Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Ze Germans

Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.- Gary Lineker"

Not much else to say really, right? I was going to comment after the frist round game that Odonkor looks like a potential game changing sub...what do I know right? Aside from the goal, all of Germany's best chances came through Lahm, who is making a strong case for best left back in the tourney. Podolski was completely taken out of the game as was Schweinsteiger. Klose seems much improved as an overall player from 4 years ago. Nice goal by Peter Lorre as well.

Very tough on the Poles, who were far better than against Ecuador, Bosacki in for Jop really shored up there defense, and Bak, Bosacki and the keeper Boruc were all excellent, after the sending off (harsh, perhaps, but no real option for the ref) they simply had no outlet and were asked to defend once too often (as if the double crossbar shots from Klose and Ballack wasn't warning.)

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