Monday, January 08, 2007

Zaragoza v Sevilla

Nothing like a little La Liga and sissy boy slap party action to drag one out of the post-holiday doldrums. Saturday's match between fifth placed Real Zaragoza and the team at the top, Sevilla, was a contentious affair to say the least, but did it really have to come to this? Apparently.

It was a psychically damaging defeat for Sevilla, especially since their hold on the top slot is precarious--Barcelona is only two points behind--and their inability to capitalize on forward Luis Fabiano's goal in the 71st after numerous attempts was absurdly comical. Exciting match, but it was all overshadowed by the slap party. Okay, it didn't actually start out that way. Real punches were thrown! But in the end, it was all slapstick. Guy Maddin, I think, is smiling.

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