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Title: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Nemo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 17:05:54
My bad, late on this.

Another og in this tournament of them. Wicked deflection for Spain.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Friday, July 2, 2021, 17:17:54
I didn't know it started at 5pm😂


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Friday, July 2, 2021, 17:19:28
I always thought that if the original shot was on target it was credited to the attacker, not put down as an o.g? Maybe I've made that up.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, July 2, 2021, 17:24:58
I didn't know it started at 5pm😂

That's understandable given hardly any of the games during this tournament have kicked off at 5.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Friday, July 2, 2021, 18:04:31
Well there's been many planned to start at 5pm unless you're being pedantic!


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Bogus Dave on Friday, July 2, 2021, 18:20:48
Spanish defence doing Spanish defence things

Switzerland haven’t looked any worse than Spain in this match, deserve to be level


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Nemo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 18:20:49
1-1 Shaqiri

Here we go again.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: bamboohoomyavatar on Friday, July 2, 2021, 18:21:37
The Swiss are going to win this. Poor game management by Spain again. They won't get away with this like they did with Croatia.

Cherry Daiquiri. Must be 100+ that kid...



Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Nemo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 18:29:30
That didn't look like a very clever tackle. It's late, off the ground and two footed. Several red cards. So clear that Peter Walton didn't equivocate!


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Friday, July 2, 2021, 18:30:05
No way was that a red card. Peter Walton can piss off as well so dry.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Nemo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 18:31:43
Views may differ, of course. But I can't see any way that isn't a red in the modern game, I'm surprised it's even controversial.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Friday, July 2, 2021, 18:33:21
Sliding challenge and the studs were not up. It’s a contact sport and I do think Freuler was in control.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Nemo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 18:59:35
Extra time again for both sides. This is going to be muscle injury central.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: bamboohoomyavatar on Friday, July 2, 2021, 19:07:53
In any case. It certainly altered the Swiss current control of the game at that time.

A hall pass for Spain but it looks like they need it. If they were somehow to get to the final and England are good enough to get there, then England shouldn't be worried about them.

Can't see Spain making the final on this form though. Even if they get through tonight, can't seem them beating Belgium or Italy. In any case, they've still got to beat 10 man Switzerland yet.

Could go to penalties...the Swiss would have to be confident. Their keeper has been great (couldn't help the deflection). If it goes to penalties I'm calling either a Moreno miss or GK heroics.

Moreno is playing with all the confidence of Kylian Mbappe...



Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Nemo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 19:10:12
Yann Sommer is so good. I can only imagine he must be like Pickford and better at international level, because every time I see him in a tournament I can't believe a top side hasn't taken him from BMG.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Nemo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 19:20:47
What's Spanish for "siege"?


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: bamboohoomyavatar on Friday, July 2, 2021, 19:24:05
Yann Sommer is so good. I can only imagine he must be like Pickford and better at international level, because every time I see him in a tournament I can't believe a top side hasn't taken him from BMG.
Sommer, that the fella! Yep, class keeper. Looks a bit like Milan Baros too.

As for Spanish for siege. Think it's sitear or something like that. Off the top of my heed!


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Nemo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 19:32:09
Busqet Case


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Summerof69 on Friday, July 2, 2021, 19:33:30
Busqet Case

Cannot score if its not on target


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: bamboohoomyavatar on Friday, July 2, 2021, 19:35:24
That's the shittest peno (on target) that I've seen taken by the Spanish.

In fact they're all a bit poor atm. They're all buckling.
Not the Moreno peno. That was semi ok.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland,
Post by: Batch on Friday, July 2, 2021, 19:36:29
bugger. Spain actually win a penalty shootout .


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Summerof69 on Friday, July 2, 2021, 19:36:55
That's the shittest peno (on target) that I've seen taken by the Spanish.

In fact they're all a bit poor atm. They're all buckling.

Quite a few are trying to place them with no pace.

Poor compared to the other night


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: bamboohoomyavatar on Friday, July 2, 2021, 19:36:58
Haven't won it yet.

Hard lines for Vargas. Pizza for Vargas.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Nemo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 19:37:53
Haven't won it yet.

Hard lines for Vargas. Pizza for Vargas.

I suspect they have off ITV Hub, with the time difference.

Shocking pens.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland,
Post by: Batch on Friday, July 2, 2021, 19:37:55
Quote from: bamboonoclue
Haven't won it yet.

