September 6th, 2010

Weekend Results: Good For You?

Hands up who ordered two sweaty Spanish boys? Images: Reuters, Getty Images via Daylife

It’s Euro 2012 qualifiers, Kickettes! Admittedly we were taken a touch by surprise; the office diary ‘system’ having only just caught up the start of the new domestic season, but we’ve had our morning caffeine hit (or ten) and are feeling just about excitable enough to run through the results before we crash. Gah!

Whether it was the stress of holding in the news that his bubba is a boy or the exhausting pressure of a new haircut holding him back, Fernando Torres appears to have finally figured out where the goal is once again. Having scored for Liverpool earlier this month, Nando struck two in Spain’s slightly one-sided qualifier against Liechtenstein. Daveeeeeds’ Villa and Silva took the other two, giving the World champs a handy 4-0 win.

The English press being what it is, Fabio Capello’s England side may have been pursued across the British countryside by grumpy people with sticks if they didn’t put on a decent show. Clearly this didn’t appeal to Gerrard and co (though it would have been serious fun for the rest of us) and although the team was seriously depleted through injury, they still managed to look pretty decent and put four past Bulgaria, including a hat trick from Jermaine Defoe (left).

Only downside? Michael Dawson (he of the famed peen) ending up on the turf with a nasty knee/ankle injury that is reported to be likely to keep him out of the Spurs side for two months.

Unfortunately, although the French NT were also threatened with death, doom and anything else to hand after their clownish antics in South Africa, they still managed to lose 1-0 to Belarus. Nicolas Anelka was not available for comment on rumours that Philippe Mexes’s piggie collapse (left) contributed directly to the defeat.

Italy appeared to be reproducing their woeful World Cup form in the early stages of their match against Estonia, going one down after half an hour. Fortunately, they were able to recover through goals by Antonio Cassano and Leonardo Bonucci and took away  a much needed 2-1 victory.

Other highlights included World Cup finalists Netherlands whacking five past world whipping boys San Marino, Germany beating Belgium 1-0 and Portugal drawing 4-4 in a rather bizarre game against Cyprus.

New campaign, new start? Or same old, same old for your side, Kickettes? Let us know.

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127 Responses to “Weekend Results: Good For You?”

  1. needinganandofix says:

    Just got tickets for ScotlandvSpain Euro qualifier. Am so excited I could scream……hoping for lots of sweaty spanish action!!!

  2. Steph says:

    SO glad that Spain won! :D That was a really great game to watch. And glad to see Torres score again! And Villa and Silva, as well. :) Love those Spanish boys!

  3. soccerLOV3R says:

    Two sexy & sweaty spanish playaaaaas…wat more cud a gurl ask for? the hardest part for me tho is i cant choose between either of them :S

  4. Leya says:

    So I know this happened today (Tuesday) and is not technically part of the weekend but I seriously was like CRYING when Spain went down to Argentina. I was I work so I only watched bits and pieces of it, but *cry* :(

    I can only say that maybe La Roja wasn’t giving it 110% because it WAS, in all fairness, just an international friendly and they just came off of a Euro Qualifying match a few days back so they’re a little tired, a little lax…idk

    Of course, it WAS Argentina. They are, after all, a very good team, I won’t deny them that.

    Still broke my heart.

    • lulu says:

      The worst part is that in my country there are people (who are not even Argentine really) who are actually saying "Well, we didn't win the World Cup but we defeated the World Champions.. What does that tell you, now?" *wink wink*

      I'm so not happy… :(

      • ASM says:

        girls,cheer up..i know,it was really painful to somebody kicked the their asses..i did cry too..but just be thankful its not a competitive match..yeah,its a huge blow for the spanish as they're the world champs but hopefully this would serve as yet another one of those wake up calls for our la roja boys and motivate them in the future..i'm glad that nobody got injured as well..

        • Steph says:

          I agree. It was a bit sad to watch, but Argentina played a good game. Gotta hand it to them. But yeah, it's good that it was just a friendly.

  5. Dee says:

    I know this is a result from today and the Faroe Islands are not exactly a powerhouse but….

