Euro 2012: Germany 1-0 Portugal – Gomez The Goal Hero As Heavyweight Clash Fails To Ignite (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

9th, June 2012


By Alan Duffy

With international journeyman of mystery, Helder Postiga, still up front for Portugal, it came as no surprise that the Iberians failed to conjour up many chances against Germany, despite having uber-star Cristiano Ronaldo captaining the side. Indeed, for pretty much the whole game, the Portuguese sat back and defended in a game that the Germans totally dominated.

Despite being outplayed by Jogi Loew’s highly-rated side, Portugal defended superbly, with hardman Pepe even managing to hit the crossbar in the first-half. However, eventually Germany’s goal came, courtesy of Mario Gomez’s superb header.

That victory puts the Germans level with Denmark at the top of Group B, although one suspects there’s plenty more surprises left in the (apparent) ‘Group of Death’.



Photos: PA

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  1. anna says:

    Mats Hummels is a god. Thank you, that’s all.

  2. Lucky Strike says:

    @anna can say that again, i was laughing at times – when he was on marauding runs through the midfield..ein fussballgott.

  3. Toz says:

    Overall not surprised at the boring style of play employed by Germans. Don’t see how anyone gets excited by the German team.

    Overall, some seriously poor poor poor passing, lots of long balls and shots from far out. Defensively the Germans did well but offensively they’re a far ways off from being the champion winning team of yesteryear.

  4. Rob says:

    What on earth was Ronaldo trying to do with his left short leg? He spend most of the game making sure it was folded so his thigh was showing, what a strange little man

  5. Luke M says:

    Great goal from George Mcfly. Gomez looks uncannily like him.

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