The 10 Best Moments From Day Six Of Euro 2012


1. Man crush of the day

We love Joachim Low. He manages the tournament’s best team, he dresses smart, looks like a handsome dad in a teenage US TV drama series and even has a sense of humour, as you can see here.

2. Lookalike of the day

 Matts Hummels and Orlando Bloom: separated at birth? 

3. ‘Arrogant player lives up to hype’ moment of the day

He rates himself as good as Cristiano Ronaldo, which is normally a ludicrous statement. But, in all fairness, Nicklas Bendtner actually lived up to his own hype last night with two smart finishes for Denmark. Sadly the Danes were trumped by a dramatic late winner, and will likely need something out of their game with Germany on Sunday. Denmark are 7.50 to win Group B, while Bendtner's brace has taken his odds for top scorer in to 50.00.  

4. ‘Arrogant player doesn’t live up to hype’ moment of the day

While Bendtner was spearheading Denmark’s attack ably, at the other end Portugal’s cheeky winker had another miserable night the the office. Ronaldo sulked and moaned, and inexplicably missed two one-on-one chances. Nevertheless his Portugal side gained a vital three points and can go through with a point against Holland on Sunday. They're now at 12.50 to win Euro 2012.    

5. Pundit of the day

This goes to Martin Keown, for his sheer bravery. Despite being hit by a ball while reporting pitchside on an FA Cup game earlier this year, he is not twice shy, and appeared for the BBC on the touchline at the Holland V Germany game last night. Bravo Martin.

6. Player of the day

He’s known as Nemo, was born in Turkey, but after last night’s all-encompassing midfield display, he’s fast-emerging as the player of the tournament. His name is Mesut Ozil, and he was frankly ridiculous-good against Holland, weaving in between the lines with his boundless energy and cultured left foot. We’re smitten.

7. Sulk of the day

Sorry Arjen Robben. But when you're substituted, it is normally good practice to walk to the side of the pitch where the substitution is being made. It is also nice to greet your replacement. Storming off on the opposite side of the pitch, taking your shirt off in a huff and marching straight to the changing rooms does not exactly subscribe to this good practice. Robben's Holland need a miracle to qualify after two defeatsn in Group B. They're at 6.50 to pull it off. 

8. Meme of the day

 

9. Alarming haircut of the day

Today’s chosen Barnet comes courtesy of this German fan, who might be part man/part peacock, but is still as patriotic as they come.

10. Ideal 'Spot The Ball' image of the day