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Portugal and Germany last met in the 2008 Euros with Germany running out 3-2 winners despite being outplayed for the entire game. Alas, Portugal weren’t able to channel their disappointment into any notable musical feats, but at least they’ve got Ronaldo. Germany’s rock and metal scene, on the other hand, has managed to produce a multitude of world class acts, seemingly to spite their shitty dad rock-loving population.

Portugal: Rui Jorge – ‘Touch Me’

I wasn’t exaggerating about Portugal. Rui Da Silva was the first Portuguese musician (well, with one kinda-exception we’ll find out about in later rounds) ever to have a record chart in the UK when ‘Touch Me’ hit #1 in 2001.

-v-

Germany: Atari Teenage Riot – ‘Black Flags’

This one really is no contest.





Oblivioncry
06.09.12
DEUTSCHLAND DEUTSCHLAND!!! now srsly: good luck to both teams. i hope this will be a good game with a lot of goals for both sides. if germany wins it'll be a cherry on top.

klose should have played from the start, it his birthday. (also klose > gomez).

lets see how the german defense will handle ronaldo's magic. besides lahm everyone else can do horrific mistakes.

it rained a lot and the field is wet, lets see how well the germans can use this fritz walter weather.

anyway: good luck and a fair fight.

FromDaHood
06.09.12
Deutschland uber alles!

Dreamflight
06.09.12
good luck and a fair fight.(2)

:)

Recspecs
06.09.12
I really hope Germany wins, and I am interested as to seeing how well Podolski will fare.

AngelofDeath
06.09.12
Very well, I'm sure. They have quite a nice young club that's only going to get better in the coming years.

AliW1993
06.09.12
Germany 3-2 Portugal

fish.
06.09.12
I only know Atari Teenage Riot's last album but it was awful

Hoping to see Ronaldo cry again

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
did poldi just break dance? xD

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
FUCK NO

AngelofDeath
06.09.12
So much for playing advantage, ref.

Voivod
06.09.12
I really enjoy the technical football of Portugal.

rockandmetaljunkie
06.09.12
I dislike both nations for different reasons so i don't care who wins. I can only hope neither will win the cup.

AngelofDeath
06.09.12
You must be English lol.

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
germany is too slow in their offense against the well places portugese defensive players but thank god our defense knows how to handle portugals attacks.

rockandmetaljunkie
06.09.12
"You must be English lol."

Nope...

rockandmetaljunkie
06.09.12
Klose is a big blow for the German side. And i think Ballack's absence is also critical.

rockandmetaljunkie
06.09.12
LOOOOOL Pepe almost scored...

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
omg SUCH A LUCK

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
oh don't mention ballack. the team really doesnt need him anymore, especially not his ego. germany just needs to be faster as they were in the qualifying games and in 2006. portugal is defending too well right now.

rockandmetaljunkie
06.09.12
Don't get me wrong Germany looked just fine without him 2 years ago. But right now nobody seems willing to carry the team in his shoulders.

Dreamflight
06.09.12
So far Pepe and Coentrão MVP por Portugal.

Recspecs
06.09.12
Damn things are getting a tad heated.

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
this is getting frustrating. i knew this wasn't going to be a cake walk but that both teams would counter each other so well that all the fun is sucked out was not what i hoped for...

Fortheloveofmusic
06.09.12
What a tackle from Boateng . . . May have just saved Germany.

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
@rockandmetaljunkie: klose is someone who carries the team in such moments or in a more playful manner özil/müller tend to change a game around. switching gomez out for klose would be good. klose plays more with the team than gomez does.

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
hehe, 11freunde just compared the look of hummels to D'artagnan. i think its fitting. (gomez as always with the perfect hairdo)

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRR


AngelofDeath
06.09.12
Good thing they didn't take Gomez out lol.

rockandmetaljunkie
06.09.12
Predictable...

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
schweini is making a lot of mistakes this game. a lot of wrong passes.

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
this is why klose is awesome, a true fighter.

Recspecs
06.09.12
Great finish from Gomez.

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
lol third elbow in müllers face.

fish.
06.09.12
Germany didn't really deserve to win. Portugal had by far the best chances.

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
best chances doesnt mean a thing. i think both of them played very well. either could have won, none of em is more deserving.

AngelofDeath
06.09.12
"schweini is making a lot of mistakes this game. a lot of wrong passes."

Podalski's blown a lot of opportunities, too. Gonna have to have to rectify that to go deep in the tourney.

And, once again, CR7 is fairly quiet in a major international outing.

Dreamflight
06.09.12
yea, it was a fair game. A draw would be a fairer result, but that's football.

Congrats Oblivioncry.

rockandmetaljunkie
06.09.12
Fair result i think.

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
well i won't sweat over poldis mistakes. he has a certain style that he sticks to and that has mostly worked well for us and he has become better over the years. though schweini is the backbone of the offense and hsi mistakes in the middlefield can cause great havocs (as seen in this game).

