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in case you missed it – the save the best for last edition

February 3, 2011

In case you missed it – Real Madrid vs. Sevilla [2011-02-02, Copa del Rey semifinals vuelta].

They made us suffer until the very last 10 minutes, but we are through to the Copa del Rey final on April 2o!  And against Barcelona, no less!

One of the game summaries stated that “Benzema is like the type of student that produces under pressure, the type that leaves all the studying to the night before the exam, because he’s convinced he’ll remember more that way.”  It’s a funny but correct assessment, because with the “test” of Manolo (that’s the new nickname the team has given him) Adebayor’s presence, Karim gave us a great game, despite not scoring a goal.  He came away with an ovation from the Bernabéu, which is the highest praise a Real Madrid footballer can earn.

ONE. In a departure from convention, let’s start with what happened after the game first.  You can see why I would choose to do this, no?  It’s shirtless Sergio!!!

TWO. And then jumping back in time about 115 minutes to the moments right before the game, we have Cristiano running into the team photo, and the moment of silence held in honor of former madridista José Llopis Corona, who passed away recently at the age of 92.  He was the last surviving member of the Real Madrid team that inaugurated the Santiago Bernabéu stadium back in 1947 in a game against Os Belenenses.

Look at how Álvaro just reaches out to grip the thighs of Ángel and Mesut!

THREE. Moments, part I.

While Benzema worries about forming the wall, getting in the right position and making sure that Sevilla won’t score a goal, Sergio is only concerned that every single hair on his head is in the right place.  And if you were watching the game on TV, were you hoping that Álvaro Arbeloa really would come crashing into your living room?

FOUR. The boys of the banquillo are so cute.  When the halftime arrived, they were hanging out by the entrance to the tunnels, probably ready to defuse any scuffles just like last time Sevilla visited the Bernabéu.

FIVE. The goals.  Both were extremely welcome, beautiful and came off of great passes by Mesut and Manolo’s partners in crime, Sami and Lass, respectively.

The two goals.

The individual celebrations.  Had I been sitting in the Fondo Sur, I would have jumped up to try and catch one of Ozi’s kisses.  I love his kisses celebration (and he totally endeared himself to the madridismo even more by kissing the escudo), as well as Manolo’s tumbling celebration.

And the team celebrations.  As you can see, hugging and head rubbing are still their favorite ways to celebrate.

The final whistle blew right after Adebayor’s goal, which sent Mou directly to the locker room.  Meanwhile, the players continued celebrating out on the pitch.

SIX. Fun expressions from Cristiano Ronaldo.  The thing he did with his lips remind me of Iker during the game against Portugal in the World Cup.  Maybe that’s where Cris saw it?  Of course, Iker did a much more advanced version of it, while Cris is still stuck on the basic level.

SEVEN. Moments, part II.

Álvaro can’t believe the call – and his response is a wink.  Meanwhile, Antonio Adán yells at the fourth official to tell the head official to blow the whistle for the half already!!.

EIGHT. The Bernabéu responded to Mourinho’s call, and came out supporting their team during the entire game.  At one point, the Fondo Sur was awash with bufandas, and before the game, the Ultra Sur displayed this sign: Lucha, Casta y Honor (fight, class and honor).

Other signs displayed in the stadium:  “Tu escudo nuestra religión, los títulos en el corazón” (your escudo is our religion, we hold your titles in our heart) and “El madridismo no se rinde nunca” (El madridismo never gives up).

NINE. Moments, part III.

Cristiano yells out a certain word, and Esteban Granero takes a few pointers from Xabi and starts directing things, even though he wasn’t even in the game yet (he was waiting to be subbed in).

TEN. Up close and personal with Sami Khedira, as you have never seen him before.

In the first picture, he resembles Karim a bit, no?

ELEVEN. After the game, Iker said the team was happy to get to the final, and he personally was happy as well, because he hoped to win his first Copa del Rey in what will be his third try (third time’s the charm, no?  I really hope so because losing those two finals hurt.  I was so upset…) because that’s an espina clavada for him.  Iker also revealed that Manolo is integrating quickly into the team.  For his part, Adebayor said that he was also very happy, because he scored in his debut, and that he was also happy for Benzema’s great night.

