Soccer

Spain, Germany Tied at Half

Germany won’t be running away with this one: Spain is leading 1-0 in the World Cup semifinal after a goal by Carlos Puyol in the 73rd minute. Puyol scored on a header off a corner kick. The Germans look like a different side from the one that steamrolled England and Argentina: Spain has dominated possession, as the German squad has mostly waited for opportunities to counterattack. The winner of the match will play the Netherlands in the finals.