CR7 needs a good middlefield like in real (özil and co.) just like messi does. both of em dont work very well in their national teams.

anyway i'm glad germany won, but if portugal had won i wouldn't have been surprised. portugal was much better than i anticipated.

i have to say germans defense was topnotch. i (as does the whole country) cry over our defense all the time, but this time the defense (hummels especially) were very good. neue saved our asses a lot of times. lahm was not good enough in the offense (maybe because he switched to the left side instead of his fav right).

TheNotrap
06.09.12
Germany didn't deserve....GO PORTUGAL!!!!!

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
thanks dreamflight. so off to the tallest man, now i hear what you guys were raging about few years back.

DeadBeat
06.09.12
Portugal had better chances and I like them better than Netherlands so I hope they pass the grouo stage along with Germany

fish.
06.09.12
yeah I was surprised at Germany's defence. They had to make some pretty intense saves.
Portugal were really unlucky not to score at the end of the first half though. That could easily have gone in and they could have made just a little more of some really good chances.

TheNotrap
06.09.12
They fucking didn't deserve

DeadBeat
06.09.12
*group

TheNotrap
06.09.12
Portugal was better team.

TheNotrap
06.09.12
Fucking unfair

JamieTwort
06.09.12
"CR7 needs a good middlefield like in real (özil and co.) just like messi does. both of em dont work very well in their national teams."

Agreed about Ronaldo. Messi just scored a hat-trick in a friendly against Brazil lol

phishing
06.09.12
Muller, Gomez, Hummels & Badstuber had very good games. Lahm was pretty poor.

Cagey game overall, but probably a fair result. Holland-Germany on Wednesday could be a classic after their loss to Denmark.

Thane
06.09.12
argentina - brazil... holy shit. what a game.

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
@jamietwort: lol, nice. the last argentine game i watched was against brazil over 2 years ago. there he was the only one working. good to know the team got better.

TheNotrap
06.09.12
"Fair result I think"
You think bad

MO
06.09.12
that was a solid game


insomniac15
06.09.12
So glad about the result. Even though the teams both played well, I am happy to see Germany won.

rockandmetaljunkie
06.09.12
Notrap
Portugal was slightly better, you created more scoring opportunities, but Germany were more crucial in front of the goal. Don't forget that football is not a fair game, the winning team is the one that scores more goals. Being able to create scoring opporunities is important, but being lethal in front of the goal is even more important. And unfortunately for your team, the Germans had a forward in their starting eleven who had scored almost 40 goals this season.

TenSecondsToThink
06.09.12
I liked the game, Netherlands vs Denmark was far worse.

TenSecondsToThink
06.09.12
Though it was funny to see Denmark win of course.

Nagrarok
06.09.12
The result is always partly down to luck. The pressure for Holland will be on even more against Germany on Wednesday now.

Wolfhorde
06.10.12
Was actually surprised by how this went. Our defense was better than I expected, especially when it counted. In the last ~20 minutes the Porguese really went all in and were almost always in control of the ball. Still a lot of people here in Germany agree that our team partly played a bit sloppy and we could've done better. Especially our offense seemed rather weak. Although I did not see the first half hour but I don't think that I passed out on a lot.

"Don't forget that football is not a fair game"
Heh, there were also a lot of fouls and aggressive tactics in this game but yeah.

Piglet
06.10.12
I want Germany to win the whole fucking thing, screw Spain.

MalleusMaleficarum
06.10.12
SPAIN VS ITALY 2MRW OMG

henryChinaski
06.10.12
German defense was strong, offense was weak yesterday. The Portuguese were not effective enough considering they played with 3 strikers i think.

RosaParks
06.10.12
filed under: sports i could not care less about

DaveyBoy
06.10.12
Good to see Ronny stay on the pitch with the rest of his team-mates & thank the support HIS team got... NOT!

fish.
06.10.12
It wasn't even that Portugal didn't make the most of their chances. They were just unlucky not to get a single goal out of it.

Anyway why is it that the Germans feel entitled to winning it? Was the same in the world cup in 2010

DeadBeat
06.10.12
Spain will probably win it again

JohnFire
06.10.12
"their shitty dad rock-loving population" So sad, but oh so true. Nothing but horrible pop / r'n'b and bon jovi over here. It's really tough for bands aswell. There's absolutely no support from anyone but the small scene of people who are into this music aswell that helps bands in Germany survive... I'm always surprised by any band that makes it to their 2nd album.

About the game: Could have gone either way but the luckier team won, Germany will play better the more games they play and therefore will have a very good chance at getting to the final.

