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in case you needed it – more Copa moments

April 30, 2011

In case you needed more cheering up: here are a few more moments from the Copa del Rey final collected after I did the previous posts.

First up, this cute little “copacidio” moment from Cuatro, and this slightly disturbing montage of the players from RMTV.  They should have used a picture of Adebayor AFTER his haircut.

If this doesn’t make you feel better, then I don’t know what can.  Yes, it’s The Thigh.  That one.  Sergio was receiving treatment from it during the huddle between the end of regulation and the overtime (below), and when he sat up again, his shorts leg was conveniently rolled up.

What a job the fisio has, no?  Getting paid to rub Sergio Ramos’ thigh… It really was an unusual sight to see the players sitting down on the field, and the rest huddled over them.  Here, we can see the formation of the huddle, which came about because José Mourinho didn’t want anyone to be able to see or hear what he was telling his players.  Esteban did his part by directing traffic until he was pulled in.

Here, we have the quite long (ten seconds) hug and staring into each other’s eyes between former teammates Piqué and Cristiano.  How does Piqué always get himself into these situations?  And with his girlfriend watching too!

Two more celebration moments involving Iker: Iker falling over and doling out the hugs, as a good captain should.  I’d volunteer to be in his troop any day if this were the reward.

The players celebrate the end of the game with dancing, and an epic hug between Cris and Gonzalo.  It’s a good thing that Pipa didn’t return the head rub, otherwise he’d end up with gel all over his hands and he’d have to miss a moment of the celebration to go clean them.

Some tweets that I liked from former/current teammates.  Jordi wanted Iker for president, “Welly” was gracious, Miguelito showed his madridista heart and MFC was sad that he missed the party (had he not been on national team duty, he would have made the trip to Valencia along with Juanfran).

More Sergio to cheer you up – this time it’s his chest that’s uncovered – and a slightly clearer version of the Sergio-Manu hat dance.

Our fans have a lovely sense of humor, no?  This guy was pleading with Messi to send a ball into the stands in his direction, just like he did during the Liga game at the Bernabéu.  The fan even helpfully provided a target.  Meanwhile, some Barcelona fans – culés indeed, literally and figuratively in a double sense – did this while the national anthem was playing.  HOW RUDE.  (Click only if you’re on a diet and it’s good for you to lose your appetite.)

More celebration moments.  I didn’t realize that Adebayor took the wig from Marcelo (maybe they were trying to become twins?) and that Cris and Pepe didn’t take part in the dive, because they were busy posing with the trophy!  Watch out for Iker being five seconds later than everyone else.

A shot of Iker before the game.  He’s so lovely.

And finally, a couple more pre-game moments: Xabi instructing Cris, complete with hand motions, and Benzema and Zizou having a moment.  It appears that Zidane has done wonders with Karim, no?  He seems a lot more extroverted!

35 Comments leave one →
  1. Maddi permalink
    April 30, 2011 17:04

    Oh, Una. I definately need this. I love you.

  2. oli permalink
    April 30, 2011 17:08

    Precious post. Thanks!!

  3. IsaBella permalink
    April 30, 2011 17:08

    Una, Sergio’s thigh will always make me feel better 😉 “Getting paid to rub Sergio Ramos’ thigh” – one of the best jobs in the world, no?
    the asses of the cules…. cules further comments necessary.

  4. April 30, 2011 17:14

    I want to get Iker’s hug 😉
    ah it’s so awesome if we remember about Copa del Rey..right?

  5. April 30, 2011 17:35

    Oh Iker! I love him and I want to be a recepient of his hugs and kisses!
    What a wonderful captain we have!

  6. divine permalink
    April 30, 2011 19:08

    Hi – Just wondering what you think of this…am i being paranoid?

    • May 1, 2011 16:13

      definitely NOT the expression I would have while hugging Sergio!

    • emily permalink
      May 1, 2011 16:44

      Pique is not Ramos’ biggest fan.

