ja­mes, John Terry, Mat­thew Up­son, Glen John­son, Gar­eth Bar­ry, Ja­mes Mil­ner, Ash­ley Cole, Ste­ven Ger­rard, Frank Lam­pard, Jer­main De­foe, Way­ne Roo­ney. Sub­stitutes: Rob Green, Joe Hart, Mi­chael Dawson, Jam­ie Car­ra­gh­er, Led­ley King, Steph­en War­nock, Mi­chael Car­rick, Joe Cole, Aar­on Len­non, Shaun Wright-Phil­lips, Pe­ter Crouch, Emile Heskey.


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