Oh my God, but Didn’t I tell you? Germany put Argentina to the sword as early as the 3rd minute when Muller headed home a free-kick from the left. The South America’s central defense seemed out of sorts as the German machine surged forward.
On the contrary, the European lot put a simply solid system at the back that confined Argentina to long shots at goal or tame attempts that did not trouble the goalkeeper. Argentina came into the game with 10 minutes before half-time when a free-kick resulted in the ball been tapped into an empty net with four Argentinians offside. The Germany team were to extravagant in front of goal, wasting glorious chances that would have rendered the second half irrelevant.
Argentina came back more purposeful in search of an equaliser. Germany were happy to sock up the pressure and try to catch them on the break. The Tevez – Messi combination failed to produce any good, being inconsistent and purposeful in attack. They did well to keep composed and taking shots at goal, otherwise they were anonymous.
Germany kept the ball well and used the width of the pitch well. They opened the Argentinian defence, dismantling that weak organised rear guard, in the 66th minute, Podolski being fed by Muller who was on the ground, squaring for Klose to tap in from close range. The Europeans’ defence was so organised and disciplined, not leaving their defensive zones at all.
Schweinsteiger ran rings around the confused Argentina defence and pulled the ball back for Friedrich to score the 3rd goal with 15 minutes of normal time remaining. Klose closed the proceedings with a harder tap-in from a cross on the left to demolish the South Americans.