April 20th, 2012

Europa League Results: Unusual Interactions

Falcao will confirm there’s nothing like a neck rub to relax you after scoring a very important goal. Or writing a very important post about the Europa League semi-finals. Hello? Anyone? Image: AP Photo/Paul White.

Were you one of those who mistakenly thought all the madness had left the Europa League with Mario Balotelli?

Never fear, Kickettes. The all-Iberian semi-final first legs might not have quite reached the levels of lunacy that follow Super Mario around like a fishy smell, but there’s still plenty of nonsense to peruse.

Atlético Madrid 4-2 Valencia

Image: REUTERS/Juan Medina.

It was daylight robbery at Estadio Vicente Calderón as a pitch invader/fahion victim made an audacious bid to nick Arda Turan’s duvet coat.

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Image: Angel Martinez/Getty Images.

While Jonas Goncalves brought new (and very frightening) meaning to the term ‘tackling’.

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Sporting Lisbon 2-1 Athletic Bilbao

Image: AP Photo/Francisco Seco.

Exposure to Markel Susaeta had a noticeable effect on Emiliano Insua.

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Image: REUTERS/Hugo Correia.

Exposure to Ricky van Wolfswinkel’s tummy had a noticeable effect on us. Our pretzel hands actually paused mid-air when he lifted his shirt.

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That might not seem particularly noteworthy to you guys, but we can assure you that usually, our consumption of dough based products during football matches pauses for no man.

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6 Responses to “Europa League Results: Unusual Interactions”

  1. footballa says:

    It's nice to have a whole blog on this competition, since, ya know, there are so many beautiful people on the field battling it out. Like Fernando Llorente, and Javi Martinez, and Ander Herrera, and pretty much all of the Athletic Bilbao squad cuz Basque is where it's at! Never been but always rooting for them! Hoot! Hoot!

  2. balicious8 says:

    Spooooooorting!

  3. Jenni says:

    The mention of Balotelli was a bit random, but I do that all the time :D Loving the lead image – makes me want to find a few ballers to practice massage on!

  4. kiki says:

    Come on Atleti!

  5. Kristina says:

    Wow! Suspense and fight 'til the last drop! I don't know which team to really cheer for, but it would be cool with an all-spanish final.

  6. IrishBlue says:

    Mmmm Ricky….he really floats my boat, so so so soooo gorgeous!