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EvenGandhiHatesLVG

What a finish


whatwereyathunking

ABSOLUTE THUNDERCUNT


Montuvito_G

NIKLAS GOATKRUG


Talos_the_Cat

Slapped that ball so hard the next generation of kids in Spain will feel it.


tuatara_teeth

never go Füll Krug


Marc_Quill

Germany was going Halfkrug before Füllkrug got subbed in.


FarAcanthocephala

Oh wow you put a striker in and he scores **FOR BOTH TEAMS**


TheBrownMamba8

Naturally if you sub in a goalkeeper at 2’, they won’t concede


LIKE-I-GIVE-A-FUCK-

Spain already had carvajal , they still did


SuspiciousQuality

Is that why Morocco changed Bono with Munir? 🤔


MCVanillaFace

It’s not just a striker… it’s Niclas Goat Lücke fucking Füllkrug!


toprahmen

This feels like a fever dream, one year ago this guy barely had any goals in the second Bundesliga and now he scores a goal for Germany in the world cup.


Spikeyspandan

What surprised me is how high he can jump


TheRandom6000

Just wait until you see his headers.


MCVanillaFace

On top he’s physical as fuck and knows how to use his strength at perfect timing. Pure power this guy!


mr_popcorn

white man can jump


Cantonarita

Man I teared up here a little. So many injuries, so many doubts... he made it. And now he gifted us this second breath.


toprahmen

Had goosebumps when I saw it was him


rScoobySkreep

I was just thinking about how it looked like he might be gone after that altercation with staff. Hard to imagine a better 18 months.


toprahmen

Yeah, even if I genuinely dislike Anfang a lot, him (and the management) protecting Füllkrug was probably the best move he did during his time in Bremen


ZionnoiZ2

2nd to faking his vaccine.


alexrepty

If Anfang weren’t an anti-vaxxer, Werder would still be stuck in the second league and Füllkrug would have never made it to the World Cup, meaning Germany would have lost the match tonight.


Stigmatongueontheice

When's the last time a Bremen player scored in the WC tho?


rScoobySkreep

Everyone is forgetting Augustinsson 2018!


ILikeToBurnMoney

Two different Bremen players scored in a World Cup since the last Bayern player scored a goal? Wow


Fancy-Past-6831

That would be Ludwig Augustinsson for Sweden in 3-0 win against Mexico at 2018 World Cup


cozydani

+ it‘s against spain


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Duksch als nächstes?


toprahmen

*Weiser


Senex94

Damn playing a proper 9 seems to be a good idea


fischarcher

What having a ST does to a mf'er


toms2704

damn it flick, start this man every match from now on


mohankohan

Huh, Flick finds out what playing a striker gives you


Psychomantis200

Sometimes I think these genius Coaches have a little bit of tunnel vision. Like mate are you that uninterested in this guy you prefer to play Muller as a striker?!


Flaggermusmannen

also: imagine how much better Müller could be with a proper striker up top to play off of???


EasyFargo

that’s my issue, its fairly obvious that muller thrives off playing with an actual 9 next to him , why keep putting him on an island???? the guy is a proven international player, and i don’t think flick is getting the most out of him


sc_140

>the guy is a proven international player Makes it sound like he's the LB of Argentina or such when he is the active player with the most goals at WCs.


EasyFargo

yeah ahahah realized it sounded weird but i meant more so that he performs even better internationally


todellagi

Not like he spent the last decade perfecting his game as a second striker, setting up the 9 like no one else in the world Müller can't overpower a child nevermind a world class center back and his top speed is at best a brisk trot, sending him out as a 9 is bizarre If Flick doesn't start Füllkrug against Costa Rica, just sack him at the half


idontknow_whatever

And Muller had his most prolific assisting period of his career with Flick as the head coach of Bayern, so its not like its an alien concept to Flick anyway Wtf is he doing playing Muller as the #9?


WorthPlease

That's an interesting idea, somebody should try that and see what happens.


Legendary-Anubis

Southgate must be a genius because he doesn't play Phil Foden.


HowBen

You've summarised this game from the POV of both coaches


Spikeyspandan

Also sane has been really good despite some brain fart


RaindZero

Sane really turned the game around, aside from a really bad pass he has created so much after his sub


dadish-2

That's what you get for basically playing the Bayern clone ttack against the Barca clone team.


Psychomantis200

>some brain fart Spot on


Flash-224

Last chance kinda sums him up. Instead of just taking the shot, we germans always gotta play it out like it's 2010.


CarniTato_YOUTUBE

Except Gundogan and Musiala who should have made the extra Pass...


