Germany - Brazil 2:3 (2:2)

Match Number:	761
Date:		25-Jun-2005
Location:	Frankenstadion, Nürnberg
Competition:	Confederations Cup, Semi-final

A. Friedrich, Mertesacker, Huth, B. Schneider
Deisler (83. Hanke), Frings, Ballack, F. Ernst (87. Borowski)
Kuranyi (63. Asamoah), Podolski

Maicon (46. Cicinho), Lucio, Roque Junior, Gilberto
Emerson, Ze Roberto
Ronaldinho, Kaka (78. Renato)
Robinho (87. Julio Baptista), Adriano

0:1 Adriano (21.)
1:1 Podolski (22.)
1:2 Ronaldinho (43., Foulelfmeter)
2:2 Ballack (45., Elfmeter)
2:3 Adriano (76.)

Referee: Carlos Chandia (Chile)
Yellow cards: Deisler, F. Ernst - Roque Junior, Cicinho, Emerson, Adriano

Attendance: 42,187 (sold out)
An exiciting game where Germany gave an excellent effort, even to the point of being the better team for a short period in the 2nd half. However, since the Brazilian forwards ran wild through the German so-called defense, it was never really in doubt that Brazil would win the match. Both penalties were rather dubious. Adriano was probably man of the match, as he made his "defender" Huth look like an oaf.
Abseits Guide to German Soccer