WC 2010 QF: Argentina vs Germany [P + R]

newbie original

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Congratulations to Germany. Heading into this game, I said that their defense hadn't faced a true test. Well, Argentina didn;t test them the way I thought they could.....they made an effort for a while but just couldn't come close to keeping it up for the 90 mins.

And Argentina's own defense was found wanting....like everyone knew. They fell apart after the 2nd goal.

There were several opportunities to send Otamendi off. He deserved a 2nd yellow. Muller didn't deserve a card at all.

IMO, Messi has been played out of position with ARG. The next coach needs to copy EXACTLY what Pep Guardiola does with Barcelona, in terms of how to play Messi.

Oh, and Real Madrid just wasted their money on Di Maria. He's a bench warmer and nothing more. Unless Mourinho pulls a rabbit out of a hat, the guy will be useless at the Bernabeau.

Sevillista;2901291 said:
Germany have looked impressive but they haven't faced a team with a midfield nearly as strong as Spain's. If Spain beat Paraguay, Germany will have a much different match than they've been used to.

Well said. Agreed.

It's a real shame that Muller will miss that game. He was possibly the man of the match in this game against ARG, with a goal and a brilliant assist on the 2nd German goal.

I would have loved to see him run right through Xabi Alonso.
 

newbie original

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Integrity;2901299 said:
Your logical fallacy pinpointing is irrelevant at this point, because GUESS WHAT?! ARGENTINA DID INDEED SUFFER EVEN MORE, AND WAS BRUTALLY HUMILIATED BY THE GERMANS!! :bob::sKIp_E:....

I only continued what the other guy said and changed the team names. Your attempt at a wisecrack comment and/or ire should be directed at him.
 

Arnau

NGR LVR
Di María looked pretty good today between argentina wild team. I think he will succes under Mourinho.
 

newbie original

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He can't do **** with his right foot and he's nowhere near as good as Robben to survive primarily on his left alone. He'll become like Adriano.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
newbie original;2901319 said:
He can't do **** with his right foot and he's nowhere near as good as Robben to survive primarily on his left alone. He'll become like Adriano.

It's not really fair of Maradona to ask him to play as a slightly central right midfielder.
 

Krypton X

Senior Squad
10-man Australia = Argentina (H)

Wild celebrations break out across the globe as people learn that Maradona won't be appearing in his birthday suit.

GO DEUTSCHLAND!!!!!!!!





 

yoyo913

Team Captain
That Muller yellow card really pissed me off. First Messi hit it with his arm way more than Muller did. Muller hit it with his shoulder/chest, it can be argued its a hand ball but not card worthy. Then the Argentine players surrounded the ref.

Any chance you think it might be reversed?
 

Zakov

Senior Squad
I don't think yellow cards can be rescinded. Regardless how silly its been given. Only straight reds are considered if I'm not mistaken.
 

MelvinSmiley

Reserve Team
BocaPasion;2901230 said:
germany wins :(
s**t!!!! s**t!!!! s**t!!!! s**t!!!!

As they played better
a shame
Argentina had clear chances but hey, we failed to defend

Clear chances? I didnt see a single one.....Apart from that, im kind of speechless. Amazing game by our Jungs, stupid yellow card for an accidental touch with his arm for Müller....i couldve bitchslapped Higuain for demanding a yellow card for this, but hey...thats argentina....sorry, but its true.
 

Krypton X

Senior Squad
Müller is definately going to be a big loss, he's been immense in virtually every game, only Schweinsteger outshone him today. I can't see Kroos, Gomez or Trochowski bringing the same kind of spark or chemistry with the other forwards the way Müller can.
 

Zlatan

Fan Favourite
This is very hard for me to say, but I can't do anything else but admit that Germany from all the teams in this tournament deserves to win the cup the most with the football they displayed.
 

MelvinSmiley

Reserve Team
Krypton X;2901343 said:
Müller is definately going to be a big loss, he's been immense in virtually every game, only Schweinsteger outshone him today. I can't see Kroos, Gomez or Trochowski bringing the same kind of spark or chemistry with the other forwards the way Müller can.

Gomez definitely not. I guess Löw will bring on Trochowski. Usually he plays better in nt than he does for the HSV
 

newbie original

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The situation is quite different for yellow cards.......in comparison to red cards. If it's a yellow card that is incorrectly given to the wrong player, then yes FIFA could reverse it. This decision would likely have been made during the game (half time, for this one) if it were to have happened.

If it's a judgement call(by the referee), as is the case here, then it cannot be reversed. He's missing the semi-final.
 

MelvinSmiley

Reserve Team
Zlatan;2901346 said:
This is very hard for me to say, but I can't do anything else but admit that Germany from all the teams in this tournament deserves to win the cup the most with the football they displayed.

Why is that so hard, because your dutch? Hehe.....it looks like both our teams switched styles pretty successfully ;)
 

newbie original

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Zlatan;2901346 said:
This is very hard for me to say, but I can't do anything else but admit that Germany from all the teams in this tournament deserves to win the cup the most with the football they displayed.

You could have said the same thing 4 years ago.:read:
 


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