in case you missed it – Spain vs. Honduras
Spain vs. Honduras – June 21, 2010.
I do these “in case you missed it” posts over at my Madrid blog following games, to show the lighter side of the game, and the moments I enjoy the most (these are usually before or after the game). I thought I’d do the same for Spain! I didn’t do it for Switzerland because there weren’t too many moments of joy…
One. Iker looked like Christmas had come early! He also looked quite close with Honduran captain Amado Guevera – they exchanged hugs before and after the game.
Two. Here are some of the manifestations of Iker’s superstitious nature: the clean-shaven look (actually, I just wanted an excuse to post a picture of his perfect profile), the green kit (actually, I just wanted an excuse to post a picture of his ass) and touching el larguero after one of Villa’s goals (actually, I just wanted to post one more picture of Iker). Click to enlarge!
Three. Poor Piqué! Spain’s opponents really have it out for him! In the first half, he got hit in the groin – here you can see the hit, his reaction, and the loosening of the shorts at the end of the half to let the area “breathe.”
And then in the second half, he got smashed in the mouth, and ended the game sporting another bandage, to add to the souvenir he already had from the Swiss game.
Did Geri also lose some teeth? Pobrecito.
Four. Fernando looked adorable talking to the kid who ushered him out onto the field before the game. Who looks older?
Five. Xabi stretching before the game. Need I say more?
Six. The two Liverpool boys, chatting on the bench. Valdés looks cold.
Seven. The bench’s reaction to Villa’s second goal – I love the team spirit.
Eight. The little wink Arbeloa gave to Sergio Ramos as he came in for him.
Nine. Iker’s goal celebration. Is he shouting goooooool? We start and end on Iker!