The Germany in whole Euros will be the only team to go undefeated to the finals, a remarkable achievement by calculating also to have played, even as a favorite, in the group called “of iron”.
The game is serious, although Germany could go forward also with a draw, but given the circumstances of the group A, it is best never to make calculations, and also certain champions, such as those in Germany,think only about winning .
The match is not the best: there is no chance for Denmark, which is crushed by the German tank in every part of the field. Germany was immediately seized the game, and could go with already 5 ‘, if Muller had not eaten a goal five meters out. At 19 ‘, has found his goal, to Podolski who, quick to profit from a cross by Muller, celebrates its 100 presence by signing the advantage.
The reaction produces the Danish goal, with Krohn-Delhi, the killer of Dutch dreams who beats Neuer. But it is only an injury for die Mannschaft, who with mocking superiority, some time even embarrassing, dominates the field. But here the Germans were daffodils, wasting their superiority. Perhaps the only flaw of a wonderful Germany: in the final stages of the game is better to close the game immediately. The game then is decided to close by Bender at 35 ‘.
The most anticipated game of the group may be also of the entire Europe, (clashed in fact, the finalist of the world and the third) ends with a 2 to 1 on the German team, a result that seems to go too close to the Low and his players because of the huge differences between the two teams.
Germany proves once again to be a war machine that lines up in this game a brilliant trio: Hummels, Ozil, Gomez. And it’s from then that are born all the major actions, even with the input of Schweinsteiger in the action of the two goals. Hummels, Borussia Dortmund defender, just 23 years is already a leader when he stands, when the action starts and especially when pushes forward, brushing a goal in the second half. Ozil, the genie of Real Madrid and also that Germany is growing from game to game. And Gomez is the striker that everyone wants: no mistake in front of goal and just think about the goal.
Instead Netherlands seems to have been lost in this European championship: it is a disjointed, without energy and conviction, based solely on their own selfish individuality. Even the coach seems to have been distracted when he leaves Hunteelar on the bench, called the hunter not the case, and Van der Vaart, who when they enter, suddenly seem to wake the team.
In these situations the game can only proceed on one side with a total dominance, ,or so the first time, of Germany as early as the first time brushes the goal with Ozil. Germany goes to the 24 ‘with a goal from Mario that can pierce the defense with a perfect assist to Schweinsteiger. Doubling always arrives a few minutes later with Gomez, doubling deserved after Stekelenburg saves to Badstuber. The goal is another result of the company Schweinez, with the attacker throw in the door with a power kick the goal 2-0. In the second half the goal of Van Persie can reduce the gap between the two countries but the Netherlands is not in degrees of repetition and the German has as goalkeeper the magnet Neuer.
NEUER: he saves the result with a great save against Varela at the 88’, and he also was hurt by Postiga, and a lot o supporters in the world were afraid of seeing Manuel ashore, but he has raised, as only he can does. Indestructible.
GOMEZ: More that anything else, he is the decisive man. And here counts a lot. He didn’t score in competition like that: that of yesterday is the 23rd goal in National team, the 45th in season.
MULLER: Runs but he never centers the goal.
PODOLSKI: If he wants to return in his Poland where there will play the quarters, he can’t err the conclusions as yesterday.
POSTIGA: Warned after 13’ for a bad entry on Neuer. The only known relevant.
RONALDO: We expect more by him. Stop.
The match is very balanced and, at times, also boring because both the players of Germany and Portugal don’t manage to create important actions, until the crossbar of Pepe, which reminds us of the problem of technology in football ,(if she had gone and no one had seen it, it would have been the tipical troubles).
The problem of Portugal is always the same: they have very great footballers, like Pepe, Nani, Meireles and the obvious Ronaldo, but the others are mediocre, and in football a team has to be harmonized and well-orchestrated, and it can’t happen if only four or five players are able to do it. An example is the center forward, Postiga, who doesn’t manage to do it anything , we remember him only for the warning for an very bad entry on Neuer.
Germany is more concentrated, the players are the youngest and maybe the best of the competition, but they don’t manage to be very dangerous in area, until the header of Mario Gomez in the second half, and behind this important goal, there is a story, the story of how football is strange but in the same time adorable.This goal is a lucky shot, a double lucky shot. First of all, Gomez shouldn’t be on the field because he was destinend to be substituted by Klose, and also he shouldn’t be able to score because the cross of Khedira was too low but the deviation of Moutinho changed the path.
After the goal, the match becomes more exciting with Portugal that doesn’t want to lose a match up at that moment balanced, and they do their best attacking with they all players the area of Neuer. But an other time Neuer shows his great ability, most of all, against Varela.
Germany, now it’s time to win. After the second place in Euros 2008 and the third in the World Cup in 2010, it’s time for the Mannschaft to win. The team is matuerd, strong and next to the old men as Klose the can deploy jewels as Ozil or Muller. The team qualified as fist in his group.
The defense rests to one of the best goalkeepers in teh world, Manuel Neuer, who at 26 years old can rise even higher. The defense has the stainless Lahm as leader and with Mertesacker, Hummels and Boateng who close the area and start the action. The midfield has in Khedira the perfect midfielder: strong, able to sweep, retrieve and keep the ball. Ner him there is the imagine of the team: Bastian Schweinsteiger. After the trauma of Cl finals, he can show here the great player he is. Helped also by his great technical capacities. Behind the eternal Klose, who as 33 years old he is still able to scare the opponents only with his presence in area, there are Podolski and Muller. Podolski, new purchase of Arsenal and Muller, who lst the place as holder in the last matches of Bayern Munich, have in the Euros the perfect moment to show their qualities. Next to them there is Ozil, who has among his “weapons” fantasy and dribbling.
THE STAR: Mesut Ozil
He has turkish ancestors but he decided to play for German national team, saying that: ”I am third generation in Germany: my father grew up here. Turkey will always be a special country for me but I did not doubt my decision to play for Germany – ever. I started to play for Germany in the youth teams.” Özil brings finesse and improvisation to the midfield and his magical left foot can open any doors. Özil possesses great footwork and is known for his amazing passes in difficult situations, setting up his teammates for strikes on goal. He has superb ball control and has great awareness of the game on the pitch, which at its best can devastate any defence. He also boasts a powerful shot from distance, Germany coach hails Özil for his ‘genius moments’ and his performance without the ball. Real Madrid Teammate Xabi Alonso describes Özil as “the kind of player you don’t find these days,” adding, “He understands the game, sees things, combines and thrives between the lines, unlocking teams,” while José Mourinho says, “Ozil is unique. There is no copy of him – not even a bad copy.”