Euro: Group C: Germany vs. Ukraine, 6/12/2016

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  1. Live in the Now

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    Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona)

    Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia), Benedikt Howedes (Schalke), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Emre Can (Liverpool), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen)

    Midfielders: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Julian Draxler (Wolfsburg), Leroy Sane (Schalke), Andre Schurrle (Wolfsburg), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund)

    Forwards: Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray), Mario Gomez (Besiktas)


    Ukraine

    Goalkeepers: Andriy Pyatov (Shakhtar), Denys Boyko (Besiktas), Mykyta Shevchenko (Zorya)

    Defenders: Evhen Khacheridi (Dynamo Kiev), Bohdan Butko (Amkar), Artem Fedetskyi (Dnipro), Oleksandr Karavaev (Zorya), Oleksandr Kucher (Shakhtar), Yaroslav Rakytskyi (Shakhtar), Vyacheslav Shevchuk (Shakhtar)

    Midfielders: Serhiy Rybalka (Dynamo Kiev), Denys Garmash (Dynamo Kiev), Serhiy Sydorchuk (Dynamo Kiev), Andriy Yarmolenko (Dynamo Kiev), Evhen Konoplyanka (Sevilla), Ruslan Rotan (Dnipro), Taras Stepanenko (Shakhtar), Viktor Kovalenko (Shakhtar), Anatolyi Tumoschuk (Kairat), Oleksandr Zinchenko (UFA)

    Forwards: Roman Zozylya (Dnipro), Pylyp Budkivskyi (Zorya), Evhen Seleznyov (Shakhtar)


    This squad is better than Ukraine's for Euro 2012 at first glance, but they are very much overmatched.
     
  2. cgf

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    4-2 Germany, with the Ukraine scoring the last goal of the game. We'll score on them; but also let Yarmo & Kono hit us on the break.
     
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    1-1.
     
  4. Jonas1235

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    people are sleeping on Ukraine. Barely even got mentioned in any preview shows. Half of their players play in champions league every season.

    Yarmolenko and Konoplyanka could play on any top 5 club in europe. They don't have a star striker, but this is a great team.

    I think Poland is over-rated.
     
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    Define "a great team." Apart from their wing dribblers their roster is underwhelming, and their collective play is pretty poor.

    Poland is properly rated. Not in the tier with Belgium or England, but somewhere in the next group of teams (Portugal, Austria, etc.). They have better players and a better system than Ukraine. I'd be surprised if they didn't advance.
     
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    Germany has some weaknesses to. I dont like the Fullbacks and the wingers. Dont know why Löw nominated so many Defenders and just 1 left fullback.

    My team would look like:

    ----------------------------Neuer

    Weiser----------Boateng---------Hummels--------Schmelzer


    ---------------------Khedira---------Kroos

    --------------Götze------------Özil---------------Schürrle

    ------------------------------- Müller

    Not the biggest Schürrle Fan but atleast he is a real winger.
     
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    I hope the Germans are smarter than the English yesterday. You don't dominate a game, score one goal and then sit back and hope nothing bad happens.
    I expect a similar game with a better outcome for us.

    Germany will win this one.
     
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    Khedira - Kroos alone in midfield will likely work against weaker opposition, but I'd definitely add Schweinsteiger or (until Schweini is fully fit) Weigl as a "6" ahead of the defense and play a 4-3-3
     
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    Well we will see. This Germany game is critical. Ukraine needs at least a point. Will be hard though.
     
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    Germany should win this. 3-1 is my guess.
     
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    I have doubts that Schweinsteiger is the player he once was. There are reasons Munich let him go and the last injuries didnt make him stronger too.
     
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    True, but the other options are a bit young and inexperienced. I think a fit (which is a big question) Schweinsteiger would still be the best option for this tournament.
     
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    Great game and 2-2 final.
     
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    Will Gomez start
     
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    Highly unlikely. According to Bild, Draxler, Özil, Götze, and Müller will start.
     
  17. Bon Esprit

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    Neuer
    Höwedes Boateng Mustafi Hector
    Khedira Kroos
    Müller Özil Draxler
    Götze
     
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    JPP saying Sheva is Ukraine's next coach?
     
  19. Bure80

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    Götze as striker :thumbd:
    Even Löw has won WC with the team, im still not high on him.
     
  20. NHL Dude 120

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    I'm hoping for a 4-2 win for Germany
    Some new names lets see how they do.
     
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    Götze is the logical choice since the ukrainian defenders are all pretty tall. Gomez won't win a single header.
     
  22. Bure80

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    Why not Muller? Götze is the only winger who can be strong in dribblings.
    I want Müller in the penalty area. He isnt a winger in my opinion.
    Would like to see how strong this team could be under a coch like Tuchel.
     
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    Im not that high on Germany this tournament. They've looked quite pedestrian since the WC - in qualifying especially.
     
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    Got my Müller jersey on, let's go! :yo:
     
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    TSN said there was a feud in the Ukraine team did I miss something??
     

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