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Sevilla 4-0 Middlesbroughs

by kcurie Wed May 10th, 2006 at 05:40:54 PM EST

Sevilla has won for the first timeinhistory the UEFA cup.

Right now Sevilla is full with and in joy...well not all Seville.  Actually, all Betis supporters must be absolutely devastated by the Sevilla win. Sorry mates.

Wonderful final....

and since we are short of diaries.. or so Bob says.. and whenever he says something one must listen... it is time to...watch the match...I introduce this beatiful diary instead of putting a comment because maybe some one also saw the game...and want to rewatch the match...


Steve McClaren's final game in charge at Middlesbrough before he takes over as England coach ended in misery as Sevilla deservedly won the Uefa Cup.

It was a great first half with a great goal of Seville and two big clear opportunites for each team. It could ahve been a 2-2 at the end of the first half with no problem.

But then the second half came along and Seville was out of the game and Mddl were just in the middle...

But he pivotal moment was the referee skipping a clear penalty which could have put Middlesbroguh ina draw with Seville 1-1 with fifteen minutes to go,

And then...

Jesus Navas played in Kanoute, and when Schwarzer parried his shot, Maresca swept home a simple finish.

And as Middlesbrough wilted, Maresca shot low past Schwarzer from 20 yards - before Kanoute added a fourth two minutes later as Sevilla threatened to end McClaren's reign in embarrassment.

And I felt sorry for the british supporters... clearly very nice supporters.. I also feel sorry for all those sevillistas that now will have to follow up all the promises made to Cristo Rey o la Virgen de la Macarena...

Stay tuned...since next week is the great final.....

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by DoDo on Wed May 10th, 2006 at 05:49:02 PM EST
....

We will always have iniesta and Ronaldinho......

We will see....I do not want to be very optimistic.

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Thu May 11th, 2006 at 02:27:13 AM EST
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Much tho' this little Englander wants Arsenal to win (even if they are managed by a frenchman and no englishman is in their first team), I just can't see them living with Barca.

It won't be embarassing, 2- 0 something like that.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu May 11th, 2006 at 10:02:18 AM EST
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Wonderful thing of finals is.. you never know.. je jejeje

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Thu May 11th, 2006 at 10:58:38 AM EST
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Well, realistically, I agree with you, but as a fan, I need the illusion to watch the match :-)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu May 11th, 2006 at 11:21:27 AM EST
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Illusion...yes, true... and the fact that Arsenal is in perfect shape...also helps

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Thu May 11th, 2006 at 01:05:20 PM EST
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Seville is now the symbol of spanish unity....regarding football...If you are spanish and not a Betis fan...well al the spaniards are happy....

Just have a look at the Madrid (Real Madrid) spanish sports newspaper as

If you ever believed in spanish stereotypes.....

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Thu May 11th, 2006 at 02:30:59 AM EST
Thank you for the diary...and especially on the outcome of this game (even though the UEA cup seems not to have a lot of glamour...)

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Thu May 11th, 2006 at 07:21:50 AM EST
I wasn't surprised. Middlesbrough are rubbish and their manager will make a rubbish england boss. (I am developing a diary on how the FA encapsulates the English malaise).

They did well to beat Basle, but they should never have won the semi-final where they were noticeably out of their depth. Last night, Sevilla were just better. If not by much, it was just that little bit that meant there was never really a doubt.

Yes, Viduka had a couple of very good chances and a totally stonewall penalty refused. But Sevilla deserved it.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu May 11th, 2006 at 10:06:34 AM EST
Yes.. this was the match.. and it was fun to watch. It is good to have some empathy for one team but not really be involved. You enjoy the match.. the football per se..

Having said that I also love the other side...and suffer with your team ..as the image of the wonderful spanish and british supporters can testify.. you ahve an awful and great time at the same time...pity we do nto have a feeling for it...it is time to generate and teach this feeling....

By the way I do not know exactly why british supporters (all) have bad press.. At least, Boro supporters were just great!!!

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Thu May 11th, 2006 at 10:57:51 AM EST
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I'm still learning about football...but I am going over to a friend's house to watch the Barcelona-Arsenal game. My nephew (normally an Arsenal fan, but living in Brazil right now) says Barcelona will win on the strength of their Brazilian player (oh shit...I can't remember how to spell his name...but my neph says people in Brazil think this fella may be greater than Pele!!)

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Thu May 11th, 2006 at 10:45:08 AM EST
Ronaldinho is some kind of demiurg ,a psemi-god that everybody loves...a nd actually he is always very happy or he seems very happy all the time and treats everybody very kindly.. a weird thing... if you compare it with the big egos around... in F1 for example....

I hope the match will be fun to watch.. for others... I will be too nervous.. eh hehehehe

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Thu May 11th, 2006 at 10:53:44 AM EST
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