In a match where Germany was missing their captain and starting goalkeeper, it didnâ€™t make a difference as they routed the Australian team by a score of 4-0. Germany came into the match as the favorites, but they out-did themselves, scoring two goals in the first-half and two goals in the second-half.
Lukas PODOLSKI started the scoring for the German team at the eight minute mark, on a shot that Australia goalkeeper Mark SCHWARZER couldnâ€™t stop, after getting his hands on it. For PODOLSKI, it was nothing new scoring for the German team.
He is known as the shooting-star for the Germans and he will be a player to watch throughout the FIFA World Cup.
The second goal of the game came off the foot of Miroslav KLOSE, another scorer on the German team that goes about his business by letting his play do all the talking. KLOSEâ€™s goal came at the 26-minute mark of the game and put Germany up by a score of 2-0.
The Australian team just couldnâ€™t find a way to get into the game and never stood a chance, as the Germans moved like a well-oiled machine, up and down the field. Thomas MUELLER would add a third-goal for Germany at the 68-minute mark and just two-minutes later, CACAU scored giving Germany a 4-0 lead and the most lop-sided victory of the 2010 FIFA World Cup to date.
With the win, Germany earns three points and is in a first-place tie with Ghana. Ghana won their opening match earlier this morning against fellow Group D team Serbia.
Germany will now wait until the 18th to play their next match against Serbia. Australia and Serbia will meet the following day on the 19th. Germany is expected to dominate the group play and advance to Stage 2 without a hitch.
There will be three games tomorrow as the 2010 FIFA World Cup continues all month long.
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