• Short Summary

    I was a disappointing kick and rush match at Liverpool's Goodison Park ground on Monday when a dour and rugged West German team scored a 2-1 victory over the depleted Russian team.

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    I was a disappointing kick and rush match at Liverpool's Goodison Park ground on Monday when a dour and rugged West German team scored a 2-1 victory over the depleted Russian team.

    There were numerous fouls throughout the match which rapidly deteriorated into a teeth-gritting, fight to the finish. The only highlights of the match were the two German goals and some long-range efforts by Beckenbauer, Overath and Held.

    The first goal came when Karl-Eeinz Schellinger robbed Chislenko and slid a beautiful pass to the far edge of the penalty area. Haller hit it into the net on the turn. Germany's second goal came from Beckenbauer in the sixty-sixth minute when the slammed home a fierce left-footed drive from the edge of the penalty area.

    Russia's only goal came in the last three minutes of the match when German goalkeeper Hans Tilkowski dropped a high cross from the German right and Valerij Porkijan tapped the ball into the net for his fourth goal of the tournament.

    Iosif Sabo was limping uselessly form the early minutes of the game and another of the Russians, Igor Chislenko, was ordered off the ground in the 44th minute. Chislenko was adjuged to have badly foulled the German Forward Sigi Held.

    Many of the crowd of more than twenty-eight thousand wore the black, red and gold of the German team. British fans had boycotted the match because of disappointment that England's semi-final was to be played on Tuesday night at Wembley in London instead of at the Liverpool ground.

    Germany won the title in 1954 against Hungary, The Russians have never previously made the last four, having gone down twice in the quarter-finals.

    Chislenko was the fifth player to be ordered off the field in this years tournament, he was the fourth to be ordered off in games against Germany. Never-the-less it was sheer strength and tough-tackling which brought the german victory.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA48WFB94DMQFB9UQR7008OD0WC
    Media URN:
    VLVA48WFB94DMQFB9UQR7008OD0WC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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