Germany and USA into last 16

USA vs Germany

At Arena Pernambuco

Ref: Ravshan Irmatov

Kick off: 17.00 (BST)

Att: 41,876


Both Side going in to the game only need a point to progress to the last 16 of the world cup and with portugal playing ghana the USA needed to avoid getting smack by germany to stop portugal getting in the back door and taking second spot.

First half

In the first 10 minutes the germany had the american on the back foot with their great passing play. But the first real chance when to USA when a good break for the american found Graham Zusi outside the box an tried to curl the ball to the top right hand courner but is effect when over the crossbar.

The best chance of the first half when to Mesut Ozil when he nice little ball from Müller found ozil inside the box but this shot when straight at tim howard and was an easy save for the 35 year old. But from all the possession the germany had in the first half the game remain 0-0

Half Time

USA 0-0 Germany

Second half

The germnay started the second half the same way they started the first half with holding the ball and looking the must likely to break the deadlock ,and had the chance when a title cross from Boateng almost found the head of ozil by was headed away for González for a corner.

But on 55 minutes the germeny pressure was fancily rewarded from the resulting courner mertsacker header was push out by howard only for the ball to fall to muller at the edge of the penalty area and to pick his spot to place it in the bottom right hand courner to make it 1-0.

The America had two chance near the end when an another quick break found Bedoya and would have all but scored if it wasn’t for the block from philipp lahm and a cross from Bradley found the head of Dempsey but got to must on it and send it over.

But the game ended 1-0 to germany

Full Time

USA 0-1 Germany

Final thoughts

It was a game that was better then what people was expected due to the positions of the country going into the match. But both side played well and creating chance but in the end the germeny deversed their win with their attack play and on any day can beat anyone in this world cup.

And the result of Portugal just beating ghana then USA also progress to the last 16 by goal different. But no surprice due to the fact that their played good football in all three of their game and now this set up at last 16 tie against the world cup dark horses belgium on Tuesday in Salvader with germany playing algeria on Monday in porto alegre.

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Line up 

USA (4-5-1)

GK Howard

DF Johnson – Gonzalez – Besler – Beasley

MF Beckerman – Jones – Zusi – Bradley – Davis

FW Dempsey (C)

Germany (5-3-2)

GK Neuer

DF Boateng – Mertesacker – Hummels – Höwedes – Lahm (C)

MF Schweinsteiger – Özil – Kroos,

FW Podolski – Müller 




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