Clinical counter attack from the young German team proved to be too good for Englishmen to handle. A brace from Muller ensured a quarter-final berth for National Mannschaft, after a goal each from Klose and Podolski had got the Germans off to a perfect start, in a match that would also be remembered for the wrong reasons. THT's Arnav Bose reviews the game that broke the English hearts.
The pressure was on Germany from the start to win the match to secure a place in the knock out stage of the tournament. The match was played in a much slower pace with both team being cautious about the opponent's counter attacks. But a second half sublime strike from Özil was enough to separate the two teams and helped Germany reach the next round.
Germany grabbed the headlines on an eventful day three, while Slovenia and Ghana picked up crucial wins to boost their qualification hopes. On by far the World cup's most eventful day, TheHardTackle's Akarsh Sharma does a round-up of the action..
A young and exuberant German side showed the mettle to take on the mighty Aussies and their youth coupled with the experiences of their dynamic duo - Klose and Podolski - paved their way for a prolific start to their World Cup campaign.