Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Euro 2012 - Sneak Preview 6th Day's matches

Tonight's matches are again humdingers from the Group of Death - the first between Denmark & Portugal....its a must win for the Portugals, as anything else would quite certainly hurtle them towards a exit from this edition of Euro Cup.
In their last match against Germany, they were quite well organised & though they eventually lost 0-1, they showed enough capabilities to reach glory....in Ronaldo they have one of the best players in the world today, & with Nani, Postiga, Coentrao, Meierelis, overlapping Pepe playing & combining well.....it indeed is a lethal team....
If they continue to play with over burdening Ronaldo, I expect them to score today....& the goal could come from the least expected quarters,...Coentrao or Pepe.....
Denmark on the other hand have a win under their belt & hence should play more freely....they are capable of scoring & a win here will certainly place them in the next round & also would signal exit for Portugal.... so a lot to play for....I expect an open attacking game from both the teams....goals for sure....while my heart says Portugal, it could be the Danes....

The second is an even bigger battle....Germany vs Netherlands. The Orangie team needs a must win, while the Germans cant take it easy....the bitter rivalry traces back to the dark World War II days, & in their past contest, it has always been a high voltage match.
The Dutch have brilliant players, but suffer from being selfish & ego battles within, which takes away the sheen from the team....if they can brush aside all internal squabbles, the Orangie brigade can decimate any team.....but the big question is, will they????.....its a do or die for them...on the other hand, the Germans are a young bunch of disciplined players who combine very well....they are always good in big events & have already shown signs of a successful tournament ahead....however, if I go by history, Germany has a tendency to lose focus towards the 2nd games of a tournament, especially if they have won the 1st....call it complacency, call it experiment, but they do tend to stutter....if they can guard against this, this German unit is a extremely well oiled machine, which can go the distance....
I expect the Germans to pip ahead today on current form & mental status....however, the Dutch do have it in them to evolve & win....anyways, it will be a tough & tight game....absorbing till the very end...

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