Germany Wins 4-0 To Australia World Cup Opener
The World Cup 2010 opening game for Germany was a success after it defeated Australia with a massive score of 4-0. The soccer match happened at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban last night.
Known more as a methodical team than a brilliantly creative one such as Brazil, the Germans scored two goals in each half bringing the three-time champion to the top of Group D at the World Cup.
“I think the way we set up our attacks is something we’ve been working on intensively,” Germany coach Joachim Loew said. “But we’ve also worked on how we play off the ball — to move into unused space. We were very good on the ball tonight, and we created beautiful goals.”
Lukas Podolski and Miroslav Klose scored in the first 30 minutes as Australia coach Pim Verbeek’s defensive tactics backfired.
Thomas Mueller and Cacau also scored against an overwhelmed Australian defense in the second half after Cahill was red-carded in the 56th minute for a late tackle on Bastian Schweinsteiger.
The Germans’ dominant win, played in front of 62,660 fans at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, came without injured captain Michael Ballack.