EliteKaiju

Ehh, Musiala just needed to not hit the keeper


Time-Run-2705

We've been saying that all the time. This dude is scoring for fun in the league while playing at a mediocre team


Sstnd

I dont know why Our coaches cant get their Heads out of their Asses... Löw should have Taken kruse or terrode already but Flick not playing Torpedoschuh is simply outerageous right now


UmbroShinPad

Torpedoschuh is a 10/10 nickname.


DrJackl3

What suspending does to a MF. For those not knowing: in the beginning of last season Füllkrug didn't score in like 5 games, played like shit, had a loud disagreement with our higher ups (supposedly insults were thrown) , was suspended for a game and came back just banging them in and assisting left and right. Hasn't stopped until now.


SaBe_18

incredible. he was playing 2.Buli only 6 months ago


BMG-Darbs

He's always been a Bundesliga level player imo. He struggled a lot with injury though so he was never really the main man. The one full season he played in the Bundesliga he scored 14 for a Hannover team that finished 13th which is quite good, then he was injured on and off for the next 3 seasons. When Werder got relegated we started Josh Sargent almost every game and our other options were Yuya Osako who was never good and Davie Selke who hasn't been good in years because Lücke wasn't fit. Last season he was fit throughout and this season too, that's why he is showing his worth now.


the_propaganda_panda

You can't blame Flick. Müller as a striker only looked shit the last 20 times, how could he know it wouldn't work?


Docxm

Can’t blame Flick, he’s never managed Muller before… wait


OttaBenga

Pep Guardiola played without a striker for one season and every NT thought it was the meta


FelixSmith1894

Germany has been stuck in this scenario since 8 years now


Joel_Dirt

Every Germany game since they won in 2014 has further convinced me that Miroslav Klose was the greatest player ever.


Sstnd

For Sure one of the best Box strikers in history. Just Look at all of his goals for the NT - I think he scored only one if not none at all outside of the Box - I dont think he would Translate well Into todays game tbh - he was the right type of Player for the right era of football https://youtu.be/mrp_Luf8rbM - the amount of headers he scored is absurd - even taking some balls that could easily be shot with the head xD


Hic_Forum_Est

I have to strongly disagree with this one. Yes, Klose was an old school type of box striker but he was also technically good enough to play as a false nine. Which is why he was perfect for Löws system who was really obsessed with playing a false nine. He combined the best traits of both a classic forward and a false nine. He started out as a clinical finisher roaming through the box and waiting for his chances. But he developed his game over the years and in the later stages of his career he was also really good at dropping down, playing link up and setting up his teammates. The trio of him, Özil and Müller was short-lived but they were a fucking joy to watch. Reducing Klose to just a box striker is to underrate his technical abilities on the ball which were on a good level, especially in terms of link up play. He would easily translate into today's game. Germany have been missing a striker like him since he retired.


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Rickcampbell98

One season? You forgetting a part of his career or something lol, even fir man City it was 2 seasons lol.


Hic_Forum_Est

Musiala + Füllkrug = Musiala + Choupo The whole nation saw this, but not Flick. Ffs Löw level of coaching


TheHabro

You mean Sane?


Spikeyspandan

Sane was injured. He will play now


SPammingisGood

Imagine playing our only real striker from the beginning..


xTatamo

and putting musiala on the 10 man can only dream


KJones77

From the German 2nd division to saving Germany's World Cup ass


Call_Me_Rivale

True goat


Rooonaldooo99

FÜLL THE KRUG


FuckOffBoJo

He has been fantastic today


CT4_LV

Why the HELL was Flick messing around with Strikerless-Müller stuff again this entire time


drckeberger

Didnt work for 10 years after 2014…


B4rtBlu3

Our footballing nation was literally build on Klose's shoulders and its been downhill ever since lol.


RoKrish66

Since 2014 Germany has totally been unable to replace two key players. Lahm and Klose. And Klose is the more irreplaceable. He wasn't the most talented player but he worked hard and created space and time for other players and finished chances when presented them. Man was a monster in a Germany kit. didn't Germany have an unreal record of never losing a game when Klose scored or something? I know they only failed to make a major tournament semifinals once while he was playing and he was injured in that tournament as well.


ttaway420

Idk how successfull yall were with Schweinsteiger but he was an absolute treat to watch as a spectator.


