OMFG I AM DYIIIINNNGGGG
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How Spain has revolutionized soccer
The beautiful dream continues for Spain — and may we never wake up.
Yesterday, the Spanish maestros composed a 4-0 symphony over Italy, with the four tenors (Xavi, Iniesta, Cesc, and Alonso) playing together in perfect harmony. It was the magnum opus of a radical team; one that has changed the way the sport will be played in years to come.
Viva La Furia Roja!
Spain 1st half goals
And they did it with less ball possession than Italy!!! And add Torres (in the second half) for a third goal!!!
They saw my physique and they’re jealous.
That, and I would not be surprised if he is bipolar II. From what I’ve heard, read, and seen of his on-pitch and off-pitch antics, they are more than just an “immature kid” venting.
“Late on Saturday night, in the basement of the Donbass Arena whereSpain had just beaten France 2-0 to reach the semi-final againstPortugal, a member of Vicente del Bosque’s coaching staff puffed out his cheeks. “How,” he said, “are we going to stop Cristiano Ronaldo? Pfff … with a lasso?”
Spain could try that. Or they could try what they did last time. And the time before that. After all, it is working rather well. Italy, Russia, Germany, Portugal, Paraguay, Germany again, Holland, France: all of them tried and all of them failed. Spain have now gone eight consecutive knock-out games across three competitions without conceding a goal. How will Spain try to stop Ronaldo? The way they stopped him before; the way they stop everyone.
“Ronaldo is one of the world’s best and has incredible qualities,” said Gerard Piqué, who has faced the Portuguese 14 times, winning nine and losing just two. “But it’s not an individual duel; it’s collective. The key is to control the game. If we have the ball, he’ll participate less and cause us fewer problems.”“
Quite fitting, and exactly what they are doing right now.