Germany just kills Australia in a 4-0 lead yesterday. With Cahill getting booted from the game, we wonder if Australia has it in them to make it to the next round.
What we expected?
We expected this to be a German run event – although we want the Australian underdogs to win, its coach’s announcements that they won’t be winning the world cup that just don’t sit well with us. If you’re leader doesn’t believe that you can win, why should we?
In Germany Bastian Schweinsteiger to give us great things in the midfield with his skill and versatility, we want to see him take off and become the leader we know he can be.
In Australia we have high hopes for Cahill, whose World Cup history includes the country’s first two goals.
The game started with a bang as Podolski drives a ball right to the back of the net with an assist from Muller. For the next few minutes we see as Ozil and Scheinsteiger really work together to initimidate their Australian counterparts, we begin to see their strategy as they really focus on the left side of Australia’s defense, Craig Moore in particular, and take advantage of their lack of agility.
At minute 27, we see our second goal by Klose. Lahm sends a cross passed the Socceroo defense and a race between Schwarzer and Klose quickly draws to a close as Klose buries the ball into the top corner. I’m sure Schwarzer is not feel well after this huge mistake on his part.
Germany gets really aggressive by this point, and we begin to see Australia break down as a team. They look ragged as they try to pull together and defend their net rather than come up with an offense of their own.
The second half starts with a handball for Klose in the forty seventh minute, another is missed by Mertesacker a minute later. But the real disappointment was at minute 56, when Cahill gets booted with a red card for going knees first on Schweinsteiger. At this point, it becomes very apparent that Australia is a lost cause.
At minute 68, Muller passes Chipperfield and sets a goal ridden ball to the back of the net. And we’ve now made history as the first game of the World Cup 2010 with more than two goals. Klose gets substituted out with Cacau and a minute later he proves it was the perfect decision with another goal on the German side.
The game ends with Australia keeping a little of the possession, but they really have to get their spirits and confidence after this pummeling if they want to make it to the second round of this World cup.
Germany takes on Serbia on June 18 at 7am while Australia and Ghana meet on June 19 at 9:30am.