    *does cyber cartwheels at Italy's 5-0 win*

    Now back to my happy dancing…

    • Zhenya says:

      It’s only the Faroe Is. but this team (and fans too) was in desperate need of a confidence booster! The FI coach gave props to the Azzurri team over Serbia who they played on Friday – expected Serbia to be much more difficult than Italy! Forza Azzurri!

  6. GracieB says:

    can i be the towel?!

    • Dee says:

      You had me scared that I actually missed seeing a towel. I was going to question my eyesight again.

      • GracieB says:

        it beats saying “i’d rather be a fly on a wall”
        just imagine you being the towel and covering all that “hotness” up and down!

  7. Zhenya says:

    Thrilled! The Azzurri win away and Klose scores again. Didn’t get to see Spain but I knew they would have the most follow-ups in the media. Nando finally looks his age! Has he bulked up since he was working through his injury?:)

  8. MissEstonia says:

    The fact that Estonia scored FIRST against Italy made that match the most enjoyable for me! :) Hey, we take what we can get and if that means only losing by one goal to the team that, four years ago, was number one in the world…hey, it’s not exactly bad!

  9. Erin says:

    Thrilled to see Torres scoring with his big boy hair. Keep it up! And great to see Stevie bossing the England midfield as well. Club over country for me every day. My big wish for all international breaks is NO INJURIES for my LFC boys. Sadly, we've just lost Kuyt for a month. NOBODY ELSE MAY GET INJURED!

  10. lillah says:

    Bad weekend.:( First Hungary lost against Sweden on Friday – ok, that wasn’t a big surprise for me…
    then on Saturday Paraguay lost against Japan – it was just a friendly match but it would have been great if Paraguay has won AGAIN against Japan. And my dear Roque didn’t score a goal:( Too bad.

  11. cherryboomboom says:

    French NT is just embarrassing …
    Sometimes I just wonder why I’m french …

  12. RAEESA says:

    OMG THIS PICTURE IS EPIC!!! NANDO & VILLA R UNBELIEVABLY HOTTTTTTTTT!!! OVERALL THE MATCH WAS AWSOME & FERNANDO'S GOAL WAS AMAZING… JUST 2 BAD I DIDNT GET 2 SEE HIM SCORE HERE IN SOUTH AFRICA @ THE WRLD CUP :( … SPAIN R TOTALLY GONNA WIN EURO 2012.. IM FULLY CONFIDENT ABOUT THAT.

    • Eebza says:

      very true…it WAS disappointing not to see nando score..
      but yeah… they are epicly hottt in this pic. wow

  13. Eebza says:

    I have NEVER and I mean NEVER seen Torres look so hot. all sweaty and sexy

    grrr

    whose with me?

    • littlegirl says:

      I'M WITH YOU!!!!!!(raising my hand up, smiling and screaming like a stupid!!!:) :) )

      • FRANCESCA says:

        WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO IL JOIN IN THE MADNESS.. THIS PICTURE HAS ALTERED MY SENSES :) LOL. & I CANT DECIDE WHO’S HOTTER , DAVID OR FERNANDO?? ITS LIKE HAVING TO CHOOSE BETWEEN STRAWBERRIES & CHOCOLATE HEHEHEHE

        • littlegirl says:

          ahahah!!!!divertentissimo….anche se per me è piu difficile scegliere tra fragole e cioccolata… :) :)

          anche se potremmo mettere le fragole nella cioccolata…o mettere le fragole e la cioccolata su uno di questi due…o smettere qui senno vado oltre…

          translation for everyone:

          very funny, even if for me it's more difficult choosing between strawberries and choccolate :)

          we could put strawberries in the chocolate…or put strawberries and chocolate over one of this two guys…or i can stop i'm becoming exaggerate…

          • Eebza says:

            yeaaahhh!!! all the way ladies..

            i know…decisions decisions….

            under normal circumstances i am a villa girl… but in this pic, torres owns!

            he is sexy, he has swagger… which is a huge change from his normal cute and pretty self…

            and the dark hair is just doing it for me right now!!

            and im definitely up for putting strawberries and chocolate on these two…grrr

    • soccerLOV3R says:

      I AM!!! :D

  14. sounderslove says:

    Two sweaty spaniards over here please. but i thought i ordered that with a side of Cescy substitute?

