PEEEEEEP PEEEEP PEEP. Game over. The streets of Buenos Aires are safe from short naked men and Germany were rampant. Can they be beat?
89:00 – GOOOOOOAAAALLL – Klose scores his second. Germany pick them apart for the upteenth time. Cross comes in and Klose takes his time and taps it in. He becomes the second most prolific goal scorer in world cup history, right behind the fat one. Germany 4 – Argentina 0
87:00 – Messi has a shot on goal but it is at Neuer. Not going his way as we all thought might happen.
85:00 – Low looks like he should be in art gallery reviewing the latest work from some post bauhaus hipster.
83:00 – Argentina keep trying but the uphill climb is too steep.
77:00 – Merkel is overjoyed. Love it. Heads of state rooting on their players!
74:00 – GOOOOOOOAAAALLL. Friedrich bundles the ball over as Schweinstieger does all the work ad he dribbles through people and around the Pillars of cement that are masking as Argentine defenders and then lays it off to the defender for his first ever international goal. Germany 3 – Argentina 0
73:00 – Germany’s only form of defense is to attack more…fantastic!
68:00 – GOOOOOOAAAALLL. Klose scores on his 100th cap. Podolski gets the ball as the Argentine defenders watch in admiration as he threads a cross for Klose to juggle in. Germany 2 – Argentina 0
67:00 – Germany get a free kick in the same position as their goal but this time Argentina are awake and clear it with ease.
64:00 – Tevez tries to replicate his wonder goal against the Mexicans but the shot needed some flight. Higuain is released moments later but his shot is well controlled by Neuer.
60:00 – Higuain leads the breakaway but holds onto the ball for too long and the threat is over. He had Tevez and Messi either side of him.
58:00 – Tevez and Messi just put on a clinic of dribbling and ball control without going to ground at the slightest touch. Fantastic but nothing comes of it as they are surrounded by 7 German players.
57:00 – Higuain is caught offside. That’s the first thing he really has done in this game, but ignore him at one’s own peril.
55:00 – I wrote too soon!
54:00 – Mertesacker saves a full on Tevez shot in the face. If there was ever a reason for showing something in super slo mo that was it.
50:00 – Ozil has the sort of face that reminds one of the creepy psycho in movies, but he sure can play football.
48:00 – Di Maria attempts a shot from distance, but the swerving ball goes wide.
46:00 – Game back on. Drinking a beautiful beer from the Elizabeth Street Brewery and munching on a bacon scone.
46:00 – Messi trying to do everything and he can but his shooting is of and it goes high and wide
44:00 – Lahm blows by Heinze like he’s John Terry and sends a great ball to Muller but his effort is blocked and goes just wide.
42:00 – Germany looking good on the counter but Mascherano shows how to stop an attack by tackling. Barry should take note.
39:00 – Podolski tries his luck from distance but it was always curving and went wide.
37:00 – Argentina put the ball in the back of the net but the entire team was offside.
35:00 – Argentina’s turn to have a dangerous free kick as Muller handles the ball.
31:00 – Messi tries his luck with a free kick. Jublani wins.
28:00 – Messi showing his class as he rounds 2 players and gets to the byline but his cross is out of bounds. Could he actually not score at this world cup?
24:00 – Klose with too much time and leans back as he skies the ball when he was open with the keeper to beat. Lucky for the South Americans.
23:00 – Messi sends a lovely through ball to Tevez but its a tad too strong. Tevez tries to hurdle Neuer but his little legs tap the keeper on the head.
22:00 – Germany having no trouble getting through the Argentine defense and are giving up the ball on their own accord.
15:00 – Di Maria gets a ball of Tevez down the wing and brings it to the byline and cuts back, but his pass was behind everyone and Germany clear.
11:00 – Tevez is at his usual fiestyness as he battles against 3 German players. Odds are against him as he loses the ball.
5:00 – What a perfect start for an exciting game. Germany do not know how to park the bus!
3:00 – GOOOOOAAAAALLLL – MULLER. Terrible defending by ARgentina of a free kick as MUller runs in with an absolute free header. What a start. Germany 1 – Argentina 0.
Tweeeeeet – Game on…sleepy
German: Neuer, Lahm, Mertesacker, Boateng, Friedrich, Schweinsteiger, Khedira, Muller, Ozil, Podolski, Klose.
Subs: Wiese, Jansen, Aogo, Tasci, Kiessling, Badstuber, Trochowski, Kroos, Cacau, Marin, Butt, Gomez.
Argentina :Romero, Otamendi, Demichelis, Burdisso, Heinze, Maxi, Mascherano, Di Maria, Messi, Higuain, Tevez.
Subs: Pozo, Rodriguez, Bolatti, Veron, Garce, Samuel, Aguero, Gutierrez, Palermo, Milito, Andujar, Pastore.