Lookalikes: David Villa v Germany and Paul Gascoigne v Germany

Posted by - July 8, 2010 - Football videos, World Cup


When David Villa slid onto Andres Iniesta cross during last night’s World Cup semi-final but agonisingly could not connect, I – and probably most England fans old enough to remember – could only think of one thing: its remarkable similarity to another semi-final miss against Germany.

The slide and awkward body shape, as well as the subsequent frustration of the player, is nearly identical to Gazza’s dramatic golden goal opportunity at Euro 96.