Klose claims double as Germans destroy Argentina in quarterfinal

Three-time champions Germany marched into the semifinals of the World Cup after destroying Diego Maradona’s highly-rated Argentina side 4-0 on Saturday in a rematch of the 1986 and 1990 title matches.

Veteran striker Miroslav Klose celebrated his 100th international appearance with two goals in Cape Town, taking him level second in the tournament’s all-time scoring list alongside compatriot Gerd Muller on 14.

Thomas Muller, one of the finds of the month-long football showpiece, headed the opening goal inside the third minute, his fourth of the South African tournament, while Arne Friedrich bundled home his first in 76 internationals to make it 3-0.

Maradona told reporters after the match that he was unsure about his future with Argentina, who also lost to Germany at the same stage in a penalty shootout in 2006.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s