- FK Aktobe Lento vs Ordabasy - 2013-06-18 20:30:23
- Malmo U19 vs Mjallby AIF U19 - 2013-06-19 09:30:23
- FC Botev Vratsa U19 vs Litex Lovech U19 - 2013-06-19 11:00:33
- Jaro vs Inter Turku - 2013-06-19 03:00:18
- Vaasa VPS vs Honka Espoo - 2013-06-19 00:00:26
- Mypa vs HJK Helsinki - 2013-06-17 18:30:19
- Jaro vs Inter Turku - 2013-06-18 04:30:24
- IFK Mariehamn vs KuPs - 2013-06-19 05:30:22
- Atlantis vs HIFK - 2013-06-19 10:00:27
- TPS Turku vs RoPS Rovaniemi - 2013-06-17 18:00:19
Semi-final Germany Profile
Germany had ever won Euro championship three times and they prove to their title favorites to all by smooth reaching the semi-final. They are the only one team who maintain comprehensive victory until now in this Euro. Meanwhile, they become more mature, calm and prudent.
Germany now might not as exciting as two years ago. It is know to all Germany have won enough respect in recent seasons, even when facing the offensive Netherlands who sitting very deep. Compared with 2010, Germany have no much space any more even if their 4-2-3-1 line up keep unchanging since the quarter-finals in Euro 2008.
Besides, 5: 3 lost to Switzerland exposed their weakness in defense. So coach Joachim LÃ¶w has required midfielder to track back and assist defense for that he is very sure their attacking proficiency are strong enough to ensure goals.
During South Africa World Cup, Sami Khedira was a junior partner of Bastian Schweinsteiger, but now he has become the dominate character in midfield. Except for ball control, Sami Khedira lightened up Germany's offense by driving forward. When against Portugal he contributed important assistance and confronting with Greece he scored a goal himself. "He has become a real leader; he is very good, very dynamic, very present," LÃ¶w said. "It is good for the others that he's there."
EURO semi-final record:
14/06/1972 Belgium 1-2 West Germany (Deurne, BEL)
17/06/1976 Yugoslavia 2-4 West Germany (aet) (Belgrade)
21/06/1988 West Germany 1-2 Netherlands (Hamburg)
21/06/1992 Sweden 2-3 West Germany (Solna)
26/06/1996 Germany 1-1 England (aet, 6-5 pens) (London)
25/06/2008 Germany 3-2 Turkey (Basel)
The unprecedented team atmosphere might be a good omen for Germany. The depth of team lineup means the starting side of each match, which is a hard question need coach Joachim LÃ¶w to deal with. To some excellent players, this might result their disappointment without wonder, but fortunately every player puts the team's interests at first. "We get on well with each other," Marco Reus said. "We enjoy training together a lot and also enjoy our time off the pitch together."
Room for improvement:
Germany have never faced unfavorable situation that behind in the score through 3 group matches, and obviously LÃ¶w's team hasn't met their real difficulty. They were only tied by Greece in the game against Greece, and the same is true to the game against Netherlands who evened one score. Germany could move forward very fast while leaving many counterattacks chances for their opponents.
"So far we have rewarded ourselves for our hard work in the last few years and weeks. But we have always maintained that we want to play the final on Sunday. We want to win it and want to stay here until the very end." Germany captain Philipp Lahm will accept nothing short of victory.