TWELVE. I thought this moment was so cute.  Sami went down after colliding with Sergio, and Cris stood over him, talking with him to make sure he was ok (maybe it was because Cristiano was the only person out of all those around him that Sami could actually speak a common language with).  And then Cris helped Sami up once he was ready to get up.  Is it any wonder that Sami and Ozi have repeatedly praised Cristiano Ronaldo as a teammate and as a person?

THIRTEEN. Moments, part IV.

Mesut Özil makes his best effort to stop an entanglement from happening, but no one pays any attention to his soft words and actions, and the confrontation develops around him.  Pobrecito!  And then he acted out for Fernando Navarro the reasons why Madrid was upset, remaining very cute while doing so.

FOURTEEN. I can’t help but post these, since Jesús Navas’ eyes are so gorgeous.  With that said, Álvaro Arbeloa did an excellent job defending the flank and he totally shut down Navas.

FIFTEEN. Front and back.™

The Cristiano special.  After seeing these, no other pictures of the others could compare.  This is from the same play, by the way.

SIXTEEN. Moments, part V.

Sergio totally ignores Mourinho and his instructions as he jogs down the wing.  Earlier, he had expressed his disappointment with Fernando Navarro with a subtle shake of the head.  And he also licked his lips.  Mmmm.

SEVENTEEN. The Xabi Alonso pose section.™

It’s a good thing that he’s so good at posing, because he was just regular in this game.

EIGHTEEN. Iker got feisty after Raúl Albiol made a dangerous play.  Later, on, he wasn’t too happy with his wall (he kept yelling “allá” at them).  Loving the angry and emphatic gestures!

NINETEEN. The Mou corner.

He gave us pure theater at one point.  Three separate gestures of disgust rolled into one moment.

After the game, Mou expressed contentment for the way the team responded and for the effort they put in.  In typical Mou fashion, he also took a dig at the journalists, saying that “it’s easier to be a journalist than a coach.  The coach is asked to make rotations, but if things go wrong, it’s his fault.  And if he doesn’t rotate, then the team gets tired and it’s still his fault.  It’s easier to comment on it than to make actual decisions.  I can’t wait for young players or those coming back from injury when the core group is playing well.  In addition, there are players I can’t leave out for their importance on the team.”

Receiving praise were his three forwards: Adebayor (it was complicated to score on his first touch of the ball and while playing at home), Benzema (he had a fantastic game), Cristiano (he worked very hard for the team.  He has my confidence and the affection of his teammates).  Mou also revealed that MFC Álvaro Borja Morata Martín (those weren’t his words though) will be with the first team next season because “he’s doing really well and scoring goals.”

TWENTY. Moments, part VI.

This one just made me laugh.  Álvaro thinks the ref is going to help him up, but his outstretched hand is just completely and utterly ignored.  (Meanwhile, Xabi continues posing madly in the background.)  And Cristiano and Sergio Sánchez share a moment, complete with head and cheek caressing.

TWENTY ONE. Other game notes:

– a chat of “Del Nido, die!” was heard after Madrid’s first goal.  Not classy Bernabéu, not classy.  Don’t turn into Sevilla, please.

– Mou didn’t really relax until Ozi scored, and that was in the 81st minute.  He saved his three substitutions until the final part of the game, in order to waste time.

– Gonzalo Higuaín was seen watching the games in the stands, and José Mercé in the palco de honor.

TWENTY TWO. Looking ahead, sponsored by feisty Xabi.

– Sami Khedira didn’t finish the game as he had a deep bruise in his knee that became inflamed.  According to the team’s doctors, it’s not serious and he could be available for the next game against Real Sociedad this weekend.

– The team has today off and will begin preparing for that game on Friday.

– And a look at this history of the Real Madrid-Barcelona Copa del Rey final pairing:  this will be the sixth time that these two teams meet up in the final of this competition, in more than 100 years of history.  Out of the previous five match-ups, Barcelona came out on top on three occasions (1968, 1983, 1990) and Madrid twice (1936, 1974).

