> >As a totally neutral observer, I have to say that Germany completely
> >outplayed Sweden. Yes, this may be due to Germany playing on home turf,
> >but that's the objective reality.
> >So, stop whining. The shots on goal statistic being 26-5 tells the
> ~15 of them from long range after Germany had 2-0 given them, and Sweden
> given a red.
Yes, you are right. I now see my mistake. I now agree that Sweden
totally dominated the play and should have scored at least ten goals.
I now uderstand the wisdom of the original post:
> Look at the facts:
> - Podolski was assigned the 1st goal - it should have been
> recorded as an own goal by Sweden (look at other wc matches)
> - Sweden misses a penalty
> The ref definitely decided the game, even though the Germans were
> expected to win.
Yes, indeed, Sweden lost only because:
1. Podolski was credited with the goal, which should instead have been
credited to Sweden as a brilliant self-goal. Thus, instead of 2-0, the
score would have been 1-1.
2. The damn ref was breathing, which distracted the Swede from scoring
on the penalty shot. It's all ref's fault.
And as a penalty for these crimes, the ref should be shot himself.
Would you guys like some cheese with your whine?