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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Match 16 - Brazil v. Mexico

Afternoon, chaps! I'm back in Fred-town after a long drive and bunkering in at The Cottage to enjoy Brazil v. Mexico. Both of these sides won their openers fairly convincingly, so something's got to give this afternoon. Join me for all the action.


85 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The team news out of Fortaleza this afternoon:

Brazil: Julio Cesar; Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo;
Paulinho, Gustavo; Ramires, Oscar, Neymar; Fred. Subs: Jefferson, Fernandinho, Hulk, Dante, Maxwell, Henrique, Hernanes, Willian, Bernard, Jo, Maicon, Victor.

Mexico: Ochoa; Aguilar, Rodriguez, Marquez, Moreno, Layun;
Herrera, Vazquez, Guardado; Giovani, Peralta. Subs: Corona,
Salcido, Reyes, Fabian, Jimenez, Pulido, Hernandez, Ponce,
Brizuela, Aquino, Pena, Talavera.


Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey)

3:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

From the pro-El Tri commentators, it appears that Mexico have been kicking Neymar quite a bit.

3:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon Bob. I am delighted you made it back home safely.

3:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's been a bit sloppy but dominanted by Brazil.

3:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I've just seen the score from the early one, with Belgium pulling out what sounds like a late, somewhat unconvincing win against Algeria. The Desert Foxes took the look through a pen in the 25th minute and the Red Devils had to wait until the 70 and 80th minute for Fellaini to equalize and Martens to win it.

3:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cheers, mate - pretty easy ride with just a spot of traffic on the PA Turnpike that held me up for half an hour. How's your day been?

3:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sounds like Brazil are doing all the attacking and Mexico are having trouble keeping possession.

3:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct. The Belgians were unconvincing. Hair Bear came off the bench to tie it up. They were too slow and were frustrated by the very defensive Desert Foxes.

3:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cesar does well to tip over from Herrera.

3:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Doing well. It's been a quiet day on a hot DC day. Your dad is here watching with us.

3:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Terrific - I hope you're enjoying it. Hot here too.

3:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What's going on with the Brazilians barnets? It seems as if Dani Alves, Neymar and perhaps some others have had a frosting job overnight. I wonder what the inspiration is.

3:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

World class save by Ochoa from a Neymar header. Identical to Banks from Pele in the 70 World Cup.

3:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wow - great save!

3:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not sure. It looks bloody awful.

3:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Seems like just a matter of time before Brazil score.

3:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Brazil look to be going for the slow-slow-quick approach to goal now.

3:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oscar has wisely opted for his usual short back and sides.

3:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Fred attempts a header but it's a tame effort from a corner.

3:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fred not the cat heads straight to Ochoa off the corner.

3:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I took the picture of Gooner and dad.

3:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Its very competitive. Mexico is giving Brazil a tough time.

3:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Great picture, mate!

3:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Just wide by Jimenez after Ochoa got past Dani Alves.

3:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ta Bob.

3:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

For all the obvious industry in this match, it has lacked quality. there have been moments when it has threatened to take off, but then it's let itself down and reverted to the bit-fest that it has been.

3:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wow - another great save from Ochoa! He's keeping Mexico in this one. Paulinho thought he had scored.

3:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nearly the lead for Brazil Superb block by Ochoa. Then Ramirez booked for a Horrible foul. Thiagho Silva chested down and Paulinho was through.

3:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half-time - 0-0.

After the last two exciting games, this one seems like a let down. Lots of industry from Brazil but no goals.

3:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Its 0-9 at the half but thoroughly enjoyable and hard fought.

3:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry 0-0.

3:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bernard is on for the horrible Ramirez. The second half is underway.

4:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're away again and it's not long before a bad tackle by Thiago on Rafael Marquez.

4:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bernard is on for Ramires. Good move. He's a better passer of the ball. He might help the football to flow. Brazil certainly needed to change something.

4:05 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And on cue, Bernard romps down the pitch and puts a beautiful cross in that's cleared by Rodriguez.

4:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Big Phil yelling at the ref. As Rodriguez heads out a threatening cross from Bernard for a corner. Oscar high and wide off the corner.

4:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Guardado has a short deflexed for a corner that is cleared.

4:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now Vasquez shoots just over as Mexico has had a good start to the second half.

4:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

DOS Santos has a short deflected straight to Cesar.. Now Herrera shoots over.

4:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Paul Aguilar booked for a foul on St Bernard.

4:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well wide by Guardado

4:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The cards are really flying now - Jose Vasquez into the book.

4:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jose Vazquez booked for a foul on Neymar.

4:19 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Fortaleza public are not at all happy. They're booing very loudly as Mexico's midfield works its way forwards, with short, unspectacular passes. Just simple football really. Something Brazil seem incapable of playing.

4:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Oh!The free kick from Neymar was inches cwide but Ochoa had it covered.

4:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed Bob. I didn't expect Mexico to control the tempo

4:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

You hate to see managers motioning to the ref to card players, as Herrera is doing now.

4:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - bloody hell - Jo is being prepared to come on. That's Brazil's answer?

4:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jo the former Citeh and Everton player on for For Fred not the cat.

4:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bernard with another teasing cross that Dani Alves brought down and hammered toward the near post. Another great save by Ochoa.

4:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Speaking of cats, have you had any luck finding new furry friends today, mate?

4:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Superb reflex save by Ochoa from Dani Alves.

4:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not today. We've been inside on a hot summer day.

4:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chicha on for Peralta.

4:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Your boy Chicharito comes on for Peralta again today. Can he be the supersub?

4:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now Brazil seem to be in full flow finally.

4:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And now it's end to end stuff. Tremendously entertaining now.

4:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And now it's end to end stuff. Tremendously entertaining now.

4:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Bernard feeds Jo brilliantly but the ex-Citeh man fluffs it badly. Poor miss.

4:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jo drags an effort wide from pass by St. Bernard. Marco Fabian on for Hector Herrera.

4:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm quite enjoying watching the St. Bernard. He's the only one who seems to be coming to Brazil's rescue.

Boom boom!

4:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I thought Brazil would be well ahead by now.

4:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm quite enjoying watching the St. Bernard. He's the only one who seems to be coming to Brazil's rescue.

Boom boom!

4:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I thought so, too. They really haven't clicked as a team for long stretches yet in both matches.

4:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thiago finally gets that yellow card that he's been begging for after a nasty hack on Gio. Went right through him.

4:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ta Bob. I have a few saved up for the last matv

4:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thiago Silva booked for fouling Chicha in the D. Into the wall by DOS Santos then Brazil counter and a through ball by Neymar intended for Jo is gathered by Ochoa.

4:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Inside the last ten minutes. A draw today would almost certainly ensure qualification for both sides. But if Brazil isn't careful, they'll be running into that Dutch bus before they wanted to.

4:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

We've been saying the same about Brazil.

4:41 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hair Bear Willian comes on for Oscar.

4:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A Chelsea swap as William is on for Oscar.

4:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Boom Boom.

4:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh my giddy aunt! Ochoa saves Mexico's bacon once again! Thiago gets free from the free kick and heads straight at the keeper.

4:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What a reflex save from Thiago Silva off the free kick from Neymar.

4:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Big Phil does seem to like the Chelski gang. Sideshow Bob, Ramires, Oscar and now Willian.

4:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Marcelo flops in the box after being tugged on the shoulder. Would have been very soft.

4:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - that wasn't far away!

4:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now it's Julio Cesar to the rescue - end to end stuff!

4:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mexico win a corner off of Bernard then Guarfado shoots inches over the short corner. Three minutes of stoppage time.

4:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great save by Cesar.

4:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well into stoppage time now - seems to be heading to a nil-niler.

4:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Neymar has the last chance and that's it.

0-0 at the end. Mexico will certainly be the happier of the two teams. That must just about put them into the Round of 16.

4:51 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm heading over to Kate's now, mate. I'll catch up with you later on.

4:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bloody Norah. An entertaining 0-0 draw as Mexico superbly hold Brazil. Great performance especially by Ochoa in the Mexican goal

4:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers mate.

4:53 PM  

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