La Roja take on the Ecuadorians

16 Aug

tumblr_mrkcifbE6y1s5t28vo4_1280La Roja got the job done in Ecuador, they sealed their win with two goals, the opener from Negredo & the finisher from Cazorla. It was nice to see everyone enjoy some minutes and the three young’ns get their debuts.

Ecuador loves La Roja

Sefutbol put together their own little recap video, the best part is the little escorts enjoying their tiny bit of face time. Skip to 22 seconds in, check out the little girl in front of Cazorla. Girl’s got spunk!

Opening up the scoring was former Sevilla hunk and Manchester City newbie, Negredo. All the work & set up was done by Cazorla, who zipped around like a mad man as he made his way towards goal. Such big play from one of the team’s littlest! Negredo met Cazorla’s cross and flicked the first goal in.




The first round of changes came around in the 46th minute. Thiago came on for Iniesta, Llorente for Silva, and Navas for Negredo. A few minutes later it was time for a keeper swap and Valdes came on for Iker, who passed his captain’s armband over to Capi Sergio.

I’m not sure why I find this so adorable, but I do.

The little man whose efforts made the first goal, got his chance to score in the 63rd minute and it was newbie Tello that provided the assist.



The final two changes made were two more player debuts, Iñigo came on for Sergio Ramos in the 70th minute & Koke came on for Cazorla in the 78th. The last bit of business La Roja had was to collect the big ol’ honkin’ trophy that was presented to them. That’s one odd looking trophy, isn’t it? It looks like something MTV would come up with.

Iker Casillas

“Mister, I think this one is safe for Sergio to hold…”

The final batch of fan & post match photos. Take a good look, we won’t see these faces together again until September…which actually isn’t that far away…damn you Summer, for flying by! La Roja will face Finland on September 6th, for their WC Qualifier match and then they will play Chile in a friendly on September 10th.

Pics, Gifs, Video via gerardopipita, gfsports, fuckyeahthiago, weheartit, ambidaxtrous, infocasillas, rmespcfc, sr4oldpics, ikercasillasfan, dannyesquivel, leo89316, Jaime_DelPozo, mpaztroncoso, majosefloresm, beayoga, & Sefutbol.


8 Responses to “La Roja take on the Ecuadorians”

  1. Dr Heidi August 16, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    Only hand Sergio trophies made out of NERF…… and even with that mess of a hair don’t, he looks damn good in the red jacket….and yes, the armband hand off…adorbs……

  2. Cjl August 16, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    Just want to say how much I love HB and HB. 😀 you’re awesome!!

    P.S could you add more sernando? 😉
    They are my FAVORITE bromance 😍

    • headbandsandheartbreak August 16, 2013 at 11:25 pm #

      Thank you! That’s so sweet of you! We’ll always add the utmost Sernando – they’re my fave too. They just need to be around each other more often. If you click on the Sernando tag, you’ll see quite a bit of them.

      • Cjl August 17, 2013 at 9:55 am #

        Thanks!! 🙂

  3. jellyace August 17, 2013 at 1:45 am #

    Our Llorente no longer looks like a young boy (once sculpted by Michelangelo), but is now a rugged tall man!

  4. Lara August 24, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    Does anyone know why they wore the black armbands in this mathc? Or were they always there and I just never noticed them?

    • headbandsandheartbreak August 24, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

      They wore the black armbands to honor Ecuadorian national team player Christian “Chucho” Benitez who died on July 29th in Qatar. We did a post about his untimely passing here.

      • Lara August 25, 2013 at 7:14 am #

        Oh. I did’t notice. Thank you!

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