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Germany
0
 
1
Serbia
 0-1M. Jovanovic  38'
HT: 0-1
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (Attendance: 38,294)
Referee: Alberto Undiano
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Germany vs. Serbia
Minute Commentary
95' SERBIA BEAT GERMANY!
The final whistle goes as Serbia celebrate a 1-0 victory over Germany. The result blows Group D wide open, with Ghana, Germany and Serbia now all on three points, with the Africans set to play Australia tomorrow. It is the Germans first defeat in a World Cup group stage since 1986, and is Serbia's first ever win at a Finals as an independent nation. Lukas Podolski missed a penalty and a string of chances, but Serbia struck the woodwork on two occasions in the second 45 as both teams wasted a hatful of chances. It's all set up for a nerve-wracking final round of matches.
93' INJURY CONCERN
Stankovic is taken off in a great deal of pain. Let's hope it's just cramp as it would be a shame to lose the Inter midfielder to a more serious injury.
92' LATE PUSH FOR AN EQUALISER
Germany pile forward in search of an equaliser. A late goal here would completely change the shape of the group.
91' ERROR-STREWN ENDING
Both teams are making mistakes on the ball and it's a scrappy end to a match that has had brief patches of quality amidst some mediocre football.
89' WASTE ON THE BREAK
Serbia break in numbers and Krasic finds Kacar. However, the latter's cross in towards Zigic is wildly over-hit and the chance goes begging.
87' SERBIA ASKING FOR TROUBLE
The eastern European side are not taking advantage of their opportunities on the break, and are leaving too much space in the middle for Germany to go for an equaliser.
86' WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT
Zigic breaks and tries to pick out a team-mate in acres of space. He can only find a German shirt and not only wastes the opportunity to carve out a chance, but also gifts possession back to the Germans.
84' WIDE AGAIN
Podolski has a snap shot from outside of the box, but once again fires it wide of the far post. He's had a nightmarish afternoon, wasting a heap of chances to hit the target and missing the penalty.
83' TEMPERS FLARE
Kacar goes piling in on Podolski, but wins the ball well and the referee - surprisingly - resists the opportunity to play with his whistle.
81' SHOULD HAVE SCORED!
Zigic's great knock-down finds Kacar. The sub had time to compose himself but slams his shot over the bar when he really should have hit the target.
79' ANOTHER SERBIAN SWITCH
Goal hero Jovanovic is replaced by Lazovic as Serbia shut up shop.
78' POOR DELIVERY
Marin's cross is dreadfully over-hit and a chance for Germany to get the ball into the box is wasted.
77' LOEW GOES FOR BROKE
The Germany manager pulls off a defender in Badstuber to make space for a centre-forward, Gomez.
76' ANOTHER CHANGE
Kuzmanovic makes way for Petrovic as Serbia get some fresh legs on.
74' OFF THE BAR!
Zigic should score, but his header from close range clips off the top of the bar and behind for a goal-kick. Serbia just can't kill this game off!
73' YELLOW CARD
Someone has had a word with the ref as he's been keeping his cards in his pocket despite some nasty challenges since the break, but he does book Schweinsteiger for a clumsy tackle. The German bench are furious, but the official is also a pretty handy excuse for what has been a nothingy display.
71' CH-CH-CHANGES
Ninkovic is replaced by Kacar for Serbia, while Germany make a double swap, replacing Ozil and Muller with Marin and Cacau.
70' TRYING TO MAKE AMENDS
Podolski is desperate to make up for those string of missed opportunities, but is shooting from way too far out and skies the ball over the bar.
68' STILL IN THE BALANCE
Serbia will expect to win this from here, but Germany are far from out of it and it should be a fascinating last quarter.
66' OFF THE POST!
Krasic shows his class, terrorising his opposing full-back once again and teeing up Jovanovic. The goal-scorer gets the ball out of his feet and beats the keeper, but sees his shot cannon back off the post and wide of the unmarked Zigic who was ready to pounce on the rebound.
64' TERRIBLE FINAL BALL
Jovanovic has time, but only manages to pick out the keeper with a disappointing pass into the box.
61' PODOLSKI DENIED!
Podolski's left-footed penalty is poor and is saved by Stojkovic. The Serbian side mob their keeper and everything is going wrong for Germany this afternoon.
60' PENALTY!
Vidic inexcusably handles in the box under no pressure and gives away a penalty. It was unintentional and in no way a goal-scoring chance, ensuring he escapes with just a yellow. This is the chance for Germany to get back into it.
59' EXTRA MAN SYNDROME
Serbia have eased back too much and the ten men of Germany are all over their opponents. Podolski is in again, but hammers his shot wide of the near post this time.
57' WASTED BY LUKAS
Podolski bursts into the box and should hit the target, but he is under pressure from Ivanovic and hammers his shot wide of the far post. Should have scored!
56' YELLOW CARD
Subotic goes into the book deservedly for a shoddy challenge in the middle of the park.
54' SWERVING SHOT
Schweinsteiger's pile-driver causes the keeper all sorts of problems, and Stojkovic can only force it away into the area. Serbia are saved by the ref, who spots a dangerous challenge in the box.
