Saturday, 3 July 2010
Germany strike vier into the heart of Argentina
For the third time in South Africa, Germany have struck four in a game.
If anyone wants to know how to beat Germany, they'd be advised to watch the Serbs' one-nil win over them during the group stages.
In beating big guns England and Argentina, they've shown how a well executed gameplan and strong organisation will mostly win the day at this level.
In stark contrast, Germany's opening goal came as a consequence of undrilled Argentine defending.
As for the performance against England, Germany were so superior in organisation, we all know we were made to look like a pub team.
This World Cup has been a triumph of substance over style. It mightn't be as pretty on the eye as other World Cups, but it's a fascinating tool with which to learn about the game.
After a slightly below par tournament, the semi-final match-ups are intriguing.
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