Germany 1-2 France
höwedes and mustafi are so bad. why not durm/großkreutz for höwedes / lahm for mustafi?
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I like this World Cup, especially because teams like Algeria and Costa Rica, which you would never count on, eventually play with a lot of quality with the best teams. For Neuer few last man tackles were not recorded (only because he's not defender ? algorithm to be reviewed !!!)
algerian keeper should be MOTM
pure luck. .
i mean to say the myth boateng has pace which clearly not there as he helpless to through balls and neuer bailed his worthless hiney way too many times. Hummels and mertesacker have no pace but neither does good for nothing boateng.
7.5 for boateng? heck no.... he conceded a penalty that was not given. he literally kicked via knee on the algerian. he was aerial duel almost resulted in a goal in extra time. if boateng had that legendary it was pretty much not there as germany defence was suspect to through ball and frankly if there no neuer it would resulted in a goal. Everyone know Mertsacker and Hummels do not have pace but this game should bust that famous myth abt boateng the moron. and kramer at 6.2? whoscored must really be smoking a grade pot coz kramer was livewire. he actively particpated in attacks created goal scoring opportunites and even attempt dangerous shot at Algeria defence. whoscored def got two rating wrong.
I'm afraid that Spain and its tiki-taka have contaminated Germany since the last World Cup. With Löw's new "defensive" lineup (one forward out and three defensive midfielders instead of two) and the empahsis on midfield possession, they are struggling to finish their plays and there is one player missing inside the box. The Spanish style was a hoax; it's dead, deprecated. What everyone wants to see is the offensive system that Germany has developed since 2002. We want this system to win the World Cup.
@antonsmith i agree but tiki taka is not dead i will tell u tiki taka come back with a bang. but the thing is germans cant play tiki taka and that basic fact is not going through low head. why was schweinsteiger under used by guadiola coz it simple he is no xavi. schweini a great passer but does play quick passes like tiago, xavi, sergi roberto or iniesta, for recyling possesion niether does khedira even though khedira is great player. playing tiki taka hold back german player potential of scweini, khedira, kramer. play gengenpressing u will see much convincing german side. aferall treble winning bayern played gegenpressing and in that bayern team schwini was the star player.
@Ffaris Thanks for your reply Ffaris. Agreed: the Germans have to play their own way. Having some more key players from Borussia Dortmund (like the injured Reus and Gundogan) in the lineup would certainly help to implement the gegenpressing style. Let's hope for the best for the next game.
@antonsmith ur welcome. presence of gundogan and reus would have helped but unlike tiki taka gegenpressing does not require specialist quick passers. it requires talented players. muller, scweinsteiger, stupid boateng, lahmn and they are of bayern teams knows a great deal abt gengenpressing as it was a known fact that jupp heynkes adopted gegenpressing of kloop druing his secong coming to bayern.
M'Bolhi was selected FIFA man of the match!
Neuer played today higher than Greek midfield.
think if colombia and germany win their quarter-finals, cuadrado vs höwedes.
I gotta say I misjudged Khedira's sub. Honestly I wouldn't have thought of him as the one to break down Algeria ultimately.
In fact, when he came on I was concerned if he would totally destroy the mess that was Germany's defense today.
Turns out I was wrong, "Gutes Spiel, Sami"
@Cherk as long as boateng is playing germany defence will alwyas be a suspect. boateng play non- agreesive defending similar to mertsacker yet he commits alot of fouls, infact he kicked algerian in his face. he tactically a moron, he does not even a know definition of tactics. he weak in the air even though 6'4 how much oxymoron/contradicting is that. i wish he would be involved in a accident lose his limbs and spare german team from his moronic presence. it was both khedira and neuer who bailed this idiot out. boateng famous pace abandoned during algerians through ball and nuer saved his lazy hiney. guess wat this though ball thing happended so much that eyes were bleeding.
ozil 4,8 rating
Muller 7.9 - Neuer 6.5.
OMG they changed it to 8.3! This is bad.
Extra time was better than the 1st and 2nd half put together.
It was because of the Ramadan.
They could finally drink some water.
@El_Duderino sorry did hot meant to report u. i pressed that buttton by mistake. heck i liked ur comments so how can i like and report u comment at same time. simple it is mistake. anyways i agree wid on ramadan issue.
Even Khedira gets higher rating than him, ROTFL.
the one who deserved to pass is algeria
No, not really.
Algeria was great, but Germany was better.
M'Bolhi carried them into ET.
@El_Duderino No, Algeria was horrible and Germany was bad - which was just enough to win.
It was clearly an assist for muller
How can you give Schweinsteiger, Müller and Özil better rating than Neuer? Neuer has been Germany's best player in this game.
@densygaksel by way neuer bailed boateng alot of times espcially during algerian through balls.
because Neuer's clearences don't count as '© Clearance off line'
but it should be pretty much the same...
@densygaksel (Written before Özil scored)
Muller should get the assist for that goal
damn 9 saves. The highest in the tournament.
Nice underwear man.
Now Klose's coming in and it's over.
Luckiest goal ever.
Schürrlinho is doing it.
After 90 minutes, Mertesacker still has a better rating than Neuer, whom has done Per's job better than him.
Monty Mullers fliegender Zirkus.
Hey, Muller - no need to dive, you already have a freekick.
Hilarious? More like Müllerious.
LOL at Müller falling over.
Haha worst scheme ever!!
Yes! Let Neuer take that freekick!
TOLD YA! HAHAHAAAA...
M'Bolhi is a monster !!!!!!
Neuer hit the woodwork.
Oh wait, my bad, it was just Muller.
That sticking plaster on Feghouli's head is proof that Algeria went to Matrix before the game.
