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Brazil Beats Germany at Confederations Cup Soccer

World Cup football (soccer) champion Brazil has knocked 2006 host Germany out in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup tournament in Nuremberg.

Two goals by Adriano (in the 21st and 76th minutes) and a Ronaldinho penalty gave the Brazilians the 3-2 victory.

Brazil had the lead twice at the Frankenstadion, but Germany was able to even the match on a goal from Lukas Podolski (23rd minute) and Michael Ballack's penalty kick (in the 48th minute).

However, Adriano scored the game winning goal to put Brazil into the final against the winner of Sunday's semifinal between Mexico and Argentina.

Germany will play the loser of the Mexico-Argentina match for third place in Leipzig. The final is in Frankfurt Wednesday.

Some information for this report provided by AP.