Yeah, I know. I was thinking of that when extra time began. How fitting it would be for the ball-dominant team to score in the last minutes of overtime. And then another short player in Götze scored, like back then Iniesta.
All in all, somewhat similar to the Spanish win. Like the Dutch, the Argentines also had their one or two great opportunities to score, but wasted them.
Yeah, was surprised too. But they probably wanted to reward him a consolation prize for getting Argentina to the final. Neuer getting the best goalkeeper award was well-deserved, however. A lot of keepers did great on the line, but Neuer was a class above everybody else in playing outside the box.
I was on the train and missed the first 69 minutes.
But I guess it was better for my heart with those chances for Higuain. When I saw during halftime that Khedira was injured and Kramer also I was already half spent with only a banged-up Schweinsteiger as the defensive midfielder.
Was dismayed at what Götze did in the beginning. And in the end it was him of all people who scored.
Me too, me too. And, are the people throwing fireworks out there, or is it completely silent?
I kind of knew that the Dutch wouldn't win two consecutive penalty shootouts, that would have been too much in regards to being lucky. Thought it was funny that the Dutch sent out Vlaar to shoot the first one. Kind of had the feeling he might miss. Normally you should have your best shoot first, to put mental pressure upon the other team that always has to match.
If I didn't knew it better I would say there is no way after today's performance that Argentina's an equal opponent to Germany. But I am very, very careful. Don't want to jinx it there.
Oh, and I find it funny how every Spanish speaking nation goes "VAMOS!" when they are pumped up. No matter whether it's Spain, Argentina, Colombia or Uruguay.
That has to be one of the worst games of the World Cup. I mean, it is a semifinal and it isn't even suspenseful. After the first half I chose to miss the first 20 minutes of the second half knowing nothing would happen.