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World Cup 2010, Argentina Vs. Germany: Thomas Mueller Goal Stakes Germany To 1-0, Halftime Lead

Germany's 20-year-old attacker Thomas Müller continues to make this World Cup into his coming-out party, scoring in the third minute to give the Germans and early lead in their quarterfinal against Argentina.

Müller ran onto the Bastian Schweinsteiger set piece and headed the Germans in front, having lost his mark and creating an easy finishing opportunity.

It was Müller's fourth goal of the tournament, tying him for the competition's lead, though it was not all good news for the Bayern Munich starlet.  Toward the end of the first half, Müller picked-up a yellow card for a hand ball, earning him a suspension.

By that time, Argentina had evened-out the match, controlling play in at the end of the half, keeping the match in Germany's defensive third.  Argentina, however, has only two shots on goal - two chances from the right of goal, from Angel Di María and Gonzalo Higuaín.

Lionel Messi has been marked by Bastian Schweinsteiger throughout the first half, having less of an effect on this match than he's had on Argentina's previous four.

Argentina has held 56 percent of the match's possession.