Thursday, June 26, 2008

Onward to the final

Spain advanced to the Euro 2008 final today by beating Russia 3-0 in a very dominant performance. I'm of Spanish background myself, so I cheer for them, but this is a new experience for me: Spain actually winning. Despite their obvious talent, Spain has a reputation for choking in big games. Even though they are perennially regarded as a top contender in the soccer world, they have only one international championship to their name, Euro 1964, in which they defeated the Soviet Union in Madrid. Since then, it's been one disappointment after another.

But they looked pretty damn impressive today. Maybe they finally got the monkey off their backs by defeating Italy for the first time in eighty years or so.

¡Viva la furia roja!

UPDATE: Speaking of monkeys, perhaps we have the apes to thank.


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