Welcome to ‘The Corner’ our weekly foray into the wonderful world of football.
The domestic leagues took a break and the national sides slipped back into the spotlight.
If Spain made a mess of things against Slovakia, what about the World Champions Germany?
M&M’s, Milik and Mila did the damage as Poland beat the mighty Germans for the first time with a two-nil win in Warsaw in the Group D Euro qualifiers.
It ends an undefeated run of 19 matches for Joachim’s Low’s boys.
Oliver Bierhoff, Germany team manager tried to put on a brave face: “Of course we hoped to do better. It was a great atmosphere here in Warsaw. I think we were a better team, we had a lot of possibilities to score, but Poland played very well, very disciplined. They waited for their chance and they got it and at the end they were smart enough to bring it to A two-zero close.”
As you can imagine Warsaw went wild.
Poland play Scotland on Tuesday and Germany take on the Irish.
Now it’s time for ‘Up and Down’ who did and did not do the business over the last seven days.
Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini is the star of this weeks ‘Up & Down.’
The Juventus player scored both goals for Italy in their 2-1 Euro qualifier win over Azerbaijan.
He put the Azzurri ahead on the 44th minute. He then equalised for Azerbaijan as he attempted to defend a corner.
Chiellini then atoned for his error the score the winner.
The boy ‘done good and bad,’ at least he knows how to find the net.
The pain in Spain continues after a woeful World Cup the Spaniards were once again on the wrong end of the result losing 2-1 to Slovakia in the euro qualifiers group C.
On October 13, 2006, a legal battle came to an end after Cameroon got into some serious trouble in the style stakes.
What happened? ‘On this day.’
In 2004 FIFA fashion police lost its rag with Cameroon and kit designer Puma.
FIFA, the font of all football knowledge, decided Cameroon’s leotard football strip was out of order and decided to dock the Indomitable Lions six points from their 2006 World Cup qualification, because of the offensive one-piece. Cameroon did not even qualify, trust FIFA to bring common sense to proceedings.
Prediction time for the euronews sports team as we try to guess the results of this weekend’s upcoming matches.
Send us your predictions, on the social networks, using the hashtag #TheCornerScores.
Manchester City 1-1 Tottenham
Marseille 2-1 Toulouse
Galatasaray 0-0 Fenerbahce
Remember we could be wrong!
Foolish footie frolics coming up from the annals of history.
Talk about over reacting, take a look and remember to send us the funniest videos you find on the net, through the hashtag #TheCornerBloopers.
That is it for ‘The Corner’ see you next week for more from the sometimes wacky world of football.