Of Roberto Chiesa
April 8, 2022
This time there are no regrets. Germany goes to the whole, he puts it on autopilot and takes her home without even breathing a minute. Always grinding with a very fast ball turn and a crazy intensity. San Marinowhich is not presented in its best version, lives the most complicated evening of the last four years and if throughout the first half the feelings of helplessness and discouragement were the masters, in the second half no. Osimani’s team compacted, refusing with the head and the heart the concept of goleada that was materializing on the field. And giving, instead, signals of presence, of intelligence in suffering and also of leg and courage, previously overwhelmed by the German fury.
After Mayer’s first goalthere have been many times in which goalkeeper Protti has intervened to postpone the doubling (later obtained by Sozer) and the trio again with Mayer, It was the second half to provide all the good of the evening, to give back to the national team its physiognomy, the desire to play for it even if it is unplayable and to start again even if it is tiring. Belloni does not see Busignani free first, then Busignani himself tries on a free kick. Meanwhile, Germany is not slowing down: Aghnima makes 4-0, Oliveira 5, but the boys from Osimani hold out until the end. They do not score and could do it, as Germany could pass again, but they come stopped by a super Protti. Tomorrow against Gibraltar for the first result and the first goal. And above all for the third place of the group, the objective one not to be missed.
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