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    *Official* Quarterfinal Three: Germany vs Italy

    Germany vs Italy
    Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux
    Saturday 2 July, kick off 21.00 CET


    Germany: 12 Euro appearances (1972-), champions 1972, 1980, 1996, World Cup holders, also won World Cup 1954, 1974, 1990, lost the war
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    Man, Germany gotta watch out. Italy outplayed the **** out of Spain.
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    Will be a massive game, but could end up really cagey if both sides don't want to take risks.

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    I think I'm right in saying Germany have never beaten Italy in a major tournament.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    I think I'm right in saying Germany have never beaten Italy in a major tournament.
    Indeed, 8 matches, 4 draws, 4 Italy wins (2 on penalties)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbacks View Post
    Will be a massive game, but could end up really cagey if both sides don't want to take risks.
    I think it'll be a great game. Spain was just as big a game for Italy and they weren't scared at all. Germany don't really have the setup to play defensively either.

    I'm expecting terrible things from Wales-Belgium and Portugal-Poland though.

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    I can't believe how bad Poland were against the Swiss. I've always thought they were a good side but the aren't very good this Euros. Lewandowski is struggling to impact matches but I feel he is trying to adapt from club level playing in front of 10 superstars where all he has to worry about is his own movement, to Poland playing on the counter.

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    Can't wait for this one. Could be a classic.
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    Forza Italia!

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    Italy's anthem is so ****ing good.

    Interesting selection from Löw.

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    Might kill the game a bit too, because two 3-5-2s facing off is notoriously dire to watch.

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    Been a good watch so far. Germany have been quite poor in the final third though, they're definitely missing an attacking threat like Draxler.

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    Chelsea have hired a nutcase.

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    How ****ing slow is Gomez, **** sake.

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    Höwedes has been a waste of a jersey this half. Ludicrous selection.

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