Thursday, June 14, 2012

BRASIL vs. ARGENTINA...

Scarf went both ways 




pre game touches






starting lines...





well-at least they had a common language...






Messi's efforts went here 2x...1x, the other way

PRE-GAME
























have a feeling this little girl's parents were more excited about this line-up for the national anthems---than she was....



Olympic 2012 Brasil's players with Olympic hopefuls from NJ.






Opening touch








saw a few of these...






Messi surrounded...this led to  goal for Brasil




First goal-Brasil!!!!






No 5 yard penalty for excessive celebration in this kind of football game!











There he goes...for his first of three.










The agony and the ecstasy










YES!!!!! (Si)















Yes...this got a Yellow Card...kicking the ball like that





GOAL!!!!



All keepers BUSY









Oscar subs out








not good-not getting up











A penalty shot miss...





even the great ones get roughed up----or especially so







tempers flaring late in the game---but nothing like an NHL playoff game...BUT Ezequil Lavezzi and Marcelo both sent off....









Argentina -...wins


handshakes and hugs----depending









after the game-some fans on the field---yes, Brasil and Argentinian supporters, all copacetic

departing glimpses of player buses...fans were waiting for over an hour to wave farewell...
words/images  Judith Ecochard