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That was a thrilling match to watch :)

 

Schweinsteiger looked battered even before the face wound. Incredible that he kept going even with the last substitute still available.

 

The Argentineans did play a great game as well. They were slightly superior for large portions of the game, but thankfully not enough to score a goal. In the end the win is still deserved I think. The referee did a rather poor job, but there were controversial decisions on both sides.

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Schweiny is a warrior. I was pleased with his play in the final, he dove quite often in the quarters. He's too good to fall into that trap. Same with Robben.

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I didn't think you were Argentinian?

I'm not. Argentina was just the first team i really started following when i first started watching football back in 2002. Iirc that's the year Veron played and i remember him being one of my favorite players mainly cause he was one of the only names i could remember playing FIFA 10 on PS1, haha. So Argentina was kind of the team that really got me into football. Was really sad for me to see them lose, especially in such a fashion. I had a feeling Germany would win from the start, they just looked so much better than Argentina did this whole WC. But i always had my hopes up, especially when there were only 10 minutes of extra time left. Even though i think if it went to penalties Germany would have still come out on top. I don't know, was just a bit devastating seeing them concede 8 minutes before end of extra time.

But big congrats the the Germans. Like i said, i think they fully deserved it.

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I just think it's sad they couldn't manage a shot on goal. Germany was playing 3 CB's and still Argentina couldn't manage a shot on target..

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I just think it's sad they couldn't manage a shot on goal. Germany was playing 3 CB's and still Argentina couldn't manage a shot on target..

Well according to the match statistics 2 of their shots did count as "on target", but that's 2 of the 10 they took. Compared to the 7 of 10 from Germany it was quite obvious who should have won.

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Yeah... That's debatable. I just rewatched the match and I counted 1. Regardless, I was wrong with zero, but one of the best attacking teams in the world couldn't beat 3 clunky CB's. Just sad the most of the focus going in on was on the Argintineans defence but it was the attackers that let them down. Further showing Messi is human.

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Yeah... That's debatable. I just rewatched the match and I counted 1. Regardless, I was wrong with zero, but one of the best attacking teams in the world couldn't beat 3 clunky CB's. Just sad the most of the focus going in on was on the Argintineans defence but it was the attackers that let them down. Further showing Messi is human.

Yeah in all honesty i feel like Argentina didn't make enough opportunities for themselves and the ones the did make weren't executed very well. I guess same can be said for Germany. I've been looking at the goal they scored and in all honesty it was messy defense on Argentina's side. Demichelis (i think it was him) completely let Gotze go, and started running towards whoever it was that made the cross (iirc it was Schweinsteiger) after he already had 2 defenders on him. At that point he should have realized that the cross was going to happen, and he should have instead focused on his mark and try to prevent whatever could possible happen from the cross. Gotze was in the box with no defender within like 5 meters of him. That's just sloppy play in all honesty. That's probably the one mistake their defense made all night, and they got punished for it (rightfully so i guess). 

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I'm a Man City supporter so I've seen Demichelis disappear a time or two myself :/

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