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four moments…

October 23, 2012

… from the game against Celta (I don’t have time to make ICYMI posts, sorry!).  To start off with, we had a very enthusiastic fan of Xabi Alonso.  Who can blame her, when the object of her affection stretches like this, nearly stealing the scene from Pepe being all adorably affectionate with Agustín?

Then later on in the game, Xabi and Cris looked like two children fighting over a ball (it was for the penalty shot), with Xabi telling Cris that it was his turn and Cris pouting in response.  And the Bernabéu also showed its affection for Iker, who deserves that and so much more (even though it embarrasses him).

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  1. Rose permalink
    October 23, 2012 14:00

    OMG that woman is awesome! I love how she’s all classy with her trench coat and gloves, then totally gets all fangirly for Mr. Perfect.

    Also missed that tug of war over the penalty. I think Xabi may have been a little traumatized from earlier in the week when letting someone else take a penalty didn’t go so well (looking at you there Cesc!) Btw Una I was able to make the Spain-France match! I was actually a bit devastated that I didn’t get the chance to see Xabi score in person, and the draw was super frustrating. Thanks for your advice about getting tickets! I kept meaning to email you back to say thank you but kept forgetting. Glad you’re semi-back in action! It hasn’t been the same without you.

    • unamadridista permalink*
      October 24, 2012 14:19

      You’re welcome! And I’m happy to hear that you got to watch Spain! I was also hoping to see Xabi score, after his fantastic performance the last time he played France, but…

  2. October 23, 2012 16:52

    I’m not against Xabi or Cris. But I never have seen Xabi taking a penalty if CR is on the pitch, no? Wondering why Xabi wanted this…

    And, simply sharing such moments is quite enough, which would not take you too much time, and we can enjoy your wonderful observation as well! Thanks!!

  3. October 23, 2012 17:15

    Cris and Xabi are cute, haha. Cris looks like Xabi is trying to steal his teddy.

  4. Soñando con Dios permalink
    October 23, 2012 18:43

    LOL, Cris and Xabi arguing over the ball is priceless!

  5. Ally permalink
    October 23, 2012 19:34

    Four precious moments! thanks Una 🙂 it’s good to have you back for a while! I really missed those kind of moments, because you are one of the few bloggers who post them

  6. October 23, 2012 20:52

    I really wished the ICYMI posts would come back! But we’ll take what we can get. lol

  7. Morales permalink
    October 23, 2012 21:09

    HAHAHAHA. OMG, the look on Cris’ face, like “no, it’s mine, daddy!”

    The woman’s reaction is similar to mine when I saw them in the summer, lol

  8. October 23, 2012 22:16

    I have been so angry about the shit that Iker has been getting. It’s unbelievable how people can’t appreciate the wonderful man/leader/captain we have. San Iker deserves his name and lives up to it in so many ways.

  9. Ida permalink
    October 23, 2012 22:44

    omg! you are sooooo awesome

    I love this blog!

  10. Jenny permalink
    October 23, 2012 23:20

    I didn’t realize they argued over who would take the penalty!

    Too adorable.

    And gosh I love Pepe!

  11. October 23, 2012 23:48

    so nice to have you back!

  12. Bina permalink
    October 24, 2012 00:18

    It’s so lovley to have you back – I just noticed! I totally missed your blog!!!
    And did anybody notice that Sergio is bringing sexy back for Men’s Health November Issue? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=doFCZDSortM

  13. Sara permalink
    October 24, 2012 05:07

    Awww Pepe!!! How adorable. I think Cris should let Xabi take penalties every now and then. Iker Casillas future Balon de Oro winner (or Cristiano, i dont care as long as it’s a Real Madrid player). Oh and Im SOO happy you’re back!!!!!!!

  14. gaelle permalink
    October 24, 2012 11:21

    i don’t think xabi wanted to take the penalty, he was checking the ball pressure

  15. Pammie permalink
    October 24, 2012 14:54

    that woman acts like I’ll be acting, when I’m in Bernabeu and it’s Xabi’s turn to get announced. Just that I lack her elegant appearance.

    It’s great that the Bernabeu didn’t forget to cheer on Iker, people seem to have taken him for too granted these days.

    Didn’t Xabi just alert Cris that the ball wasn’t 100% ok?

  16. Amer permalink
    October 24, 2012 16:00

    Una, I think you got it all wrong. It seems Xabi was telling him the ball was not pumped enough, and suggested Ronaldo use another ball. Watch the video as Xabi requests a new ball and hands it to Cris, please see link here:
    http://www.101greatgoals.com/gvideos/canal-plus-on-cristiano-ronaldo-xabi-alonso-discussing-if-ball-pumped-up-enough-pre-penalty-v-celta-vigo/

  17. October 26, 2012 03:54

    This is the 2nd time Xabi and Cristiano fight for a PK! it occured as well in their 1st season 4 yrs ago under Pellegrini. In which Cristiano unwillingly let him take the PK so Xabi can score his 1st official goal with Madrid.

  18. MissLadya permalink
    November 2, 2012 21:55

    That woman is … ADORABLE!! 😀

    At first I thought Xabi wanted to take the penalty (Cris apparently did too, seeing the death-grip he had on that ball), but it turned out he was simply unsatisfied with the firmness (Lord, now I can’t stop picturing him and Xavi in deep discussion over footballs and grass -__-). When he finally managed to wrestle the ball off Cris he gave it a demonstrative squeeze and asked for a new ball from the sideline. Funniest bit was that Cris STILL wasn’t that convinced because he then tested them both himself before finally agreeing with Xabi and choosing the new ball instead 😄

  19. Konvict permalink
    November 6, 2012 01:26

    Xabi wanted to replace the ball. They weren´t fighting over anything.

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