Confederations Cup 2013 FINAL - Brazil vs Spain
It seemed like just a mistake, a repairable mistake. Brazil's first goal I mean. It came out of nowhere, before the game had really even begun. Fred scored the first goal after only two minutes played. But it didn't seem like a big deal. They can - and will - come back from this I thought. But they didn't. And the saddest thing is that they didn't really even try.
In the final minutes of the opening half an equalizer was very close. But close is not close enough. And then it was Brazil's second goal right after and that just made it that much more difficult.
Ever the optimist I still though that they could rise from this. But then Fred scored their third goal on the second minute of the second half and then it just seemed lost. Or maybe it wasn't then... Maybe it was when Sergio Ramos missed the penalty. That could've been the moment. If it wasn't either one of those two it had to be the moment when Gerard Pique got a red card. No matter how much you believed in their skills, no matter how many Disney movies you had seen, the game was lost. Ten players three goals behind. A comeback would've been difficult even for a team that actually wanted to win, not to mention a team that didn't even seem to care.
What's in the past is in the past and that game is something that will soon be forgotten too. And only time will tell if this was just a bad game or the end of an era. I'm sure that many people would love to see that, I however am not one of them and I hope that whatever problems the team has or may have they can solve them quickly and effectively before the World Cup, which everyone knows is the real deal.
Lähettänyt Ms Blaugrana klo 19:10