Great World Cup action today
The first match today was Argentina v. Germany. Germany wasted no time in scoring, doing so in the third minute of the match. Müller’s goal is the fastest goal in the World Cup since 1978. It was an exciting first half that ended with Germany up 1-0.
Miroslav Klose taps the ball in for the second goal against Argentina.
In the second half, Germany walked all over Argentina. Miroslave Klose scored in the 68th and 89th minute. Arne Friedrich also scored in the 74th minute. Germany played brilliantly today and got the much-deserved 4-0 win.
It was pretty cool seeing Angela Merkel celebrate the goals.
Since I was so excited for the first match and wanted Germany to win, Paraguay v. Spain can’t possibly be as entertaining. Oh wait, is it half time already? Boooring! Pick up the pace guys. This game sucks so far.
For five minutes, things got exciting. First, Paraguay was given a penalty kick. Oscar Cardozo’s attempt was saved, leaving the game at 0-0. A few seconds later, Spain got a penalty kick. Xabi Alonso’s kick went in, but it didn’t count because Spain encroached into the penalty area. So, the kick had to be made again. It too was saved and we went back to more boring football. It’s the first time since 1930 that two penalty kicks have been saved in the same game (Argentina v. Mexico). The score remained 0-0.
Around the 70th minute, I started thinking that I’d rather have all my teeth yanked out with no Novocaine than continue watching this painful match. Yet, I held out hope that it might get better. The refs in this World Cup disallow goals more often than I change my underwear.
Spain finally scored in the 83rd minute. You had to laugh at the goal. The ball just did not want to go in. Pedro kicked the ball, but it hit the right post and bounced back out to David Villa. He kicked the ball. It hit the right post, bounced over and hit the left post and then bounced into the back of the net.
At the final whistle it was Spain 1-0 Paraguay. It’s the first time Spain has ever made it to the semifinals. Touching moment of the game in which I laughed: The Spanish players were consoling Paraguay’s Cardozo, who was bawling like a baby.