  15. Emme says:

    both hands – way up!!!

  16. senora ramos says:

    though the beach prevented me from being able to watch (i know, poor me, lol) very proud of the boys in red. looking forward to tomorrow v argentina!!

    ready for oct and team usa!!

    gladly didn’t have to drown myself in the gulf b/c of euro qualifiers and no real madrid to stress me out!!

  17. ubermunster says:

    Nando's back!!! Earlier than expected, according to Liverpool doctors. And he's better than ever. Needless to say, DV7 is on top form. Heaven!

  18. neenyah says:

    DAWSON!!! :( ( *prayer circle for his recovery* And oh man, that hat-trick by Defoe! The game's quite bittersweet for Spurs supporters. Sheesh!

    Speaking of recovery, Nando seems to be getting his old form back. That's good news. Villa tying Raul's record goals for the NT — better news! :)

  19. Piquette says:

    If we (Bosnia) don't beat France today, then we really need to dissolve our official footy federation :P

  20. Inés says:

    poor Frenchies! I feel sorry for them, coz they play well but all that s*** is not good for the team game!

  21. LoveFootballLoveFoot says:

    I was actually happy to hear about Torre's scores even though I'm not his fan as single, as team spain it only makes it seem better news. Not that he didn't do his part in the WC but now they have one more player who can do damage to the rest of the teams. Grats to Villa too… Oh Italy, I hope you get to be the powerful Italy again. Little by little… I love my Italians too.

  22. cescyspain says:

    so happy for dahveed’s goal, tying with raul and just one short of being spain’s highest goal scorer of all time. he deserves it! and im absolutely amazed by villa’s goal to games ratio (0.67)

  23. Zinny says:

    The return of Nando= highlight of my weekend.

    Uhm…but shirtless Cesc and Pique weren't bad either ;)

    I CAN NOT wait for the Argentina/Spain match!!

  24. C16 says:

    France NT need a karma healer… Those poor guys.

  25. littlegirl says:

    week end result:good for Italy…not the best, but good…

    but now…is about 11 PM…i’m going to go to bed…and i see THIS photo…all i can say is: GOOD NIGHT AND SWEET DREAMS(TO ME)!

  26. Ninjess says:

    Nando + Daveeeed + sweat = one happy girl. Now, if only they would lose the kits…

  27. AC_USA says:

    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs632.snc4/59237_436630161543_225309836543_4969220_2441433_n.jpg

    interesting picture of a bosnian Miralem Pjanic celebrationg his goal for the Bosnian National team in the win against Luxemburg (3-0) :) )

  28. judit_ says:

    fernando <3 :D

  29. Nando and Stevie&#03 says:

    Hand way up!!! Oh Nando, this is such great news……two for Spain, one for Liverpool, and a little nino!! So happy for England and Spain!!

  30. aristeia says:

    I am all about that pic. For realz. Sweaty, happy Nando and Veeyah? Yes, please.

    Was a weekend of relief, honestly. The Azzurrini needed to win to stay in the competition and the Azzurri needed to win to save face, get their mojo back, etc.

    Fantantonio and I are in therapy together, it's slow but it's getting there. I still don't trust him… he's still batsh*t crazy. Maybe someday…

  31. Dee says:

    I was glad to see Italy rebound…can’t wait to see tomorrow’s game too.

  32. Violet says:

    there must be something wrong with me, I'm just not attracted to 'nando. Although any sweaty Spanish body is a hot body to me =)

  33. gin_in_teacups says:

    The Spain match was glorious. I wasn’t worried about the match, but after a World Cup of constant 1-0′s (not that I’m complaining) and then the draw with Mexico, I was so happy to see them really kick some ass. And Nando – bless! Thrilled for him.

    • Fernie scoring is one of the greatest things that this world has to offer. Work it, baby.

    • LoveFootballLoveFootballPlayers says:

      Weeeeeeeeeell, gin_in_teacups, that draw with Mexico was to me either out of respect or simply not willing to risk so early on their recently vacationing players. This comes from a mexican woman who was furious my country didn’t take advantage of that situation. I mean, as soon as Xavi came in, someone who I think will never call a friendly game “a friendly game”, made my team work hard trying to stop him. But yeah, I too am glad that these boys are together again. I’m sad I won’t be able to watch the game tomorrow. Mexico plays too…

  34. VeNia says:

    finaly Nando is back!!!!

