Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Do not f*** with the Wild Tigers. (updated w/ video)

Here's a fun little episode for all those stuck at work or school. You probably know that Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjælland are hosting Shakthar Donetsk in the Champions League, with their hopes of European knockout soccer in the new year already very slim.

So... the hosts took a 1-0 lead, but near the half hour, it got kooky. Following a brief injury clean-up, an dropball restart that Shakhtar were meant to simply kick back lazily to FCN in the standard manner was sneakily scooped up downfield by Luiz Adriano. He raced, onside, past the stunned Wild Tigers defenders to score the equalizer. I can't know for sure, of course, but it kiiiinda looked as if he planned to do it all along.

After several minutes of heated discussion over the incredible lapse, it seemed Shakhtar would stand down to let Nordsjælland regain the one-goal lead - for a moment. As play restarted, the visitors appeared to step aside at first, only to quickly scoop up the ball and try an attack move. he hosts then dropped the trusting attitude and immediately charged down the field to score the 2-1.

The moral of the story: RAWR, suckas. I can't wait for the post-game interviews.

UPDATE: Urgh. Somewhat undercutting my story, Shakhtar leveled before the break and have gone on to take a 4-2 lead into the final quarter hour. Frankly though, I think they still owe one from those shady antics.

UPDATE UPDATE: See it all for yourself.

szólj hozzá: Nordsjalland vs Shakhtar 1:1 Adriano

- Greg Seltzer


dikranovich said...


Tom said...

That's disgusting.

dikranovich said...

there is a moral to this story, and that is defenders need to always be ready.

there was to big of a gap right in the middle of the field and shakhtar exploited it. what do you expect, its five brasilians, four ukraines captained by a croat. they are not looking to make friends or giving any breaks. they are looking to create there own breaks.

thats the way it was today and the goal scorer seemed to also make a further statement with two more goals.

Anonymous said...

my god. dikranovich do you have a single thing better to do than troll this site? you obviously have no shame. I stopped reading the comments because of your inanity and yet i find you still at it. unlike a good nuisance you are without a redeemable quality.

Response: Hey dude sorry you can't deal with differing viewpoints.

Hail Seltzer for tolerating you. It's the rare occasion I've come across where you haven't embarrassed yourself. Something the defenders here do not do. If they gave you an enema they could bury you in a matchbox.

dikranovich said...

i just noticed my first comment came in at 420 est. on the nose. go figure!!!