Klose’s goal gives Germany 3-0 lead over Argentina after 75 minutes of World Cup quarterfinalBy AP
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Germany leads Argentina 3-0 after 75 minutes
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Miroslav Klose and Arne Friedrich have scored to give Germany a 3-0 lead over Argentina after 75 minutes of their World Cup quarterfinal match.
Klose’s tapped the ball in from close range in the 68th minute for the 13th goal of his World Cup career, after being set up Lukas Podolski.
Friedrich’s goal in the 74th minute put the Germans comfortably ahead.
Thomas Mueller gave Germany in the third minute when he headed in a Bastian Schweinsteiger free kick after Podolski was fouled on the left. It was Mueller’s fourth goal of the tournament.
Argentina had looked more dangerous after the break, with Carlos Tevez, Gonzalo Higuain and Angel Di Maria all having shots saved. But the Argentines fell off a bit after Klose’s goal.
Lionel Messi was being tightly marked, and was struggling to make an impact in the second half.
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