La Roja, Gettin’ Friendly With It

4 Mar

How do I not open with this shot?! Crotchalicious. Well, for a team that lost 3 of their last 4 international friendlies, a score of 5-0 ain’t too shabby huh? I didn’t find this match extremely exciting, since all the effort was one-sided, but we did get to see some good game from our boys. We saw Soldado completely kick ass, Muniain make his senior team debut, hot totties on the bench & pitch, and thought of our beloved Nando…there’s a while ’til summer & still time to get that big booty in gear!

The frantic moment when everyone turns to look for their pre-game kiss.

As always, La Roja started the match with some lovely passing and no sight of Iker, which is always a bittersweet thing. Off to a great start, Sergio almost headed in the opener in the 5th minute but his effort was sent to the crossbar.

Ewww dude....but nice shorts.

Iniesta, Llorente, & Silva were ON with constant close chances – just lacking finish – and the first portion of the game was filled with Venezuela’s keeper, Dani, getting a workout.

Miku's got the right idea...and Sergio agrees.

"Call me."

Pique also had a chance to net a header, but it was sent over the crossbar. Just a minute later, the scoring began.

(sorry about that opening, it was the breast..I mean best vid I could find :P)  What a shot from Iniesta, huh? Assist from Cesc and then shot from just inside the penalty area, way to go little man.

Just three minutes later, in the 40th minute, Silva got on the scoring train WOOT WOOT! And another assist from Cesc, get it boyyyy.

Silva that little firecracker, cute little roadrunner, Speedy Gonzalez Silva, wudgie wudgie! I think his goal was my fave of the night.

Hey! Why you no follow me?

So came the second half & the biggest change of the night, Soldado coming on for Llorente. Another change was Cazorla for Iniesta. Soldado instantly changed the game, he knew where he wanted to be & went there – straight to Venezuela’s goal.

I take it back, I can’t choose a fave goal of the night because this one was fucking brilliant too. Santi Cazorla with the assist, ahhhh just magical! Something else that’s magical? Just 5 freakin’ minutes later, Soldado was onto scoring his second goal!

Word is that Arbeloa dedicated his assist to the love of his life, Albiol….ok so I’m the only one saying it, but it doesn’t make it any less possible!

Three change ups in the 60th minute – Xavi for Xabi, Puyol for Sergio, & Navas for Silva.

Sergio was running to the bench so he could give us this….

You thought I wouldn’t post it again?? Think again, my pretties! Behold, inside Sergio’s shorts!!!!

He thought he was slick, looking everywhere besides his crotch & the camera! I know what you’re doing pal….and I like it.

The closed leg, no fun boys.

"I'd be a fun boy if I was on the bench..."

In the 65th minute, Soldado is dragged back from scoring by Amorebieta and is taken down. Amorebieta received a red card & La Roja was awarded the penalty. Soldado missed the penalty & it looked like he might’ve lost his chance to score a hat trick but…..he was good on time & had one more left in him.

Muniain got into the game in the 75th minute, replacing Cesc, and got a good 15 minutes of play for his senior team debut! In the last minutes of the match, he even came close to scoring but the ball got caught under him & it was a no go.

Holy crap, this guy was having an amaysing night. Soldado got his hat trick in the last minutes of the game & he totally deserved it. Jordi Alba was pretty fucking awesome too. I don’t know about y’all but I’m excited to see how Soldado develops with the NT, I can’t wait to see the boys play together again. Oh and I’d really like to see Nando not give up, fight for it bebe. FIGHT!


Post Match Comments:


“I have to commend Roberto Soldado because he did what a striker should do: finish. He finished well to complete fine build-up play from Jordi Alba, Santi Cazorla and Alvaro Arbeloa, among others.”

“But we should not forget the contribution others have made before him and will continue to make for the national team. Soldado did well but there are still two and a half months of competition in which we will assess and analyse all options. What is certain is that those who go to the EURO will be the most deserving.”

