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Friday, 14 June, 2002, 14:22 GMT 15:22 UK
Clockwatch: Germany 1-0 Paraguay


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Full-time: Germany 1-0 Paraguay

90 mins (+2): Jose Luis Chilavert pumps it forward in desperation for Paraguay. Francisco Arce gets the ball on the right but squanders their last chance.

90 mins (+1): Paraguay's Roberto Acuna is sent off after clattering Michael Ballack, who receives a yellow card for his part.

90 mins: Estanislao Struway is replaced by Nelson Cuevas in a last-ditch effort from Paraguay.

88 mins: Good work down the right from Bernd Schneider finds Oliver Neuville who crashes his shot home for the lead.
Germany 1-0 Paraguay

86 mins: Germany are enjoying the majority of possession inside the last few minutes of normal time.

83 mins: Oliver Neuville takes a corner from the left but again Miroslav Klose heads over the bar. Meanwhile, Paraguay's Carlos Bonet comes off for Diego Gavilan.

82 mins: Germany are beginning to press a little in the closing stages.

79 mins: Germany win a corner on the left. Jose Luis Chilavert saves it easily.

77 mins: Michael Ballack crosses for Miroslav Klose who heads over the bar.

74 mins: Jose Cardozo fires off a speculative shot from the right but does not catch it properly.

72 mins: Good shape to it but the ball spins high over the bar.

71 mins: Frank Baumann is booked as Paraguay win a free-kick on the edge of the German box. Goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert strides up to take it.

69 mins: Paraguay win a free-kick on the right and Francisco Arce tries to get a header in but is bundled off the ball. The referee gives a goal-kick.

68 mins: Good work from Bernd Schneider, who feeds Torsten Frings racing into the box. But continuing in the tradition of this particular game he fires high and wide.

65 mins: Paraguay win a free-kick wide on the left. Francisco Arce whips it in and Oliver Kahn punches it despite no danger.

63 mins: Germany win a corner on the left. Michael Ballack flicks it on from the near post but Jose Luis Chilavert gathers cleanly.

61 mins: Germany's Oliver Neuville produces a good save from Jose Luis Chilavert.

59 mins: Frank Baumann comes on for Christoph Metzelder for Germany.

58 mins: If anything Germany have begun the second half in more positive fashion but both sides are lacking any real incision.

55 mins: Torsten Frings tries a long shot but drags it wide left.

53 mins: Michael Ballack and Torsten Frings combine well on the right for Germany. Thomas Linke gets a head to Frings' cross but into the arms of Jose Luis Chilavert.

52 mins: Germany win a free-kick on the right. It is taken by Bernd Schneider, who fires just wide of the right post.

51 mins: Germany are down to 14 men as Christoph Metzelder receives treatment.

49 mins: Paraguay's Jorge Campos races clear and hits a fierce long-range shot straight at Oliver Kahn.

48 mins: Germany win a free-kick just outside Paraguay's area. Marco Bode hits it low straight into the wall.

46 mins: Bernd Schneider is played through for Germany's best chance but fires into the arms of keeper Jose Luis Chilavert.

46 mins: Marko Rehmer comes off for Sebastian Kehl.

Half-time: Germany 0-0 Paraguay

45 mins: If ever a game needed a goal it is this one. Half-time cannot come soon enough.

43 mins: The half is drifting towards a lacklustre conclusion.

42 mins: Paraguay's Denis Caniza unleashes a long-range effort but drags it wide.

40 mins: Paraguay's belief seems to be growing after a couple of good chances.

38 mins: Jorge Campos produces a stunning save from Oliver Kahn. But Germany get the ensuing corner away.

37 mins: Oliver Kahn punches clear and the ball comes back in, giving Celso Ayala a free chance in front of goal. He also blasts high.

36 mins: Germany's Bernd Schneider is booked.

35 mins: Germany get a free-kick on the right level with the area but again when the shot comes it is launched well over.

34 mins: Two very different styles are emerging. Germany are keen to pass it around and build up slowly, while Paraguay are opting to launch it forward at every opportunity.

33 mins: Miroslav Klose snaps a half-chance over the bar.

32 mins: Jose Cardoza nearly latches on to a poor German back-pass but keeper Oliver Khan is alert.

30 mins: Subsitute Jorge Campos embarks on a long run but is bundled off the ball at the edge of Germany's area.

28 mins: The injured Roque Santa Cruz is replaced by Jorge Campos for Paraguay.

26 mins: Still a very low-key affair. Paraguay's Roberto Acuna is booked for an airborne tackle.

24 mins: Roque Santa Cruz is offside from Jose Luis Chilavert's long clearance.

23 mins: Miroslav Klose latches on to a wayward Paraguay pass in midfield and scampers goalwards. Eventually the defence get back to snuff out the threat.

21 mins: Paraguay get a free-kick on the left about 40 yards out. Francisco Arce takes it and Oliver Kahn is forced to punch clear.

20 mins: Jens Jeremies tries to lob Paraguay keeper Jose Luis Chilavert.

19 mins: Denis Caniza tries a speculative shot for Paraguay - not that far away of Oliver Kahn's left post.

18 mins: Michael Ballack tries to bend it over the wall but does not get in down in time.

17 mins: Another German free-kick, this time slightly left of centre about 35 yards out.

15 mins: Oliver Neuville is fouled twice in midfield in the space of a minute. Germany are beginning to dominate the middle of the park.

13 mins: German free-kick 40 yards out on the right. Bernd Schneider whips it in but Jose Luis Chilavert saves easily.

12 mins: Germany looking the livelier. Michael Ballack tries a long-range shot but fires over.

11 mins: Paraguay keeper Jose Chilavert blasts it forward again but Germany win the header.

10 mins: Germany are enjoying a little spell camped in Paraguay's half.

8 mins: Paraguay free-kick in Germany half - it is pumped into the area but Paraguay are penalised for pushing.

6 mins: Germany corner from the left. Michael Ballack heads it across the goal but no-one gets on the end of it.

5 mins: A quiet, patient start from both sides. Paraguay seem to have opted for route one football.

2 mins: Germany's Oliver Neuville scampers into Paraguay's box and wins a corner. But it comes to nothing and goes out for a goal-kick.

1 mins: Paraguay make the first foray into their opponent's half. Jose Cardozo is offside.

0730 BST: Germany kick-off on a sunny afternoon in the half-full Jeju World Cup Stadium in Seogwipo, South Korea.


Germany: Oliver Kahn, Torsten Frings, Thomas Linke, Marko Rehmer, Christoph Metzelder, Bernd Schneider, Jens Jeremies, Michael Ballack, Marco Bode, Miroslav Klose, Oliver Neuville.

Paraguay: Jose Luis Chilavert, Franciso Arce, Carlos Gamarra, Celso Ayala, Julio Cesar Caceres, Denis Caniza; Carlos Bonet, Roberto Acuna, Estanislao Struway, Jose Cardozo, Roque Santa Cruz.

Referee : Carlos Batres (Guatemala).


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