We knew this was going to be a tough match to watch given our boys had to go up against each other, actually I like to see them go all up against each other but in a different way, and adding penalties into the mix made it an even tougher thing to endure! I have a love/hate relationship with penalty shoot outs, on the one hand they can be exciting and on the other it kind of sucks that a match is decided based on luck rather than skill. AND I DON’T LIKE TO SEE HALF THE BOYS CRY!!! Of course I’m beyond happy that La Roja is in the finals, but it’s been a heartbreaking couple of days for Madridistas/Portugal/Germany fans. There was just too much talent in the Semis, there was going to be disappointment no matter the outcome. :(
It was during the pre-game that things were interesting & entertaining, the Spaniards in their pretty blues & reds and the Portuguese in their sexy greens.
Gah the first 90 minutes were so dull! Play, foul, free kick. Play, foul, free kick. In total, Spain committed 21 fouls & Portugal, 31. Things did get pretty brutal at times, at one point it seemed that everyone was going to receive a yellow card, ref was giving ‘em out like candy.
A back injury for a back injury, oddly it was teammates being mean with each other!
After lots more blah play, changes started to be made, which made the game a little less blah but still goalless. Cesc came on for Negredo in the 54th minute & Navas came on for Silva in the 60th.
I think I’ve seen enough penalty shoot outs over the course of last season, across multiple leagues, and during this tournament! I desperately didn’t want the match to go into extra time, like it wasn’t thrilling enough, but alas, it did…though La Roja did start to pick things up right about then.
Iniesta was the one with the biggest chance to save us from going to penalties, but DAMN IT he was just shy of the goal.
To a penalty shoot out we went, but not before Iker showed us a little sum sum…honestly, how lucky are we to be the type of people who can find entertainment even in the most boring of matches? I’d say we’re all some pretty amazing peeps, pervy as hell, but amaysing.
Care to see the many faces of a shoot out? Which of you are more crazy, hair pullers & which of you are more mellow & silently praying? I’m a bit of the first & last pic.
And if you don’t want to watch again, the shoot out order was – Xabi (miss), João Moutinho (miss), Iniesta (goal), Pepe (goal), Pique (goal), Nani (goal), Sergio Ramos (goal), Bruno Alves (miss), Cesc Fabregas (goal).
Xabi missing the opener just about made my heart sink but Iker’s save against Moutinho brought me back to life, let’s not do this again for the finals PLEASE!
You know it’s a celebration when the bebes are brought out! Arbie looks cute with a little boy, that’s his nephew he’s carrying, maybe Alba will have a baby brother soon if La Roja do some celebrating on Sunday ;)
No baby for Sergio, but he’s his mama’s baby. Adorable smoochies!
Thank God we have pervs around the world to help us out because without Watishista Jellyace’s booty radar, we never would’ve spotted Nando’s firm, muscular tush, sitting in the far left corner of the pic!
Gifs via GFSports & video via pinpanpam