  35. mimi says:

    Nando is back!!!

  36. Ava says:

    Ireland also won! They beat Armenia 1-0. That should be included…

  37. Leya says:

    Great results this weekend!

    After not making it into Euro 2008 and a lackluster showing at the World Cup, England is back on track. Also I know Rooney may/may not be on a lot of ppl's shit lists right now, but he did play particularly well. I was disappointed in Theo Walcott bc he's been so good at Arsenal, and then didn't show against Bulgaria. But then Defoe got a hat trick, woot! Good job guys!

    More importantly, FERNANDO TORRES IS ON FI-YAHHHHHH!!! I love him. A lot. The love was fading a little in light of the fact that Spain just attracts hot men, so I was falling for…well, the rest of the team, pretty much. But anywayz, I'm so glad to see that Fern is getting back into the swing of things. I'm really happy for him and his family with all the good things going on for them right now. The Davids both played amazing as well, as did the rest of the team, of course. Honestly, I'm really hoping to see Spain be the first team to win the Euro cup twice in a row, and to do it while holding the World Cup as well. VIVA ESPANA!!!!!!!!

    Turkey did really well, although I didn't actually see this game. But they were freaking amazing in the last Euro Tournament (I was disappointed they didn't make it to the World Cup, actually).

    Really France?

    Uhhh Portugal and Cyprus?! What?! Did anyone see this match bc I didn't so I'm a little perplexed to find out what happened there…

    • DebS says:

      Same here re: Fernando…SO happy that things are looking up for him. Que golazo for both Nando and Villa!

      I'm SO ready for the Spain/Argentina match tomorrow! I like Argentina but not nearly as much as Spain…all that hotness on one pitch?! Sigh…

    • Iker'sMyMan says:

      Oh me too. I am a fan of the Turks as well. For me it started in WC2002 but yes…in Euro 2008 they were smashing. pity they didn't make it far.

  38. ba says:

    Definitely a very good week!! And finally Nando scored….twice, even better! I missed old fernando so this made me happy ;)

  39. MrsVilla-to-be says:

    Yeah! Nando is back in action!!!Hands up! I want some sweaty hot Spanish players too!!!

  40. FutureWAG says:

    Was anyone else thoroughly amused by what Fernando Llorente was doing during halftime at the game in Liechtenstein? If he needed a groin massage, he could have just asked me. ;)

  41. Dru says:

    Yessss Nando's back and scoring again!

    So glad he's recovered fully and back to being the great footballer he is- those glute-poking Liverpool physical therapists were probably more effective than us Kickettes would be in the same position, maybe cause they wouldnt be distracted by his bottom…

  42. I'm really finding it hard to muster any enthusiasm for internationals at the moment. Maybe I'm becoming one of those "club over country" people after all these years. *sigh*

    However, I did get very excited about Manchester United's Corry Evans scoring the winner for Northern Ireland in a historic win.

  43. julia says:

    yayyyy for Nando !!! Deffo the best of the weekend! And ofc that Sweden beat Hungary as well!

  44. JulieFromParis says:

    Ok. This will be used in a dictionary when you'll look up for the word nightmare… or tragedy…

    • cherryboomboom says:

      Franchement c'est la honte .

      a la fin du match , d'un coup jetais fier de mon cote tunisien …

      ( D'ailleurs , sava ?! Je me suis inquité car tu n'ecrivais pas de commentaire ces dernier jours :P )

      • JulieFromParis says:

        Coucou!! Ben ouais c'est la honte….. Je croise les doigts pour ce soir parce que franchement si on perd…… :(

        C'est gentil de tinkieter :) . En fait, je suis professeur des écoles et avec la rentrée, j'ai plein de boulot donc moins de temps pour commenter.

  45. Rossanera says:

    Where to begin, where to begin? Andrea Pirlo wearing Il Capitano's armband? Gli Azzurri FINALLY breaking their streak of shame? Nando back in action? Villa drawing level with Raul as La Roja's all-time leading goalscorer?

    Was the weekend good for me? F*CK YEAH.

