22/06/2012 Match of the Day


22/06/2012

Colin Murray presents highlights of the second Euro 2012 quarter final between Germany and Greece.


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Hello. Last night, it was all about the one Ronnie, Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Tonight, the story is not just about the euro's, but also the

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Eurozone, as Germany and Greece met in a match with a significant

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political backdrop. I am delighted to have them two men who are always

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on the money, Robbie Savage and Steve Staunton, who will thankfully

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stick to the football. After the action, we will hear from Roy

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Hodgson. Its head straight to get danced for the last clash between

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the group B winners and the Group E runners up. These two countries are

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locked in a bail-out battle that could change the face of Europe.

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Cure austerity groups are owed a 365 billions, but do not like the

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terms and conditions. On the pitch, it is no surprise that Germany have

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the upper hand. They cruised through the group, Mario Gomez as

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the golden boy. As for Greece, they beat Russia to qualify with Cold

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War pass Karagounis, but he is banned for this. The class of 2012

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will miss him. They can look back at the class of 2004 for

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inspiration. Simon Brotherton and years ago and have never managed to

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beat them. But if they can cause an upset tonight, they deserve all the

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England's win over Sweden, and before that Denmark's victory over

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the Netherlands. Greece are without their talismanic leader and captain

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this evening. He is suspended. Germany's footballing ability or

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their economic strength, but in a one-off game, as Greece have shown

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more than once in the past, anything can happen. That is why we

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all watch football. Mark Bright is alongside made. I think everyone is

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surprised that the German coach rang the changes. I think we can

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understand a bit more physicality up front. Fees Germany looking to

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attack straight away. Papastathopoulos had to step in

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rapidly. It was not offside, but the assistant down the near side

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gave it. That is the coach, in charge of 24 matches since taking

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over. Greece have only lost twice. Schweinsteiger is taking on more

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responsibility in the team following the retirement of Michael

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Ballack. Germany looking lively. Germany are ahead already! The flag

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goes up at the near side. It will not count. Excellent play from

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Germany, taking the game to Greece. Khedira's shot was parried. Correct

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decision. The goalkeeper stayed on the ground here. This was probably

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where there was a compact. It was Greece. Grigoris Makos is playing

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 65 seconds

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very highly regarded player. He has had rave reviews during his couple

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of seasons in the Bundesliga. Blocked by Sifakis and the way for

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a corner kick. That looked as though it was going to be the

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opening goal. Excellent stop by Germany have had almost 70% of the

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play so far. Greece standing firm. Beaten away by the goalkeeper.

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Greece are under pressure at the moment. They have to hold on.

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much respite for Greece here, as Germany slowly up the ante, go

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through the gears. So close. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in the

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crowd tonight. She is considered a lucky charm for the national team,

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having seen their 4-0 victory over Argentina at the World Cup finals

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two years ago, but she was unable to attend the semi-final. So if

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Germany get through, she will have to fit the football into her busy

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schedule for the semi-. Germany are getting closer. Very good chances.

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Unchallenged. I get the feeling of the coach expected slightly more

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there. It looks like just a matter of time, but with Greece, you never

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know. It does. Greece do not throw many players forward. Good job from

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 65 seconds

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Germany's point of view. I thought back as that ball was spilled by

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body in the way. Good play once again. He is proving to be the hero

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from the captain! Germany finally make the breakthrough. Sifakis

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finally beaten by Philip Lahm, the man who scored the opening goal in

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the World Cup of 2006. He scores the first goal of this quarter-

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final here at Euro 2012. It is similar to the one he scored in

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2006. Comes inside on to the right foot, and fires it. You see it

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swerve away from Sifakis. That was the goal they were looking for.

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is all Germany here. But Greece are still just about in the game. That

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was very nearly two there from Andre Schurrle. I thought it was in.

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ringing at the back. Good counter- attacking football. That is better

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of the ball. Samaras is there! And Greece are level! Giorgos Samaras

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with the goal. They have done ever so well with the counter-attack,

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Greece. Lots of pace. He delivered the perfect pass. Greece well on

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the ropes throughout the first half. Germany had the half-time lead, but

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they would not lie down. Boateng does not do his job properly. I

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think he gets his shirt pulled a bit, but this was an excellent ball.