FIFA should ban this.
Germany is going to win this.
They're pretty shaky today, struggle a lot in both offensive and defense, but as Mexico-Holland and Nigeria-France has showed us, European teams have better physical preparation than other teams.
@El_Duderino Well in that case Spain, Italy, England, Portugal, etc. also had better physical preparation than the other teams so what happened to them? It was the extra quality and cutting edge that eventually give the Netherlands and France wins in the end not better physical preparation.
Yes, that's part of the true, but physique is also a factor, especially the longer the tournament go on. You can't deny that Mexico and Nigeria, as well as Costa Rica, looked very tired the closer they were to final whistle.
@El_Duderino It's more down to how they play rather than the physical shape they are in. It is infinitely more tiring when you are defending the majority of the match, constantly having to chase the ball.
Herr Booger needs to win a gold to save his job, but i smell Jupp Heynckes.
...and in fact, götze out and schurrle in.
The speed, pace and aggression Germany need.
time for hummels, klose & khedira to come on....
@nirajz Klose yeah, I'll give you that. Hummels is out fot today due to suffering from the flu and I honestly don't Khedira is the one to make a difference here, his substitution would probably turn the german defense into a horrible mess due to his awkward runs on goal from the deep. Opens up too much space as seen against Ghana.
@nirajz Hummels is not fit hence the reason he is not playing.
Neuer is best German player so far.
And also their best defender. And playmaker.
What Germany needs is all the Neuers on all positions up to midfield and Muller.
@El_Duderino Neuer could comfortably play in midfield if he wanted to. He is better with the ball at his feet than Fellaini. If Lahm made the switch to a midfielder I can't see why Neuer can't do the same lol.
But somehow the whoscored rating doesnt reflect that. Stupid algorithm ....
Mertesacker gets 6.9 for being very tall.
@El_Duderino Whoops, I guess whoscored doesn't like Mertesacker's nickname. Holy, all my apologies.
Whoscored.com is a fine, family establishment.
No cursing allowed.
@El_Duderino No harsh feelings there obviously, blame the Gooners, they gave him that name. :)
Götze is useless
please, no overtime! I'm sick of it.
Take that, sucka!
Germany lack pace, speed and aggression in mid field.
To me lahm should play fullback, schweini and kroos in DM and on the flanks draxler to the left and Muller to the right, klose n9 and ozil n10.
@Mattia Reus would've played on the left if he didn't get injured. If everyone were fit German's outfield team would be Lahm, Hummels, Mertesacker, Boateng-Schweinsteiger, Kroos-Reus, Özil, Müller-Klose
@TheFactsProvider yeah I know
@TheFactsProvider Löw somehow dotes on Lahm as a midfielder, so I don't think Reus' presence would make a difference in that aspect.
Furthermore, he somehow tries to copy Bayern which he doesn't do correctly at all, both Höwedes and Mustafi lack the anticipation and play off the ball needed to succed in that system, although Höwedes has shown his capabilities of going deep once or twice.
I would really like to see Lahm back at Right Back and possibly Dortmund's Durm as his pendant on the left side. Combined with Schweinsteiger and Kroos as central midfielders and Götze in front of them, Germany would have an awesomely fluid and creative midfield. Combined with "Raumdeuter" Müller on the right and Özil as playmaker on the side or possibly Schürrle played á la Thierry Henry as a disguised striker would make the cut.
play brahimi as false 9 or you will be hammered as there is no balancing act
one two three viva l'algerie
@painn I think you meant to say Robben or Neymar.
@painn bad unwitty attmept 2 troll dude.
@commandozap Well, we've seen them trolling against Müller a lot now. Back against Portugal they described his goals as "pathetic". Not one to be taken seriously after all.
Algeria 1-0 Germany
3-0 for Germany !
if lahm starts in midfield germany won't score more than 2 goals....if not it can be even 4
sadly but no surprise for algeria ._.
Germany will win by 4-0 with a hat-trick from Muller and the other one from Klose. So today is our day... Boom Boom
Germany to win 3-1... Regardless of the past matches or performance. Germany just in general play beautiful football.
Well done to Algeria for getting this far though. Great achievement in its self!
m'bolhi > neuer
i mean to say to say that Ozil, muller,schweinsteiger,kroos, podolski and lahmn were all marked and boateng stupid was free and all he did was nothing. Especially in second half whereas all he was doing was providing backward passes.
extent grosskreutz and durm. grosskreutz player in manner in which pizeck was not missed that is some achievement considering piszeck is considered as one top 3 best right back in the world.
Im sorry but as long as useless boateng is in the side especially as right back germany will always play unconvincing game. He totally unmarked USA midfielders. Instead of showing some attacking moves all he doing was backward passes. Ozil, muller,schweinsteiger and lahmn were all marked was free. all did was providing crosses first half and in second half he did NOTHING. bring either grosskreutz or Durm as right back at least these guys have ambition whereas Boateng is the worst player of Bayern. He is not even a great center back and he was responsible for 2 goals against cameroon druing friendlies. he is not agressive defender but he commits lot of fouls. he tatically weak in fact he comes under category of moron. Germany should consider using Mustafi coz he got pace, tactically aware and has decent phycial side of game. I don't trust mertsacker without koscileny infact Mustafi can become koscielny to Mertesacker. The only defender who is world class in Hummels and Lahmn to some
1 2 3 viva l'algerieee !! Let's pull an upset and shock the world
Feghouli > Özil
come on algeria
Germany 8-0 Algeria
@nerazzuri69 You wish
algeria will beat germany 2-1 like it did in 1982
Germany to WIN---> 2-1
Hope Germany will win by 4_0.
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