[deleted]

Don’t forget Poldi and Schweini


Salmabutnotsalma

And Mario Gómez


sc_140

https://www.tomnash.eu/gomez-button.html


rScoobySkreep

The value of having an actual 9


dem0nhunter

The Choupo-effect


YHofSuburbia

This MF looks like he's just come off a longboat and is about to go raid some villages


00Laser

and he did


_masterofdisaster

the prince that was promised


Psychomantis200

Badass name


NicoloBarella23

He needs to start, drop Gnabry for Costa Rica. He’s been incredibly underwhelming


m0unt187

Halfkrug wasn’t getting it done. Needed FULLKRUG!


PM_something_German

Start him as 9


AlexKangaroo

Flick should now learn the same lesson Nagelsmann learned with Choupo-Moting. You give them the chance (they take it). Start them in every match and watch the n.9 magic happen.


tuliomartins_tm

HOW THE F IS HE NOT THE STARTER YET JFC


rScoobySkreep

because it would be silly to start a guy who was playing the second division last year over an 80m wonder boy or an attacking midfielder. *OR WOULD IT?*


Ineedthatshitudrive

What a powerkrug he is.


BaldVoldy

Full mast


stragen595

Hope Hansi starts that man now. He is not Klose or the other great ones in the past. But he is still better than Havertz or Müller upfront.


Black_XistenZ

And all of our other players (Müller, Musiala, Sane) work far better when they're playing off of a proper striker. Having any kind of decent striker upfront (doesn't have to be world class) is necessary to unlock their true potential. Same story as with Bayern and Choupo-Moting.


RGCFrostbite

And it doesn't hurt that the form Fullkrug is in he's playing like a world-class striker. We don't need him to be World Class for 10 years or even 10 weeks. We need him to play like a world-class striker for a month. That's it.


Sal21G

OH THIS GROUP AINT FINISHED BABY


Funnydad44

Costa Rica to top the group with 2 shots on target


Hronk

The Costa Rican way


elbenji

Tico Taka baby


TheEdes

if Japan loses then costa rica only needs to tie, so they only actually need one shot on target


TheLeoMessiah

Even if Germany loses its not finished, no? They’d just need Japan to lose and to beat Costa Rica with a higher GD


Deluxefish

They lose they go into the next match with atleast -2 GD, and Japan with 0 GD. They'd need to absolutely destroy Costa Rica because Japan is probably gonna play with 10 defenders EDIT: "confidently defeat Costa Rica" is what I meant. For Germany to score more than 2 goals they'll need to absolutely dominate. But that's irrelevant now either way


Owezer_

No? If they beat Costa Rica 2-0 and Japan loses 1-0 they have the better GD


Grooveh_Baby

Proper thundercunt that


nasserKoeter

Musiala deuting the Raum.


Aenjeprekemaluci

Just to Füll the Krug


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Mut zur Lücke!


Aenjeprekemaluci

Say that to Hansi! He should start him


one_in_the_wtf

Leave no raum undeuted


SavingsLeg

Should have deutet the raum when she shot straight at the keeper instead of passing to füllkrug


Bil01

Why doesn't he start??


[deleted]

Because Flick loves Müller


DarkSofter

he can start both though muller works so much better with a real #9


DayPhelsuma

To be fair, who doesn’t.


KaiserWilhelmThe69

Barca


FeedingKitty

A lot of Non-Bayern-Fans


Spikeyspandan

Barca fan


Perais1337

Me


djkamayo

Muller : “Because…. “


MaryadaPurshottam

Barcelona will pay for it next season


[deleted]

LÜCKEEEEE


Kagariii

THE MAN. THE MYTH. THE LEGEND.


Gluroo

LÜCKE YOU SEXY MOTHERFUCKER FUCK


PraisePace

Goat debate settled


vireshwarsidhu

What a moment for him


Gweedoke

Going to be an exciting 10/15 minutes


Clutchxedo

Honestly love the added time. Matches shouldn’t be 80 minutes


DinglieDanglieDoodle

Who was the cb that needlessly went out of position with the ball? Laporte? Ran like a headless chicken trying to recover too leaving his mark.


OneBall22Players

He has done it over and over again this game. Germany players were exploiting it and kept running into the spaces Laporte made.


siriBackInWakanda

Yep always a donkey.


DinglieDanglieDoodle

He had the gall to look at Balde. Ran like a headless chicken when he was allready back on Fullkrug then gets himself into no-man’s land


siriBackInWakanda

Yep, we don't have other choice. All of our cbs are like that.


caesar____augustus

Man said I'll take that thank you very much


GoatButton

Spain is sleeping, Musiala not starting through the middle for germany is a crime against football


ampsuu

Imagine what would happen if Flick starts Müller under Füllkrug. Exactly, imagine because thats all we will get. Müller as a striker is dumb and has always been. Müller with a real striker and a real midfield is a real nightmare for opponents. Müller rauming, Musiala feeding, Füllkrug banging = winner material.


