The Drama Llama Takes A Vacation Day (Thankfully)

16 Aug

As I said, I have about a bajillion pictures of the match – I’ve tried in vain to go through everything, but real life worries and stupid finals week have got me by the lady bollocks right now. The second leg of the Supercopa is tomorrow and I just realized that I still haven’t even done an international round up! Can we form a search party for what’s left of my mind?

By now, you all know the outcome of the match. A 2-2 draw, which in my humble opinion, RM should have won. We had many more chances but we made a couple of mistakes which allowed the Villa/Messi goals (and a few clear penalties weren’t called for either side). However, I was just so THRILLED to watch a match that had great play and didn’t involve me dying of embarrassment over the petulant antics of grown men that I’m not even going to go into that. I’m just going to say that I enjoyed the match and all 4 goals were beauties and deserved. A very small picspam follows  and I will try to get my act together for the second leg.

My most beloved boo Ozil started out the scoring party with a sweet ass goal at 12′ off a pass from Benz. I was so happy for him! His first El Clasico goal!

I was excited to see some Crozil action and of course, a rather epic Real Madrid manpile. Say what you want about our boys, but we sure to know how to throw a good man on man goal celebration.

David Villa rained on our parade by scoring an absolutely exquisite goal at 35′ – it truly was a thing of beauty and that I can’t deny. As I said at the moment (well, after “OH FUCK!”) “Now we’ve got ourselves a game!”) As you can imagine, Iker didn’t take it well. He pulled out the very rare difficult movement known as The Reverse Charlie Brown.

He laid there for so long, I thought he had completely given up. Oh Iker! The funniest part of the goal was the celebration between Villa and Messi. It was…hella twee.

They look more like they’re going to trip lazily through a field of marigolds and pixies rather than attempt to savage the opposition team!

Poor Cristiano was frustrated as was Benz – so many good chances were saved. Crispy was looking good though even in his angst.

Aw pobrecito Cris! It just wasn’t his day to score (he does make some beautiful shapes when he tries though).  Right at the 45′ minute mark, Pepe slipped. Unfortunately, Messi was right there and snatched the ball. Iker got it point blank.  Nothing to be done about that. Sigh.  So we were down by one at the half time mark.

We didn’t have to wait long to equalize – Xabi Alonso scored a gorgeous goal at 53′ and I was on my feet cheering!

Sergio’s first reaction was to tackle Xabi and get him in a headlock of joy. As you do. Hey, I understand. I’ve wanted to tackle Xabi Alonso for ages. Wouldn’t necessarily headlock him though. (Sorry, Nagore!)

And as usual, this was a good excuse for another Real Madrid manpile. I will never ever tire of them.

Luckily, Xabi survived the enthusiastic mauling of his teammates. That’s better than he’d do if Shiggers got her hands on him, I’m telling you! Let’s look at yummy Xabi and his lovely ginger beard up close, shall we? Here he is dealing with the refs.

Looking like a model even when giving a “WTF?” look. No popped collar needed. Suave bastard, isn’t he?

Both teams fought valiantly, but it ended in a draw. I’m not going to have any fingernails left tomorrow, I just know it. Here’s a few more random shots – a nice view of Angel, some Barca butt for the bi-team-uals in the house and Iker, always Iker, roaring with approval.

Villa making a familiar face

After the match, our handsome gentlemen were interviewed along with Karanka. They all thought Real deserved to win, but were pleased with their performance.

What’s going on with Benzema this season? He looks extra good and much less “scared French bunny” – must be the confidence from his shit hot playing lately. I hope both conditions (foxiness and awesomeness) continue unabated.

Well, that’s my quick and dirty recap – I’ll try to do better with the second leg. Onward to tomorrow! HALA MADRID!

5 Responses to “The Drama Llama Takes A Vacation Day (Thankfully)”

  1. jellyace August 16, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    Good luck with your finals, Lozil! Hope you ace them!

    • headbandsandheartbreak August 16, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

      Thanks – another big paper to write, 2 presentations, an electronic portfolio, a test and various forms yet to go. ARGH.

  2. mygypsyspirit August 16, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

    Good luck!

    The game was a screamer. No. Really. I was screaming. Of course I get a little upset over the way commentators act toward the teams. For different reasons… Xabi’s goal was… Wow. I’m so proud of my boo! I actually think it was more impressive than Messi’s goal, considering it had to find it’s way through four defenders before getting past Victor “I’m a sexy douche-bag” Valdes. But I’m not biased at all…

    I absolutely love the photo of Ozil pointing at Benz. It’s such a “You da man” moment! It helps that I have a ridiculous love for Benz. If Xabi can’t be my boo (I know, I know) then I totally open to it being Benz.

    I’ve already started biting my nails off and I’m not even a nail biter! AH!

    • conflictedinspain August 17, 2011 at 8:56 am #

      I love me some Benzil action!!! The goal reminded me of the one in Philly. They are really connecting this season, on and off the pitch. I just hope Benz’s bad boy tendencies don’t influence Mesut’s sweet innocence ::tongue in cheek::

  3. emily August 16, 2011 at 11:15 pm #

    Yep – I got pretty loud too, ladies… One thing I noticed was that mijo Callejon was not offering any respect to the veteran Barca line, at all. He was pushing and pressing everywhere. I see why Mou likes him. Hope he can keep that fire burning for the long haul. The Barca midfield was stifled without Xavi orchestrating. Thiago is good, but he’s no Xavi… (maybe that’s a good thing ;-p) Iniesta’s lingering lesionados seem to be taking their toll, too. This may be where Cesc fits into the bigger scheme of things, really.
    Villa’s goal was a thing of beauty. Very reminiscent of his work in Valencia, where he made a living on that corner of the box.

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