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Germany vs South Korea Live Score and commentary, Rio Olympics 2016

Germany 3-3 South Korea Hwang 25', Son 57', Suk 87' Gnabry 33', 90+2', Selke 55'
Updated: 08 August 2016 02:25 IST - Published: 07 August 2016 22:11 IST
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90+3'  The ref brings the game to an end with a blow of the whistle. It ends even with each side scoring three goals. The end of the match was quite dramatic, with two goals in the last six minutes. Probably a pretty fair result, all things considered. The South Koreans will be disappointed that they let their lead slip in the dying minutes, but they ought to be pleased with the result. Germany would've hoped for better. Having drawn both their games so far, they currently lie third in group C, ahead of only Fiji. South Korea and Mexico hold the top two spots in the group as of now.

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90+2'  It's an equaliser for the Germans! Gnabry takes a direct shot. The ball takes a slight deflection off the wall, but that's enough to put it past the keeper's reach. Heartbreak for the Koreans. Relief for Germany.

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90+2'  Free kick to Germany in a very threatening position. This is their chance for the equaliser.

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90'  The referee has added three minutes of time to be played after the regulation 90.

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89'  Sule picks up a booking for a silly challenge. The Germans are clearly frustrated, and are desperate to find an equaliser.

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87'  Goal for Korea! Late drama as Suk puts the Koreans in the lead in the dying moments of the game. A defender misjudged the ball, and Suk didn't need a second invitation to shoot.

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85'  German corner. The ball is put into the box, and the keeper punches it out. It falls to Julian Brandt, who tried a volleyed shot at goal, but it curled away from the goal.

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83'  Germany make their first substitution of the game. Selke makes way for Petersen.

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82'  Another substitution for the South Koreans as Ryu comes on for Kwon.

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80'  Son takes a poke at goal from just inside the box, but it's a rather tame shot. Horn was never going to be troubled by that.

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79'  Corner for Korea. The ball is whipped in, but the ref called a foul by South Korea, as Suk collided with Horn

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75'  Substitution for South Korea. Moon makes way for Suk.

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75'  Some good end to end, attacking football being played now. Both teams are hungry for the goal that will give them the lead.

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72'  The Koreans are keeping the ball better now. Not so many cheap dispossessions and giveaways.

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69'  Selke tries a shot from outside the box with his left boot, but doesn't work the keeper. It goes out wide.

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68'  The dead ball is wasted, as the free kick is smashed into the wall of German defenders.

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65'  Sven Bender concedes a free kick to South Korea in a very dangerous position.

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61'  Hwang takes a shot from the left of the box, but Sule dives in to block the shot in the nick of time. The game has been kicked up a notch or two over the last ten minutes or so.

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57'  Goal for Son! Immediate response from the Koreans. The number 7 surged into the penalty area, leaving defenders behind with a few stepovers. He the coolly slotted the ball home past Horn. We're level again.

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55'  Goal for Selke! Germany lead 2-1. Meyer fed the ball through to him in a crowded box, but the striker charged through and popped a shot at goal. The keeper got a hand to it, but couldn't do enough to keep the scores level.

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52'  Gnabry shows some quick feet to dribble past a defender and pop a shot at goal. The keeper managed to keep it out, but it fell straight to Selke. The German headed the ball goalwards, but the Korean stopper was able to hold it this time.

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49'  Another terrifying moment for the Germans. Horn came off his line, but couldn't control the ball. The net was wide open, but a defender managed to get a block in at the last second. Close call.

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45'  We're back for the second half. Korea get the game underway as the ref blows his whistle.

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45+1'  The referee brings an end to the first half. It's been a decent game of football thus far, but Gemany look more dangerous than South Korea. The Germans have had the better chances of the first half. Neither manager will be disappointed with their teams, but both will expect more in the second half.

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45+1'  Choi goes down after an aerial clash with Selke. Their heads met, and Choi clearly came off worse than the German.

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45'  The fourth official holds up the board indicating there will be one minute of added time.

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43'  Son tries a long range shot, but the effort doesn't come close enough to worry Horn.

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41'  A great chance wasted by Klostermann. Gnabry played him through in the box, where he was completely unmarked, but the German made a hash of it and only managed to hit the side netting.

