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Match Day Chat Box: Germany vs. France (updated w/ Video)

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Given the number of matches and the wide variety of Bayern players involved, we thought it would be worth the trouble to do a Match Day Chat Box for today’s games. The Germany-France match and the England-Netherlands match will both kick off within the next hour. Also, Anatoliy Tymoschuk’s Ukraine squad is just finished off a 3-2 win over Israel.

You can see a full run-down of who’s playing where in yesterday’s post.  Several matches are listed on the ESPN 3 roster for North American viewers, including the Germany game and the Italy vs. USA game.

Anyway, if you’re interested, do your chatting below.  Back later with a recap and maybe some video highlights.


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So ... nothing at stake, but still a rather disappointing performance. The first half felt OK, even though Germany went into the break down 1-0, because several good chances had been created, and the movement looked nice. But after France went up 2-0, their midfield went into kill-the-clock mode, and Die Nationalelf did little to break them down.

Video - this should have all 3 goals:

Wiese isn't fully responsible for both - but still, he really could have stopped that first one, and he looked rather unconfident back there all day. A bit of bad luck on the second, where the defender (Hoewedes?) did a good job to break it up, only to have it fall to Malouda.

Anyway, a fun day of friendlies, as Robben and Alaba played well for their national sides and no one got hurt. Back with the Leverkusen preview tomorrow.

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Kate - February 29th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Of course my stupid computer choose thirty minutes before the game to die and not turn on. Unfortunately, can’t see chatango from phone. Enjoy the game, everyone!

Sanami - February 29th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Germany 0 France 2…wtf??

quaazi - February 29th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Who the hell let Wiese and Aogo on the pitch?

Phil - February 29th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

@ Quaazi – I know, if those guys get anywhere near the field this summer, Euro 2012 is a lost cause.

We should be happy it was just a friendly, I guess.

Jon - February 29th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

What a bad display!!!!! apart from some goals scoring chances nothing seemed to be working out for defense. RB is the main issue and especially no one is fit to play as RB…. also CB paring not very convincing….

hopefully we learn something from this game..that is THE only Benefit we GAIN out of this match…….

did France play more physical than other? compare to dutch and brazil?…….
but players are either too tired or just does not seemed interested in playing. when we play Italy it was the same way , tight midfield and a few counter.

Tomas - February 29th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Im going to watch the match tonight but we have to look at this as it is, a friendly, to figure out what works… I think we already know that since topping our table and coming away with a perfect 10 wins. Like I mentioned before, I dont know why Jogi brought in Wiese compared to Wiedenfeller.

I take it Aogo had a bad match? He has played pretty well, off and on in the past and def. needs more pitch time. But without Lahm, or FINDING A FUCKING SUITABLE REPLACEMENT (the curse is the same for our NT as it is for Bayern) we will always be weak in that position without him.

I was actually surprised that we left our qualifiers with a perfect 10 wins because normally we do just enough to qualify, look mediocre then turn up the heat during the tournament. Either way, I dont really give a shit if we lost 0-4 to France, or anyone else, in a friendly.

@Phil, believe Weise wont get anywhere near the box this summer. Aogo on the other hand might see a few minutes.