Round of 16 – Spain versus Portugal

Can the divine soul patch add to his goal tally

PEEEEEP PEEEP PEEP. Game over. Spain versus paraguay in the last quarter

89:00 - Red card for Costa for an apparent elbow. That was unbelievable acting by Capdevilla. If that isn’t a call for post match cards for diving then I don’t know what is.

87:00 - Llorente beats the offside trap and heads just wide.

85:00 – Spain maintaining insane amounts of ball possession. Ronaldo has been marked out of this game and has been largely ineffective.

77:00 – Villa now has the self belief that he is god and tries an audacious shot from pretty far out. He comes close but Eduardo easily punches clear.

70:00 – Sergio Ramos is released by Xavi and hammers a shot goal bound but Eduardo does well to save. He’s defender everyone!

63:00 – GOOOOAAAALLLL. Villa on his second effort, sends it in the back of the net. A lovely backheel from Xavi releases Villa whose first shot is saved but he gets the rebound and buries it. Spain 1 – Portugal 0

61:00 - Villa then tries his luck from distance but his curling shot is inches wide.

61:00 - Llorente makes an immediate impact by diving for a cross with his head. It’s well saved by Eduardo.

60:00 – Torres off, Llorente on. Danny comes on for some on Portugal.

57:00 – Spanish defense looking rocky as Portugal begin to impose themselves.

52:00 - Keystone cops action in the Spanish box as a bouncing deflected ball almost ricochets into Casillas goal.

Tweet second half underway. Phoenix does a great steak sandwich if anyone is interested.

Halftime equals more food and drink

1 minute of extra time

45:00 – Steak sandwich is amazing. This game is way too calculated Hopefully in the second half they will open up!

40:00 – Food arrived as well as third Guinness!

38:00 – Spain dominating the game but Portugal have had the best chances. A Portuguese goal will certainly liven things up.

28:00 – What is wrong with Casillas? Is his girlfriend behind him again? He comically bobbles a Ronaldo freekick. Yes, you and I would have done the same or at the very least wet ourselves…but this is Madrid’s number 1!

21:00 – Coentrao brings the ball up and passes to Tiago who takes a stinging shot that Casillas, who has been very unimpressive so far, parries it up and has to punch clear a second time before Almeida can head it in.

18:00 - Portugal get a freekick. Ronaldo waves off his compatriot and take sit himself…straight at Casillas

13:00 – Torres with an impressive bit of skill as he one times a short corner by spinning around a 180 degrees but his shot is just over.

9:00 - Wonder what the collective weight of hair gel is on the 22 players out there…any guesses?

7:00 - Coentrao scampers down the wing and wins a corner. He’s been one of the Portugals best players so far this cup.

5:00 - All Spain as they try and test the Portuguese keeper early

2:00 - Torres curls a shot in and brings a fine save from Eduardo. Liverpool striker needs to have a good game.

On a separate note this is fantastic. French team made too  fly home in economy

TWEEEET and they’re off.

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Spain: 1-Iker Casillas; 15-Sergio Ramos, 3-Gerard Pique, 5-Carles Puyol, 11-Joan Capdevila; 14-Xabi Alonso, 8-Xavi, 6-Andres Iniesta, 16-Sergio Busquets; 9-Fernando Torres, 7-David Villa.
Subs: Valdes, Albiol, Marchena, Fabregas, Mata, Arbeloa, Pedro, Llorente, Javi Martinez, Silva, Jesus Navas, Reina.

Portugal: 1-Eduardo; 2-Bruno Alves, 21-Ricardo Costa, 6-Ricardo Carvalho, 23-Fabio Coentrao, 16-Raul Meireles, 15-Pepe, 19-Tiago, 7-Cristiano Ronaldo, 11-Simao Sabrosa, 18-Hugo Almeida.
Subs: Beto, Ferreira, Rolando, Duda, Mendes, Liedson, Danny, Miguel, Veloso, Ruben Amorim, Deco, Fernandes.

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Watching at the Phoenix in SF. Updates may be sporadic. One Guiness in already (they ran out of bloody mary mix)

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The battle of the Iberian Peninsula, Spain versus Portugal. This is a game to progress but also major bragging rights.

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9 responses to this post.

  1. I’ve got my swim trunks and goggles on for this one. Ready to judge the impending diving competition.

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  2. Posted by Walt on 2010/06/29 at 11:46 AM

    Fabio Coentrao really looks like John Harkes Jr.

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  3. Posted by jonk on 2010/06/29 at 12:08 PM

    Independent of my disdain for CR9, it’s too bad Portugal didn’t flame out in the group stage so that Carlos Queiroz could at least be thrown about as a potential USMNT coach. As it is, with European managers so often hired for joint WC and Euro campaigns I don’t see him leaving until 2012.

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  4. Collective weight of hair gel = 20 pounds.

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  5. Posted by John on 2010/06/29 at 12:15 PM

    Puyol perms his hair…. you read it here first!*
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    (*This is not true)

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  6. Posted by John on 2010/06/29 at 1:15 PM

    These no calls for Ronaldo are beginning to illustrate exactly why you shouldn’t dive, whine, complain and posture all the time.

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  7. Posted by BW on 2010/06/29 at 1:27 PM

    7 of 8 quarterfinal spots filled by group winners…..ouch.

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  8. Posted by Antonio H. on 2010/06/29 at 1:45 PM

    SIMAO…..sabrossssaaa

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  9. Your 89th minute comment…it’s funny because we’ve been talking about that a lot on here lately.

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