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I have been an M.E. sufferer for a long time now, but sports replay gaming is an easy hobby for me to enjoy. Originally from Canvey Island, Essex, I was introduced to replay gaming a few years ago, leading to my first purchase: Cricket World. Most sports I share will be common, but there are some more obscure replays thrown in. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your stay. Feel free to say hello! - Chris

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Final Score - WC2010 Third Place Final, Germany vs South Korea

Saturday 10th July 2010 - Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth - Att. 36,254
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)

LINEUPS:
Germany (451): Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Friedrich, Mertesacher, Schweinsteiger (Kroos 83'), Oezil (Jansen 66'), Khedria, Klose, Podolski, Mueller
South Korea (451): Ryong, Ri, Pyo, Hyung, LJ Soo, Yueng, Woo, Hun (Kyung 63'), Young (Gook 45'), PJ Sung, Yong (Hwan 76')

South Korea were happy to welcome back Cho Yong Hyung into their defence but he was as helpless to stop German domination as the rest of the side. Despite all their possession though Germany had to wait until the 22nd minute before breaking down the Koreans; great hustle and timely challenges kept the Germans away from goal.

It was to be an untimely tackle that led to the opening goal when Hyung brought down Oezil in the area and Miroslav Klose scored his fifth goal of the competition from the spot. The match continued in the same vein with Jung Sung Ryong picking crosses out of the air with Khedira (over) and Klose (easy save) threatening the goal.

It was then a shock when in the 38th minute a loose ball was picked up by Woo and he ran three-quarters the length of the pitch before crossing a peach of a ball to Cha Du Ri, who had made the long run upfield himself, and it was headed into the roof of the net for a 1-1 score at halftime.

South Korea made a change at halftime with Park Chu Young unable to get anything right during the first half; his replacement was Lee Dong Gook for his second appearance of the World Cup. Gook would have no luck himself but that was better than the bad luck Ri suddenly encountered.

Another German attack led by Klose and Podolski ended on the head of Jerome Boateng who sent his header well wide, that is until Ri defelected the path of the ball straight into his own goal. Ryong was helpless to keep that ball out but he made two magnificent back to back saves minutes later; Klose and Oezil the players left looking to the Heavens.

It mattered not as with fifteen minutes to play Thomas Mueller sent his free kick into the corner after Schweinsteiger was fouled on a swift counter attack that all started by a great defensive play by Freirich to break up the Korean move.

Germany 3 - 1 South Korea
Goalscorers:
GER Klose 22'
KOR Ri 38'
GER Ri (Own Goal) 51'
GER Mueller 75'

Discipline:
KOR Hun 10'
KOR Hyung 22'
KOR LJ Soo 43'
KOR Ri 79'

Man of the Match:
GER Phillipp Lahm

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