Spain’s David Villa scored the only goal in the quarterfinal game against Paraguay on Saturday, taking his team to the final four for the first time in sixty years. The game reached a dramatic high (or low, depending on one's perspective) when both teams missed penalty kicks within minutes of each other in the second half, leaving Paraguayan striker Oscar Cardozo sobbing when the whistle blew. Meanwhile, earlier in the day, Germany humbled Argentina, 4-0. From Germany’s first goal in the third minute to the final whistle, Argentina had no answers for the Germans’ speed and organization. Thomas Muller opened the scoring and then set up the second goal for Miroslav Klose. It was also Klose who scored his side’s fourth in the final two minutes, to put him just one goal shy of the record for career goals in a World Cup. On Wednesday, the two victors will face each other in the semi-finals. If Germany wins, it will advance to its first World Cup final since reunification — West Germany won the title three times.
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