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

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

  1. Juanele

    Juanele Member+

    Aug 4, 1999
    Colorado, US
    Germany will be favorites no matter who they play in the semifinal.

    I still think that if we beat Paraguay that our midfield would be able to control the game versus Germany. What the game would hinge on is whether we could control Germany's counterattack.
     
  2. kd0011

    kd0011 New Member

    Jun 30, 2010
    San Antonio, TX
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I dispise Maradonna with every bone in my body, but I'm proud of their team for not going out like punks like Brazil did yesterday. I fully expected cheap shots to be taken at Germany at 3-0, but they kept it clean. Good job.

    With that said, I'm a Spanish supporter (after the USMNT of course) and I'm scared to death that they have to face Germany if they win today. Germany is firing on all cylinders and look damn near unbeatable.
     
  3. aerez

    aerez Member

    Jul 8, 2006
    We were also 9 minutes from moving on. It's funny because the tying goal of 2006 was the same spot that was the first goal this year.

    I don't think they were necessarily a better team, but they definitely got their ass kicked by a better coach. The shots on goal Argentina took were weak, they were all hobbles right to keeper. Zero effort by the forwards. Messi was useless, he didn't turn up when we needed him. They tried to run, they tried to push, they tried to challenge but it's all examples of Maradona's poor fitness levels for his team and poor formation and players. The players that were on the field individually are equally to the German players, but just are were no match on this day against them. The Germans are finding their strides, but there's still Spain.
     
  4. vhatever

    vhatever Red Card

    Jun 16, 2010
    USA

    I think he's talking about the "ballboy" incident.

    If you weren't aware, Maradona refused to sit down with Mueller and talk to the press after their recently friendly match. Called him a "ballboy" and was insulted by him.
     
  5. rios

    rios Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    Club:
    Villarreal CF
    the subsequent road is tougher this time so there's less to lose.
    and the fact we can blame the right back for this loss, is better than having no one to blame :D
     
  6. JSS85

    JSS85 Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    think he means three diffrent club youth academys
     
  7. vhatever

    vhatever Red Card

    Jun 16, 2010
    USA

    he's talking about their clubs, not their ethnicity.
     
  8. ForeverRed

    ForeverRed Member+

    Aug 18, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I meant because Maradonna refused to have a press conference with Mueller in March because he didn't know who he was.
     
  9. Moishe

    Moishe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Mar 6, 2005
    Here there and everywhere.
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    ESPN mentioned before the match that the whole incident was embellished and never happened. I'll have a look online to see if I can confirm that.
     
  10. puyol

    puyol Member+

    FC Barcelona
    Dec 24, 2009
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    oh k , sorry about the mixup , didnt know about the muller-maradona incedent and figured u meant something else by the 3 midfielders , my bad :)
     
  11. bnice

    bnice Red Card

    Jul 3, 2010
    Didn't BRA shoot at goal 1 minute before end yesterday?

    I think BRA went down same as ARG today. When they started losing they started forcing the goal with outside shots, forced passes etc. Just like yesterday with Kaka Messi became invisible when he was most needed.
     
  12. thepremierleague

    Mar 14, 2001
    London
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    England gave Germany a better game in terms of actually scoring goals espeically when it would have been 2-2. Although Argentina passed the ball very well. They just did nothing with it.

    So maybe England aren't QUITE as crap as everyone back home is saying.
     
  13. vhatever

    vhatever Red Card

    Jun 16, 2010
    USA
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpa-_2mpO3U"]YouTube- Diego Maradona thought Thomas Muller is a Ballboy[/ame]
     
  14. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Oezil was born and raise in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
     
  15. Mariella

    Mariella Member

    Mar 4, 2005
    Southern California
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Wow great job Germany. Amazing.

    I'm gonna go live in a cave now for a year.
     
  16. albert_mk87

    albert_mk87 Member+

    Aug 27, 2008
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    i'm glad for Klose i hope he will score atleast one goal in the semifinal or 3rd place game/final.Two goals will make him a legend i don't know if in the near future a player will score 16 goals in world cups
     
  17. puyol

    puyol Member+

    FC Barcelona
    Dec 24, 2009
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    sorry i read that on wiki :confused:
     
  18. el americano

    el americano Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Jun 9, 2006
    San Francisco
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maradona had no answers other than to call for a card to be given after every challenge. I was watching Univision, and he had a fan in Chilavert who was saying the same thing. I hope he will allow someone competent and experienced to take over now, because they obviously have some great talent that deserves better.

    I thought Messi, Higuain, and Tevez did well, although the defense marked well individually and got back in numbers. I think Argentina needed more support from the midfield to sustain the pressure of the big three. That's where Schweinie really dominated. They closed down so well on the ball carrier, and were hardly challenged in possession themselves.

    Surely Argentina has better midfielders available than this.

    Master class performance Germany! Una verdadera goleaaadaa!! :eek:
     
  19. Moishe

    Moishe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Mar 6, 2005
    Here there and everywhere.
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
  20. balla

    balla Member

    Sep 16, 2004
    Melbourne,Australia
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Full name Mesut Özil
    Date of birth 15 October 1988 (1988-10-15) (age 21)
    Place of birth Gelsenkirchen, West Germany
    Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
    Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
     
  21. fari

    fari Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    Denver,CO
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    great game germany...this team is growing from strength to strength...the last time i saw a team like this was in 2002 with brazil (that team was a monster). sorry for argentina fans, maybe now the AFA will appoint bielsa or someone with a tad more tactical nous.
     
  22. vhatever

    vhatever Red Card

    Jun 16, 2010
    USA

    ESPN was probably talking about the back and forth commentary between Maradona, Lahm, and Schweinsteigger.
     
  23. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    No worries....;)
     
  24. StiltonFC

    StiltonFC He said to only look up -- Guster

    Mar 18, 2007
    SoCal
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    when they expand the field to 64 teams and play for 8 weeks...

    (think NCAA basketball...)
     
  25. JediMindTricks

    Jun 20, 2006
    Houston
    cheers to germany. great display today.
     

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