Monday, June 30, 2014

Victory in defeat

You can't have watched the Germany-Algeria match (2-1) without having great admiration for the sprit of the Algerian team.  Even after falling behind 2-0, with virtually no time left in overtime, Algeria scored one goal (at minute 121) and then came very close to scoring another.

As in previous matches, goalkeeping was a key.  Here's Raïs M'Bolhi making one of his many saves for Algeria.

As for the German goalie,  Soren Assman notes in The Telegraph:

Neuer man of the freaking match. The perfect game. Dunno what we did to get good goalies in Germany, but whatever it was, it saved our sorry overweight behinds today.

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