Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Germany-Wales Recap

We got our tickets to Germany-Wales in Mönchengladbach with the idea that from our 3rd row vantage point, we could see some goals. 2 or 3 at a minimum. Unfortunately, that wasn't the plan. Germany's plan was to screw with the ball and sometimes take long shots but not that often. Wales' strategy (or tactics, I need to ask McCain about that) was to pray that Germany didn't stop screwing around.

Germans even sing at halftime of a game they're unhappy about.

Wales attempts a corner in the second half.

Wales played a bunker D for most of the first half, leaving their incredibly speedy lone striker stranded. However, Wales did score 3 goals* in the first half, which shocked the crowd.

Germany takes a second-half free kick just outside the box.

But the second half was better with Wales challenging even before Germany scored the lone goal on a long shot from outside the box. All in all, a lot of fun. The second half was very entertaining

* Using the standard Welsh definition of "goal": touching the ball in the opponents' half of the field.


seanlb said...

zomg. i'm so jealous. finally you stop going to wuss ass tennis and goto a real game.

jtingermany said...

damn straight. though women's tennis is much more enjoyable than you make it sound :)