June 23rd, 2008

breaking bad


Italy-Spain was so boring I literally fell asleep. I woke up to hear the crowd cheering 'Has someone finally scored?', 'Well, yes, it's the penalty shoot-out'. Huh. Poor Pirlo was crying at the end - he couldn't play this time, because of too many yellow cards. Now he won't play at all. Still, Buffon and Torres made nice. I'm not sure what was going on there on account of being asleep. I think I may have missed the better part of the match. What I saw was grim stuff, tedious Italian passes, punctuated by absurd dives and inauthentic writhing from both sides.

ETA Here's Villa congratulating the goalie, Casillas, on a fine performance (man of the match).