A very quick one this morning as I’m off to the beach all day and I’m wrecked because of the night of explosions here in Barcelona.
It was a happy day, if a bit of a painful one, for most of the Gunners at the World Cup. Cesc and JosÃ© started for Spain as they beat Saudi Arabia 1-0, Reyes providing the cross for Juanito’s bullet header. They both came off in the second half though due to yellow card madness.
Last night we had Arsenal goals. Philippe Senderos put the Swiss ahead with a thumping header and he provided one of the images of the tournament so far running away to celebrate with blood dripping down his face. It’s always a good look for a centre-half. He was put back together but came off in the second half with what’s thought to be ligament damage in his shoulder. He was replaced by Johann Djourou as the Swiss topped the group with a 2-0 win.
In the other game Patrick Vieira looked more like the Patrick Vieira of a few seasons ago as he scored one and made the other for Thierry Henry in their 2-0 win over Togo which was hard work for them. They looked a lot better with two strikers, even if Trezeguet was absolute cack and Ribery showed that he’s all hype and very little end product.
It sets up the Swiss against the Ukraine and a rather tasty match between Spain and France which is the game of the second round for me (just behind Portugal v Holland).
In other news the FA investigation sparked by Newsnight has sparked off a war of words between the Sp*rs fan lead Newsnight team and the FA. Read it about it here if you like. It bores the tits off me.
Ok, the first knock-out games are today. There’s nothing else happening Arsenal wise so I’m off. Later.