So there you have it, Brazil topple the mighty force that is the Spanish International team. Could this be the beginning of the end of their reign of dominance over the last few years? They’ve won just about every international title possible and came into this game with a 29-game unbeaten streak or something like that. Bottom line: Spain is good, possibly one of the best international teams of all time. So although this game was not the most important in the grand scheme of things, it was still two of best teams with their best squads out on the pitch trying to win a football game.
And the game was basically a route. Brazil jumped out to an early lead with a gross mess of a rebound and scramble for a goal that looked like my 4th grade team playing bumble-bee soccer. Everyone’s favorite new-boy Neymar scored a screamer at the stroke of half time to put the Brazilians up 2-0 (the jury is still out, if you ask me).
And that pretty much did it for Brazil. Fred would score early on in the second half to make it 3-0 and Spain really looked like the lesser team all afternoon. For some reason Sergio Ramos was taking (and missing) their penalties. Gerard Pique received a straight red for a foul on Neymar. The only glimpse of hope Spain saw was quickly squashed by a brilliant goal line save from David Luiz.
So unless there is some other useless international tournament this summer that I again don’t know about, that pretty much does it for worthwhile soccer. I guess you can tune into the MLS if you really need a fix. At least we’ve got rumours and sensational swoops to look forward to. Only a month and a half to go now, hang in there.