Germany would once again finish third in a World Cup as they defeated Uruguay 3-2.
It was a match that would go back and forth as Uruguay had a 2-1 lead in the second half. Germany would have more possession and chances but some poor goalkeeper from Uruguay was the difference.
The Germans would take the lead in the 19th minute as Thomas Muller would score off a rebound from a long range shot. It was a shot the goalkeeper should have caught but didn’t and Muller capitalized. Uruguay would level the match in the 28th minute as they caught Germany with a quick counterattack. Cavani would receive a pass and then finish from inside the box to make it 1-1.
In the second half, Uruguay would once again get a great goal from Diego Forlan. He received a cross just inside the box and volley it past the goalkeeper. It was a great finish but wouldn’t be enough for the win. Germany would capitalize on the defensive errors with goals from Marcelle Jansen in the 56th minute and Sami Khedira in the 82nd minute.
Jansen’s goal was a header from a cross that the goalkeeper tried to punch out of play but missed. The Khedira goal was a corner kick that the defense failed to clear and eventually he headed it from inside the box into the back of the net. It proved to be the match winning goal for Germany.
Uruguay 2-3 Germany Goal Videos
All goals (Muller 19′, Cavani 28′, Forlan 51′, Jansen 56′, Khedira 82′)
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