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37'  Great save by the Korean keeper. Gnabry fired a fierce shot from close range, but the keeper was able to react quickly enough. Great reflexes.

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36'  Both teams are seeing a fair amount of the ball, but Germany are definitely making better use of it.

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33'  Goal for Germany! Serge Gnabry curls a wonderful side-footed finish past the Korean keeper, who had no chance of getting to it.

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33'  Korea break on the counter, but give the ball away too easily again. They must retain the ball better.

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31'  A Korean attack came to nothing, as Hwang loses control of the ball and concedes possession rather cheaply.

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28'  Free kick to Korea. The ball is whipped into the box, but straight at Horn, who punches it away easily.

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27'  Good chance for Germany. Selke received the ball just outside the South Korean box and fired a low shot, but it rolled just wide of the post.

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25'  Goal for South Korea! Hwang Heechan pokes it in from a rather tight angle after the ball fell to him inside the box. It beat both the keeper as well as the defender at the far post. Sweet finish.

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24'  South Korea mount another attack and reach the opposition box, but Sule makes an important block.

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20'  It seems to be an open game so far, with chances on either end. Both teams look decent in possession.

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15'  A huge cheer from the crowd as Son Heung-Min cheekily beats his man by taking the ball over his head.

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10'  Julian Brandt takes a pop at goal from distance, but sends it flying into the stands.

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9'  South Korea make another break with a long ball played from midfield, but the move falls apart as the striker is caught offside.

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6'  The German defenders had their hearts in their mouths as Korea break through and get a shot on target. Saved by the keeper.

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1'  The ref blows his whistle, and we're off. The game is underway.

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Germany vs South Korea Match Preview 

Germany take on South Korea in Salvador in the second round of fixtures in group C. On paper Germany are one of the best teams in the tournament, but they can’t afford to take their opponents South Korea lightly. The Germans held defending champions Mexico to a 2-2 draw in the opening fixture of the group. They were forced to come back from behind twice in the game to take away a point in the fixture. Die Mannschaft have been undefeated in six of their last seven games in all competitions. Failure to win today will put Germany’s chances of qualifying for the next round in danger, so they will have to be at their best. 

The South Koreans boast talents like Bayer Leverkusen’s Ryu Seung-Woo, FC Porto's Suk Hyun-Jun and Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-Min among their ranks. While Germany are heavily favoured for the win, the Koreans may well give them a run for their money. South Korea will command respect after the performance they put on in their opening game against Fiji. The Koreans absolutely thrashed Fiji 8-0 in what was a heavily dominant performance. Ryu Seung-Woo got himself a hat-trick, while Suk Hyun-Jun and Kwon Chang-Hoon both netted braces. Son Heung-Min also popped a goal in from a spot kick. The Koreans made quite a statement with that scoreline, and they will be looking to follow it up with more good performances and results. South Korea are undefeated in seven of their last eight games in all competitions.

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Germany vs South Korea Team News 

German Coach Horst Hrubesch will be without Leroy Sane, Joshua Kimmich and Emre Can, due to their participation in the Euro Cup 2016. The 65-year-old has chosen twin brothers Sven and Lars Bender, along with striker Nils Petersen as his senior players in the squad.  

South Korea’s manager Shin Tae-Yong has picked Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-Min,FC Porto’s Suk Hyun-Jun and Guangzhou R&F defender Jang Hyun-Soo as his three senior players.

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Germany vs South Korea H2H (Head to Head)

These two teams have clashed with each other on the field on three previous occasions, with the Germans winning two and losing one. The last game between the two was in 2004, which South Korea won 3-2. 

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Germany vs South Korea Kick-off  

Venue: Fonte Nova Arena, Salvador 

Kick-off time: 8th August, 12:30am, IST

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Germany vs South Korea Probable Line-ups

Germany (4-2-3-1): Horn; Toljan, Ginter, Sule, Klostermann; L. Bender, S. Bender; Brandt, Goretzka, Meyer; Selke

South Korea (4-3-3): Gu; Lee S.C., Choi, Jung, Sim; Moon, Jang, Lee C.M.; Kwon, Hwang, Ryu