NEUVILLE'S LATE GOAL GIVES GERMANY A GIANT STEP THROUGH Grp-A
FIFA WORLD CUP
Unhappy Polish... To feel in my mind in ending game was that one when I watched host Germany beat the neighbor Poland in the Group A match of FIFA World Cup. German substitute Oliver Neuville slid also sub David Odonkor's cross past just looking Artur Boruc, who had performed a few fine savings during 90 minutes.
At the first hour, both teams showed much good defending and fast attacking as that let me feel a splendid match. Host player Michael Ballack, who didn't enter winning first game against Costa Rica, created scoring chances from both sides, Phillip Lahm and Bernd Schneider. On the other hand, Ebi Smolarek, who was a player of BV Borussia Dortmund where this match was performed, connected short passes to penetrate toward the area goalie Jens Lehmann stood. But it didn't last until the ending of the game.
Into the 2nd, the Germans were dominating the field as the situation changed. Host coach Juergen Klinsmann moved quickly to send young Odonkor for defender Arne Friedrih before continuing troubling the Polish. Moreover, Polish midfield Radoslaw Sobolewski was sent off at fifteen minutes remaining due to the yellow twice. Right side Odoncor, left side Lahm. Especially Lahm supplied from there to two polish-born strikers Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski, who both failed desicive chances to frustrate home crowd. Going to the end, fatigue 10-man Polska gradually retreated to strengthen the defence gather in front of the goal to get unsatisfied one point. Then over ninety minutes, Neiville for Podolski aimed for the ball from the right...
Now Poland, who was defeated Ecuador in the opening match, have no point to face Costa Rica in the final game of the group while Germany may be able to go through it if Ecuador deserves the 2nd win tomorrow.
FIFA World Cup Germany 2006
Group-A match at Dortmund (14 Jun)
Germany 1-0 Poland
*Germany going through Grp-A with 6 pts Ecuador