Cape Town SA - Germany really gave Diego Maradona's Argentina side das boot here today, running out easy winners by a 4-0 margin.
The Germans powered into the lead with a Muller header from a free kick, and from that point on, the Germans never looked back. It was all embarrassingly easy, rather like the invasion of Poland in 1939.
Half time saw the score at 1-0, and in the second half, the Argentinian strike force of Messi, Tevez, and Higuain struggled to make an impact - like General Galtieri's air force in the Falklands Conflict.
Three more goals followed in the second half, with Klose scoring from close in, Friedrich from up close, then Klose again from quite close among them.
The Germans were praised by fans around the world for playing a simple, effective, pass and run game which dismantled Argentina, leaving Diego Maradona looking slightly unhinged in the technical area, a bit like you might imagine Hitler might have looked in his bunker as the Red Army closed in on Berlin.
One TV pundit quipped amusingly that there must have been a rift in the Argentina camp, obviously referencing the England shambles, but nobody thought it was really all that funny.
More on the war - sorry, World Cup - as we get it.