June 29, 2012 in Uncategorized
What a game of Football!
I was busy packing last night as I’ll be moving on Saturday, a friend asked me, via text, if I was going to watch the second Euro 2012 Semi final between Italy and Germany and who I felt was going to win, I had so much left to do that I decided against watching the game, I also told him that smart money would be on Germany…unless a bit of Balotelli magic sinks the Germans…
That comment was almost a joke…or just my scepticism getting the better of me. a few minutes later the game started, and not too long after kick off my friend informed me that Balotelli scored, and that Italy were up 1-0 . the sports fanatic in me got the better of me, and off to the TV I went.
I was fortunate enough to catch the second goal which left top goal keeper Munuel Neuer clueless. every bit of it, from the collection of the ball to the over the top celebration had arrogance with a dash of pure class written all over it – the same arrogance that many question, but I’d like to think, when Balotelli pitches, he’s simply THAT good.
The Germans were always going to have some defensive issues, as they often attacked with both Lahm and Boateng , giving the Italians the opportunity to counter, and if it wasn’t for missed opportunities, the scoreline could easily have been 3-0 or even 4-0 at the end of the 90min.
a brilliant game to watch for the neutral, most likely a very frustrating match for any German fans. – were the Germans complacent? who knows.
what a game – what a player – Mario Balotelli
For those of you who haven’t seen it, here’s his second goal