Thursday, 26 June 2008

Euro 2008 - Semi-Final #1

Germany 3 - 2 Turkey

If you are a football fan, time has flown by. To think that we are now at the semi final stage of this years tournament. If you are not a football fan you will no doubt be counting down the days until it is all over and you don't have to have football interrupting the proper TV that you enjoy. However you have probably also chosen not to read this post anyway!

I read this morning somewhere that Germany are the Man Utd of international football i.e. lucky. Well I think that last night there was one team (Turkey) who were lucky to get through to the semi, but they were called brave and plucky and never say die - whereas the Germans outplayed the Portuguese and fully deserved their place in the semi. That said when Germany win in the last minute we have a go at them for being lucky, and 'poor old Turkey', but actually they were brave, plucky and never say die!!! My point being just because the underdog didn't get the luck, us Brits have to get over it and congratulate Germany on a gutsy performance against a buoyant Turkish side (who in fairness outplayed the Germans for large parts).

A five goal thriller ending with probably the better (overall) of the 2 teams progressing. I still fancy the winner of tonights game to be the tournament champions, but with grit and determination and players like Podolski, Klose and Schweinsteiger, you can never rule the Germans out.

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