WM Spiel 1 - Deutschland gg Portugal - 16 Juni 2014

Discussion in 'Germany: National Teams' started by Fussballer, Jun 11, 2014.

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  1. Fussballer

    Fussballer Member+

    Liverpool FC
    Sep 18, 2002
    In my head
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
  2. Dhajj

    Dhajj Member+

    Nov 25, 2010
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Were losing 2-1 :(

    I think someone posted the lineup I would love to see..

    I wonder if they'll post it again :)
     
  3. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Match thread's a bit early for my tastes, but I'll take it. Subbed.
     
  4. BorisG

    BorisG Member+

    Sep 30, 2009
    Namibia
    Club:
    FC Nürnberg
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Portugal beating ireland 5-1 mhhhh
     
  5. #10Ibrakadabra

    May 21, 2014
    Club:
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Who is not? Germany did score 6 on them in qualification. With Reuss ofc
     
  6. Kirsten19

    Kirsten19 Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Newport Beach, CA
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe back from injuries. Played their first game and Ronaldo did impress.

    Ireland are good team. 0-0 against Italy last week

    We gonna play possession football or more direct? I am lost
     
  7. Cuppo

    Cuppo Member+

    May 27, 2012
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    I think Portugal will score at least 1 with their crybaby (Can't wait to see him crying again during World Cup). Not sure how Germany is going to play, I think with Löw it's a more direct but also variable style, so Portugal might will have possession as well. :/
     
  8. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Im afraid this time it could be Portugal's time after 2006, 2008, 2012....
     
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  9. SirManchester

    SirManchester Member+

    Apr 14, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Aside from containing Ronaldo, Özil has huge role in dealing with Carvalho in this match.

    Also whoever plays upfront, getting better of Alves who is terribly when turned is key.
     
  10. nekkibasara

    nekkibasara Member+

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Virginia
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    In that case I'd advocate Schuerrle up front because of his pace and technical skills.
     
  11. SirManchester

    SirManchester Member+

    Apr 14, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I'm inclined to agree only if he does on the left and interchanges with Götze.

    Either way, unlike most teams, Portugal has stayed the same and are maybe most predictable team in terms of how they play. Carvalho is only change. Their left flank still one of the best if not best in tournament and midfield battle will be highly technical as they are better in that area but way they play, predictable.

    My question is, how will they try to play us? They can sit and keep ball, make us chase or they can counter furiously like against Sweden. They are more effective in latter and capable of both (Spain in Euros for possession for instance - superb display) but against us, knowing their high line could be punished could opt to just play it safe.
     
  12. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I expect a similar matchup to EURO 2012 here. A physical slugfest with only a couple chances created and both teams being cautious and conservative.
     
  13. nekkibasara

    nekkibasara Member+

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Virginia
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I think they will press high and counter quickly against us.
     
  14. Fussballer

    Fussballer Member+

    Liverpool FC
    Sep 18, 2002
    In my head
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I agree, not much has changed between the 2 teams except Germany has fewer options at striker. It took an amazing header from Gomez to beat them last time. Don't see anybody in the false 9 finishing in the box like that. I could see the match ending in a goalless draw.
     
  15. SirManchester

    SirManchester Member+

    Apr 14, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I think so too. 0-0 or 1-1.
     
  16. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Portugal had some decent coutners and attacks one of which very late in the game Varela must have scored. Could have been a draw as well. I think Neuer saved but I also remember Lahm(as leftback) funnily threw himself head forward into the shot.
     
  17. Kirsten19

    Kirsten19 Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Newport Beach, CA
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    I think Loew may play Mueller up top with Goetze and Podolski interchanging.

    Podolski is still the best finisher in the game

    Giving us some flexibility to play both direct and possession
     
  18. P to the Wee

    P to the Wee Red Card

    Nov 22, 2011
    Susan is a Little Lamb
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    This worked great for Bayern for a while. Took the easy win to the repair shop, so it should last us all World Cup.



    Easy win.
     
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  19. nekkibasara

    nekkibasara Member+

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Virginia
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    In all of our previous encounters with Portugal Lahm marked Ronaldo out of the game. I wonder what kind of trouble he is going to cause us now that he will be up against Boateng instead.
     
  20. Dage

    Dage Member+

    Jun 4, 2008
    Berlin
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Germany 3:1 Portugal
     
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  21. SirManchester

    SirManchester Member+

    Apr 14, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Germany is anything but good at balancing those things. That's been the problem all along.
     
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  22. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
  23. nekkibasara

    nekkibasara Member+

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Virginia
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
  24. Dhajj

    Dhajj Member+

    Nov 25, 2010
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    This
     
  25. Lahmfan

    Lahmfan Member+

    Jun 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    lets get the party started!

    12-1 for Germany. Lets put that jackass ronaldo in his place
     
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