Euro 2012: Germany-Holland, from '78 to '12

Wesley Sneijder's Holland and Mario Gomez's Germany: Those nations go way back with one another. Getty Images

UEFA Euro 2012, one of soccer's top international competitions, is here. To celebrate, Playbook has teamed up with ESPN FC and the World Cup on ESPN Facebook page to offer sights and other delights from each participating nation.

Germany. The Netherlands. Yeah, they have history on the pitch.

Starting with a dramatic World Cup final in 1978 and running all the way into Wednesday's Group B match in Kharkiv, Ukraine, the recent run-ins between the Germans and Dutch have offered quite the array of special matches -- and, naturally, memorable images.

Below is a gallery of some such shots -- including some from Germany's 2-1 Wednesday win.