    • black widow permalink
      May 2, 2011 09:20

      what you have to remember is that pique was VERY drunk during that entire parade. very. drunk. there are multiple photos and videos that prove that beyond a shadow of a doubt (don’t you remember the ones of him fondling the world cup with the same deranged expression?!). i wouldn’t read anything into this at all, i think he was just plastered! as someone commented on a photo of him on the bus during the parade at the time, the boy doesn’t even know where he is. jejejejejeje!

      • emily permalink
        May 3, 2011 05:07

        Pique is not Sergio’s biggest fan. they have a bit of a history.

  7. Ema permalink
    April 30, 2011 19:40


  8. April 30, 2011 20:23

    i re read this after today’s match. I needed to see this again.


  9. Suri permalink
    April 30, 2011 21:34


    Great post- cushioned some of the massive disappointment of the loss against Zaragoza 😦 La liga is done… Can next season begin already!!

    I am still optimistic for Tuesday tho.

    Hala Madrid!!

    • Suri permalink
      April 30, 2011 21:56

      So Barcelona just lost as well… Interesting

  10. Sara permalink
    April 30, 2011 22:02

    Thanks for this one Una! 🙂 You’re the best, I don’t know how you manage to make such an incredible blog and still have a life.

  11. Pammie permalink
    April 30, 2011 23:46

    thank you unamadridista! There can never be too many copa finale moments.

  12. Maria Monica permalink
    May 1, 2011 06:38

    Hi, could you please post the video from which you made the gifs of the boys in the formation of the huddle? Thanks 😀

  13. Kirstin permalink
    May 1, 2011 07:30

    That gif with Iker falling over… was that Xabi he was hugging??? It looks like it, no? How adorbs.

  14. May 1, 2011 07:46

    hehe iker being later than everyone else. A random question, do fans get to keep the balls that end up in the stands, or do they have to throw them back? If I ever get one, i sure as hell won’t give it up!

    • May 1, 2011 11:32

      At least at the Bernabéu, you have to throw it back, one of the ball boys or security guards will stand on the sideline waiting for you to throw it back.

  15. May 1, 2011 11:08

    Thank you so much for this post for cheering.
    Although still sad till now, sorry… best wishes to you and to Real.

  16. Hala_Madrid permalink
    May 1, 2011 11:45

    OMG Sergio Ramos why do you do this to me?? Damnn he look so good!! Ok Enough said x)
    and of course Cristiano Ronaldo looks lovely as always.

  17. May 1, 2011 12:49

    Una, u should be famous for what you do. U do it amazingly. !!
    I pretty much check out una, everytime i’m online. 😀 thaaaaaaaaaank uuu!

  18. May 1, 2011 14:13

    The title is perfect, Una. I think we really needed this!

    The gif of Sergio shirtless is flawless. Have a quick question–who do you think Iker is bear hugging in that same gif? It’s a guy in a suit but I can’t figure out if it’s Mou or not. I can’t stop watching that part of the gif–Iker’s so happy!

  19. amouria permalink
    May 1, 2011 14:57

    As usual Una, great post, to be kept for years to come 🙂

  20. May 1, 2011 18:10

    loved this post, thanks una!
    Iker was probably late in the dive because he’s so much less used to running than the others?
    either way, Iker was adorable as always during the celebrations 🙂

  21. Daniela Dittrich permalink
    November 23, 2011 15:30

    Ah, this is one of my favourite posts here una! I needed some cheering up and this post is always good for that! I always feel happy looking at this pics!

  22. Lauren permalink
    April 5, 2013 16:35

    Where did you get the footage of Pique and Ronaldo hugging?
    Thank you!

  23. Lauren permalink
    April 5, 2013 17:18

    Where did you get all that footage?
    I really, really want to see it!
    Thank you so much!

    • unamadridista permalink*
      April 8, 2013 15:09

      It looks like it’s all from Cuatro… I’ll see if I can dig up a link.

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