Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Azzuri Victory

I didn't quite expect a thrilling encounter between Germany and Italy. Seems like they both play a very attacking game of football, which every fan wants ofcourse, especially when they are in search of a goal rather than trying to defend a goal advantage. Thats when the coach brings in an extra defender in place of a forward and then the whole game becomes extremely boring to watch. But this game was really interesting with both teams attacking and taking shots at goal. Italy on couple of occasions came so close that Woodwork denied their goals. But in the end they were deserved winners with couple of really good goals.
So one finalist is decided. Whos going ot be the next? I so cant wait to see the Fracne - Portugal game tonight. Its going to be very interesting or atleast I hope that it will be so.

Some history and Coincidences...

Euro 2000 in Holland...
Semi-Final 1 - Italy Vs Host Holland with Italians winning on Penalty Shootout... (*Except this time it was Host Germany)
Semi-Final 2 - France Vs Portugal with France winning with a Golden Goal by the God Zidane himself...

Finals: France Vs Italy and France won with 2 late goals from Wiltord and Trezeguet and Zidane was voted the player of Tournament...

Can History repeat itself?? We will wait and see... Atleast Italy are through.. We have to wait for France or Hope for France to get through to Finals... Both teams still have many players from their 2000 squad playing current team.

4 comments:

Summit'sPeak said...

Les Bleus vs. Azzuri

Sriram P said...

and another fact i missed out...

In Semifinal 2 (Euro 2000): France beat Portugal 1-0 with a penalty kick and guess who scored?? Zi Zou... and Zi Zou scored another penalty in Semi Final2(2006) and wins against Portugal again.. He is their nemesis.. and they meet Italy again in another Major Final.. Is it going be another repeat?? Hope so... :)

Amrutha said...

Thanks! that was a wonderul piece of info. It seems to be a french week with Amelie in the finals in wimbledon :) (of course, bastille day is also just arnd the corner)

Sriram P said...

@Amrutha: yeah i saw she seat maria sharapova.. havent really been following wimbledon at all...