Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert believes that the way German football is run could have a massive effect on the Premier League. Lambert thinks the low ticket prices, television coverage and stadium investment has contributed to make the Bundesliga one of the most popular in the world.
Borussia Dortmund are already through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League and Bayern Munich are on the verge after their 3-1 first leg victory ...More
After their Euro 2012 semi-final heartbreak at the hands of Italy, Germany get back into competitive football with a home fixture against international minnows from the Faroe Islands. Joachim Low’s side will be unconcerned about the Faroe Islands, having faced them twice in history and only conceding the one goal.
Germany were favourites to reach the final of this summer’s European Championships, but were undone by Mario Balotelli an...More
Germany 1: Ozil 90+1’Italy 2: Balotelli 20’, 36’
Earlier this week, Mario Balotelli was asked by journalists why he doesn’t celebrate when he scores for Italy. In reply, the roguish striker allegedly said: “I'm doing my job. When a postman delivers letters, does he celebrate?" It’s an interesting and typically witty comment for him to make, but by the end of Thursday’s semi-final against Germany, Balotelli was the only man doing the d...More
Germany vs Italy will contest the second and last semi-final tonight, the winner knowing that they have the current World and European champions, Spain, waiting in the final. The Italians have had less time to prepare for their showdown with the Germans, only sealing their fate on Sunday after a grueling 120 minutes against England in which they finally won the game in a penalty shoot out. Germany made it here in grandiose fashion, beat...More
Germany go into Thursday’s Euro 2012 semi-final looking to end their Italian jinx. Die Mannschaft have never beaten Italy in a competitive fixture, having drawn four and lost three against the Azzurri in tournament matches. Their last meeting was the World Cup semi in 2006, with the Azzurri winning 2-0 in extra time.
Despite this, Joachim Löw was relaxed at a press conference about the record: "No game has anything to say to us. Not ...More
Game two of the quarter-finals takes place tonight in Gdansk and sees joint favourites Germany against unlikely contenders Greece. The Germans managed to top the group of death with maximum points, making a real statement to the likes of Spain and France. The Greeks however were something of a surprise in their group, only securing qualification on the last day after a shock win against Russia thanks to a strike from Giorgios Karagounis...More
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