Sunday, June 16, 2002

Senegal confound expectations again and won a truly outstanding game with a golden goal in extra time. Both sides played fast attacking football and both were clearly going for the win. Sweden were desperately unlucky with a fantastic effort hitting the post before Senegal won it.Senegal could make the Semi finals now. This guy seems pleased enough.

Later on, Spain beat Ireland in a penalty shoot out, although they very nearly paid the price for being overly cautious.

Unaccountably, Spain having toyed with Ireland like a matador prior to the kill in the first half, sat back and tried to defend a one goal lead. Ireland were unlucky in the end, but on balance a draw was the right result, and Spain held their nerve (just about) better in the shoot out.

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