52' MAGNIFICENT CHALLENGE
Schweinsteiger is allowed to run from midfield and is robbed by final man Vidic with a wonderful sliding challenge.
49' SLOW START
It's all been a bit tepid in the opening minutes of the second half, with Serbia sitting back and Germany unable to show much in the way of cutting edge.
47' WORTH A POP
Podolski bursts clear down the left and hammers in a shot that flies well wide of the far post. There was only one man in the middle so he was perfectly entitled to have a go from there.
46' SECOND HALF
Serbia get the second half underway and neither side have made a change at the break.
45' HALF TIME
The whistle goes to bring an end to a half that has seen Germany stunned by Serbia... and the referee. Klose was astonishingly dismissed for two innocuous challenges by an official who seemed to be looking for any excuse to flash his cards about. Jovanovic's goal was well worked, with the excellent Krasic using the height of Zigic to create the chance. There are definitely goals in this for both teams after the break, and it's all set up to be a cracking second 45.
45' OFF THE BAR!!!
A loose ball flies to Khedira in the box and the midfielder's stunning striker beats the keeper but hammers back off the bar. The resulting scrap in the area sees the ball cleared off the line by Ivanovic.
44' MAGNIFICENT MULLER
The German midfielder excelled in the first game and shows a flash of brilliance again, dinking into the box. Ivanovic almost goes in for a challenge, but with the thought of the referee in the back of his mind he pulls out of the tackle.
41' HOW WILL THEY COPE?
The Germans have been hyped up since that opening win over the weakest team in their group, but now that they find themselves a goal and a man down, it will be interesting to see how the youngest squad at the tournament cope with adversity.
39' MORE ON THAT GOAL
It was a wonderfully worked goal. Krasic beat his man yet again down the right and bent in a beautiful cross to pick out Zigic at the far post. The new Birmingham signing won the header, leaving Jovanovic to tuck the ball past the keeper.
38' GOOAAALLL!!!
Jovanovic scores from close-range for Serbia! Double-whammy for the Germans, reduced to ten and then 1-0 down just seconds later. Stunning scenes!
37' RED CARD
Klose's afternoon is over as he has been dispatched by the referee. Quite what the Spanish official is doing here is anybody's guess. The first yellow was a joke and the second was barely worthy of a booking. What a shambolic decision, and Alberto Undiano may well have just ruined this game.
35' SUCH AN AERIAL THREAT
Klose has a phenomenal World Cup pedigree, and is always a threat in the air. He has pushed Vidic hard in the opening stages and beats the centre-back to another ball into the box, only to see his knock-down fall to a red shirt.
34' WIDE OF THE POST
Kolarov has quite a reputation from free-kicks, and does well to get the ball up and down over the wall. However, his shot just curls wide of the post and into the side-netting.
33' YELLOW CARD
Lahm goes into the referees book, and rightly so for such a desperate tackle.
32' ROUTE ONE THREAT
The keeper's long ball up is expertly flicked on by Zigic, and Lahm hacks down Krasic to give away a free-kick in a dangerous shooting area.
29' THE FLAG IS UP
Klose is caught offside from a Podolski flick pass, but doesn't hear the whistle and finishes with aplomb off the far post.
27' TIME TO CALM THINGS DOWN
Germany have struggled to cope with Serbia, and are trying to keep possession now in an attempt to take the momentum out of their opponents' game. So far it's working.
24' WASTED OPPORTUNITY
Serbia break in numbers through Ivanovic. He had time to shoot or pick out either Krasic or Jovanovic who were free on the flanks, but instead opted to try and find the heavily marked Zigic and the attack is snuffed out.
21' ANOTHER YELLOW!
Khedira drags down Krasic and adds his name to the rapidly increasing list in the referee's book. To be fair to the official that probably was a booking, but he's set himself a dangerous precedent with some of those earlier decisions.
20' GOT TO BEAT THE FIRST MAN
Germany win their first corner of the game, but Ozil can't even beat the first man with his cross.
18' CARD HAPPY REF
Alberto Undiano of Spain is dishing out cards for fun here, booking Ivanovic and Kolarov in the space of 30 seconds for tackles that were barely worthy of a card. Someone's going to get sent off here if the ref doesn't calm down.
16' MUCH MORE LIKE IT
After such a disappointing opening performance, Serbia have upped their game and are really causing Germany problems.
14' STAR FOR SERBIA
Krasic has lived up to his reputation at the start of this game, and draws a foul from Badstuber near the by-line. Unfortunately for Serbia, the cross comes to nothing.
13' YELLOW CARD
Klose picks up the harshest of bookings for a completely unintentional clip of Ivanovic's heels.
11' HALF A CHANCE
Krasic isolates his full-back, twisting his way into space for a shot, but instead picks out Ninkovic on the far side of the box. Unfortunately the midfielder's volley flies high and wide.
10' SLOPPY IN MIDFIELD
Serbia can't keep hold of the ball, misplacing too many passes and struggling to get through the organised German ranks.
