Ireland Beat Germany 1-1
A famous victory for the Boys in Green has seen the soccer loving public go crazy.
Despite the revelations last night that Eamon Dunphy, John Giles and Liam Brady have all lost their capacity for joy, Ireland’s famous 1-1 win against Germany is set to go down in the history books as one of our Nation’s greatest triumphs.
John O’Shea’s last minute strike proved to be the winner as Ireland raced to a 1-1 victory with many ecstatic Irish supporters pointing out the similarities between O’Shea’s goal and that of Maradonna’s in the 1986 World Cup, a goal widely regarded as the greatest ever scored.
Manager Martin O’Neill tried to play down the victory by pointing out that it was a rare instance in which a win would only see his side gain a single point. He did, however acknowledge that his team talk had a lot to do with the result.
“We sat the boys down a few hours before kick off, and had them watch the budget speech, it was a great boost and really got the positivity going around the dressing room,” O’Neill admitted.
8.4 million people are expected to line the streets of Dublin upon the team’s return later today, such is the magnitude of this unlikely 1-1 victory against the reigning World champions.
Following the win Ireland are now technically better than Germany and replace them as the greatest football nation on earth while simultaneously sitting in first position in their group behind Poland on goal difference.
Popular German newspaper De Bild led with the headline ‘Green Gods’ and claimed Ireland were now the custodians of world football. Angela Merkel also tabled her resignation following last night’s result – it was accepted by the Taoiseach shortly after midnight.
Following on from his rare goal, John O’Shea has agreed to donate his right foot to science in the event of his death. The 100 times capped international was also given the freedom of his native Waterford, but politely declined the offer.