Moscow Bits And Bobs

21 Feb

Poor Benz posted this prior to the match. Turned out to not be his day at all! Maisougio will do the game recap, but I have some bits and bobs from Moscow. It’s been a crazy hectic day so I’ve just gotten a chance to put things up.

After training yesterday, Iker and Mou signed some autographs for the waiting fans. In the evening, Mou, El Pirata and Butragueno did a meet and greet for two Russian penas.

Mou always looks like he’s in the middle of a hostage situation when he has his picture taken, doesn’t he?

This young man, Sancum Camara, is a Guinean finance student studying in Russia. He’s a huge fan of Mou and has met him several times. When his wife got pregnant, they decided that they would name the baby “Mourinho” no matter what the gender.  They had a boy and little Mou is now 4 years old. I think Mourinho Camara has a nice ring to it, don’t you?

The boys played in Luzhniki Stadium, which seats 84,500. It’s a gorgeous venue.

It’s full of state of the art technology, heating and whatnot, but apparently, the artificial surface was an issue today along with the cold. Los Blancos checked the pitch out prior to the match.

Iker, Cris, Mou & Karanka were the only people who had played there prior to today. I’m sure it’s particularly memorable for Cris as that’s where he won the 2008 Champions League final with Manchester United over Chelsea.

I still have a whole folder of training pictures that are left over from yesterday that I didn’t have time to post because of the family visit (which was awesome!). So I’m just going to bombard you with them. Hopefully, I don’t have any repeats! They’re notable because you can see Arbeloa/Albiol together! I cracked up at Arbeloa’s “no spooning” comment. Hell, Albiol’s the perfect big spoon. He’s a large dude and probably gives off a ton of heat. You’re foolish to pass that up, Alvaro. But perhaps he meant no one can spoon with Albiol except him? Yes, that’s how I’m interpret it. 😉 I’m just happy to see them back to the bromancing. If Arbeloa is just using Albiol as a heat source and dumps him when they get back to Madrid, I will be pissed. The timing of the reunion is rather suspect, don’t you think?

We certainly got some nice Fabio pictures this time around. He’s always shyly off in the background.

The boys are already on a plane back to Madrid. Next match is Sunday vs. Rayo Vallecano.

– Lozil

7 Responses to “Moscow Bits And Bobs”

  1. Elisha Buckley February 21, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    I will never understand Benzema’s facebook pictures.
    He’s a beautiful man, but why oh why does he take photos of himself at such odd angles?!

  2. Mais February 21, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    Oh I just LOVE that Kaka photo! ‘No Cris! Please don’t misunderstand!!’

  3. maddy February 22, 2012 at 1:24 am #

    is cris becoming more and more handsome?

    • Mais February 22, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

      The correct answer is: yes he is. *Sigh* and *sob* at how unfair life is.

  4. maddy February 22, 2012 at 6:12 am #

    and oh fabio, my romance with mesut was doing just fine till you popped back into the picture..sigh..

    • headbandsandheartbreak February 22, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

      Thought you’d enjoy all the Fabio-ness of the past few days!

      • maddy February 22, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

        i feel like a cheating cow 😦 but oh fabio with his dreamy eyes and exquisite cheek bones make cheating such sweet sorrow

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