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Right across the six-yard box. Full credit to Greece. They have come

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out and had a goal in the second half and made a game of it. Will

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Germany sale on into the last four, or will Greece again came up --

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come up with a massive upset here, having already knocked Russia out

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in the group stages with a win in the final group match in Warsaw? We

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Schweinsteiger. That was Khedira. It is 2-1 Germany. Greece were

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level for barely five minutes. Germany stormed into action and

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restore their lead. They had some long-range shots in the first half

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and they broke from the midfield there and drove it into the penalty

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area. Khedira chyme its dealing in. It was a fantastic finish. -- a

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Sami Khedira. Ken Rees pick themselves off the canvas for his

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second time there? Be better come offer a bit more going forward, a

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bit more threat. They prove that when they want to go for it, if

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they give it a real go, they are a of a merry dance at the moment.

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That is a foul. Papastathopoulos is are heading now surely for another

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European Championship semi-final. Klose scores on home territory.

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Polish-born and there it is another goal for Germany. Right in the

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middle of your screen their you can see it is brilliant. It was a neat

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header. What a record Klose has in international tournaments. Quite

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incredible. 64 goals and 120 games. Greece threatened to make it

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interesting for five minutes in the second half. They did, you thought

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they would test Germany. They looked at ease in the first half

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and were more moving the ball around comfortably. Klose just went

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for the perfect finish. Or to strike! Germany are flowing forward.

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That was fine finishing from a Reus. Semi-finals of a now for Germany.

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This is a decent save but that is an emphatic finish. The goalkeeper

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was off the line and still had plenty to do. That was very

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confident and bold. It is easy if you are 3-1 up. It shows the depth

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in this court. It is an excellent finish. That was super-smooth this

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right behind the ball there. It is not looking good for Greece. You

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just get the feeling somebody is going to have to play very well to

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Sifakis came low. His handling has not been the best tonight. Journey

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last won the trophy from England back in 1996. This will be a free

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kick for Greece. They went out in a group stages in those 20021004.

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There was a rebuilding process going on between generations of

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players. They were runners up four years ago, beaten by Spain. Always

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there or thereabouts. Three-times winners and three time the runners

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his back and hit him on the hand. He hasn't got much calms -- qualms

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about that. It clearly struck him on the arm. A chance for a late

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consolation from Greece here. This players scored the first ever World

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Cup goal for Greece. His score their first goal in this tournament.

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Will he bookend it nicely with of the last a goal that Greece will

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score here in Poland? Yes. Years. It is 4-2 and Greece have a late

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consolation. That is a bit more respectable. A super penalty.

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put that away really well, Salpingdis. Germany is through to

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the last four as most people Greece did not end up 0-0 there.

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saw some contrasting styles of play there. The Greeks were very

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defensive in everything they have done tonight. Then you had the

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opposite with the free-flowing Germans. A very young and

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experienced team. Wonderful talent. They are a joy to watch. All I can

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say is, Greece were very lucky that the Germans did not score a little

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bit more. So many chances at the start. The tournament has been very

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pleasing and we have been enjoying every game and there have been no

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neil-Neale's yet. That was great. Lahm produced the world. It took a

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little bauble there. To be fair, I am sure the keeper could do a

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little bit better -- I am not sure the keeper could do a little bit

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better. I think he should. He ought to get a hand on it. That second

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ball was a lovely ball in, and what a folly, I think he courted on him

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shin but it is going only one place and that is past the keeper.

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took the defender away and his sleep, he gets up so high. I have

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got to say the Greek goalkeeper was shocking. A great header though.

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Sifakis was Sunday League tonight. What a volley that is. Keep or no

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keeper, he is not stopping that. Let us have a look at that. We know

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in 2004 there was negativity over the Greeks but they have now done

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themselves tonight really. That is a bit harsh but fair. Back in 2004,

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the quality of the players they had was much better. My cap here from

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the kick-off, they have no intention of winning or doing

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anything in the game. They are playing for penalties already.