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Chad_TreintaUno

I really thought he was going to be offside when he did that


default-username

Looks like had Musiala touched it again he might have been. The timing of that takeover was perfect.


tdfan

For real lol


B4rtBlu3

Somebody else would have gotten it wrong


prsquared

I didn't come hear to feel sad. RIP Mordin...


mertksk-

What the fuck does this man have to do to start over Havertz and Müller at striker fuck my life


shrewdy

Well now, this is interesting What a bloody finish too


Mcool18

FÜLLKRUGGGG


FunnyPointOfView

Absolutely Twatted it into the net


derbestewegwerf

LÜÜÜCKEEEEE Sein Blick zur Bank nach dem Treffer hat Hansi getötet


thinkit_dreamit_doit

Love how he pushes Musiala out of the way lol this one's mine


Black_XistenZ

"Step aside Bambi, I got this!"


CohoDolls

Pep Guardiola actually ruined football by popularizing playing with a false 9.


dontutellmewhattodo

Evidenced by both teams subbing in real 9s instead of false 9s and both scored!!


jokerspit

This is so true!! There are so many teams following this and it leads to so many 0-0 draws and boring football. You should have far more upvotes.


HawkAttack06

WHY ISNT THIS GUY STARTING THE GAME


knepyyyywOw

SOWAS PASSIERT WENN MAN EIN STÜRMER SPIELT FLICK DU HUND


guhardrock

Fullkrug should be a starter. Feels like the missing piece for the team.


__mihajlo_m

Sane changed the game


FlaccidSWE

If he is fit he should clearly start. Always running a riot against Barca and Spain.


dragon8811

WHAT A GOAL WHAT A TOUCH BY MUSIALA


Spikeyspandan

Fucking play a striker


Mcool18

Cracking finish


jrlandry

That was definitely not a pass by Musiala, but I don’t think he’s gonna complain


Farouqnowomarlater

Cunt that one in, musiala first touch was amazing too


zombiejh

LÜCKE


sjekky

The big fella. Strikers are back baby


Arsenal_Analysis

Musiala is one of the silkiest dribblers in the game right now.


rntopspin100

That was a clean goal. Germany really needed it.


Deluxefish

Hope is restored. Füllkrug hattrick next match


Marksmansitter

UNSER BREMER JUNG


zackzook

How shocking what having a proper striker does


FancyCrawdad

Hahahahaha Alba gets subbed off and Germany immediately go down Spain's left flank and score


OneBall22Players

Laporte went on a stroll for no reason. Created all the space Germany needed. Not a good game of him today.


BequneBoulon

Thats a strikers finish


yossinuttee

See? This is what happens if Germany actually use a striker up front.


Vassortflam

Turns out playing with a striker is actually a good idea if you want to score a goal


petrichor6

Holy shit


JorahsSwingingMickey

🎶 Füllkrug's on fire 🎶


Andy-Is-Hot

Had to take it away from Musiala this time


i_cum_in_piss

He should be starting


Alvaro_Rey_MN

This is what happens when Germany has a real striker instead of fucking Kai Havertz.


OneBall22Players

That finish


BequneBoulon

Thundercunt


Anionan

Breaking: Centre-forward can score goals for team. Germany fans are shocked. More news at 11.


HattrickMahomes

> ~~Germany fans are~~Hansi is shocked. FTFY


asr010601

FUCKING KNEW IT


afromane99

Musiala is fucking incredible


PM_something_German

Had to be him


Kselli

Best player in the world, obv not biased


MaryadaPurshottam

Aa a Chelsea fan it makes me sad to say this, but Fullkrug should be starting over Kai every match


Boforn

What playing a real striker does to a team.


DomineeringDrake

I feel so happy for him. Been screaming at the TV for Flick to start him since the 1st half of the Japan match. I swear I will lose my shit if he doesn't start against Costa Rica.


ssjali

It's on the day exactly 1 year ago, that Füllkrug scored his 4th goal of the season in his 14th match in the 2nd devision in a losing effort against Holstein Kiel. It's totally bonkers that he just scored against Spain at the world cup.


Hardy2g

🐐


S3baman

Hansi, play this man in the starting 11 for the remaining of the tournament ffs! Havertz is useless and while Muller is always a hard worker (he did a lot of fantastic high pressing tonight), he doesn't have that killer instinct anymore. Sane was great as a sub as well, hopefully next game he can play at least 45 minutes to get in better shape. Mousiala was the man of the match though, that kid has moves and speed!


partiallypro

Start him at the 9, please.


pvry

Insane finish