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Germany v Italy

Postby Puff Daddy on Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:18 pm

Intriguing looking game, but something tells me Italy will pull this off
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Re: Germany v Italy

Postby Rocketron on Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:27 pm

Is that "something" the fact that Germany have never beaten Italy in a competitive fixture ?
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Re: Germany v Italy

Postby Puff Daddy on Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:01 pm

Rocketron wrote:Is that "something" the fact that Germany have never beaten Italy in a competitive fixture ?


To be honest, that is a big factor. Both teams do have huge togetherness and know exactly what they are doing on the pitch. I love the way Germany's two centre backs spray the ball around, but Italy's back three and Buffon in goal are absolutely amazing, so it comes down to who will make the best of whatever few chances are created and with Thomas Muller misfiring, one chance taken could be the difference in a very tight game. 1-0 to Italy has a very familiar ring about it, doesn't it ?
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Re: Germany v Italy

Postby il_martello_di_genovesi on Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:57 pm

I am going to this game...

Italy possibly without De Rossi and Thiago Motta...

I'm still not completely sold on Germany, The only real test they've had ended in a draw, and I'm not sure how they didn't manage to score more against Northern Ireland.

I'm gonna go for a 1-1 draw...Italy to win on penalties.
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Re: Germany v Italy

Postby Clacton-ammer on Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:07 pm

Motta for sure, he is suspended.

De Rossi will be a huge loss, he has been superb to date, but so have the other 10 players on the pitch in fairness.

Hope the Italians do it in 90 minutes 8-) If I had a bet on this, my money would be on penalties.
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Re: Germany v Italy

Postby warp on Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:34 pm

i'm not saying he's useless, but... how slow is thiago motta?!?
in on the 60th minute, half the distance to the ball than every other player, and still gets burnt!

hopefully de rossi will be ok. the freedom he was given by spain was unbelievable. arrogance by spain?

anyway... let's do ze germans! :scarfer: (like we always do...)
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Re: Germany v Italy

Postby Jumby on Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:49 pm

Something tells me that Germany's fluid style might draw a few more fouls from the Italians and it could prove to be their undoing.
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Re: Germany v Italy

Postby ageing hammer on Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:56 pm

Rocketron wrote:Is that "something" the fact that Germany have never beaten Italy in a competitive fixture ?



Gotta break their duck sometime :)
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Re: Germany v Italy

Postby il_martello_di_genovesi on Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:11 pm

warp wrote:i'm not saying he's useless, but... how slow is thiago motta?!?
in on the 60th minute, half the distance to the ball than every other player, and still gets burnt!

hopefully de rossi will be ok. the freedom he was given by spain was unbelievable. arrogance by spain?

anyway... let's do ze germans! :scarfer: (like we always do...)


Indeed...

De Rossi was waiting for a scan, so not sure what the results of that are. Who replaces him? Candreva is still out also apparently.
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Re: Germany v Italy

Postby szola on Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:58 pm

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Re: Germany v Italy

Postby szola on Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:04 pm

Take Muller out, and this game is heading for OT.

If Motta, Candreva and De Rossi is out, will Sturaro, Parolo and Bernardeschi control the midfield? Giaccherini go central with El Sharaawy or Insigne on the flanks?

Can't remember the last time Conte changed his 3 - 5 - 2

Eder and Pelle will have to work hard up front.
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Re: Germany v Italy

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:34 am

I'm hoping for a Germany - Wales final as I feel we haven't been properly tested yet . :)
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Re: Germany v Italy

Postby paulthebubble on Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:43 pm

I have a feeling DeRossi will heal quickly and play on Saturday. Italy has the Germans' number since 1970. Hope it continues. 1-0 per gli Azzuri. AVANTI Ragazzi!
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Re: Germany v Italy

Postby Lee_WHU on Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:07 pm

Looking forward to this, want the Italians to progress. Been really impressed with them so far.

Mental to think we could have 3 players still in this thing come the semi-finals.
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Re: Germany v Italy

Postby fjthegrey on Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:36 pm

Italy get it done, until they lose and then everyone will say that this Italy team, defence aside, isn't that good.

And it isn't that good.
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Re: Germany v Italy

Postby warp on Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:48 pm

the advantage italy has on any other team is the goalie and back three playing together for years now, in this system and with the same manager for a while too.

it's not the most talented squad in the euros, but it is a good team.
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Re: Germany v Italy

Postby Tenbury on Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:14 pm

The kids' mother is Italian so I hope to God they get a result,or my life won't be worth living.
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Re: Germany v Italy

Postby Lee_WHU on Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:29 pm

Had a cheeky bet on 3-1 Italy
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Re: Germany v Italy

Postby Puff Daddy on Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:19 pm

[quote="Tenbury"]The kids' mother is Italian so I hope to God they get a result,or my life won't be worth living.[/quote

You wuss. My two kid's mother is half German and when it comes to mental strength I tell yer, those son's of birches take the ****ing biscuit. It isn't merely attercliffe of being better on a football pitch, you have to ****ing out think then too and that is near possible
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Re: Germany v Italy

Postby WCpete on Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:54 pm

Just saw the German fans in the fanzone doing the Icelandic chant but with those clapper noise makers. WTF people? Can people not get their own cheer? First Wales and now the Germans. George (Costanza) is getting mad!
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