– Apparently, Fernando Gago and Pedro León will be fined by the club for their little scuffle earlier this week, with the sporting side of the sanction to be decided by Mou, who already left them off the convocatoria for this game.

Now we can forget about the Copa del Rey for two months and concentrate on the other two championships!

64 Comments leave one →
  1. February 3, 2011 15:44

    WONDERFUL!!!!! what a great summary of the game, as always! and it’s so long and detailed, I love it, as always! thanks!!!

    1) I might be spoiled, but out of all Sexio’s tatoos, he could have decided to show us some other ones, you know where…LOL but of course I will never complain about shirtless Sexi;-))

    2) Mesut must have been taking the lessons from Sergio, in sending besos to the crowd, lovely!

    3) Cristiano’s gifs- OMG.

    4) April will be an interesting month games-wise, no? ;-)))

    • HermosaChica permalink
      February 4, 2011 10:58

      I think he has some sort of rotation going on since the last tattoo he revealed to us was *ahem* THAT tattoo. I too would never complain about a shirtless Sexio, no matter what angle is on display. 😉

      • IsaBella permalink
        February 4, 2011 11:34

        “I too would never complain about a shirtless Sexio, no matter what angle is on display. ;)” – so we got a club of non-complaining about a shirtless Sergio 😀

        • February 4, 2011 14:33

          It’s one of the Sexio’s pena laws than;-)

        • IsaBella permalink
          February 4, 2011 17:00

          exactly 😉

  2. Vigdis permalink
    February 3, 2011 15:49

    Hey, thank you great post 😀
    do you know who Sergios new girlfriend is?

    • February 3, 2011 16:12

      The girl in the video is Lara Álvarez, and she’s a sports reporter with Marca TV and La Sexta.

      • RealLisa permalink
        February 3, 2011 22:54

        So they’re really dating? They haven’t confirmed it yet, and I refuse to believe! 🙂 Thanks for the video btw.

      • leannatorres permalink
        February 4, 2011 13:15

        He said he is single,I think this girl is just name dropping so she make her career bigger she wants to be the next sara

        • Kristine permalink
          February 4, 2011 13:58

          They are definitely dating.

        • IsaBella permalink
          February 4, 2011 14:15

          besides, what’s a big deal in going out to dinner? If someone wanted to judge me like this I would have 7 boyfriends, one for each weekday 🙂 not to mention my dance partner and all the men I normally hang out with every day

    • February 4, 2011 04:19

      It REALLY bugs me that these players can’t go ANYWHERE without someone getting it on film. You could see that they knew they were being watched. The invasion of privacy is so blatant. It’s gotten so bad, he actually has to hide his beautiful hair from us.
      What’s more aggravating about it is that one of the TV stations is going to pay money for that footage. They should all be ashamed of themselves.

      • February 4, 2011 14:38

        I agree. I got over my heart-breaking when I first saw those news, like a month ago or so. I am grateful that this blog does not make those the main news and just ignores them;-) I feel pretty bad for the footballers chased by TV, for God’s sake, why can;t they have some privacy! As to an alleged Sexio’s girl – well, she is certainly pretty, I actually like her. I hope he’s happy, with her or not. As long as she does not forbid him from taking his shirt off after the games it’s all fine by me LOL

  3. amouria permalink
    February 3, 2011 15:57

    I wait for your blog with the same sensation of waiting for the game. Such a lovely and entertaining blog. Thanks Una

    Yesterday, my friends announced that Ozil will soon be NO.1 for the madrista; he will occupy the same place of Zaidan and Rauul. His kisses to the mdrista and explicit love and joy can’t be hidden. He’s our best deal for this season.
    Madrista would have also noticed that almost all our players dedicate their goals to their lovers, children, ‘grandmothers’, etc. He is, I think, the only one who dedicates his goals to the audience. Lovely boy.
    Cris: will soon come back, i am not worried,
    Binz: he is in a very good shape now, more confident,
    Adebayor: wow, he will be much loved by all madrista. I am sure, he will stay with us and will have fun with our crazy players i.e. Cris, Pepe, and Marcelo…

