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.
general play, russian attack broken up, german attack and first goal.
germans congratulated, crowd scenes, german players, german flags.
general play in the second half, german attack, yashin saves and clears the ball.
german defence clears.
germans force a corner.
germans score second goal from corner, c/u of crowd and players.
russians attack and score.
general scenes at end of game.
NOTE TO EDITORS. chislenko was sent off shortly after this last shot, the incident is not shown on the film due to a technical fault at the time of recording.
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Background: 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.