Half-time report: Germany's profligacy keeps score goalless

Germany was unable to create good chances in front of the goal ending the first half against South Korea 0-0 in Kazan Arena

The first half between Germany and South Korea ended goalless in Kazan Arena   -  Getty Images

Except for couple of forays into the box, Korea and Germany were unable to break the deadlock in Kazan Arena in the final Group F match. South Korea was the first team to go close in the 19th minute when Manuel Neuer made a rare fumble by spilling Woo-young Jung's free kick, but punched it away just before Heung-min Son could reach the loose ball.

 

Son went close in the 25th minute from close range but shot just wide off Neuer. Germany enjoyed two-thirds of possession, but was unable to create any threatening situations in front of the goal.


At one point of time the defending champion amounted for 2 shots on the goal with 248 passes while Korea was able to register 3 shots by making 47 passes. Germany finally had a good chance when a corner kick delivery was laid to Mats Hummels by Jonas Hector, but the Korean keeper was in place to seize the ball off the defender's feet.

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