    Mou: you should see how his assistants reacted when he jumped after Adebayor’s goal. They also jumped, thinking that the coach will celebrate in the pitch, but he left them to the dressing room….they looked so silly…hahahha

    • phiemdu permalink
      February 3, 2011 17:57

      Well, I think Di Maria also dedicates his goals to the spectators specifically with his hands making heart anytime he scores. =D

      • February 4, 2011 08:07

        The hearts are for his girlfriend. RNE is interviewing him today and they’re taking suggestions for new ways he can celebrate so they can tell him about it.

    • Paul Galactico permalink
      February 4, 2011 00:15

      I 100% agree with you amouria! When you read Ozil interviews, he always claims how happy he is at Madrid. The Bernabeu recocgnized his early superb performances and now the way he celebrated I jumped out of my seat!

      Those are the instances when you realize that sometimes the loyalty and love you have for your club becomes much more than ‘just a game’ when you see one of your boys displaying his love for the team and fans. It’s not just being a fan. It’s about being in love, in love with Real Madrid.

      I wish all of our players would display more expression to the fans! Ozil es el hombre!

  4. February 3, 2011 16:02

    Oh Una – you have outdone yourself. Fabulous post, as always… Now onto the talking points –
    TWO GOALS!!! How awesome for Manu (or I guess now, Manolo!) to score off that awesome centering pass by Lass. And I was happy for Ozi to break his little drought. Now we just need to break CR’s little drought so he can stay ahead of Messi in the Pichichi.
    Serhio Serhio Serhio – a sublime beginning to a post. I got a chuckle watching him blowing off Mou on the sideline and figured Mou wouldn’t take too kindly to that…
    And Iker’s lips… what can one say. When that was live, it was hysterical and me and my kids rewound it and rewound it and we laughed and laughed. Seeing it here on a GIF loop brings back a happy memory. Cris has a long way to go to achieve SanIker’s fluttery perfection!
    Did anyone notice how Mou looked like he was driving a giant motorcycle down the tunnel when the whistle blew at the end? Very silly.
    So glad we won. Now – April 20th is so far away. The waiting is confounding.

  5. Ikérista permalink
    February 3, 2011 16:12

    Thank you for another brilliant post, as always!

    Keep up the good work Una!

  6. Nurul permalink
    February 3, 2011 16:33

    Thank you for the recap! It’s always a great read, because I haven’t been able to catch any of their games in -months-.
    Good lord, I found Ozil’s move incredibly daring, I mean he could have scored without having to feint to the right, but wow. I swear my heart stopped for a moment, even though I already know that he did indeed score. The cross from Lass was beautiful, and Adebayor’s goal was super powerful. Ozil’s goal celebration made my heart so content – I loved that he (1) blew kisses to the crowd, and (2) kissed the crest. :’)
    Point #8 also makes me happy, such a wonderful sight.

  7. Sahar permalink
    February 3, 2011 16:36

    I’m so glad we won. Only thing that sucks is that kaka didn’t play. I almost wish kaka woul have Ben transferee to a team that actually plays him.

  8. IsaBella permalink
    February 3, 2011 16:38

    Una: GRACIAS!!!! es lo que queria ver 🙂 Sergio is an inspiration for my love for tattoos. The one on his back is definetely new, if only I could see the entire design…. but nevermind, he’s simply beautiful. The tattoo addiction is extra spice 😉
    Alvaro crashing into my living room? you caress my imagination Una 🙂 Sergio still hugging Ozil after Adebayor’s goal: precious.
    Maybe one day I’ll finally get to see a Madrid game at Bernabeu, I hope to make it the second time I’ll be in Madrid this year as in March unfortunately no chance, again 😦 I have enough of an empty stadium/locker room pictures, I want to see a match…
    Ozi’s goal: no words could express my joy at this fantastic pass by Sami and Ozi playing Messi, unforgettable.