“During the first half-hour they caused us problems but then we imposed our quality,” said Del Bosque. “In the second half, when they were more open, everything was a little less complicated.”

“One of the features and advantages of this squad is that it allows many variations, all of which are valid. I think tonight we played with more than one focal point, because Silva and Iniesta were also arriving [in attacking positions].”


“It is a dream to return to the squad this way.

“In the second half, the game became more open due to the sending-off. I’ll take it although I should have scored the penalty that I missed.”


Euro 2012 here we come!

Credits: tfortravis, guaje7-villa, chosta10, bluenicole, larojalovers, grateful-days8, gfsports, estefaniahg10, love88life.


16 Responses to “La Roja, Gettin’ Friendly With It”

  1. Anna March 4, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    “The frantic moment when everyone turns to look for their pre-game kiss.”- and poor arby is in the middle looking for a replacement for albiol… he looks so lost 😦
    you’re captions are absolutely hilarious, especially sergio’s “call me” and i think it’s pretty funny that not only does sergio have his SR4 headband for madrid, but a special SR15 one for national duty too, but then again, this is sese we’re talking about :’)

    • Anna March 4, 2012 at 5:46 pm #


    • maisoun March 4, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

      Haha right? If there’s an opportunity for Sese to get another customized headband, he’s taking it! I bet he has one for when he’s at home too, complete with house number…SR 4901 😛

      • Allison March 5, 2012 at 9:43 am #

        I wish these comments had a Like button. 😀 I’m picturing Sergio opening his front door, hanging his keys on a hook & taking his house headband off the next hook. Haha

        • headbandsandheartbreak March 5, 2012 at 10:12 am #

          LMAO! And putting on his monogrammed slippers and a cardigan a la Mr. Rogers!

          • jellyace March 5, 2012 at 11:19 am #

            A cardigan for Sese? Nah, that’s Iker territory.

            It would have to be a crushed velvet smoking jacket, just like that of any other proper horse-owning English country squire.

            • jellyace March 5, 2012 at 11:24 am #

              Monogrammed of course!

            • headbandsandheartbreak March 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

              Oh, but it would be a bejeweled cardigan. C’mon, do you think he’d have something that wasn’t properly bedazzled? 😉

  2. April March 4, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    Not as a dig to Soldado, because he did extremely well and certainly made his impression for getting into the Euro squad… but it is *really* weird to see someone other than Torres in the #9 jersey these days. I guess it has just been so long since seeing anyone else in it, that it didn’t even occur to me that someone would need to wear it.

    We’ll see how well Torres can do with this circus happening at Chelsea. I don’t really think RDM rates him, but that’s just my inkling about it. If that is the case, we may not see him get another match this season.

  3. Anonymous March 5, 2012 at 2:40 am #

    it looks like Llorente’s shirt has a tear in it again (left sleeve) ^^

    • Melissa Wright (@BombayTalkies) March 5, 2012 at 3:07 am #

      I was JUST going to say that. God bless that man and his habit of wearing jerseys so tight they nearly cut off his circulation. If only the others would follow his fine example.

      • jellyace March 5, 2012 at 11:26 am #

        It’s from his biceps bursting out of those puny sleeves!

  4. jellyace March 5, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    I often wonder if the boys are so bored during the concentration that they google themselves and have come across your blog. I can imagine Sergio getting Xabi to translate: “Como se dice que ‘Crotchalicious’?”

  5. justpitchy March 5, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    I was hoping for a better fight from Venezuela… Hubby is Venezuelan so we support La Vinotinto, well, when they’re not playing Spain or Germany. 😉 But watching them do so well this past summer in the Copa America, and following so many of their players now in the Bundesliga as well as La Liga, I thought for sure we’d see at least a fight. But no, they were resigned to be pummeled. Well, this is Spain we’re talking about…

    Love the color of the new kit, but it didn’t feel very “Spanish”. At least it brought out Llorente’s eyes. 😉

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