Poland - Greece 1:1
Russia - Czechia 4:1
Holland - Denmark 0:1
Germany - Portugal 1:0 YAY!!!
Germany's 1:0 versus Portugal was a tough piece of work. I think Germany was the better team overall with more ball possession and better at tackles, but Portugal had a few extremely dangerous chances, like that Wembley shot* which was clearly NO GOAL this time. Boateng did a superb job with taking care of Ronaldo. You cannot neutralize him 100%, but Boateng was successful in total. Thank god Gomez made his goal just a minute before he was supposed to be substituted. Phew!
*: For Germans, a Wembley shot is a shot which hits the bar and drops down somewhere near the goal line. Germany lost the 1966 world championship final because of one by England, but we got satisfaction in the 2010 world championship, versus England. 1966: No goal, but given. 2010: Goal, but not given.
I think Germany didn't show the strengths which they had shown in the last few years. They played very static. We had a strong defence, however, strong enough to deal with a few of the world's best strikers, including the best of them all. Holland will be a more serious opponent, but I guess their play style suit's Germany's in a better way.
And yes, Holland were the better team, but wasted too many chances.
Originally Posted by BobCox2
I did not think the NFL was playing in that many games in Europe this year.
Your misconception is explained by the fact that you call a game football which is played neither with a ball nor with one's feet more than 1% of the time
I'm trying to pay attention to this, but I don't think I care about any of the teams so it will be difficult for me to get invested, but thats no surprise from a tournament that doesn't include CONCACAF, maybe I will catch a game at some point