    • Kristine permalink
      February 4, 2011 13:59

      The tattoo on Sergios back isn’t new, It’s a cartoon/caricature of himself. It’s ugly and the only one of his tattoos that I don’t like.

      • IsaBella permalink
        February 4, 2011 17:13

        Well, last vacation it certainly wasn’t there so for me it’s new 🙂
        I don’t like those of his tattoos that I have seen from very close because they’re just washed out and need correction or remaking.

      • RealLisa permalink
        February 4, 2011 22:45

        That’s his very first tattoo. He got it when he was 15. The only one I like, is the Chinese character for wolf behind his left ear.

        • IsaBella permalink
          February 5, 2011 10:46

          ok, so either he put a ton of powder on it or I’m getting blind 😉 the chinese character for wolf looks exactly like his initials (SR) and it’s pretty terrible, I had a hard time looking into his eyes and not at that awful thing when I spoke to him.

        • RealLisa permalink
          February 5, 2011 16:42

          Well I like wolfs and Sexio often reminds me of one. Grrrr 😉 You have spoken with him?! Lucky girl! I dream about that day! 🙂 And if ever happens, I’m not sure if anything would distract me from staring at his lips.

        • IsaBella permalink
          February 6, 2011 14:21

          Yes, I spoke to him twice last year. And I will speak to him again next month.
          His lips are very attractive on TV because the camera makes them bigger, they don’t look that good in real life. I might have been distracted by the facial hair though (except from the tattoo).

  9. sortacrunchymom permalink
    February 3, 2011 16:43

    Great wrapup! I hated the first 80 minutes of this game, but after reading your post, I feel like I should watch the game again — so many great moments! Hala Madrid!

  10. Andrea permalink
    February 3, 2011 16:47

    The moment I saw Shirtless Sergio, I could swear I heard the collective squeal of everyone that frequents this blog 🙂

    One thing I noticed about this game that I found very amusing, was that Ozi seems to be more and more feisty and vocal as time passes. He will always be Bambi to me, but he’s definitely edgier!

    • HermosaChica permalink
      February 4, 2011 11:05

      Haha. Unfortunately, I was fast asleep by the time Sergio stripped off his shirt, but knowing how much I love that guy, I probably squealed in my sleep.. 😆

      • IsaBella permalink
        February 4, 2011 11:36

        I was in bed watching the game and as soon as I saw it I immediately wrote to Una: I NEED to see it in the ICYMI 😀 it’s a knock-out 🙂

  11. mickymacky permalink
    February 3, 2011 17:11

    for the nth time from the nth person following your blog, thanks for the recap, una!

    mou’s goal celeb — classic. he never fails to entertain, and that one really made me laugh outright:)

    and that part where cris is talking to an injured sami — i think sergio also shouted a word or two of encouragement, “please be patience, sami, some help is going on.”

    • HermosaChica permalink
      February 4, 2011 11:06

      “please be patience, sami, some help is going on.” — LOL! Oh Sergio.. That never gets old!

      • February 4, 2011 14:43

        Oh, no it never gets old and never will!LOL

    • faith permalink
      February 6, 2011 14:12

      LOL!!! Oh Sergio!!!!

  12. Ang permalink
    February 3, 2011 17:21

    1 week of the best teams in Spain going out a playing against each other…. Can you imagine if they end up against each other in Champions ….. That will be BEST thing ever 😀

  13. February 3, 2011 17:43

    Hi Una! You’re so funny and clever in your posts I love so much!
    I think the whole Bernabeau is sooo in love with Mesut now if they weren’t already. He’s so calm in front of the goal and has such good technique. It’s so cute that he tried to demonstrate for Fernando Navarro, who probably had no idea what he was talking about.

    I’m also so happy we will have a very interesting April with 2 clasico almost back to back no? Thank you Una for your hard work in doing this blog. IT’s the first thing i read every morning.

  14. bbBenz permalink
    February 3, 2011 17:46

    “Benzema is the type that leaves all the studying to the night before the exam, because he’s convinced he’ll remember more that way” –> can totally relate to this Hala Karim! >_>

    The way Ozi hugged Sami in the giff…the way he hugged him…ahhhh 🙂

    Hala Madrid!

