5.27.2008

Ballack played, but Germany was surprised by Vitali Bulyga

In the Fritz Walter Stadion, in Kaiserslautern; Germany and Belarus tied 2-2 as part of the Mannschaft EURO 2008 preparation.

In 20 minutes Germany was winning 2-0, due to an attractive goal made by Miroslav Klose (10 minutes) and a Vladimir Korytko auto goal after an Odonkor possession.

In spite of Michael Ballack presence, two goals from Vitali Bulyga in the second half on 16th and 43th minute gave the tie to Belarus (60th in FIFA Ranking). Coached by German Bernd Stange they have been defeated Netherlands last November.

Bulyga, the player of the match, is playing in FC Luch-Energiya Vladivostok in the Russian League. The main stars from Germany couldn’t avoid his performance.

It was an interesting test for Germany that ussually burst out when the main important tournaments start. During the EURO 2008 the Teutons will face Poland, Croatia and Austria.

Lineups:
Germany:
Jens Lehmann; Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker, Christoph Metzelder, Thomas Hitzlsperger, David Odonkor (Clemens Fritz, 77), Torsten Frings (Piotr Trochowski, 67), Michael Ballack (Jermaine Jones, 45), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Marko Marin, 45), Miroslav Klose (Patrick Helmes, 54), Lukas Podolski (Oliver Neuville, 54).

Belarus: Vasily Khomutovsky; Vladimir Korytko, Egor Filipenko, Dmitri Lentsevich, Sergei Omeljanchuk, Alexandre Hleb, Aliaksandr Kulchy, Anton Putsilo (Alexander Pavlov, 73), Maksim Romashenko (Pavel Sitko, 45), Viachaslau Hleb (Vitali Radzionau, 54), Vitaly Bulyga (Sergei Plaskonny, 89).

1 comment:

Thomas Rooney said...

Anyone else think Ballack will be affected by Chelsea's Champions League despair? I think there is every chance it would have effected his confidence.