Going back to this: Cuneyt Cakir might be the best ref in the world. Yeah, Turkish ref doing Iran and Morocco, whatever - if there's one guy you give a total pass to, it's him. Just always has a masterful command of the game, keeps it from ever getting out of hand, knows how to get players to chill the fuck out without having to give them marginal cards just to keep order, and rarely gets a key call wrong. You can't ask much more.I know this ref, right?
Own goal in late stoppage time, when you were the team that wanted the extra time because of the other team's time wasting trying to hold on for a draw that you'd now take.Own goal in late stoppage time.... oof. Brutal.
Spain are expecting a lot from Koke and Busquets with four players in front of them that don't really play both ways (Silva, Isco, Iniesta, Costa).I’m a massive Iniesta fanboy but you have to wonder whether Asencio or Vazquez would be a better choice at this stage in his career. He isn’t the same player and Spain badly lack a wide player who can stretch the defense, make dangerous runs, and get into the box. Silva, Isco, Iniesta as the three behind Diego Costa are too similar.
Yeah, second angle it was a penalty. Leaving the leg there is a professional play for sure.It’s legit. He played for the contact but it’s a pen.
This is my issue with var though. Even after the replay it’s a tough call.
He did miss the highest pressure penalty he's ever taken (in the 2008 Champions League final), although it was a long time ago.Yeah, second angle it was a penalty. Leaving the leg there is a professional play for sure.
He's not my favorite person in the world, but I'm not sure there's another human I'd pick for a big pressure penalty over Ronaldo.