Euro: SF: France vs. Germany, 7/7/2016

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  1. Deficient Mode

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    They have other 9's they just didn't invite them. Max Kruse would have been a great option. Eggestein is the obvious one. I wouldn't be surprised if he's in Weigl's position for the WM: given a last minute cap and invitation to sit on the bench the whole tournament; but play a bigger role in the next EM.

    Götze could have worked there, but he was poorly integrated in the opening match of the tournament: not quite operating like a traditional striker, not quite like a false 9.
     
  2. les Habs

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    I'd call that one a dive from what I saw. Would have to see it again though.

    It's not exclusive to this Euro though. He's good in the air and has been his entire career from what I've seen.

    To be fair to France they played with a lot more energy in that second half. IMO the goal clearly helped, but they had the better second half. On top of that for all of Germany's possession in the first half they didn't create a lot of really good chances.
     
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    You're confusing creating chances and lucking into a deflection that gives you a split second to shoot the ball 10 meters over the bar.

    That's not creating.
     
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    French ridiculing Iceland...
     
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    France wins euro 2016! France wins euro 2016!
     
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    Griezmann is something else.
     
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    What the **** is this ****? France got no own way to celebrate?:laugh:
     
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    Congrats, France. Didn't create a thing, but made less mistakes, which unfortunately was well enough to deserve it. Hope they beat Portugal.
     
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    Unfortunately for Germany having Gomez injured didn't do them any favors. Muller offered absolutely nothing yet again.

    I said it in the other thread and I'll say it here again, I don't like predictions but I still think Portugal win this.
     
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    They're not ridiculing but it isn't the same as when Iceland did it
     
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    Overall I'd say the Germans were the better team but two boneheaded mistakes led to two France goals and sealed the game.

    France did well to keep Germany from having too many high quality chances despite the possession edge.
     
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    Overall I can't be too mad at this performance. I thought most of the German players played a good or great match, despite missing so many key players through injury or suspension. They were the far better team in the first half, but the breaks didn't go their way with the hand ball and then Boateng's injury, for which Löw had no answer. That's the danger of single elimination matches I guess. Tough luck.
     
  14. Evilo

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    Incredible to see them go through. Nicely done.

    However, the job's not done. We haven't won anything yet and we need to finish this.
     
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    I'm fully on the Penaldo to win a tournament bandwagon, purely for the hilarity it would cause on here. Carnage abound. Sorry Evilo.
     
  16. Evilo

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    Griezmann couldn't be selected by an academy because he was too small... :shakehead
     
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    Célébration islando-française....
     
  18. Evilo

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    No worries :)

    Frankly I'd rather lose to the germans in the semis than to Portugal in the final :D
     
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    Some nice dribbling from Kroos in this match. French players gave him too much space early on, but even late he was making some nice little dribbling runs.
     
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    More like copycating...
     
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    It's crazy how much emphasis youth academies are still putting on physical attributes and not on actual skills. I can understand it with central defenders and classic 9s but otherwise size matters so little.:shakehead
     
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    Wasn't it off a cross? Either way, the ball was in the box for a reason.
     
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    I blame the shifty German EC song.
     
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    :laugh: I agree.

    /thread
     
  25. Evilo

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    If Griezmann scores and we win the Euro on sunday, he'll have one the most dominating performance in a while.
    Better than ZZ in 2006.
    Would actually have a shot at the Ballon d'Or.
     

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