Ahh, a draw doesn’t exactly leave us with the opening match blues, but the match was muy/molto frustrating at times. I think we were all a little worried about going the ‘false no. 9’ route for the opener, I wasn’t that impressed with Cesc’s performance aside from his equalizer that had me yelling “finallyyyyyyyy”, so I hope Thursday’s match starts with a striker in the starting lineup! You won’t find me bashing Torres though, I think if he were given more time, he could’ve made things happen. Look at what a turn the match took when he was put in, more pressure on goal but not enough time to figure out the finish, the Italian’s defense was just too on point. Not a bad effort from either side, but I only care about ONE team moving on to the next round, so get to it campeones!
Almost as good as the warm up pics are the fan pics, jersey’d out, wigged out, face paint, & emotions..I love it!
There were loyal fans & then there were royal fans, Prime Minister Rajoy, Prince Felipe & Princess Letizia were in attendance for La Roja’s opener.
And while Iker was a Saint, Cassano was a total dick, fouling him and managing to escape without getting carded.
Sergio and the case of the new game hair *sigh* I have to admit, he did look good. I still think the long hair suits him best, but he managed to look kinda hot sans headband…I know, what am I saying?? It’s blasphemous….and this is the last (maybe) animated character hair reference that I’m going to make, but I think I’ve found the perfect one in Gus.
Not for lack of trying, our little men in front couldn’t put anything away before the half but neither could Italy. Goalless after 45 minutes, just when we were sure the 2nd half would start with a bonafide striker, we were made to wait a bit more and in the meantime Italy got their score on.
With just 30 minutes left, Italy’s goal scared the shizz out of me! But thanks to Cesc, the scare only lasted four minutes. GOOOOOOOOALLLLLL!!!
Poor Jordi just wanted to celebrate with his teammate but was met with a finger to the eye! OUCH! Cesc was kind-ish enough to apologize via instagram with this pic! Ha, I don’t know if I would like that, then again my eye-poke face is much more embarrassing.
Exit little scorer, enter blonde giant. God I want Nando to score so bad & make the words of his new tattoo mean something!
Shirtless Sergio & Xabi courtesy of annie_carragher who was at the match! Have a look at her pics, there really are way too many goodies for me to post here.
Oh how I love to watch them walk…..they have nothing to worry about as long as they do well on Thursday & I have no reason to believe that they won’t do well. VAMOS ESPANA!!!