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|Random guesses: |
Germany Croatia 2-0
Turkey Netherlands 3-2
Russia Spain 2-0 Italy
There is a strange thing thoug :
SPAIN vs ITALY : 22nd JUNE 2008 (baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad omen for Spain)
22nd JUNE 1986 : World Cup in Mexico. Spain vs Belgium. Spain gets beaten in penalty shootout.
22nd JUNE 1996 : Euro in England. Spain vs England. Spain gets beaten in penalty shootout.
22nd JUNE 2002 : World Cup in Korea. Spain vs N.Korea. Spain gets beaten in penalty shootout.
You do the math
|Germany are into the Semi-Final 3-2, Great Game.|
|A very good match ... Germany rose up to the occasion and played great attacking wise. Ricardo left a lot to be desired.|
Agreed. Ricardo should have done better. After all the crap that Lehmann spewed about Ricardo and his teammates, I thought that he would play with the fire he had in Germany '06. I originally bet on the Portugese, but I immediately started to worry after seeing their nervous faces during their anthem. Pepe was shaking, and Ronaldo looked close to tears. The major difference is that Portugal left their shooting boots at home and weren't focused on defending during freekicks. It's a shame 'cause they could have won. Germany left plenty of holes in their box that more on-form strikers would have taken advatage of. Simão was terrible. I wish Ricky Q. had his chance. Ronaldo was not up to par, but I don't particularly blame him for the loss. He was starved of good service. Germany deserved the win because Portugal psyched themselves out before the first kick.
The Germans proved once again nobody, NOBODY, should write them off. It was a strange game. The first 20mins were awful, I mean I almost slept, then the Germans hit on the counter attack and the game went crazy. Two goals conceded by Portugal by set pieces, sorry Mr. Scolari but if you didn't listen to bells from Charisteas's header 4 years ago, I'm not the one to blame The defenders and Ricardo (what the hell he was doing off his posts there) were out of the game in those goals. I fell sorry for Deco, it was him against the Germans tonight. The rest of Portugal's midfield was absolutely awful.
And Low decided to put Podolski on his proper position and surprisingly he didn't score Ballack was awful for another night, yet he managed to score again. Schweinsteiger proved he should be a starter in every game for Germany and hopefully we won't see any more of this Gomez who calls himself a footballer.
Your right, that was cruel. But we've already seen in the game against the Czech that Turkey is just incredibly lucky.
Line ups for Netherlands vs Russia :
NETHERLANDS : V.Der Sar, Ooijer, Mathijsen, Gio, Boulahrouz, Sneijder, V.Der Vaart, Engelaar, De Jong, Kuyt, RvNRUSSIA : Akinfeev, Ignashevich, Anyukov, Kolodin, Saenko, Semak, Zyryanov, Zhirkov, Semshov, Arshavin, Pavlyuchenko