Friday, June 30, 2006

Germany: Vorsprung Durch Technik!

In the end, it was fair: the two teams were so evenly matched, a penalty shoot-out was the only way to settle a winner. After a soporific first half, we saw Germany play with so much heart it made you ache. A heroic Argentine defense finally got beat in the air.

If anyone can be faulted, it's Pekerman, who thought Argentina had the game sewed up too early and started substituting midfielders for attackers. Messi saw his team go down from the bench...oh cruel fate.

Both teams were still running flat-out deep into extra time. A truly awsome display. You couldn't really say one was better than the other. But the hosts are still in.


Anonymous Alfredo Octavio said...

"got beat in the air"? I think you may have tripped over the cliff of metaphor and landed on the rocks of absurdity. ;-)

3:58 PM  
Blogger A.M. Mora y Leon said...

Biiiiiiiiiggggggg siggggggghhhhhhh.

Argentina played so well. A shame it had to come to this with those doggone teutonic flying refrigerators.

They played so well. And they came so far from last time. And they gave us such beautiful moments, the best of all soccer.

Next time. Next time. So sad.

I don't actually feel like cheering anyone else. The only ones I don't want to see win are Italy (I detested their Aussie game), Portugal (I hated their animal game with Netherlands), and Germany (because I despised that thug who took a phony dive and got Sorin an undeserved yellow card, demoralizing him).

England, France, or Brazil, I am ok with. Let's see how this thing goes.

12:00 AM  
Anonymous Alfredo Octavio said...

Mora y Leon: Right Wing, Pro Brazil, Italian basher, and football ignorant.... No wonder we have never gotten along :-P

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Domingo Ruiz said...

The funniest part was seeing Merkel cheering at the end. She could show more enthousiasm at least!

2:52 PM  

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