Saturday, April 7, 2012

Poland 3, Germany 2

Great game that lived up to the hype. Both teams came out hard and there was some rough, but not dirty play to start it off. Very intense. Eight minutes into the game Josh Patterson took a corner kick for Germany that he threaded perfectly on the ground into the box and Steven Patterson redirected into the Poland net. Germany went up 2-0 with 7 minutes left when Josh Forsberg pounced on a bouncing ball 15 yards out and blasted it past the Polish keeper. Germany was the better team by far in the first half, but Polsnd scraped back a goal right before the whistle when Aleks Wosik got a shot right in the 6 yard box that Peto saved. Wosik stayed on it though and headed in the rebound into the top shelf. 2-1 at half.
Second half started out even, but Poland tied it up five minutes in when Jay Tomchuk scored a free kick from the top of the box. Germany set up a good wall, but the keeper wasn't quite positioned where he needed to be. With just over 2 minutes to go Poland scored the winner with a free kick from about 30 yards out on the sideline. He crossed it into the box and the ball bounced at about 8 yards from the line. A German defender swung and whiffed at it, Peto didn't move and the ball went untouched into the far bottom corner. Tough way to lose for Germany.

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