Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Parc de Princes/Lille

The morning after the night before and we are having breakfast in Lille discussing events . We hear that the Germans have asked to march from the centre of Lille to the ground a distance of 5km. Steve's response to this "With tanks?"

Croatia v Turkey, Euro 2016.

We made our way to Paris by TGV and just had time for lunch, Croque Monsieur near Ivan's gym at République.

There was once again a police cordon around the ground. We had decided to leave our bags in Lille to avoid any delays. We cleared this check and were almost immediately met by another check.

Croatia v Turkey, Euro 2016.

Once again the stadium was bathed in red. This time it felt like the Turkish were making the majority of the noise.

Croatia appeared capable of opening up Turkey at will, but only managed the one goal which settled the game.

Croatia v Turkey, Euro 2016.

After this game we returned to Lille in time for Germany v. Ukraine.

After conceding a soft goal, Ukraine caused Germany lots of problems down the flanks, but were unable to beat Neuer.

Germany v. Ukraine, Euro 2016.

Looks like the Germans are advancing.

As we passed through the train station after the match I noticed now familiar posters announcing the trains that would be running the next day. It didn't take long to check. Thankfully the 05.57 was scheduled to run.

Germany v. Ukraine, Euro 2016.

Ross Clegg

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