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deeper and they would be in Warsaw! Look at this, this is the start of

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the game and the Germans are just thinking, come on then, they have

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thinking, come on then, they have to go forward. Here we go, we see

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them here and they have got ten players in and around the box. The

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centre-forward Salpingdis is halfway into his own half. There

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are 11 of them and they are within 25 yards of the goal. They have no

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chance of breaking out from there. It must be summoned to practise

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that in the run-up to a game, the manager says close down one half of

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the pitch. They did well to get to the quarter-final given how bad

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they are. Can you born 18 into making mistakes? There were few

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tonight. I think they did. I think Germany went down to their level.

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Schweinsteiger was fantastic so far for Germany, dictating the wake of

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play but he kept giving the ball away tonight. He was sloppy. Not

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too many options. It was too easy for him and if England get through

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they can watch this and say that if you put pressure on them they give

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the ball away easy. Schweinsteiger here is giving the ball away. The

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manager was going mad, he was getting frustrated. There are flaws

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in their armour. Salpingdis here, except for the keeper's stock

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position he was clean through on goal. Motta gives the ball away too

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easy and that led to a goal. -- which is fair enough. He should be

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sprinting back in there. Badstuber is on the wrong side. He should be

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tucked round. He is trying to read the 1-2. He is trying to do the

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overlap and run. Salpingdis turns and he should hit the target. It is

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and he should hit the target. It is that -- it is that engine room for

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them. Ozil was up with the best tonight. Yes he is up with the best.

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I saw him in the young leek and he is a joy to watch. Look at him here.

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is a joy to watch. Look at him here. He is in acres of space, he always

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find space. He knows what is around him and he receives a on the half

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him and he receives a on the half term. What a lovely little born in

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there. He was unlucky. That wasn't the first few minutes. Here he

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receives it and he does not have to look, he knows where his man is and

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you can see there are three great players around him. Again he just

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passes a, moves and finds a new position and gets it and weighs up

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his option and passes forward and follows and keeps going and he

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should do better actually, you would put money on him scoring a.

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Again he picks it up on the right hand side, he goes into the

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defender and commits them and that was a lovely little ball with his

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right foot. He always finds his man. Again, in the whole, in that little

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pocket, the right hand side takes one, a little shimmy and he goes to

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the byline and there is nothing on and he keeps hold of it and wins

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his team at free kick in a dangerous area. Again here, on the

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half term, going into two centre- halves, puts them on their

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backsides and he is unlucky with his right foot. Again will, on the

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right-hand side, comes in and sprints after it. Again, unlucky

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with his shot. He deserved a goal tonight. You would hope that

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England will not give him that it England will not give him that it

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amount of room. There was a sub- plot tonight about it being about

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more than just football, with the Eurozone crisis and it is summed up

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by the tears in this man's eyes. Juxtapose this against his

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outpouring of glory from Angela Merkel, that is the definition of

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rubbing it in. We are winning and we will take �350 billion. Germany

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are through. Before we move on we will look at the action on the

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will look at the action on the grass continuing. Tomorrow is the

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final day of Royal Ascot and all eyes are on black caviar, the

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wonder from Down Under is unbeaten in 21 races and is expected to fly

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again and when the diamond Jubilee Stakes. We are back with highlights

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of Spain against France tomorrow at 10:50pm on BBC One. On Monday,

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strawberries, cream and Wimbledon begins. Watch it all across BBC One

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and BBC Two and on the red button and BBC Two and on the red button

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and online. That starts on Monday. If England beat Italy in Kiev on

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Sunday they will reach the semis and equal their best ever Euros

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record. Roy and his boys have done good and we caught up with him to

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gauge his mood. The first thing to do is check

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injuries, is everyone OK? everyone is good. There was a nasty

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kick at the end of the game and he has recovered. Jermain Defoe was

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back after his need to go back home before his father's funeral. Your

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philosophy is organisation, discipline and unselfishness and

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that is the Italian way? Would you agree? Yes, they are very

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disciplined, they like organisation in the football. There have very

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professional players and they really do accept that if you are a

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professional football you have to make sacrifices in your private

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life and in your professional life The Italians say a lot of Italian

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in the English side. It all looks very evenly matched. It looks as if

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they are trying to take credit for things. A lot of our players have

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had a lot of Italian influence in their lives. They are also

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organised and disciplined. When I came in, I had to change the whole

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playing philosophy. The zonal system of play that you see today,

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I could even suggest that the Italians get that from England.

