Thursday, July 06, 2006

KARMA STRIKES AS ZIDANE MAKES CRONALDO CRY AGAIN

FRANCE TO MEET ITALY IN WORLD CUP FINALS



Munich

PORTUGAL 0 - 1 FRANCE

Scorer:
FRA - Zidane (pen 33min);


Divers, cheats and swines. This are not my words, but they are taken off from media, newspaper and even on radio. So Portugal are now branded as cheats by the majority (of course not from the fans) and how low did they go? Cristiano Ronaldo and Helder Postiga are the main culprits as I watched the game and started counting on the number of 'dives' they took and I can remember 2 or 3 off my head. Is it a 'national' thing to the Portugese or were they coached to do so?

But how karma usually come and bite you in the arse and it just came so swiftly and justice done this time. The Portugese fell by a suspicious Thierry Henry dive in the penalty box and up steps the wonderful Zinedine Zidane, who showed the whole of England how to take a decent penalty against Ricardo. You could see it in his eyes, that he's confident of finishing it off without much trouble and he dispatched an emphatic penalty into the bottom right corner of Ricardo's net.

The French set the early pace of the game with Ribery and Malouda constant threat early in the game. But the Portugese did threaten with Deco and Cronalo in the side. They found spaces behind Makelele and Vieira and exploited it well. But Thuram was in fine form to stop the Portugese attacks and you could say he single-handedly bailed the French out a couple of times. Fabien Barthez was at his eccentric best again when Cronaldo took a banana shot straight at him and he couldn't make up his mind on whether to catch or punch and made a messed of it. He punched the ball upwards and it fell kindly to Luis Figo's head, but he missed the header and the ball sailed over the gaping goal with Barthez stranded.

The last 5-10 minutes were frantic as the French had their back against the wall and the Portugese trying to find the equaliser. But it was not to be the French will now go on to meet the Azzurris in the World Cup finals. Tears again from Cronaldo, o Crynaldo as I've branded him currently, and they will still get a chance to prove their point when they meet host, Germany in the 3rd and 4th placing play off this Saturday.

Drogballs' Man Of the Match Award Goes To.... : Lilian Thuram. Like Fabio Cannavaro of Italy yesterday night, he put up an excellent show for the Les Bleus once again and has began to impose himself more every passing game. Lots of crucial tackles, vital interceptions and towering header makes him my pick for man of the match.



3rd/4th PLACE PLAY-OFF


8 July 2006
20:00UK
Stuttgart

GERMANY vs PORTUGAL


WORLD CUP FINAL

9 July 2006
19:00UK
Berlin

ITALY vs FRANCE


2 comments:

The Bengali Fob said...

Awesome! I love the name you've given Ronaldo. OH how he and his coach complain about not getting their penalty kick! They should be ashamed for complaining about not getting the penalty when SAGNOL didn't even touch ROnaldo! That cry baby dove like the cheater he is.

If he wasn't a cheater and whiny cry baby then maybe people would actually respect him because he DOES have talent. However, his attitude is beginning to overshadow his footballing talents.

Drogballs said...

hey there welcome! haha yeah it all goes around and comes around for the diving team. Hope the Krauts give them a heavy TONKING!