Germany - Poland 1:0 (0:0)

Match Number:	775
Date:		14 Jun 2006
Location:	Dortmund
Competition:	World Cup 2006, Group stage

A. Friedrich (63. Odonkor), Mertesacker, Metzelder, Lahm
B. Schneider, Frings, Ballack, Schweinsteiger (77. Borowski)
Klose, Podolski (71. Neuville)

Bak, Baszczynski, Bosacki, Zewlakow (83. Dudka)
Radomski, Sobolewski
Jelen ( 90. Brozek), Zurawski, Krzynowek (77. Lewandowski)

Attendance: 	65,000 (sold out - stadium capacity reduced for World Cup)

1:0 Neuville (90.)

Referee:	Luis Medina Cantalejo (Spainn)
Yellow cards:	Ballack, Odonkor, Metzelder - Krzynowek, Boruc
A somewhat nerve wracking game. It soon became apparent that the Poles were only interested in a point, and they pretty much withdrew into a defensive shell. Their keeper Boruc was quite sharp, and they were able to fend off the constant German attacks. At the end, when most had resigned to a draw, "Joker" Oli Neuville struck a dagger into the hearts of Poland and got Germany the deserved victory.
Abseits Guide to German Soccer