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Class is permanent

Posted in Games on July 28, 2011 by burningball

You are thinking why I’m quoting my blog’s title, aren’t you?If you have watched last night’s game between Santos and Flamengo you definitely know why…

Pure magic

Its 26th minute of the game and Real Madrid target Neymar has just scored an amazing goal against Ronaldinho’s Flamengo and the result is 3-0.After a double pass Neymar had dribbled around a defender and beaten the keeper.No one would thought of what will happen next.Just 3 minutes later Dinho made it 3-1 after the keeper couldn’t catch the ball and 3 minutes later it was 3-2 as A.T. Neves scored with a header.

Even though i don't like him Neymar also had a great game

Just before the half time whistle the ex-Barcelona player crossed the ball from corner and the schocking comeback was a fact – 3-3!!!Neymar again tooked the responsibility and scored after a well placed through pass with a placed shot.And then Ronaldinho just showed his magic – after dribbling in front of the penalty box he was fouled and calmly he take the free kick….OMG, I just laughed after that because the keeper couldn’t even move an inch.That’s why he is one of the best free kick takers in the world!

9 minutes before the last whistle Flamengo is atacking and its 3 on 2 players.The one with the ball tricks the defender to get to him as Ronaldinho stays alone in the left and gets the pass..controlls the ball with one touch and then just makes the finisher : 4-5 for Flamengo!

The video shows it all!!!


Milan – Bayern

Posted in Games with tags , , , , , , on July 27, 2011 by burningball

Last night I watched the game between Milan and Bayern Munich for the Audi Cup and as a Milan fan I was disappointed.Even though it is just a friendly cup the whole team played bad with a few exceptions.

Abbiati saved the team from misery

In defense Abbiati had a great game and altough his bad penalty saving the team wouldn’t even go to penalties if someone else was at the post.Fact is that Bayern is more advanced in their pre-season friendlies as this was their 5th friendly match and Milan’s 2nd.Robinho, Pato and Thiago Silva also arrived late and didn’t train with the team because of Copa America…But the defence and midfield were playing like youngsters.I mean Taiwo had trouble against Robben but the others were actually worse.Neither Nesta or Bonera played well, but at least Daniele made the assist to Ibra who scored a good goal and I hope he WILL start to score in important games against big clubs.

Bad game Kevin, bad game

But actually the midfield ruined the game by letting Bayern take control on the game and do what they want.Emanuelson tried to run but beither he, Gattuso or Boateng made an impact.Kevin loosed every ball he get which can’t not worry me.I wasn’t expecting much from van Bommel against his former team but in my opinion he could have scored that penalty instead of Paloschi if he was choosen by Allegri.In attack Cassano showed that he must play behind the 2 strikers because he can’t play in duo with Ibra.

Penalties...OMG, since 2005 I have a fear of penalties

I can’t tell anything on the penalties because the team has a tendency of losing at them, I remember last year’s matches in the TIM Cup, but actually if Abbiati has performances like last night’s in the future and Mr.X blends into the team I don’t think that we’ll need to rely on penalty shootouts.Allegri made a bad decision after all by letting Paloschi to shoot and he may feel guilty but I think of Alberto as Inzaghi’s sucessor so I think he has the right mentality to cope with this and he will start to score soon/why not against Inter for the Super Cup 🙂 /

The game was bad for the team but the one 2 years ago in the 2009 Audi cup wasn’t amazing either.It’s only the second friendly and even if the team loses today against Internacional I wouldn’t care at all.But to compete with the other giants in the european football we need a playmaker and there are many transfer rumours – Pastore, Hamsik, Ganso and even Fabregas but the truth will be seen on 31st of August.Until then the team has no chance in the Champions League…