Archive for the ‘euro 2008’ Category

lahm pulls out a winner at 89 minute mark

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

philip lahm, who survived germany’s disasterous 2004 european championship foray, pushed in the winning goal at the near 90 minute mark to help germany break the tie with turkey and avoid playing extratime and possibly a penalty shootout.


russia rolls over the netherlands

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

the russia team beat the netherlands 3:1 in extra time. they led 1:0 up until the 86th minute when van nistelrooy scored although he was off-sides. roman abramovich turned up in the VIP boxes for the game.

turkey routes croatia in penalty shootout

Friday, June 20th, 2008

in the second game of the quarterfinals of the euro 2008 football championship, turkey and croatia played to a 0 : 0 tie. in extra time, Klasnic scored a goal for croatia at 118 minutes, 2 minutes later, right at the bell, semih tied the whole thing up. then the two teams went into penalty kick mode. turkey won the penalty shoot out 4:1. perhaps the croatian team should’ve watched this video on the guardian website about how to take a spot-kick.

turkey are set to play germany in the semi-finals this wednesday.

euro 2008 portugal scores at 86 mark to get within striking distance of germany

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

portugal scored at the 86 minute mark trying to push germany into extra time during the quarterfinals of the euro 2008, european championships in basel switzerland. germany wins 3:2.

germany vs. portugal european championships 2008 quarterfinals

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

at half-time in the quarterfinals of euro 2008, germany leads portugal 2:1. yogi löw, coach of the the germany team has been relegated to the audience for his over-exuberant coaching during the austria game. both he and the austria coach were tossed into the rafters during that particular game.

turkey scores 3 goals in last 10 minutes overtakes czech team

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

turkey scored 3 goals in the second half (plue ovvertime) of their first round match with the czech team, winning the match 3:2 and miraculously finding their way into the quarter finals. switzerland beat portugal 2:0, exiting the tournament with 3 points.

spain wins in overtime watch euro 2008 live online

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

spain lands a second goal in overtime to beat sweden 2:1 today in euro 2008. at the moment, russia leads greece 1:0 in the first half. spain has 6 points, sweden 3.

you can watch a live stream of the match for a fee here on the uefa website.

the netherlands demolish france

Friday, June 13th, 2008

the netherlands completely dominated france with wesley sneijder scoring a 4th goal in the last 30 seconds of extra time. hollands advances to the quarter final with a 4:1 win.

romania italy tied 1-1

Friday, June 13th, 2008

at the moment, romania is tied with italy, 1:1. it looks like italy might be making a first round exit. a replay of 2004.

update. game over. mutu, from romania missed a free kick –fabulous save by italian torhutter buffon. each team gets one point. italy has 1 point overall, romania 2 points, and france 1 point. the netherlands are leading this group, also known as the group of death, with 3 points.

austria scores goal at 93 minutes

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

austria tied poland 1-1, effective (it seems) lifting germany into the round of sixteen as german effectively played poorly losing 1-2 to croatia