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Tuesday, 25 June, 2002, 13:52 GMT 14:52 UK
Germany-South Korea player ratings
Oliver Kahn stays calm under pressure from Cha Doo-Ri
Kahn had another immaculate game for Germany
BBC Sport Online rates both teams as Germany beat South Korea 1-0 in their semi-final clash in Seoul.

Germany

Oliver Kahn
One of the stars of the 2002 World Cup, Kahn once again proved that he is the goalkeeper of the tournament.

Torsten Frings
Nullified the influence of Lee Young-Pyo, but provided little in the attacking sense. Made an important tackle on Cha Doo-Ri early in the second half.

Carsten Ramelow
Alert and commanding. Broke up many a Korean attack with his superb reading of the game and still found time to get forward.

Thomas Linke
Like Ramelow, read the game well and kept a tight rein on Hwang Sun-Hong.

Christoph Metzelder
Another efficient display from this emerging young defender, the Borussia Dortmund man kept a watchful eye on Cha-Doo Ri.

Bernd Schneider
Quick into the tackle and provided some intelligent passes in the centre of the German midfield.

Dietmar Hamann
As ever the Liverpool midfielder provided an effective defensive shield for Germany.

Michael Ballack
Completely marked out of the game by Yoo Sang-Chul, until his crucial goal. His booking means he will miss the final.

Marco Bode
Provided plenty of thrust down the German left, but he struggled to get crosses over. Good at set pieces.

Oliver Neuville
Bright and busy, the Bayer Leverkusen made plenty of clever runs forward.

Miroslav Klose
A potential Golden Boot winner seemed to have lead in his feet. Let himself down with an outrageous dive in the first half.


Substitutes:

Oliver Bierhoff
(Replaced Miroslav Klose, 70 minutes) Like Klose provided little attacking impetus for Germany, struggling both in the air and on the ground.

Jens Jeremies
(Replaced Bernd Schneider, 85 minutes) Came on to shore up the Germany midfield in the closing stages.

Gerald Asamoah
(Replaced Oliver Neuville, 87 minutes) Primarily put on by coach Rudi Voeller to waste a little bit of time.


South Korea

Lee Woon-Jae
Good with crosses and showed fine athleticism to save Neuville's first-half volley. As important to Korea, as Kahn is to Germany.

Choi Jin-Cheul
Strong in the air, Choi Jin-Cheul minimised the threat from the German right, though he was substituted. As a result the Korean right was weakened.

Hong Myung-Bo
Key influence at the heart of the Korean defence and equally important in launching attacks with his diagonal passes.

Kim Tae-Young
Made some crucial tackles and headers, despite his small physique.

Song Chong-Gug
Tracked back to help the defence. Soon after the restart did well to head clear under pressure from Bode.

Park Ji-Sung
Never outfought, but certainly outplayed by Hamann in the centre of midfield.

Lee Chun-Soo
Eager to get forward and had Korea's best effort in the first-half when his powerful shot was well saved by Kahn.

Yoo Sang-Chul
Ordered by Guus Hiddink to man-mark Michael Ballack, Yoo Sang-Chul carried out his orders to the letter - almost.

Lee Young-Pyo
Struggled to get past Torsten Frings on the German right. Had a very quiet second half.

Hwang Sun-Hong
Got through an enormous work, always making himself available, but Linke and Ramelow got the the better of him and he was substituted on 54 minutes.

Cha Doo-Ri
His pace and intelligence set up Lee Chun-Soo's scorching first-half shot which Kahn brilliantly saved, but Cha doo-Ri's influence waned.


Substitutes:

Ahn Jung-Hwan
(Replaced Hwang Sun-Hong, 54 mins)
Korea's golden boy and saviour against Italy was unable to save his country this time.

Lee Min-Sung
(Replaced Choi Jin-Chul, 56 mins)
Very quiet after he came on and failed to track back for Ballack's goal.

Seol Ki-Hyeon
(Replaced Hong Myung-Bo, 80 mins)
Given too little time to make any real impact.


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