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Thursday, February 28, 2008

27 seconds of football!

Venturing into the world of La Liga - which the brilliant Spanish Football and Sports blog by Striker covers so well (see link in sidebar) - is quite rare for EFT but the events at the Bernabeu last Sunday were something else. Real Madrid have been cruising in first place for the duration of this season but a recent away defeat at Almeira gave Barca a bit of hope and then when playing Getafe managed by Michael Laudrup (someone I am seriously looking at as a future Arsenal manager in the making) this amazing 27 seconds of football occured to really shake things up at the top of La Liga. For those who haven't seen it check it out below:

Especially if Barca go onto win the title this goal will go into footballing history as a classic example of how at any time something can happen in a game that simply amazes with its sheer unpredictability plus awesome power to dramatically change not just a game but a whole season. From Robben's finish to Uche's finish and celebration it is 27 seconds of drama that sums up why football is fantastic.


Blogger Abdul said...

Thanks for posting a clip of this T. I watched it live and it was one of the strangest minutes in football I have seen.

For me 27 seconds is actually a long time in football. It wasn't as if Getafe actuall took a ultra quick freekick - rather it was an indictment of how unprofessional Real were after realising that the Robben goal had been disallowed.

Real Madrid look like they are ready to implode spectacularly in La Liga. Barca are hitting top form - both in Spain and in the Champions League at precisely the right time.

2/28/2008 4:52 pm

Anonymous Striker said...

Thanks for the post guys!

Yes, unusual 27 sec of football indeed, at this level at least

Last Saturday, RM openned the gap to 5 points again from Bcn. Its going to be a see - saw affair.


3/03/2008 6:33 pm

Blogger RedsMan said...

What a superb period of football, and it amazed me how Robben can celebrate yet not check it was valid, and it proves you need to concentrate at ALL times. Uche finished off a move that was practically identical to a chance Babel had for LFC against Bolton in the last moments, when he was played in by Mascherano. How crucial does anyone think the news Robben is out for six weeks will bear on Real?


3/04/2008 5:42 am

Blogger T said...

Good question Redsman. I like Robben a lot - for me he is a very dangerous attacking winger. However, Robinho is back and has had his best season for Real so perhaps Arjen's injury will not be so significant.

3/06/2008 10:29 pm


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