Friday, June 09, 2006

 
Hosts Fight Through Pressure


Missing Ballack but still coming out with a decisive win, hosts Germany have shown the depth of players they have. Phil Lahm and Bastien Schweinsteiger are 2 notables, Podolski came close. Both of the Costa Rica goals were questionable, the 2nd clearly offside.



FIFA World Cup Group A
Germany
Lahm - 6
Klose - 17
Klose - 61
Frings - 87
4 - 2 Costa Rica
Wanchope - 12
Wanchope - 73

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By Timothy Collings

MUNICH, June 9 (Reuters) - Highlights of the opening World Cup match between hosts Germany and Costa Rica on Friday:

90 + 3 FULL TIME - Germany get the perfect start on home soil with a convincing win over the central Americans.

90 + 1 SUBSTITUTION (Costa Rica) Randall Azofeifa comes on for striker Ronald Gomez.

90 + 1 SUBSTITUTION (Germany) Bernd Schneider hands the captain's armband to Frings as he is replaced by David Odonkor.

87 GOAL - GERMANY 4 COSTA RICA 2

Frings fires a powerful curling right foot shot into the top corner from about 30 metres giving Porras no chance

80 ACTION - German defender Per Mertesacker's powerful header is saved from point blank range by Porras

79 SUBSTITUTION (Germany) - Klose gets an ovation from the crowd as he is replaced up front by Oliver Neuville.

78 SUBSTITUTION (Costa Rica) - Cristian Bolanos comes on for Mauricio Solis in midfield.

73 GOAL - GERMANY 3 COSTA RICA 2

Wanchope grabs his second goal to give Costa Rica hope as he cleverly flicks the ball past Lehmann from what looks an offside position after latching onto a through ball by Walter Centeno.

72 SUBSTITUTION (Germany) - Sebastian Kehl replaces Tim Borowski in midfield.

68 ACTION - The impressive Lahm romps forward again down the left beating two defenders but his weak toe-poked shot from close range is easily saved by Porras.

66 SUBSTITUTION (Costa Rica) Jervis Drummond replaces the injured Gilberto Martinez at right back

61 GOAL - GERMANY 3 COSTA RICA 1

Klose gets his second goal and Germany's third when he follows up to score from close range after his header is saved by Jose Francisco Porras following Lahm's cross from the left.

47 ACTION - Costa Rica missed a chance when the unmarked Fonseca sent a diving header wide from inside the area after a right wing corner by Walter Centeno

45 + 1 HALFTIME - Germany lead 2-1

40 ACTION - Germany striker Lukas Podolski curls a freekick just over the bar from 25 metres.

30 YELLOW CARD - Costa Rica's Danny Fonseca is booked for ungentlemanly conduct after failing to move back 10 metres to allow Germany to take a free kick.

17 GOAL - GERMANY 2 COSTA RICA 1

Miroslav Klose puts Germany back in front from four metres with a tap in at the far post after being set up by Bastian Schweinsteiger. Klose celebrated the goal on his 28th birthday. 12 GOAL - GERMANY 1 COSTA RICA 1

Paulo Wanchope equalises after breaking the offside trap and calmly slotting the ball past goalkeeper Jens Lehmann from the edge of the area having been fed by Ronald Gomez.

6 GOAL - GERMANY 1 COSTA RICA 0

Left back Philipp Lahm curls a right foot shot into the top corner that goes in off the far post after cutting in from the left and shooting from just outside the area.

3 ACTION - Germany's Torsten Frings fires a shot just over the bar from 20 metres.

KICKOFF - Costa Rica kick off the 18th World Cup finals tournament at the Allianz Arena.

Teams

1-Jens Lehmann  18-José Francisco Porras 
21-Christoph Metzelder  3-Luis Marín 
3-Arne Friedrich  4-Michael Umaña 
16-Philipp Lahm  20-Douglas Sequeira 
17-Per Mertesacker  5-Gilberto Martínez 67 
19-Bernd Schneider 91  8-Mauricio Solís 78 
18-Tim Borowski 72  6-Danny Fonseca
8-Torsten Frings  12-Leonardo Gonzáles 
7-Bastian Schweinsteiger  10-Wálter Centeno 
11-Miroslav Klose 79  11-Rónald Gómez 91 
20-Lukas Podolski  9-Paulo Wanchope 

Substitutes

23-Timo Hildebrand  1-Alvaro Mesén 
12-Oliver Kahn  23-Wardy Alfaro 
6-Jens Nowotny  15-Hárold Wallace 
4-Robert Huth  2-Jervis Drummond 67 
2-Marcell Jansen  17-Gabriel Badilla 
5-Sebastian Kehl 72  22-Michael Rodríguez 
15-Thomas Hitzlsperger  16-Carlos Hernández 
22-David Odonkor 91  7-Christian Bolaños 78 
13-Michael Ballack  14-Randall Azofeifa 91 
14-Gerald Asamoah  19-Alvaro Saborío 
10-Oliver Neuville 79  13-Kurt Bernard 
   21-Víctor Núñez 

Match Info

FIFA World Cup Group A- FIFA World Cup Stadium Munich- 17:00
Referee: Horacio Elizondo (Argentina)
Attendance: 59000

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