Ole'!!!!! Spain took the Orange revolution behind the woodshed and gave them a 4-0 spanking. With a very mixed media lineup, offense, defense, role players, stars, etc. Spain looked potent from the whistle. A quick Xabi goal from a Xavi corner set the tone. Poor Sheva and the rest of the 'Kraine Trane couldn't catch, or make, a break. Spain has Raul, Cesc, and Reyes as subs...pretty nice options. All is not lost for Ukraine as the rest of Group H involves Tunisia and the Saudis....uh...ok. Spain's biggest challenge will be to stay sharp and in an attack mindest throughout the group phase and ready for the knockout round. Shout-out to the Winney who loves the Spains....
Tunisia vs. the Saudis....2-2 tie
- Dig the Goalscorers:
- 20. AL KAHTANI Yasser
- 5. JAZIRI Zied
- 9. AL JABER Sami
(84') 15. JAIDI Radhi (92+')
....packed house in Munich - Kudos to the Krauts for getting the tickets out to the people.
The finale featured the first Game 2 of any Group - Germany vs. Poland. Nice job by the Gestapo...errr Police who detained 300 German and Polish hooliFans...what do you suppose they actually argue over before they fight? Anyway the game went they way of the hosts with a late goal from Little Oliver - Germany secures passage to knockout with the 1-0 win (unofficially officially). Also note the return of Captain Ballack. One last note on Germany, Klinsmann is becoming a great figure in this Cup. He was trashed in Germany for his Cali home and subsequent commute, but of all the participants, players and coaches alike, he seems to be truly enjoying every moment - always with a smile and jubilant as ever on a goal. Rock on Juergen!
Man of the Day: Arragones, Spain's Coach - he has the Spanish side ready to go amidst the rabid environment of expectations after the Primera Division's European Cup Double (Champions League, UEFA Cup)...will it last?