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Germany vs. Argentina: Germany rolls to 4-0 rout

Germany had an easier than expected 4-0 win over Argentina, reaching the World Cup semifinals and sending both Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona home.

Miroslav Klose scored two of the goals, taking his World Cup record to 14 in three tournaments. The 14 goals equals the German record, held by Gerd Mueller. Brazil striker Ronaldo has the record with 15 goals.

Read more from Liz Clarke about Germany's win here.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  July 3, 2010; 11:51 AM ET
Categories:  2010 World Cup , Argentina , Germany  
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Now that was an epic beatdown. Finally a "mens" team to pull for -- no bullsh*t, no diving, no whining, no flashing imaginary cards, no stretchers - just play the game. And more skill on the ball when it matters than the "flair" teams who are going home to South America . . . .

How do you say joga bonito in German?

Posted by: OWNTF | July 3, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

How do you say joga bonito in German?

Posted by: OWNTF | July 3, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

das schoene spiel? argentina got "tritt in dem arsch".

Posted by: birdynumnum | July 3, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Diego should get an Angela Merkel tattoo on his other arm . . . .

Posted by: OWNTF | July 3, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Germany has simple and effective way to play. They play fast the first part to score the first gol and they counter attack really well. Best way to play this type of teams is to have your defense all of them and maybe have 1 or 2 to counter attack, in the case of Argentina, I have never seen the goal keeper made so many mistakes. Argentinas defense didn't work. The only way to stop Germany is to go after everyone actively.Uruguay can make it. I hope they are taking notes.

Posted by: Ericlove2005 | July 3, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Fischy thinks Germany cheated.

Posted by: Hoost | July 3, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen goodnight.
Diego must go and leave that ugly sight.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | July 3, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

First South Africa, then the US, then Japan. I'm just glad that one of my favorite teams is still in the running.

I'd say Switzerland too (1/4 Swiss) but if they can't score a few against Honduras, hie thee to the Vatican and pray that the Pope has a proper blessing for a striker.

Overall, Germany is probably the most fluid and precise attacking side in the world cup, even more than Spain. Maradonna, put your clothes back on.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | July 3, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Maradonna was always a fraud as a manager. He really missed Cambiasso and Zanetti today. They also don't have a proper playmaker like Holland's Sneijder. I suspect Germany will have more trouble with Spain (assuming they win).

Posted by: agoldhammer | July 3, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Disappointing loss by Argentina today. Maradona showed his limitations today. He was outsmarted and outcoached by Jachim Lowe. He is completely out of his league!
Argentina needs to hire a real coach ( Bielsa, Bianchi come to mind). Otherwise, Messi's talent will be wasted.

Posted by: charlie015 | July 3, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Somebody tell Liz Clarke that Messi's World Cup debut was in 2006 not 2010.

Posted by: LloydHeilbrunn | July 4, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

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