Great game today between Holland and Italy
, although I sat with two very glum Italians in the pub - they were a bit shellshocked to say the least as the Azzurri fell to their biggest defeat in 25 years! Holland were awesome going forward and could carry a real threat in this competition if they avoid their typical training field bickering.
Euro 2008 needed a decent game after the tight and tactical pair ups we have seen so far. Although van Nistelrooy's first goal was a killer blow to the Italians. The linesman must of been nibbling on some of those Dutch fairy cakes not to have instantly stuck his flag in the air after seeing the Dutchman perched in front of Buffon in about half of mile of space.
The 2nd and 3rd goals were quality, the latter coming just as is customarily, the Italians looked liked getting back into a game that looked lost. As I told my Baresi pals, there is always Friday, when they need to win and hope that the Dutch overcome the Romanian's to keep their qualification hopes in their own hands.