    • Dee says:

      I'm biased and would have loved to seen it on il capitano futuro but I'm glad it was on Pirlo.

      • Rossanera says:

        I actually thought of you when I saw it, because I remembered our whole debate.

        BTW, my fam is in your lovely city this weekend, they’re having a great time.

        • Dee says:

          I know Pirlo got it because of seniority but I can't wait to see DDR wearing it. I'm biased as usual.

          • Rossanera says:

            He will wear it eventually, I'm positive!

          • aristeia says:

            He already has worn it, last Azzurri game Daniele captained.

            • Dee says:

              I know but I had missed that game…didn't have the channel yet.

              • aristeia says:

                1. I can probably find you a download of that match if you wanted to watch.

                2. Are you romanista as well? Viva la pazza gioia di essere romanisti. Nice to know we've got more on here now, for years it was just me and Liz.

                • Rossanera says:

                  Aristeia (that’s a pretty name), are you Italiana also? Where are you from?

                  • aristeia says:

                    Aw thank you, but my name is actually Alissa. Aristeia is a Greek word to describe excellence in battle, or more specifically a hero's aristeia has several specific steps and I'm a giant geek and I should shut up, lol. (Studied classics in college)

                    I live in NY, but my mom is from Rome.

                • Dee says:

                  I’m more of a newbie romanista but yes, that’s my team [Thanks to my buddy Tina]. I’ve always been more of a country over club girl, but that’s changing.

                  • aristeia says:

                    Are you in the city? I live a few hours away, but I get down there a few times a year. If you haven't been already, you MUST go to Sora Lella in West SoHo. Amazing traditional Roman cuisine and they host all Roma matches (and I think Azzurri as well). Went there for the last derby and it was bananas in there.

                  • aristeia says:

                    Well then, benvenuto a Roma! I’m also a crazed supporter of the national teams… lol, I even watch U16 ragazzini when I can. It’s also a way for me to support my mixed Italian heritage… also part toscana and napoletana.

        • Dee says:

          Sorry I missed the second part…which spots in NYC did they hit?

          • Rossanera says:

            The usual … Times Square, Soho, Central Park … my Mom and sis went to see Promises, Promises and the boys (Dad and bro) went to the Yankees game on Sunday …

            I'm sad I didn't get to go :(

            • Dee says:

              Ah yes, my favorite place to eat at in Broadway is John's Pizzeria. So good. Did they go to Eataly? It's that HUGE marketplace/culinary heaven that just opened up last week. I'm hopefully going soon myself.

              My sister is the lucky one going to tonight's Yankee game.

  46. Nandoschiquita says:

    Thrilled for Torres and just beside myself to see the entire Spanish team back in action. They are amazing. I've watched the game twice now, and I'm trying to resist the urge to watch it a third time. I don't want to be obsessive.

  47. Yeah! My boy Fer is back!

    The weekend results were great for me…hey, who wouldn't want to see all the boys on Spain back again? And all my favorite people scored…

    And this pic is hooooottttt…. yeah, *hands up* for me!

  48. gigi6982 says:

    *both hands up for the sweaty Spaniards*

  49. Zlatanista says:

    It was very good for me! My Sweet Swedes beat Hungary! Yay, looking good boys! And of course it´s nice to see that that the spaniards aren´t thinking of retirement just yet.

  50. ASM says:

    absolutely my best weekend results so far..and yeah..*hands up* ;)

  51. Jules says:

    Can anyone in Ireland comment on how long the collective hex placed on the French NT is scheduled to last? It'll make my Euro 2012 pool a lot easier to sort out.

    • ToffeeGirl16 says:

      Hello Jules. As the seemingly only Irish person on this site, I would say we laid the curse of the devil on that team and we will not expect a pick up until the current French manager is sacked. Does that help?

      Why no comment on the Irish winning against Armenia in very bad humidity? 1-0 with Fahey scoring, he is so cute. Seriously.

      • Futbol ;) xx says:

        I’m Irish too :)

        Reaaly since France cheated they are absoulutly CRAP like losing every game and the team and manager just like can’t get along!
        And Ireland are doing great with there win over Armenia seriously Karma or what ?

  52. beri says:

    Yaye for Nando!