Match 59 (QF) - Germany v Argentina - Post-Match Thread [R]

Discussion in 'World Cup 2010: Knockout Rounds' started by JaredSS07, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. StiltonFC

    StiltonFC He said to only look up -- Guster

    Mar 18, 2007
    SoCal
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Paraguay will have trouble with Spain. Torres isn't going to go through this WC w/o scoring. As much as I respect the Albirroja, I can't see them winning their next match.
     
  2. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Member+

    Aug 18, 2004
    Tehran Iran
    Congratulations to Germany. Fully deserved win.

    The early goal did play right into Germany's strengths and into Argentina's weakness. But Germany played a very good game regardless. They comfortably dominated most of the 1st half, with Argentina unable to even venture into Germany's third of the field until 25 or 30 minutes into the game. The first half alone could have finished 3:0 for Germany and should have finished 2:0. Argentina did come out in the 2nd half determined to get back into the game but except for a 10 minute period or thereabouts, the outcome of this game to me was never in doubt.

    I feel sorry for Argentina. Unlike most here, I am as impressed with Messi as ever, even if I had thought that he would find the net today and help his team overcome a Germany side that I have liked a lot in this tournament. Tevez tried hard but to me was not as effective as in prior games he had for Argentina in this tournament; most of the time he was unable to get through his marker and would cough up the ball instead. But Argentina's real problem in this tournament has been its defense, which always looked suspect and a midfield that was clearly no where the class of Germany's. Argentina's goalie is no Buffon either.

    Anyway, I was very glad to see Klose score 2 goals to bring himself closer to the record for all time goal scorer in the World Cup. But Germany's best players today were Schweinsteiger, Podolski, Muller, and Ozil. With everyone else on Germany's team playing pretty darn good football too.
     
  3. StiltonFC

    StiltonFC He said to only look up -- Guster

    Mar 18, 2007
    SoCal
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    you're asking a partisan? :)
     
  4. shocker

    shocker New Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    What a fantastic game by Germany !! Hats down :)
    For a neutral observer this was astonishing to watch i wasnt enjoy this much since euro 2008 when we beat Germans 2:1 ;))
    Germany all the way !!
     
  5. OrlandoEngelaar

    Jul 19, 2008
    CA
    With Brazil going home, looks like Germany have stepped on top of the podium. The Germans attacked as a team and defended as a team. Stopped Messi from going to his left foot.
     
  6. WorldCupRene

    WorldCupRene New Member

    Jul 10, 2006
    As a Latin American, I was happy with the fact that so many teams from CONCACAF and CONMEBOL made it through the first round... however, the way things are looking so far, it may be three Europeans in the Semi-Finals.
     
  7. ForeverRed

    ForeverRed Member+

    Aug 18, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Cheers to Argentina for a clean game. Best of luck from here on out. :)
     
  8. fairwitness

    fairwitness New Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Club:
    12 de Octubre
    Wow. The phrase "bringing a knife to a gunfight" comes to mind.
    Well done, Germany.
     
  9. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    I don't agree. Two very different games. Today I saw that they went down fighting to the end, even when it was a lost cause. They never stopped going forward, never stopped running and pushing and challenging for the ball, and arguing every call, and taking shots on goal. They didn't lose because they didn't want it bad enough, they just didn't play smart, and got their asses kicked by a better team that was better coached.
     
  10. Tread

    Tread New Member

    Jul 1, 2009
    2006: Tied 1-1 between Argentina and Germany, Germany winning on PK?
    How is it a repeat of 2006? Or do you use the term "repeat" loosely? Germany crushed Argentina, this was no 1-1 tie.
     
  11. fairwitness

    fairwitness New Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Club:
    12 de Octubre
    Good point. They handled the situation with class.
    A minimum of theatrics from both sides. Very refreshing after the Brazil-Holland game, with Robben jumping into the air and flopping around on the ground for 90 minutes.
     
  12. Rostam

    Rostam Member

    Dec 11, 2005
    Congrats to Germany. Great game and team effort but Scheiwnstager was the main difference owning the midfield and wherever he showed up unmarked. He had two assists and involved in everything else. This was truly his shinning moment, in part thanx to his counterpart for hiding among his defenders. How many miles did Scheiwnstager covered in this game? How many his counterpart? How about the number of touches, passes??

    Scheiwnstager is the German Dagger.
     
  13. ajaxpsv

    ajaxpsv New Member

    Nov 8, 2004
    L.A.
    Club:
    PSV Eindhoven
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Well, I did not see a 4-0 score coming from this game. This should be interesting games,still to come. :)
     
  14. aerez

    aerez Member

    Jul 8, 2006
    Unfortunately it's the partisan toward Diego that's unsettling (not poking fingers at ASF, just answering a question). The shirt is always bigger than the player and coach.
     
  15. vhatever

    vhatever Red Card

    Jun 16, 2010
    USA

    Germany had a key midfielder suspended after their win over argentina in 2006, for completely bogus reasons. They lost in the next round.
     
  16. AFCA

    AFCA Member

    Jul 16, 2002
    X X X rated
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    What the hell do these Germans think they're doing?
     
  17. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Yeah, I expect Spain over Paraguay, but I was commenting on the other possibility. And if Spain wins, they'll have a stiff challenge against Germany, because they are not the same team from the Euros.

    Spain better keep the ball away from them, and hope for some early luck that will frustrate the Germans, and then maybe the Germans will lose their composure. Today they played a great game, but of course things went their way from the start.

    Right now I see Germany winning over Spain, I thought their defense was a weakness, but now they sold me on it.
     
  18. ForeverRed

    ForeverRed Member+

    Aug 18, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    How's Mueller's goal for some poetic justice?
     
  19. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Actually, the three key players of Germany's build-up, Ozil (Schalke/Bremen), Muller (Bayern) and Khedira (Stuttgart) have three different origins, however they are the three that have impressed me the most with their near-telepathic understanding.
     
  20. puyol

    puyol Member+

    FC Barcelona
    Dec 24, 2009
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    huh , but he wasnt offside :confused:
     
  21. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    They move on and we go home. Same thing.

    But as much as it hurts to get your ass kicked, I think going out in penalties feels worse.
     
  22. WorldCupRene

    WorldCupRene New Member

    Jul 10, 2006
    A dónde estan? A dónde estan? Los Argentinos que ganaban el mundiaaaal!
     
  23. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    We'll take the next one.
     
  24. puyol

    puyol Member+

    FC Barcelona
    Dec 24, 2009
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    i know that khedira has tunisian origins ( tunisian mother ) and ozil from turkey , but what about muller ? thought he was 100% german :confused:
     
  25. ForeverRed

    ForeverRed Member+

    Aug 18, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    That's still a big question about this German team. As Klinsmann said, they haven't had to come back from a goal down yet in the knockout stages.
     

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