From: Google Beta User on 3 Jul 2010 16:28
> >Also poor Fernando Torres.
> Hmm... why?
I like him, he hasn't had the best tournament and he looks a little
frustrated out there for it.
From: Chagney Hunt on 3 Jul 2010 16:29
On Jul 3, 4:28 pm, Google Beta User <wanyik...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > >Also poor Fernando Torres.
> > Hmm... why?
> I like him, he hasn't had the best tournament and he looks a little
> frustrated out there for it.
They should tell him to try visualizing his marker was Vidic.
From: Chagney Hunt on 3 Jul 2010 16:33
On Jul 3, 4:12 pm, Werner Pichler <wpich...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3 Jul., 22:11, Chagney Hunt <ess...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Jul 3, 4:05 pm, b...(a)ipp-garching.mpg.de (Bruce D. Scott) wrote:
> > > Chagney Hunt (ess...(a)gmail.com) wrote:
> > > : On Jul 3, 2:13=A0pm, "Mark V." <markvande...(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > : > On Jul 3, 11:07=A0am, anders t <anthu_001(a)no_-_spam_.hotmail.com> wrote:
> > > : >
> > > : > > Prediction:
> > > : > > P-S 0-3
> > > : >
> > > : > Penalty kicks, won by Spain 4-3.
> > > : If it goes to pens, Paraguay will win. And it's going that way.
> > > : Paraguay are out-hustling Spain. Their passing ain't so good when they
> > > : are given no time to settle. Spain also diddled too long on the ball
> > > : and lost out on several promising situations. In short, they need to
> > > : pass both quicker and better. These Paraguayans can't run like this
> > > : all day though, can they?
> > > : Valdez got a goal dubiously disallowed for offside, but he looked to
> > > : have control it with his arm, so it wasn't entirely a disastrous call.
> > > Replay showed no arm, but stomach. Cardozo was called for being active,
> > > as Rodriguez in the studio pointed out at the half.
> > > Darke and Harkes don't understand the rule though :-)
> > Who cares what Darke and Harkes said :-)
> > Anyway GOAL! Villa pounced on after Pedro's shot came off the left
> > post, which bounced from the right post to the left before coming in
> > RELUCTANTLY.
> Somehow, I think it's too bad the ball didn't go the out again after
> hitting the 2nd post, it would have fit the game's narrative better :)
> But it's deserved, and I'm very very much looking forward to
> a Spain-Germany semifinal.
It will be a cracking match. Not a rematch of '08, for sure, Germany
'10 has much more flair and physically they look the strongest of all
4 semifinalist. You need immense fitness and organization to beat this
Spanish outfit, who has more of both than Germany?
From: Mirobaldo on 3 Jul 2010 16:40
Il 03/07/2010 22:11, Mirobaldo ha scritto:
> Il 03/07/2010 22:06, Mirobaldo ha scritto:
>> Il 03/07/2010 22:06, Bruce D. Scott ha scritto:
>>> Werner Pichler (wpichler(a)gmail.com) wrote:
>>> : On 3 Jul., 21:45, Mirobaldo<miroba...(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> :> Il 03/07/2010 21:29, Mirobaldo ha scritto:
>>> :> > Il 03/07/2010 20:07, anders t ha scritto:
>>> :> >> Prediction:
>>> :> >> P-S 0-3
>>> :> > Uh, Para plays well, Spain nervous...
>>> :> WOW, 2 PK, 0 done!
>>> : And there should have been a third for Spain
>>> : right away.
>>> : Can't blame the ref too much, though.
>>> : And it evens up with the offside goal in the first half.
>>> I disagree on both counts, and therefore agree with you that the 0-0 is
>>> in order :-)
>> I try a new version... 8-)
>> But those 3 minutes were very caotic.
>> Villa! I'm a little sorry for Para but now they are tired...
> STRAWOW!!! Para close to 1:1!
> Then Spain close to 2:0
> Great 4 matches of quarters!
A rally great action by spain when score. At slow motion the movement of
all the spain attack are perfect, with or without ball.
The paraguay defence were in position, but spanish were lethal
From: Lleo on 3 Jul 2010 19:32
No question that Spain deserved to advance, as they clearly were the
better team. But Paraguay should hold their heads high. They played
bravely, pushed their limits and making it to a historical semifinal
appearance wouldn't have been a huge injustice.
They also gave the impression of being so fully commited to the cause,
instead of just being "happy to be there" in their first ever QF
appearance. Oscar Cardozo, after the game, had to be assisted by
Paraguayan *and* Spanish players. He was clearly feeling the weight of
his penalty miss. In the previous round we had Gerardo Martino weeping
of joy after beating Japan on penalties. They clearly believed they
could do something big. Well, IMO they did.
Spain's wild post-game celebrations also tell their side of the story.
They made history making the semifinals for the first time (1950 was
under different rules). They overcame a difficult battle to do that,
and were every bit up to it. I imagine this is no mean feat for a team
that has to live with the reputation of being chokers. And they're now
a step closer to the top spot, which they are good enough to occupy.
Overall, a great game, if only for its second half. Hats off to both
teams, I say.