Round of 16: Spain vs. Portugal (29 June 2:30 PM)

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  1. speeds

    speeds $2.50 highball, $1.50 beer Staff Member Administrator GFX Team

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    This is a cracker.
     
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    PtldPlatypus Let's go Baby Blazers! Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Seriously, if every match looked like this, soccer would have no problem catching on big in the US. This kind of wide-open, up-and-down play is exactly what would appeal to the average US sports fan.
     
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    This is Arsenal vs. Liverpool.
     
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    If this is what the EPL looks like, I'd watch.
     
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    speeds $2.50 highball, $1.50 beer Staff Member Administrator GFX Team

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    Seems like this ref set out to ignore dives. Good!
     
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    Heh heh--blatant trip. Ronaldo looks pissed.

    Viva EspaƱa!
     
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    speeds $2.50 highball, $1.50 beer Staff Member Administrator GFX Team

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    Wooooooooow so close.
     
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    speeds $2.50 highball, $1.50 beer Staff Member Administrator GFX Team

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    Seemed like there would've been a goal by now, huh?
     
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    speeds $2.50 highball, $1.50 beer Staff Member Administrator GFX Team

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    Renaldo flopping around, referee not looking at him. Hilarious.
     
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    Mamba The King is Back Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Ronaldo is such a pussyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
     
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    Yeah, but this match is exhibit A for those who argue that you don't need scoring to have an exciting match.

    So my question for those in the know--is this match different because of the teams' style of play, the skill of the players, the effective discernment of the officials, or a combination of the three?
     
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    I'll get you to watch a couple of games next season! :)
     
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    I think when you get two teams determined to get the first goal you wind up with a wide open game.

    Things cooled off significantly after the first twenty minutes as both sides got into their positional play.
     
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    C'mon, can I see a god damn goal?
     
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    Wow, so close to being an own goal.
     
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    Portugal's defenders have their legs on everything.
     
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    I love this ref. Keep the game flowing.
     

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