Sunday, April 3, 2011

Poland 4, Germany 2

This was a great game to watch. Both teams came out flying and it's clear that both are above-average skill level and will contend in Group D. Great job by Poland to capitalize on some tough chances - that was ultimately the difference as Germany couldn't find a way to put the ball in the net until late. Poland's keeper played out of his mind, he seemed to be everywhere in that box, even with Germany having at least one, and sometimes two or three strikers in there trying to get in his way. Germany needs to put the ball in the net if they're going to come out of this pool. At on point the score was 3-0 in favour of Poland. Germany's whole strategy revolves around scoring a lot of goals and the results were sorely lacking on Sunday.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

this was a great game!! great atmosphere, great saves and some good goals

yadda-yadda said...

Germany refused to play the ball through their midfield to gain the opponents zone, which let poland sit back and defend the bouncing ball. Props to poland, they played a perfect game plan and got a few lucky bounces to go their way. the rest of group D is going to very exciting!

Anonymous said...

all germany did was kick and chase. just put their striker right on polands keeper or on top of box for the whole game even when the ball was in their defending end. Then tried to get it to that striker but it never worked