Two goals for the price of one

Euro 2012 coverage by Lee Hugh McGowan

QTR Final 2

Germany 4 – 2 Greece

The highest scoring game in the tournament was a far cry from the austerity being discussed by their governments. The Greeks continued their nation’s form for giving away the goods and the Germans, generous to a fault, gifted them two goals when they really only should have had one. This was a celebration of the Germans’ incredible collective ability and the courage required of those who might stand in their way. Santos and his team did what they could. Their goals (especially the penalty) came against the run of play and were never really going to make a difference. The Germans replied with three of their own in less than 14 minutes.

The scariest part for the remaining nations in the tournament is the Germans, resting their form strikers, played their ‘back-up’ on-form strikers. And only managed four goals. In his post-match comments German coach Leow said the changes in his team selection were being about breathing life into his side. Maybe he could discuss the notion with Roy Hodgson. The ball is round, but there really is no seeing past them.

It was back to the purple background this morning. I have to say Paul Dempsey is doing an admirable job putting up with the numpty pundits they put beside him. SBS tomorrow morning.

It’s the Spanish and the French tonight. The Sangria drinkers will have more to celebrate than those on the Pernod. The winner will play Portugal in the first semi-final early Thursday morning.




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