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Lothar Matthäus

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 A most dynamic midfielder
Was Der Kaiser’s match leader
When the legs began to lack pace
Had the vision to switch to sweeper

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Lothar Herbert Matthäus
From Erlangen he hailed
Mönchengladbach aged eighteen
National team his boat soon sailed

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Euro champ in nineteen eighty
Eighty two a punch from Altobelli
Didn’t play in the final
Awed at Rossi and Tardelli

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Bayern general and all time legend
In Mexico now a regular pick
Shackled Maradona in the final
But Diego had one last trick

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Spun by his marker at the death
Matthäus lost sight of Maradona
Slinky run, split pass to Burruchaga
It was the World Cup winner

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Inter lynchpin by Italia ninety
Missile against Yugoslavia
Mazy power sprint, breathless strike
Calcio winner, world’s best player

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Four goals and in prime peak form
In the final Armando wasn’t far
Gifting the winning kick to Brehme
Lifting the World Cup as skipper

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 94, a twenty first world cup game
To join Diego, Seeler and Zmuda
Fuel in the tank for France ninety eight
Broke the record when replacing Sammer

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Matthäus, the complete baller
Champions league proved too hot
Mesmerising runs, vision to boot
King of the heat seeking shot

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 number7
© emdad rahman

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Notes

Happy 60ty Birthday!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/lothar-matthaus/