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Thursday June 3, 2010 Friendlies Finished Commerzbank-Arena

3 - 1

Germany

  • Lahm 50’
  • Schweinsteiger 73’ (pen.), 77’ (pen.)

Bosnia-Herzegovina

  • Dzeko 15’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Germany
    • Bosnia-Herzegovina
    • 90' Whistle goes! All over here! Comfortable victory for Germany. They showed why they are among the favourites to win the World Cup.
    • 89' Germany have thrown on a few more subs. Usual rash of changes in these games. Mario Gomez on for Ozil, Tasci for Friedrish and Toni Kroos replaces Schweinsteiger.
    • 87' A Dzeko effort is deflected wide. Seems a long time since he scored that opening goal.
    • 86' Muslimovic thrashes in a shot for B-H, but well wide. Not really been seen much as an attacking force recently. It has been all Germany after the interval.
    • 85' Spahic is booked for slapping Marin. Not much in that, but silly behaviour by the visiting captain.
    • 84' Fabulous tackle by Spahic to close down sub Marin. He had to make that tackle.
    • 83' Khedira sees a shot blocked by the visiting defence. Germany chasing a fourth goal.
    • 82' Surely no way back for B-H, but they can take a lot of heart out of this display despite the result.
    • 81' Looks like Germany are going to head to South Africa with the win they craved.
    • 79' Couple of more changes to bring you news of. Ermin Zec replaces Vedad Ibisevic, Dzemal Berberovic comes on for Sejad Salihovic for the visitors.
    • 78' This has been a fabulous effort by Germany in the last 20 minutes or so. Really piled on the pressure.
    • 77' Schweinsteiger converts for his second goal in five minutes. Surely finishes matters off.
    • 76' ANOTHER PENALTY TO GERMANY! Muller fouled by Spahic.
    • 75' The visiting fans are throwing flares onto the pitch. A bit of an ugly sight in the modern game, but we continue.
    • 74' Do the visitors have a response left in the tank? Germany have really turned up the heat in this second half.
    • 72' Bastian Schweinsteiger scores for Germany! He had to retake it, but kept his cool. Superb finish by the Bayern Munich midfielder.
    • 70' A penalty to Germany! Marin is brought down by Jahic. Correct decision.
    • 69' Cacau is next to try his luck. His swerving shot is just too high.
    • 68' Terrific long-range shot by Ozil, but Kenan Hasagic dives to make a fine stop low to his left.
    • 67' There are arguments that the World Cup is a weaker tournament than the European Championship. When you see the pedigree of a side like B-H, you can see the point. There will be worse sides in South Africa than B-H. That is for sure.
    • 66' Germany continue to knock at the door. Whether it will open is another matter.
    • 64' Schweinsteiger tries to supply Cacau, but the ball rebounds off him for a goal kick. Not much space in that visiting defence.
    • 63' Germany might encounter easier matches in South Africa than this.
    • 62' Mismovic wanders into German territory and lets fly from 25 yards. Not enough on that to trouble Neuer who clasps easily.
    • 61' Schweinsteiger's delivery is too deep with Muller trying to get his head on it at the back door.
    • 60' Podolski chopped down by Jahic. Free-kick to Germany.
    • 58' Muller taken out of the play by Spahic, who it must be said is having a decent outing here himself tonight. Formidable showing.
    • 57' Play raging from end to end approaching the hour mark.
    • 56' Lahm is enjoying a great night. He clears as B-H launch a counter attack.
    • 54' Cacau appeals for a penalty under pressure from Spahic, but the referee is having none of it.
    • 53' B-H look a bit winded by that goal. Not really a major surprise.
    • 52' Ozil cracks the ball off the bar as Germany push for a quickfire second.
    • 51' That was the captain leading by example.
    • 50' GOAL FOR GERMANY! Stunning finish by Lahm breaking from deep. He raced almost from the halfway line before clobbering the ball high into the net from the edge of the box.
    • 49' Germany enjoying 62% of possession compared to 38% of possession by B-H.
    • 48' Difficult to predict how this half will unravel. B-H certainly not daunted by the hosts.
    • 47' A few changes for Germany to bring you news of....Cacau replaces Trochowski while Muller is on for Klose.
    • 46' We are underway for this second half!
    • 45+4' The whislte goes! That was an entertaining first period.
    • 45+4' Heading for half-time. A lot to ponder for both teams. Has been a highly competitive evening so far.
    • 45' Senijad Ibricic replaces Adnan Mravac for B-H.
    • 44' Adnan Mravac needing a bit of treatment.
    • 43' B-H do well to survive with Khedira ready to pull the trigger. Ball flies out for a corner. Some frantic defending by the visitors.
    • 42' Germany respond. Bastian Schweinsteiger forces a smart block by Kenan Hasagic in the B-H goal.
    • 41' Weak effort by Miralem Pjanic easily held by Neuer.
    • 40' A lot more engrossing than Spain's dull friendly with South Korea earlier.
    • 39' Lahm swings in a dangerous cross, but the visitors deal with it well - as they have with most of Germany's surges forward in this half.
    • 38' Podolski tries to find Klose, but timely intervention by Safet Nadarevic saves the day.
    • 37' Goalscorer Dzeko making a nuisance of himself in the forward areas, but he fails to win a corner for B-H.
    • 35' The game has settled a bit after such a fercious start.
    • 33' B-H not at the World Cup finals, but there is little doubt they would love to put one over on Germany here.
    • 32' Strong collision there between Piotr Trochowski and Sanel Jahic. This match is being played more like a World Cup affair.
    • 30' Germany certainly finding this a much tougher assignment than the 3-0 win over Hungary in their last friendly match.
    • 28' Germany's first World Cup match is the Group D meeting with Australia a week on Saturday.
    • 27' Germany have had a few chances, but the visitors are not lucky to be leading. They look a very useful side.
    • 25' This has been a frantic first 30 minutes or so. This time Vedad Ibisevi breaks for B-H, but his cross is collected by Neuer.
    • 24' The Germany fans trying to lift their side. All very noisy.
    • 23' Wonderful chance for Germany. Podolski involved again. The ball breaks to Sami Khedira, but he prods agonisingly wide with the goal at his mercy.
    • 22' Arne Friedrich whacks clear as B-H go on the break. Looking dangerous on the counter attack.
    • 20' Mesut Özil bursts through, but Kenan Hasagic is equal to him in the B-H goal after he tries to round the keeper.
    • 18' Germany edging possession. 57% to 43% from B-H.
    • 16' The visiting fans are celebrating. How will Germany respond to this predicament? Only a friendly, but the home side don't want to be losing matches ahead of a World Cup finals.
    • 15' The visiting player seemed to get the last touch on that ball. Bit unlucky for Lahm it must be said.
    • 14' GOAL FOR BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA! Lahm hits Dzeko's chest and the ball takes a wicked deflection to fly over Manuel Neuer in the home goal.
    • 13' Podolski needing a bit of treatment.
    • 12' Podolski and Safet Nadarevic are injured here. Nasty collision. Bit of treatment needed.
    • 11' Germany forced to defend their six-yard box. Badstuber heads over his own bar, but the corner comes to nothing.
    • 10' A good pace to the home side's play. Fine tackle by the visiting captain Emir Spahic to halt Miroslav Klose's advances.
    • 9' Stunning effort by Podolski! So unlucky to see that crack off the underside of the bar.
    • 8' Comes to nothing. That was a poor effort by Germany there.
    • 7' Podolski wins a corner here. First chance for Germany of the night.
    • 6' Edin Dzeko, the Bos-Herz player, rattles wide after hurtling down the Germany left. Should maybe have held that ball up.
    • 5' Late tackle by the visiting player Miralem Pjanic on Lukas Podolski. Lucky to avoid a booking for that.
    • 4' Bosnia keen to make a game of this. Quick to throw bodies forward.
    • 3' Great bit of defending by the Germany skipper Lahm to clear as Bosnia pressed forward.
    • 2' Like Spain earlier, Germany content to build from the back. Playing their way into the game here.
    • 1' We kick off! Germany will be keen to get a victory before they depart for South Africa.
    • The nationals anthems have been played. Lovely night for football! As you would expect, a full house in for this match. Germany remain a fervent football nation! Brings back memories of that wonderful World Cup finals Germany hosted in 2006.
    • The teams are listed below. Give us your thoughts on the strength of the Germany side this evening.
    • Should be an interesting evening in Frankfurt.
    • Germany manager Joachim Low is set to pick the same team he will deploy for their opening World Cup group match against Australia.
    • Good evening and welcome to tonight's live coverage of Germany v Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • Summary

