7.5.10

World Cup Watch: Germany & Spain Prevail

words_Nick Engvall

In what many thought would be one of the most competitive matches of the 2010 World Cup, Germany dissected Argentina’s defense with precision attacking to hand Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi and team what could only be described as a humiliating defeat. The constant back and forth of trash talking built up the excitement in the days prior, but it seemed that only the German team came prepared to back up their words, scoring four times against the Argentinian team.

Miroslav Klose once again led Germany, this time scoring two goals, one at the 68th minute and a second as the final blow at the 89th minute to give the Germany their dominating 4th goal against scoreless Argentina.

The Germans will face Spain who narrowly defeated Paraguay 1-0. After penalties erased goals for each side around the 60 minute mark, David Villa, the star of the tournament for Spain this year had an opportunity to put the Spaniards ahead. Villa used as much of the goal post as he possible could, bouncing a shot off the right side post, sending it bouncing off the left post and into the back of the net. The only goal that counted was the only goal that Spain needed as Paraguay couldn’t muster much offense from that point on.

The Germany versus Spain match will take place July 7th at 2:30 PM EST in South Africa, the winner will face the winner of Tuesday’s Uruguay versus Netherlands match.

Lionel Messi in the adidas F50 adiZero Chameleon colorwayLionel Messi in the adidas F50 adiZero.

Maxi Rodriguez in the adidas Predator XMaxi Rodriguez in the adidas Predator X.

Lionel Messi in the adidas F50 adiZeroLionel Messi in the adidas F50 adiZero.

Thomas Mueller in the adidas F50 adiZero, defended by Angel Di Maria in the adidas Predator XThomas Mueller in the adidas F50 adiZero, defended by Angel Di Maria in the adidas Predator X.

Miroslav Klose in the Nike Total 90 LaserMiroslav Klose in the Nike Total 90 Laser.

Miroslav Klose celebrates in the Nike Total 90 LaserMiroslav Klose celebrates in the Nike Total 90 Laser.

Nelson Valdez of Paraguay in the adidas F50 adiZeroNelson Valdez of Paraguay in the adidas F50 adiZero.

Xabi Alonso gets some air in the adidas adiPure IIIXabi Alonso gets some air in the adidas adiPure III.

Edgar Barreto of Paraguay and David Villa of Spain in the adidas F50 adiZero.Edgar Barreto of Paraguay and David Villa of Spain in the adidas F50 adiZero.

David Villa of Spain in the adidas F50 adiZeroDavid Villa of Spain in the adidas F50 adiZero.

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  • Nene33:

    Miro Klose is only 1 goal removed from tying for All-Time top scorer in a World Cup.

    I got my fingers crossed for a Netherlands-Germany Final 8)

    But it’s gonna be good in the Semi’s.

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