November 7th, 2014

mannschaft, dude, high five

guess who's back!!

Joachim Löw has named his squad for the upcoming internationals against Gibraltar and Spain. Sami Khedira and Marco Reus are back in, while 1. FC Köln's Jonas Hector receives his first call-up.

Full DFB-Team squad:
Manuel Neuer, Roman Weidenfeller, Ron-Robert Zieler

Jérôme Boateng Official, Erik Durm, Matthias Ginter, Jonas Hector, Benedikt Höwedes, Shkodran Mustafi, Antonio Rüdiger, Sebastian Rudy

Karim Bellarabi, Lars Bender, Sami Khedira, Christoph Kramer, Toni Kroos, Thomas Müller, Lukas Podolski, Marco Reus, André Schürrle, Mario Götze, Max Kruse, Kevin Volland

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yay on lars!! although why low doesn't use Aogo when our defense is paper-thin i do not get

Player Focus: Karim Benzema's Coming of Age


On Tuesday night, Real Madrid were expected to trounce Liverpool. The Premier League side fielded a weakened team for their trip to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, but, to their credit, held their free-scoring opponents to just 1-0. The winner came courtesy of Frenchman Karim Benzema midway through the first half and while Los Blancos dominated - the hosts had 27 shots to Liverpool’s 4 - Carlo Ancelotti’s side failed to build on Benzema’s strike.

It was the 26-year-old’s 5th goal of the competition this season in what has been an impressive start to the campaign for the Madrid striker. In the Champions League, only Luiz Adriano (9) has netted more goals than Benzema while only 8 players have a better WhoScored rating (8.31), with Benzema's the best of all Madrid's stars. In La Liga, only the mercurial Cristiano Ronaldo (8.98) and summer arrival James Rodríguez (7.87) have a better rating than Benzema (7.82) for Los Blancos.
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Get it Benz! I'm so glad that the naysayers who consistently paint him as a flop are eating crow. I think this is the beginning of a new era for him.
adonis mats

Everyone wins! Diego Costa left out of the Spanish squad against Belarus and Germany

Spain squad: Casillas, De Gea, Casilla, Juanfran, Azpilicueta, Ramos, Pique, Albiol, Bartra, Alba, Bernat, Busquets, Camacho, Koke, Cazorla, Fabregas, Callejon, Nolito, Morata, Alcacer, Pedro, Raul Garcia, Isco.

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Our mind games worked, guys. You can thank us later, Mou.
I'm so happy that Isco got a call-up, but I'm pissed that he purposely ignores Jesus. He said "there's no room for him in the squad" WTF!

Also, can Isco get a tag, mods? :D

Edit: It's De Gea's birthday today! Happy Birthday David!