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their press Conference, they were saying that they are the underdogs.

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That is very Italian! Let's say they are not and it is 50-50. We

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have to tom penalties. Does everybody practice in training?

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Everybody practises penalties. But you have to make sure you practice

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in a very professional way. You have to get away from a golf

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driving range mentality, where you take a bucket of balls and smash

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them all around the driving range and remember the three good ones.

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It is not about quantity? Not at all. Sometimes, the quantity

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element is wrong. Regularity of practice is useful. It is not an

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unattractive thing to do at the end of a training session, as long as

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you make it clear to the players that you have to take three and try

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and score three. I understand you occasionally break training to tell

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the story of the scorpion and the Frog. It is the story of the frog

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that carries the scorpion across. Yes, the scorpion wants to get to

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the other side. And he can't swim, so he asks the frog if he would

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give him a piggyback ride. And the frog says no, you are a scorpion.

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You will sting me and I will die. And the scorpion persuades him that

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that will not happen because if he stings him and from dies, he drowns.

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So the Froch accepts that argument and the logic of it, so he puts the

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scorpion on his back and swims him across the river. But halfway

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across the age river, he feels a terrible sting in his back and says

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to the scorpion, you have stung me. And scorpion replies, it is in my

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nature. Why do you tell that? was a joke, because one of the

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people had done something, and just to amuse them, I was making clear

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that it was in the person's nature. He couldn't help it. It is the

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nature of this team at the moment to fight and win. I hope that

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continues. It is true. It is a very good natured and we are happy to

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have got through the three games. Now we want to go on in the

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tournament a lot longer. We have got a chance, and the players will

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do their best to take that chance. Let's hope lackeys on our side.

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there is no sting in the tail. He is a PR expert, Roy. Even Ashley

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Cole was doing interviews today. Rare for him to come out and talk

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so openly. I have turned private investigator today. It could go to

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penalties, many people are saying. I have found evidence. You may

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think this is bad news. It is from the Man City website, Balotelli

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against Joe Hart. He was all over the place, but he learned from his

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mistake. What about that? second one was a shocking penalty

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by Balotelli. There is another interesting thing on the penalty

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front. 16 years ago today, this happened. Let me take you to Euro

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96. Who could forget this? So glad we have changed it are graphics. Go

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on, Seiko! One of the most iconic celebrations in all of football.

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Fantastic. He had a lovely quiff going on. Talking of bad hair, we

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can't show the penalty being scored by peers without showing this one.

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Happy memories. We were also chatting earlier about the player's

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of the tournament so far. We have already highlighted one tonight.

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Ronaldo goes without saying. The tournament could be his to take.

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What about Stevie Gerrard? Gerrard has had its huge influence on this

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England team and the tournament. Steve played with him at Liverpool,

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and he has been absolutely superb. People talk about Beckham's

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delivery being the best. Steven Gerrard's delivery this tournament

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has been unbelievable. It is his attitude as well. He has got the

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long-range passing and the short range. Look at this for a great

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attitude. He hustles and hustles. He has led by example. He knows

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Rooney is getting forward. He has been absolutely magnificent, Steven

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Gerrard. Polo has had a great season. He is an unbelievable

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player. Both feet, wonderful passer. Robbie, the key with how Roy has

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managed him is, you can't make those runs all the time. You need

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to conserve energy and choose your moments. That is what he has done.

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They have got creativity in the wings. England have a chance.

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tempt fate. I am even been cautious with this link. The BBC might have

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one, two or three England games for you on the way over the next few

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 65 seconds

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Gentlemen, with Greece out of the way, we can look forward to a

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mouth-watering five games ahead. There is really nothing now to be

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negative about. This is the way it starts now. Spain, France, England,

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Italy. The semi-finals will be But tactically, Spain versus France

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could be one of those where you expect so much that it could turn

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out to be a boring game. Are we feeling the French? I think so.

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