Wolfhorde
06.10.12
"So sad, but oh so true. Nothing but horrible pop / r'n'b and bon jovi over here."
So you either live/d in Germany in some backwood area and are generalizing from there or you're just blind. The metal/rock, punk/hardcore and hip hop scenes in Germany are big, and I'm not talking relatively big but big, and I don't think I'd actually have to mention that considering all the festivals going on around the year ect. And personal experience is in NO WAY EVER applicable to a majority of people, that's just plain unrealistic.
"There's absolutely no support from anyone but the small scene of people who are into this music aswell that helps bands in Germany survive... I'm always surprised by any band that makes it to their 2nd album."
lol, that is also bullshit. The Black Metal scene is a brink scene with lots of 'underground' stuff and in numbers less supporters than the more popular metal representatives and the scene has still thrived and bands have survived. Also, being a musician =/= SOLELY being a musician [and if you're in the niche market 'musician' is a shitty profession anyway]

"Anyway why is it that the Germans feel entitled to winning it? Was the same in the world cup in 2010"
*German fans. Also, why is that even a question? Fans want their team to win and they feel that their team is entitled to do so. I don't think I'll have to go into the phenomenon of 'acute nationalism during sports events'.



JohnFire
06.10.12
First quote: I was talking about what's in the media/on the radio and so on. And compared to let's say The UK, Scandinavia or even Holland the scenes(beside the Hip Hop scene) are way smaller. Germany has never been a rock/metal/underground music in general country and thanks to GEMA and the autorities like them making music/ live shows are more expensive here than in other countries. That comes from my own experience, but it's of course still my own opinion and maybe I just had bad luck with my bands ;)

fish.
06.10.12
"*German fans. Also, why is that even a question? Fans want their team to win and they feel that their team is entitled to do so. I don't think I'll have to go into the phenomenon of 'acute nationalism during sports events'. "
Yeah well when we're talking about football in the first place it isn't really necessary to add in the "fans", you know what I mean.
But they gave a stat during one of the matches, 60% of Germans (and they did say Germans) expect Germany to win it. And I remember just before the semi against Spain in 2010, some Germans I knew were extremely confident they'd win the world cup and they said that was the general feeling in Germany too.

fish.
06.10.12
You don't get that with France or England. Don't know about Spain, Argentina and Italy.

Wolfhorde
06.10.12
Yeah, but nobody gives a shit about what's in the media/on the radio. And when I say that I'm speaking for any person in my age that I know. Nobody of them gets their music from TV/Radio. And people living through certain phases when they're 12-14 is not really anything relevant. So? Where do you get that from? Do you have any statistics, any official numbers? Because what you're saying is an incredible generalization you CAN'T base off your own experience. And if you're saying that something is factually smaller you're stating a 'fact', not an opinion. The scene is either small or big in relation to the population.
Also.. what? Germany has ALWAYS been a country of Punk/Rock/Metal dwelling beneath the surface, at times those were even the some of the biggest scenes. When my mother was a teenager rock was one of the dominant scenes.
Live shows expensive? What? Have you been to a concert in Scandinavia or the Benelux? Germany's live concerts are ridiculously low priced in certain scenes. Are certain big shots gonna be expensive? Hell yeah, but concerts in said scenes? Summerbreeze is 3 days of metal partly with bands like Bolt Thrower and Immolation and it costs about 60~90€. Sure, the price has been rising but that also been due to the lineup changes and the more popular the more expensive a concert's gonna be, but that's the case anywhere.
I mean I have no idea whether you live here or if you ever lived here or if you have just been a guest for some time in Germany but everything I know (and some people I know) disproves of what you're saying.

Wolfhorde
06.10.12
"But they gave a stat during one of the matches, 60% of Germans (and they did say Germans) expect Germany to win it. And I remember just before the semi against Spain in 2010, some Germans I knew were extremely confident they'd win the world cup and they said that was the general feeling in Germany too."
And you seriously believe that this statistic represents EIGHTY FUCKING MILLION PEOPLE? They probably did a poll in some major cities and left it at that. Those are empiric studies, nothing that actually represents anything. I lived here my whole life. Is euphoria about soccer big? Yeah, it's our national sport. But that is most definitely exaggerated. And once again, phenomenon of acute nationalism during sports events is nothing restricted to one country and if you look for it you can most definitely find people thinking their team is entitled to win (again, that's what makes a fan).

Shuyin
06.10.12
damn, i was really tired and fell asleep during the second half. its too bad Portugal lost but im sure they'll make it ti the next phase.

Aids
06.10.12
great game

fish.
06.10.12
Pretty boring actually IMO. Probably the most boring one so far

Wolfhorde
06.10.12
Also, what is with those songs they're both awful.

henryChinaski
06.10.12
Yeah game was exhausting to watch

fish.
06.10.12
Spain v Italy should be good but with the injuries they have and being defensive teams, could be boring. We'll see

fish.
06.10.12
yup, pretty dull

JamieTwort
06.10.12
Spain should bring on either Llorente or Torres for the second half. At the moment I can't see them getting through the italian defence without a striker.

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