  15. phiemdu permalink
    February 3, 2011 17:50

    Woohoo! This IYMI post is so cute and worth-waiting with tons of little moments that made made me giggle so many times. Totally love them since they made me feel like re-watching the game again from another angle. Your observation power is truly amazing!

    Section 2: I couldn’t pay much attention to Cris since I was busy staring at Di – well, isn’t it what Cris call Ángel ? XD Everyone walked and ran but he just simply stood there, didn’t bother look around. He reminds me of a very obedient, attentive student despite noisy classmates around, lol.

    Section 5: It’s so sweet that Granero and Ozi were the first ones running towards Adebayor to congratulate him and his debut goal. They’re my favorite boys in the club, not only because they’re hard-working on the pitch but also their shining personalities. Both of them seem caring, sensitive and a little bit shy. So much for an adorable guy definition of mine. XD Oh and Sergio too! He’s such a captain, isn’t he? Hugging Adebayor, giving him a genuine smile…

    Section 13: LOL, Ozi and his fail attempts as a peacemaker! Hilarious how everyone completely ignored him and his voice. And he appeared again in section 22! In the left picture, it’s the glimpse of him, right? :”3 Standing aside so helplessly, lol.

    Section 18: The right picture reminds me of the time when Iker climbed the goal like a monkey. ;P

    Section 20: LMFAO @ clueless Arbeloa! Insensitive referee, I must say. If only I were him, I would grab Arbeloa’s arm at any moment…

    Thank God that we finally reached the final, and the boys’ schedule can be a little less tight – although it’s just temporary, which is more important. ❤ I'm excited yet panicked as hell thinking of the 2 El Clasico just within 4 days. Here praying that Mou and his team can sort out a way to beat Barcelona, and Mesut won't cut his adorable long hair too soon!

    Sorry for almost letting myself write a prologue here. ;A;

  16. Vrock permalink
    February 3, 2011 18:41

    I think I like your blog better than watching the game!! Your summaries are amazing. I’m so glad Mou said that Morata will be joining the first team next year. Gosh our team is going to be even cuter! I was so distracted by Sergio taking off his shirt that I didn’t even see who he traded with, I’m hoping it was Navas! 🙂

  17. Mel permalink
    February 3, 2011 20:15

    I love shirtless Sergio (you should make that a trademark ;)) He’s not around too often 😥
    But he’s mas guapo!!!

  18. Hala_Madrid permalink
    February 3, 2011 22:20

    Loved Sergio Ramos shirtless time. I couldn’t watch it on tv because as he was taking his shirt off the cut the scene and went straight to commercials. I was so mad but i knew you’ll have it. Thanks again you’re a lifesaver lol. I was so nervous throughout the whole game, i didn’t see the goals coming and then came the Wizard of Ozil to make things better. He’s lovely he threw so many kisses awww he’s so cute. Well thanks again for this post Una, and you’re right let’s forget about Copa del Rey for right now and let’s focus on La liga and Champions. Lot of work to do but these boys are ready to do it : and we’re super ready to support them : )

  19. mar permalink
    February 3, 2011 22:22

    nice review! i wish we win in the final! hala madrid!

  20. February 3, 2011 22:32

    #8 of your post here makes me happiest… Above all the half-naked Sergio’s, the clueless Arbeloa’s, the adorable Ozil’s, and the smiling Adebayor’s… It’s great to see Bernabeu behind the team.

  21. Maisoun permalink
    February 3, 2011 22:49

    So many good moments in this game & what do you know? They’re all here! 🙂 Everything from Sergio’s pregame stare to Mou driving his little imaginary car to the locker room after Adebayor’s goal!

    ….oh & seeing Arbeloa roll towards me made me wish there were 3d laptops…sigh..

  22. Priya permalink
    February 3, 2011 23:01

    LOL I cannot stop laughing at Mou going into the tunnel after Ade goal. It’s so damn funny xD

  23. Paul Galactico permalink
    February 4, 2011 00:10

    Gracias Una por el nuevo ICYMI!