    • 81' Looks like Germany are going to head to South Africa with the win they craved.
    • 77' Schweinsteiger converts for his second goal in five minutes. Surely finishes matters off.
    • 72' Bastian Schweinsteiger scores for Germany! He had to retake it, but kept his cool. Superb finish by the Bayern Munich midfielder.
    • 63' Germany might encounter easier matches in South Africa than this.
    • 50' GOAL FOR GERMANY! Stunning finish by Lahm breaking from deep. He raced almost from the halfway line before clobbering the ball high into the net from the edge of the box.
    • 39' Lahm swings in a dangerous cross, but the visitors deal with it well - as they have with most of Germany's surges forward in this half.
    • 23' Wonderful chance for Germany. Podolski involved again. The ball breaks to Sami Khedira, but he prods agonisingly wide with the goal at his mercy.
    • 9' Stunning effort by Podolski! So unlucky to see that crack off the underside of the bar.
    • The teams are listed below. Give us your thoughts on the strength of the Germany side this evening.
    • Germany manager Joachim Low is set to pick the same team he will deploy for their opening World Cup group match against Australia.

Team lineup & ratings

  • Germany

    Manager: Joachim Löw

  • Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Manager: Safet Susic

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • M. Neuer
      • P. Lahm Goal
      • P. Mertesacker
      • A. Friedrich Substitution Out (87′)
      • H. Badstuber
      • S. Khedira
      • B. Schweinsteiger Goals×2 Substitution Out (87′)
      • P. Trochowski Substitution Out (45′)
      • M. Özil Substitution Out (80′)
      • L. Podolski Substitution Out (71′)
      • M. Klose Substitution Out (45′)

      Subs

      • H. Butt
      • T. Wiese
      • M. Gomez Substitution In80′
      • S. Kießling
      • D. Aogo
      • M. Jansen
      • J. Boateng
      • T. Kroos Substitution In87′
      • T. Müller Substitution In45′
      • Cacau Substitution In45′
      • S. Tasci Substitution In87′
      • M. Marin Substitution In71′
    • Starting line-up

      • K. Hasagic
      • A. Mravac Substitution Out (45′)
      • S. Nadarevic
      • E. Spahic Yellow Card
      • S. Jahic
      • E. Rahimic
      • S. Salihovic Substitution Out (78′)
      • Z. Misimovic Substitution Out (80′)
      • M. Pjanic
      • E. Dzeko Goal
      • V. Ibisevic Substitution Out (75′)

      Subs

      • S. Muratovic
      • H. Medunjanin
      • A. Begovic
      • B. Pandža
      • Z. Muslimovic Substitution In80′
      • M. Mujdza
      • D. Berberovic Substitution In78′
      • S. Ibricic Substitution In45′
      • E. Zec Substitution In75′
      • I. Sehic
      • M. Alispahic
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