Metamorphosis

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Ronaldo can't stop Zizou

It looks like whenever Zidane steps on the field and plays against a "Ronaldo" he ends up winning. The French came, they saw and they conquered and that pretty much sums up this boring game. France killed the game after the penalty kick and Ronaldo's heroics and relentless running wasn't able to budge the French defense. The way France played yesterday was dire, boring and effective. Looks like Domenech admires the "Catanecco" perfected by the Italian sides of the past. Portugal had no chance of coming back because they lack a striker. Pauleta can bag goals in the French league and that's pretty much it. Thuram and Ronaldo were amazing. Thuram defended like his life depened on it. Ronaldo kept on running at the French and showed a lot of character in withstanding the endless booing aimed at him. If only he'd stay on his feet more!

2 Comments:

Blogger The Cynic said...

Yesterday, was the first time in a while that anything went my way this world cup.

All I wanted was to see Cristiano Ronaldo out of the tournament.

Yes, he is very talented and hardworking on the field, but he is a selfish, unethical player, with a crappy attitude and no sportmanship.

I know alot of players are like this now, and they need to do what it takes to win, but compare him to Ronaldinho for example and you'll see what I mean.

Yesterday his dive in the penalty area, when absolutely no one touched him was disgraceful. He seemed to be jumping off a diving board.

Portugal in general did not deserve to be in the semi final, after scoring only one goal in the knockout stage. Just my opinion

2:35 AM  
Blogger SeattlePharaoh said...

I agree that the Portugese team are for the most part a bunch of divers lead by Ronaldo. I disagree on what the English press is trying to do on blaming him for Rooney's sending off. That is unfair. Now speaking of divers, it appears that Henry is also mastering a new technique of his own. Henry says he doesn't dive which for the most part is true, he just exagerates the hell out of a touch. Check out yesterday's penalty, he made it look like Carvalho axed his ankle. My favorite one though is the foul against Spain which lead to the second goal. You can see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjnSvkPmtdc
Puyol made contact with Henry but nowhere near his face. Again, Henry exagerates and makes it look like he was hit my Mike Tyson.

9:47 AM  

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