    And thanks again for emphasizing KHEDIRA and LASS on their sublime passes! The goals would not have been if not for thier incredible vision. So glad Lassana didn’t leave this winter. I hated those rumors. 8 out of ten games he plays like a most valuable player and he provided in what little time he did!

    I am so excited for Adebayor! I feel like he can be a Madridista for awhile, even before this goal. I just felt like he’d be a good fit. He’s unlike any striker we’ve had that I can remember. As long as he’s feeling happy I think he’ll do good. And the way everyone came to celebrate with him for his goal makes me think that everyone likes him already and he likes them. I know that was a concern by many because he can be hot-headed. Especially when Xabi wrapped an arm around him after the goal.

    I love the closeness and family-aspect of our team. They seem really close. I haven’t seen this in a few years.

    This victory made me feel really happy, especially after the loss to Osasuna.
    And your blog posts are like cherries on top. I hope one day you can get paid for this. 🙂

  24. Morales permalink
    February 4, 2011 00:24

    thank you for posting this! I always look forward to your recap of the games :DDDDDDDD

  25. February 4, 2011 00:44

    Another awesome blog! Thanks a lot for all the great gifs, too! Enjoyed reading.

    Just wondering…

    “maybe it was because Cristiano was the only person out of all those around him that Sami could actually speak a common language with”

    What is that common language they speak? I’m sure other members of the team speak English, so I guess that’s not the language you’re talking about. This is not important or anything, but I love these unimportant little facts and to learn new things about the players. 🙂

    • February 4, 2011 08:11

      I was referring to English, and I meant the people around the two of them at that very moment – Iker, Sergio and the medical staff.

  26. Anna permalink
    February 4, 2011 01:36

    “And if you were watching the game on TV, were you hoping that Álvaro Arbeloa really would come crashing into your living room?”

    Before I even read that line I was staring at my screen waiting for him to roll outta my laptop!

    You give the best commentary : )

  27. Cosi permalink
    February 4, 2011 02:15

    Oh Mou, your goal celebration of driving a lawn mower straight into the tunnel is worse than Cris’ claw motion thing to Kaka…

  28. Kristine permalink
    February 4, 2011 03:03

    Is it just me..or does Christiano seem to have a huge —-!!!?

    Una, you are awesome, and Sergio is the sexiest creature on earth.

  29. Kristine permalink
    February 4, 2011 03:05

    Another thing..I’ll bet Lara told Sergio that he should take his shirt off to make the fangirls happy.

  30. Brooklyn permalink
    February 4, 2011 05:34

    Ronaldo looked so sad yesterday. 😦 You could tell he wasn’t his usual self and not everything is going well for him right now.

    Hopefully he gets it over it soon. Tomorrow is his birthday so happy birthday Cris!

  31. RMFan permalink
    February 4, 2011 06:58

    I’m so happy to see my fav player score and celebrate by sending kisses to the sweet!! Well, he showed his master skills once again and I’m relieved that we’re in the final now!

  32. Sary permalink
    February 4, 2011 08:15

    Great Work !

  33. Aika permalink
    February 4, 2011 12:34


  34. February 4, 2011 16:09

    Always looking forward to your post, Una! Another great one! Aww, Pipita was watching the match! Come back soon, we miss you! And Ozi, my baby! Still can’t get over his goal and celebration! Your gif of Mou is hilarious! And LOL in real life about your Arbeloa’s comment!

  35. RealLisa permalink
    February 5, 2011 16:44

    Sexio, you smart boy! I know he did that on purpose, but who cares, I’m completely fine with it. In fact, he should do it waaaaaay more often!

  36. lalitta permalink
    February 5, 2011 21:41

    wow, wow, wow, wow, WOOOOOOW! SEXY SERGIO RAMOS !!!!!! I am not hungry, but i could eat him in one piece, he is gorguzz, omg i cant believe it!

    Real Madrid should have a new law: No shirts on after the game! every1 should take them on, and i want zoom pictures of sexiiiiiiio ramos lool 😀

    btw keep up the great work una, love it!


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