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Germany Wins Over Poland in World Cup Match


Some last-minute heroics from Oliver Neuville have given host country Germany a 1-0 win over Poland in a World Cup football (soccer) match in Dortmund.

The match was scoreless until injury time, when Neuville punched in a goal on a pass from substitute David Ondonkur. Poland was playing with 10 men after Radoslaw Sobolewski was sent off in the 75th minute for tripping Miroslav Klose. The result gives Germany six points from two matches.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia battled Tunisia to a 2-2 draw, while Spain dominated Ukraine 4-0 in their Group-H football matches.

The Saudis fought back from a 1-0 first half deficit Wednesday, and appeared to be on the way to a 2-1 victory in Munich. Tunisia first took the lead on a goal from Zied Jaziri in the 23rd minute, before Saudi Arabia's Yasser al-Kahtani scored the equalizer in the 57th minute.

Sami al-Jaber gave the Saudis a 2-1 lead in the 84th minute. With injury time running down, Tunisia's Radhi Jaidi tied the match 2-2 with a 92nd minute tally.

Earlier in Leipzig, Spain scored two goals in each half on the way to the biggest victory margin so far at this year's World Cup. Xabi Alonso scored in the 13th minute. David Villa made it 2-0 in the 17th, then tallied again on a penalty kick in the 47th. Fernando Torres' powerful blast in the 81st minute made the final 4-0.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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