Germany Takes Down The Dutch

13 Jun

Germany scorched Netherlands in the first half, leading by 2. The score ended up 2-1 with Mario Gomez scoring a brace and Robin van Persie nabbing one for the Dutch. I really was surprised by this match.

The faces of the disappointed Dutch fans said it all. I can’t believe how unpredictable these Euros are turning out to be. I’m so interested to see how tomorrow’s games shake out.

(Pictures via Daylife)

– Lozil

7 Responses to “Germany Takes Down The Dutch”

  1. Bombay Talkies (@BombayTalkies) June 14, 2012 at 12:18 am #

    I’m not actually that surprised at the Dutch–there’s enough in-fighting on that team to fill a soap opera and van Marwijk should never have started van Bommel. Bit of family favoritism going on there. The entire team is a mess; Sneijder is the only one who looked remotely interested in what was going on.

    • headbandsandheartbreak June 14, 2012 at 12:23 am #

      Yeah that piccy of Heitinga yelling at De Jong kinda shows that. I really wanted to fully watch the matches, but I’m on a super tight deadline for a massive project at work (hence getting home at 10:40 PM) so it was half on in the background but I couldn’t really watch today. It’s a real shame about the Dutch team’s issues. There’s some major talent on that squad. 😦

      • Bombay Talkies (@BombayTalkies) June 14, 2012 at 12:32 am #

        Well and just yesterday Sneijder was telling the press that the “massive egos” on the squad needed to get over themselves. Clearly they’re having some issues. van Marwijk played the same defensive shape that failed so spectacularly against the Danes–I can’t for the life of me understand why he’d try it again knowing how poorly it works.

        If Holland don’t advance it’s no one’s fault but their own, that’s for sure.

      • drea June 14, 2012 at 9:36 am #

        I think that’s Mathijsen, not Heitinga, yelling at de Jong. They used to be one of the toughest (and roughest, as Xabi knows all too well) back lines in Europe, but now… not so much, no? They just aren’t playing like they want it bad enough, or like they even enjoy being on the same pitch together. Save for Sneijder, the rest of the team was disjointed and uninspired.

  2. jellyace June 14, 2012 at 12:18 am #

    The German team seems to have gelled better. Maybe it’s the Bayern core of players.
    Robben seems to get upset at almost every match…maybe because RvP is on fire.
    Germany may win this competition!

  3. Anna June 14, 2012 at 4:27 am #

    to be honest, i really don’t like the dutch NT, and i’m not a fan of many of their players either. but it is a shame that they’re pretty much sending themselves out of the euros when they have such a good squad- they were really good in the WC (obviously, seeing as they were in the final) but there’s just such a lack of team unity, and once that starts, it’s pretty hard to change it back

  4. Ally June 14, 2012 at 5:29 am #

    Ouch! being defeated by our archenemy hurts a bit… But I must admit, the Dutch were a mess and Germany deserved to win. Now we still have a theoretical chance to advance: We must defeat portugal with 2-goal-difference and Germany must win against Denmark. not entirely impossible..

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