10 March 2013

Remembering the Battle of the Champions

Exactly one month and two days ago was the first time in my life I watched live football match inside the stadium. It was a dream come true and finally last night it became a reality. Me, my wife and our 2.5 years old son watch “The Battle of the Champions” match between World and European champions Spain and South American champions Uruguay in a friendly match at the Khalifa International Stadium. It was a match controlled by Spain with its fluid passing as there are many Barca players recalled while Real Madrid’s Spanish players are almost all got injured. Spain’s number one and team captain, Iker, was sideline due to hand injury.
The counterattacking strength of Uruguay is no match with Spain’s “Tiki-taka” brilliance as they lost 1-3. In fact, it didn’t take long for Spain to take the lead as Fabregas found the back of the net 15 minutes into the match. Despite Uruguay’s wastefulness in possession, they still pose a threat to Spain’s defense and it was during half an hour mark that they found the back of the net as well and level the game before the half-time whistle was blown. But the passing prowess of Barca players has given Spain the lead back, courtesy of Pedro when the second half has started. And then he doubles his goals of the match 15 minutes before the end of regulation.

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