7' PERFECT TECHNIQUE
Vidic's headed clearance falls to Podolski on the edge of the box. The striker lines up a trademark left-foot volley, but sees his effort fly just wide of the post.
5' POSSESSION FOOTBALL
Germany have dominated in the centre of the park, frustrating Serbia with some clever passing triangles.
3' LOVELY BUILD-UP
Germany show off their stylish brand of football, setting up Khedira in the box, but the defensive midfielder has an adventurous shot and bangs it over the bar.
1' KICK-OFF
Germany get the game underway, but Serbia immediately launch an attack through Zigic. Promising start...
0' THE ANTHEMS
Highly-fancied Serbia were stunned by Ghana in the opening game, and know that a defeat here would leave them facing an early flight home. Unsurprisingly, they are pumped up for the anthems.
0' THE LINE-UPS ARE IN
Germany have named the same side that obliterated Australia, but Serbia manager Radomir Antic changes things, bringing in Subotic and Ninkovic for the suspended Lukovic and striker Pantelic.
0' EARLY TEAM NEWS
Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is rated doubtful after missed training on Wednesday with a cold. Serbia boss Radomir Antic is expected to ring the changes after the disappointing display against Ghana. Neven Subotic is likely to start in place of the suspended Alexsandar Lukovic, who was sent off in the Ghana match.
0' PREVIEW
Germany got their World Cup campaign off to a flying start with an impressive 4-0 demolition of Australia and will be favourites to take all three points off a Serbia side that slumped to a dismal 1-0 defeat against Ghana in their opening match. Serbia's chances of making it through to to the last 16 look slim and if they lose to Germany and Ghana avoid defeat against Australia on Saturday, Radomir Antic's men will be on a early plane back home.
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Teams
Germany
(4-2-3-1)
Manuel Neuer1
32' Philipp Lahm16
Arne Friedrich3
Per Mertesacker17
77' Holger Badstuber14
22' Sami Khedira6
73' Bastian Schweinsteiger7
70' Thomas Müller13
70' Mesut Özil8
Lukas Podolski10
12' 37' Miroslav Klose11
Substitutes
Hans-Jorg Butt22
Tim Wiese12
Serdar Tasci5
Dennis Aogo4
Jerome Boateng20
70' Marko Marin21
Piotr Trochowski15
Marcell Jansen2
Toni Kroos18
70'  Cacau19
77' Mario Gómez23
Stefan Kiessling9
Serbia
(4-5-1)
1Vladimir Stojkovic
6Branislav Ivanovic 18'
20Neven Subotic 57'
5Nemanja Vidic 60'
3Aleksandar Kolarov 19'
17Milos Krasic
18Milos Ninkovic 70'
22Zdravko Kuzmanovic 75'
10Dejan Stankovic
14Milan Jovanovic 79' 38' 
15Nikola Zigic
Substitutes
12Bojan Isailovic
23Andjelko Djuricic
13Aleksandar Lukovic
2Antonio Rukavina
16Ivan Obradovic
4Gojko Kacar 70'
19Radoslav Petrovic 75'
11Nenad Milijas
7Zoran Tosic
8Danko Lazovic 79'
9Marko Pantelic
21Dragan Mrdja
Team Stats
Germany Serbia
0 Goals 1
0 Assists 1
15 Shots 9
4 Shots on Goal 3
0 Saves 2
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
34 Crosses 15
7 Corner Kicks 1
3 Offsides 4
19 Fouls Committed 10
4 Cautions/Yellow Cards 4
1 Red Cards 0
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Germany
No. Player G YC RC GA Svs
1M. Neuer - 0 0 1 0
3A. Friedrich 0 0 0 - -
6S. Khedira 0 1 0 - -
7B. Schweinsteiger 0 1 0 - -
8M. Özil 0 0 0 - -
10L. Podolski 0 0 0 - -
11M. Klose 0 1 1 - -
13T. Müller 0 0 0 - -
14H. Badstuber 0 0 0 - -
16P. Lahm 0 1 0 - -
17P. Mertesacker 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
19 Cacau 0 0 0 - -
21M. Marin 0 0 0 - -
23M. Gómez 0 0 0 - -

Serbia
No. Player G YC RC GA Svs
1V. Stojkovic - 0 0 0 2
3A. Kolarov 0 1 0 - -
5N. Vidic 0 1 0 - -
6B. Ivanovic 0 1 0 - -
10D. Stankovic 0 0 0 - -
14M. Jovanovic 1 0 0 - -
15N. Zigic 0 0 0 - -
17M. Krasic 0 0 0 - -
18M. Ninkovic 0 0 0 - -
20N. Subotic 0 1 0 - -
22Z. Kuzmanovic 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
4G. Kacar 0 0 0 - -
8D. Lazovic 0 0 0 - -
19R. Petrovic 0 0 0 - -
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AstAssists
SHTSShots
SOGShots on Goal
CKCorner Kicks
CRCrosses
OffOffsides
FCFouls Committed
FSFouls Suffered
YCYellow Cards
RCRed Cards
GAGoals Against
SvsSaves
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