Hard lines for Vargas. Pizza for Vargas.

they have


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Summerof69 on Friday, July 2, 2021, 19:38:03
Hard cheese Swiss


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Nemo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 19:39:40
Well, I can only imagine Italy and Belgium are delighted with how that went. Back to back 120 minutes for Spain and back to being unable to hit a cow's arse with a banjo.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: bamboohoomyavatar on Friday, July 2, 2021, 19:40:14
They have now. Jammy fuckers. Shouldn't really be celebrating like they have won the tournament. Absolute poor showing from them.

Few things went against the Swiss. Spain got all the luck. That's the only way they are getting through at present. They aren't getting through with pure quality.

Graeme Souness can fuck off. Full of shit.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: 4D on Friday, July 2, 2021, 19:40:52
Balls.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, July 2, 2021, 19:41:26
What a shit game. Pens were even worse.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Friday, July 2, 2021, 19:45:36
Yep spot on😀


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Nemo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 19:57:04
Just in case any other silly fucker was still watching Keane and Souness, Italy v Belgium is on the BBC...


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Friday, July 2, 2021, 20:00:21
Whatever happened to happy claspers


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Sippo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 20:08:44
Cheering on Belgium, then realised I have Italia in the sweepstake. Fuck.

Belgium are quality though.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Sippo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 20:09:11
Goal Italy. Yeees.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Sippo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 20:09:49
Offside.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Sippo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 20:24:07
This game is superb so far.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Nemo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 20:24:40
I see 'please don't take me home' has reached Munich.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Friday, July 2, 2021, 20:24:52
No slow football in this match


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Nemo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 20:27:52
Wooof.

Winners of this game have to be favourites for the tournament.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Friday, July 2, 2021, 20:39:39
Superb


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Nemo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 20:44:07
That sets the game up nicely. Good to see FM legend Jeremy Doku in the game.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Ginginho on Friday, July 2, 2021, 20:46:08
That sets the game up nicely. Good to see FM legend Jeremy Doku in the game.

His Mum, Sue, must be very proud.

Cracking game this, the best two teams in the tournament, and whoever wins this, wins the tournament.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Sippo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 20:46:11
What a half!

What has happened to Micah Richards on the BBC panel? Size of him.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Nemo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 21:21:52
Dries Mertens not a bad option off the bench.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Nemo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 21:32:20
Injury to Spinazolla, that's a real shame. One of the stars of the tournament so far.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Friday, July 2, 2021, 21:46:26
Wow he got better quick😀


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: chalkies shorts on Friday, July 2, 2021, 21:50:32
The Italians are a good team but still a bunch of cheating bastards.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Friday, July 2, 2021, 21:51:20
  :clap: :clap:


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Nemo on Friday, July 2, 2021, 21:54:30
That was the best quality game of the tournament, I think. Belgium held their own better than expected, I half expected their defence to just get destroyed. Doku looked like a heck of a prospect, nearly scored a wonder goal at one point.

Italy strong favourites for the tournament now, you'd think.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland,
Post by: Batch on Friday, July 2, 2021, 21:54:58
Quote from: chalkies shorts
The Italians are a good team but still a bunch of cheating bastards.

exactly that.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Friday, July 2, 2021, 22:01:31
Game management. Just they know how to see out the game. If it was England we would not be complaining. Italy must be favourites now.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: DiV on Friday, July 2, 2021, 22:15:20
That was the best quality game of the tournament, I think. Belgium held their own better than expected, I half expected their defence to just get destroyed. Doku looked like a heck of a prospect, nearly scored a wonder goal at one point.

Italy strong favourites for the tournament now, you'd think.

Been strong favourites since game 1.
Only Austria that’s given them a scare.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Moss on Friday, July 2, 2021, 22:24:37
Got them at 6-1 each way…. Hoping for an England victory over Italy in the final


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: DiV on Friday, July 2, 2021, 22:35:56
Got them at 6-1 each way…. Hoping for an England victory over Italy in the final

The irony being England will do it with a boring 1-0 defensive master class.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Friday, July 2, 2021, 22:41:17
If we get that far I don't think Italy will let us play boring football


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, July 3, 2021, 09:49:18
Obviously plenty of individual quality but I was really impressed by the shape and cohesiveness of the Italian team all over the pitch.  No weakness apparent to me.  The Belgians were really well contained on the counter, albeit that  no team would have controlled Lukaku, De Bruyne and the amazing Doku without some scares. Even the cheating was back to vintage Italian best.

As we have seen, when it's a two horse race, anyone can win a game even if it's by penalties.  The fact that it was Austria (with a great performance) which came the closest v Italy so far, illustrates that this tournament is far from settled.  But Italy have set a standard.


Title: Re: Quarter Finals 1 and 2: Spain v Switzerland, Italy v Belgium
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Saturday, July 3, 2021, 09:50:56
Their high tempo across the pitch was impressive