Friday, June 8, 2012

2012 Euro: Kickoff

just wow
What an amazing opening game for the 2012 Eurocup
From the opening ceremony to the game itself, everything was beyond spectacular.
The ceremony included dancers, miniature versions of the stadium, a pianist who showed his skills with the ball and a dj. And if that wasn't brilliant enough, the flags of the participating countries were assembled in the stands by the means of the attendees holding a piece of colored banner, it was kind of like a jigsaw puzzle. I mean the organization and work put into it must have been tremendous, so kudos to everyone who was a part of it :)

Now on to the game. It was hectic and very eventful. The 1st half witnessed the polish squad score and the greeks getting a red card and being reduced to 10 men, I personally thought they are screwed. In the 7th minute of the second half however the Greeks proved me wrong by equalizing.In a surprising turn of events Szczesny (poland's goalkeeper) got a red card and the greeks were awarded a penalty. This time I thought the Polish were screwed for sure (I can be somewhat pessimistic sometimes, specially during football games :P). I mean they're main goalie was out and they had to defend a penalty. But lo and behold substitute goalie Tyton saves Karagounas' penalty. 
And to add more to the action the greeks score another goal which gets ruled out as offside. 
All in all it was a very exciting game. Even people who don't give a rat's ass about football got caught up in the game. 
It's safe to say I'm really excited to see what the rest of the tournament has in store for us :)

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