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Germany 1-1 Argentina
Friday, 30 June 2006

Germany win 4-2 on penalties




Germany fans in Berlin

Germany fans get in party mood by Berlin's Brandenburg Gate ahead of the biggest match of the tournament so far

Argentina fans arrive at the stadium

Argentina supporters arrive at the Olympiastadion station in good voice as they begin their final approach to the ground

Berlin's big screen shows the latest action

For those not lucky enough to have tickets, a big screen at the fan fest in central Berlin provides a view of the action

Podolski gets booked in the third minute

Lukas Podolski has an eventful start to the game collecting a booking and having Germany's first shot in the early minutes

Philipp Lahm attempts to tackle Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez, in for Javier Saviola, tests Germany's defence as he goes in search of his second goal of the tournament

Juan Roman Riquelme leaves Miroslav Klose in his wake

In the middle of the park, Juan Roman Riquelme looks his usual creative self as he attempts to fashion an opening goal

Michael Ballack rues his missed chance

A golden chance falls to Michael Ballack in the 17th minute but his attempt to head home goes narrowly wide

Christoph Metzelder heads the ball away from Hernan Crespo

The ever-dangerous Hernan Crespo keeps Christoph Metzelder on his toes as the hosts' backline holds firm

Bastian Schweinsteiger holds off Luis Gonzalez

Bastian Schweinsteiger has a chance to break the deadlock but it comes to nothing as the half ends goalless

Roberto Ayala breaks the deadlock in the 49th minute

The second half starts badly for Germany as Roberto Ayala's powerful header, from Riquelme's corner, finds the net

Argentina's players celebrate the opening goal

The goal, only Ayala's seventh in 105 appearances, sparks wild celebrations as Argentina get a foot in the semi-finals

Roberto Abbondanzieri picks up an injury with 20 minutes to go

The South Americans' hopes are hit when a collision with Miroslav Klose leaves goalkeeper Roberto Abbondanzieri injured

Klose connects with Tim Borowski's flick on to score

The hosts' hunt for an equaliser comes to an end 10 minutes later when top scorer Klose stoops to head them level

Maxi Rodriguez collects a late booking for a dive

With both sides looking for a late winner, Maxi Rodriguez takes a tumble in the box but gets only a booking for his efforts

Germany prepare for extra time

The teams end normal time locked at 1-1, hastening Jurgen Klinsmann onto the pitch to discuss extra-time tactics

Michael Ballack receives treatment

As extra-time wears on it is evident that Ballack is struggling and some running repairs are employed to keep him going

Arne Friedrich collects a booking after tangling with Tevez

Argentina have the better of the extra 30 minutes with Tevez continuing to cause problems for Germany's defence

Ayala goes from hero to villain as Lehmann saves his penalty

The game goes to penalties and the sides trade spot-kicks until Ayala's weak attempt is blocked by Jens Lehmann

Lehmann pulls off his second save of the shoot-out to earn victory for Germany

Germany's unerring players move the score to 4-2 making Esteban Cambiasso's penalty crucial but he sees it saved

Germany's players celebrate their quarter-final win

This time it is the turn of the hosts to celebrate as they book a semi-final place against Italy or Ukraine in Dortmund



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Berlin - Olympiastadion
03 Dec 05 |  Venues


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