During the Euro 2012 tournament the languagecaster team will explain a football headline that has appeared in the English-speaking press. Today’s headline is Gomez at the double for Germany. You can also find many more examples of football cliches here and our huge football glossary here.
Euro 2012 Headline of the Day: Gomez at the double for Germany
Today’s headline is from the ESPN website and refers to yesterday’s game from Group B between Germany and the Netherlands in which the German striker Mario Gomez scored twice in Germany’s 2-1 victory. The phrase ‘at the double‘ means to be ready but here it refers to the fact that Gomez scored twice – a brace. In other words, Mario Gomez’ two goals helped Germany defeat the Dutch.