Arsenal At The World Cup #7: Jens Lehmann v Argentina 2006

Fresh from Paris and his sending off in the Champions League final, Jens Lehmann sought redemption at the World Cup finals. He found it, keeping his country in the competition with two saves in a penalty shootout that sent Germany into the semi-finals.
It was a tight and cautious match in the first half with real opportunities to break the deadlock few and far between. Ayala opened the scoring four minutes into the second half, losing his marker to head home. Germany pressed and eventually equalised through Klose with ten minutes remaining. It set up Lehmann’s moment of glory.
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