Two good matches in Group A yesterday (Poland 1 – 1 Russia – see here, here and here); and Czech Republic 2 – 1 Greece).
But today it’s the Group of Death. Already an instant classic in the first match of the day, and a yet another huge match in perhaps the biggest intra-Euro rivalry in the 2nd match:
|Referee: Craig Thomson (SCO) – Stadium: Arena Lviv, Lviv (UKR)|
|Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE) – Stadium: Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv (UKR)|
In addition to our review of the history of this rivalry (“The Spit Hits the Fan“), a few additonal links about Netherlands-Germany:
- Holland still roused by prospect of facing rivals Germany | Amy Lawrence | Football | The Guardian
- It’s now or never for Netherlands’ golden generation – Robben, Sneijder & Van Persie won’t get another shot at European glory – Goal.com
- More Than A Game: Germany v Holland – FourFourTwo