This pic of Boca Juniors ‘ballers celebrating their progression to the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores is from the far away past that was Wednesday evening, but our stance on time is that it’s never too late to share manlove like this with you.
Kickettes, we’re taking the rest of the day off in favour of lying horizontally intoxicated. Have a good weekend!
Image: AP Photo/Polfoto/Lars Poulsen.
It’s that awkward time of year when recently awarded trophies are settling into their new oak cabinetry homes, international teams are already looking ahead to the next big thing and every journo, agent, manager and momma is arguing over who will stay put and who will flee for pastures greener next season.
Because summers which have a major tournament or two on deck inevitably drag things to the point of exhaustion, we tend to lay low on the transfer talk until it blows over.
Images: AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward; PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images; Reuters Pictures.
We watched an awful lot of football over the weekend. In case you have a life and were outside living it, here’s some of the varied highlights…
What’s Good: (at left) Flavio Ferreira celebrated Academica’s defeat of Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese Cup final by making an illegal approach on Helder Cabral. Cabral either loved it, or suffered a broken back, depending on how you interpret his response.
Even Better: (below) Montpellier won Ligue 1. You will know this if you’ve been paying attention. What you won’t know is that prior to putting on their party outfits, they got undressed and ran round the pitch. A lot.
Bum’s The Best: (lead image) Paul Ince’s son, Thomas, allowed his left buttock the right to come out and play.
Image: REUTERS/Alexander Hassenstein.
Arjen Robben’s missed the odd important penalty this season, but none was as crushing as the one he missed on Saturday. With the Champions League final poised at 1-1 in extra time, Didier Drogba’s foul on Franck Ribery in the 95th minute handed Bayern Munich the opportunity to take the lead and…well, we all know how things ended.
Some of Montpellier’s first team men hit the tiles at French discotheque Le Milk around 2.30am Monday morning to toast their newly-acquired Ligue 1 trophy – the club’s first ever.
Pipping Paris Saint-Germain in the final round of Ligue 1 to give us our second aneurysm of 2012, the biggest scandal to come out of the squad’s extremely late night celebrations was Younes Belhanda’s striped Gucci scarf from last season. It was the second time in as many weekends that Belhanda wore it. Has he no disposable income and two-seasons-ahead taste in tacky gear that’s standard for a top of the table ‘baller?