It was a clash of the titans when two giants and the prime contenders of the tournament collided in the Semi finals of the tournament where the German team looked poised to win before the match has started but after the match the French team had the last laugh as they cruised past the German and that too in the style. The German team looked deadly from the start and dominated the game just form the start but count deliver final blow and the French team was able to penetrate the German defense twice with the brilliance of Griezmann. Here are the five things that lead the German team down at the Euros-
Germany vs France: 5 Things that Led to the German Downfall
Everybody knew this has been coming after they heard the news that Mario Gomez was out of the Euros. The German team has some of the best midfielding talents in the world but what they lack is that a natural striker but the German team never missed this as Thomas Muller was there to save them at least that’s what his world cup goal tally says but Muller antics were missing and that haunted the germane team as their back up plan Mario Gotze also failed to work. Joachim Low should have surely thought that if he had brought Marco Reus to the Euros than his would be a different story.
I have liked this guy since is Real Sociadad days where he used to play as a left winger and from the there the French man singed for Atelico Madrid and just after two years you know what he has become. I remember he was in tears when the French team was knocked out of the World cup by Germany in Brazil 2 years ago but extracted a sweeter revenge form the germans by scoring two goals for his team. The Griezmann threat was clearly inevitable for the German team and he tested the German defense on several occasion.
The injury and suspension crisis
This was another major thing that the German team couldn’t overcome against France as they had their leader in defense Matt Hummels suspended from who should have been a difference for his team and the absence of another first team player Semi Khedira mean that the German backline was heavily exposed and the player who was played in his position was Bastian Schweinsteiger who was very slow and couldn’t deal with the French attack coming in waves with some incredible pace. He was also the man responsible for the French team’s first Goal that led the winning way for France.
The first half was a relay tense half of the game where the host looked completely out of the game as Germany was doing attack after attack on the French goal but it was their defensive line and most importantly their goalkeeper who kept the Germany team at the bay leaving them frustrated as the German team was not able to penetrate and land a final blow to the French team which lead to a disappointing performance in the second half on which the French team capitalized and lodged another goal that surely kept the German team’s hopes of winning back to back titles.
The inspired players
That was one big difference in both the teams as the French team looked they wanted it so badly. The determination that Hugo Lloris and the French backline had was truly inspiring. The attack also was doing everything and as soon as they had the ball. The French players roared Forward and showed their passion which looked as the difference in both the teams.