June 11th, 2012

Euro 2012 In Pictures: Germany 1-0 Portugal

Month-long summer footy tournaments are like the hot boyfriend that arrives on a motorcycle, but only brings one helmet. Sexy, but heartbreaking. Wait, let’s clarify as that situation isn’t entirely heartbreaking. True heartache would be if he showed up wearing leather trousers.

Let’s stay on topic.

Saturday’s second game between Germany and Portugal saw some uncharacteristic attempts on goal, WAGs out supporting their men and, as always, reminded us how topsy, turvy and tiresome the Euros can be.

In case you were held in the Vogue beauty closet against your will over the weekend (lucky cow), here’s a simple sum up.

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26 Responses to “Euro 2012 In Pictures: Germany 1-0 Portugal”

  1. Peter Black says:

    The football match is always unpredictable and anything can happen in the matter of 90 minutes. This is what makes it my favorite game. Thank you for making me remembers about this legendary game. I am going to watch the high lights of that game on YouTube. finance for non financial managers

  2. sarah says:

    Oh Miguel is sooo hot!!! I hope he gets more popular so that I can get to see his beautiful face more! :D

  3. jen says:

    miguel veloso is so dreamy!

  4. sarah says:

    I remember, when I saw him on tv I was like “Who’s this? I have to google him!” :D

  5. Jess says:

    As much as I am not a big fan of the Portuguese NT (i'm for Spain, typical frenemies)..they deserved a tie. Or best put, Germany did not deserve a win. I loveeee the German NT, but they were a big disappointment. ALL the big boys were…Netherlands, Germany (even if they won), Spain, France, Portugal! Hopefully they all shape up!

    • Carla says:

      I'm Portuguese and I don't really think our national team is a frenemy of Spain as is the case between, say, Brazil and Argentina. Actually, when Portugal is out of the competitions, most people route for Spain. Some Portuguese also refer to Spaniards as "nuestros hermanos" and although i wouldn't go that far, there is definitely not animosity towards them in football.

      I should know who the player in the pic is, being Portuguese and all, but I have no idea :) . Ugh, that just goes to show how our national team is CR plus 10 other guys.

  6. chay says:

    Pepe's and Nani's misses were unfortunate. But PT held their own, and I am proud of "os tugas."

    And hands down, Portuguese men are hotter! Although I won't deny the hotness of Podolski (mmmm, Lukas …)

    • con2e says:

      No they're not, plus you have Pepe on your team, so you deserve to lose every game you play. Not a Pepe fan, if you didn't guess, lol.

      • chay says:

        Every team has a not-so-pretty face (sometimes more than one). I agree Pepe is not an Adonis, but I have a soft spot for him: He's Portuguese and he plays on Real Madrid. Enough said :-)

        • Carla says:

          He was born in Brazil and was naturalized Portuguese. He always seems so nice in interviews, one of the most approachable players in the NT, but I just can't understand his behavious on the pitch sometimes. It's like Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde.

  7. Agnes Wonka says:

    Good match, but I feel sad for CR7. He did his best and it wasn't enough :(

  8. maar says:

    Not the best for Germany, but they put in a solid performance, and Boateng (the unidentified German) did an excellent job shutting down Ronaldo's runs to the middle. Also, super impressed with Hummels. He plays as good as he looks.
    And I just love Neuer. Good coaching decision to opt for the blue jersey. It made his beautiful blue eyes pop.

    And speaking of Germans, here in the States I am loving nothing more than Micheal Ballack pushing Lalas's buttons in the ESPN commentary.

    • chay says:

      Although I am a PT supporter, I will say that Neuer has some really hot lips

    • jen says:

      Amen! I was never such a fan of Ballack but i love him now.. and I love that he's so outspoken and has such a good attitude… I also like how he's not afraid to disagree with Alexi Lalas and I must say Ballack is coming out looking like the one who is more on point (sometimes when Lalas comments I wonder if he was watching the same match as the rest of us).. speaking of Alexi Lalas, I saw him on the street once in Brooklyn, he stands out even more in person than on tv.

      Thank God ESPN in the States finally stepped up their coverage of the Euro's and World Cup! I've actually really enjoyed their coverage of the last World Cup and this year's Euro's.

  9. sandale says:

    "An unidentified German" – haha, nice signature to the picture!
    Hopefully Germany will start playing better as they are my favourites of this tournament! Fingers crossed as you never know what can happen in the "Group of Death"

  10. PinkLady says:

    When I first saw Hummels on Saturday I fell in love…so I might not be fair,but his squeeze seems to have the "looooooooook at meeeeeeeeee I'm a Wag" spark in her eyes…the one that Elen Rivas had to…..

    • Annika says:

      She is like that.

    • anon says:

      She is. She's also lost a lot of weight recently and it's nagl…

      • anna says:

        I know, she looks scary thin now, in the face especially. Not a good look at all…:(

    • Sirena says:

      I'm personally not a fan of Hummels (I prefer Gomez, Neuer or Badstuber) and I agree with you. I am also disappointed in Lena Gercke's choice of make-up – why wear SO MUCH makeup to a football match? It is as if she is trying to out-do Sarah Brandner in the German WAG stakes (who was not even there!).

      Ps. Mario Gomez's girlfriend Silvia is gorgeous as always – very pretty, very natural, very down to earth….damn I wish I was her :-(

  11. xoWinnie says:

    disappointing performance from my seleção :( they missed waaaaayyyyy too many chances, and at times were just unlucky. they turned it up in the last 15 minutes or so, but by then the goal had already been scored, and the defense was rock solid. Hummels was a (sexy) BEAST in the back, it was upsetting as a Portugal fan, but also quite exciting to watch. there are some things we need to work on (sloppy defense and uber-reliance on Cristiano, just to name a few) but don't count Portugal out just yet! Holland was not playing at the level I'm used to seeing from them, to be honest, that wasn't even the best I've seen from Germany. the Holland result gives me hope, I'm staying positive. força Portugal!

  12. JA7 says:

    SUPER MARIO!!! :D

  13. Kristina says:

    At work we bet on the outcome of this tournament and on every game. I have Spain as winners, because next to Sweden they are closest to my heart, but I kinda think Germany will win it. Actually. And I never would've thought that I would watch them for the HOT players as well. Hummels and Özil are yummy. And Mario Gomez… I want him to undress me with his teeth. WoW.

  14. footballandme says:

    I usually don't like facial hair on men but Miguel is one of the few that I drool at the sight of with facial hair.

  15. JenC says:

    My German boys didn't play a good game last Saturday. The midfield was off…Thank God for the solid defense from Germany's answer to Orlando Bloom–Ahem. Mats Hummels–and brilliant saves from Neuer.

  16. IrishBlue says:

    Mmmm Miguel Veloso….anyway I think Germany could be the ones to watch this tournament, though Im sure there will be plenty of twists and turns along the way.