The Great World Cup Goals, #24 & #25: Philipp Lahm And Torsten Frings (Germany) vs Costa Rica, 2006 (Video)

Chris Wright

11th, June 2014

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By Chris Wright

APTOPIX WCUP WORLD CUP SOCCER GERMANY COSTA RICA

We really couldn’t pick between these two traumtors and, seeing as though they happened in the same match and all, we decided to go with the “double bubble” option.

The game in question was the opening game of the 2006 World Cup, with hosts Germany beating Costa Rica by four goals to two – the highest scoring opening game in World Cup history.

Philipp Lahm got the ball rolling after just six minutes with a perfectly-executed angled strike, with Torsten Frings closing proceedings in similar fashion in the 87th minute with a first-time thunderhumper from 30+ yards to follow a brace from Miroslav Klose in betwixt.

Lahm…

Frings…

Bombenschuss!!!

More in the series…

#1 – Maxi Rodriguez (Argentina) vs Mexico, 2006
#2 – Saeed Al-Owairan (Saudi Arabia) vs Belgium, 1994

#3 – Giovanni Van Bronckhorst (Holland) vs Uruguay, 2010
#4 – Pierre Njanka-Beyaka, (Cameroon) vs Austria, 1998
#5 – Nelinho (Brazil) vs Italy, 1978
#6 – David Platt (England) vs Belgium, 1990
#7 – Alessandro Del Piero (Italy) vs Germany, 2006
#8 – Javier Zanetti (Argentina) vs England, 1998
#9 – Manuel Negrete (Mexico) vs Bulgaria, 1986
#10 – Emmanuel Sanon (Haiti) vs Italy, 1974
#11 – Josimar (Brazil) vs Northern Ireland, 1986

#12 – Maicon (Brazil) vs North Korea, 2010
#13 – Dennis Bergkamp (Holland) vs Argentina, 1998
#14 – Dragan Stojkovic (Yugoslavia) vs Spain, 1990
#15 – Chiqui Arce (Paraguay) vs South Africa, 2002
#16 – Esteban Cambiasso (Argentina) vs Serbia & Montenegro, 2006

#17 – Gheorghe Hagi (Romania) vs Colombia, 1994
#18 – Hans Krankl (Austria) vs West Germany, 1978
#19 – Sunday Oliseh (Nigeria) vs Spain, 1998
#20 – Dinko Dermendjiev (Bulgaria) vs Peru, 1970
#21 – Siphiwe Tshabalala (South Africa) vs Mexico, 2010
#22 – Philippe Albert (Belgium) vs Germany, 1994
#23 – Rivelino (Brazil) vs East Germany, 1974

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