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Friday, June 13, 2014

Match 4 - Australia v. Chile

It's the battle of the tribal tattoos tonight, as Tim Cahill's Socceroos take on Artur Vidal's Chile. Chile will have been watching the earlier 5-1 thriller with interest, as they'll be taking on the wounded Spain next week. Join us on the LOB for all the action.

155 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams out on the distinctly dodgy pitch in Cuiaba:

AUSTRALIA: Ryan, Franjic, Davidson, Jedinak, Wilkinson, Spiranovic, Oar, Milligan, Cahill, Bresciano, Leckie. SUBS: Wright, Taggart, Halloran, Langerak, Bozanic, Troisi, Holland, McKay, Galekovic, McGowan, Vidosic, Luongo

CHILE: Bravo, Isla, Mena, Díaz, Medel, Jara, Vidal, Valdívia, Vargas, Sánchez, Aránguiz. SUBS: Albornoz, Silva, Carmona, Pinilla, Toselli, Rojas, Orellana, Beausejour, Gutierrez, Fuenzalida, Paredes, Herrera

Referee: Noumandiez Doue (Ivory Coast)

5:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I am delighted to join you for the final match of this triple header.

5:55 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cheers, mate - it's been a great day!

5:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Cuiaba.

6:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am here after din dins just after kick off

What did the commentator mean about on Americans have bought more tickets than Australia… that makes no sense

6:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Daniel Mann and Kasey Keller are the commentators tonight.

6:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welcome back, mate.

6:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Where are you guys?

6:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Red Card two points are still up for grabs here, as MUR picked Crystal Palace's Aussie skipper Jedinak and Red Devil FCK1 picked Gary Medel.

6:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Lets have some goals

6:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

At Gooner Central. Just dropped Dad back off at his place.

6:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree - release the hounds!

6:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The first goal of the tourney went to no one… right?

6:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Who is there?

6:04 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

I'm curious to see if Chile will still be the no-holds barred most offensive team in the filed this time around.

So far they are pressing Australia hard, but have no opportunities. Conversely, they have already opened themselves up a few times.

6:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

No - I know it's controversial but I'm giving Red Devil FCK1 two points for picking Marcelo.

6:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's me, Gooner and MUR here in Gooner's living room. We've been planted here since 11am. Lovely jubbly.

6:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welcome, Red Devil. It looks to me like this one is going to be an open affair with lots of chances. I hope so, anyway.

6:08 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Are you really!!!

6:09 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

In my mind, guys like Marcelo, David Luiz or Spain's Sergio Ramos are always a good bet to score, either for or against their teams.

6:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Agreed, Red Devil. What did you make of the Holland v. Spain?

6:11 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

6:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Sanchez opens up the scoring for Chile!

6:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ONE NIL!!!
CHILE TAKES THE LEAD!!

Sanchez opens his account

6:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Total chaos in the Oz backfour and it was a matter of time before someone picked their spot. I suspect that young Maty Ryan is going to be picking the ball out of the back of the net quite a bit tonight.

6:12 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Actually, I have no idea how that one went. I was dual baby-sitting and cleaning dishes and hanging laundry, etc. I'll have to catch up on a later date.

6:13 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

TWO NIL!
Great finish!!!

6:13 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

CHH-CHH-CHHH- CHILE!!!

6:13 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

These take on the Spanish next!!!!

6:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! It's 2-0 Chile in the 13th minute!

6:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Are you doing a wee dance in Tuscany, Red Devil?

6:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Spain are going to be way behind on goal difference!!!

6:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Del Bosque must be having a throbbing headache right about now. Holy moley!

6:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well, at least they won't be bottom of the group, if this keeps up.

6:15 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

I think Austrialia is quite a textbook team, plus in the Asia group they don't face a lot of unorthodox offense (except when it's really bad, like playing against Macao). Chile is highly variable and borderline crazy, and this is giving them fits.

6:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Every attack looks dangerous right now.

6:17 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

As a lifelong suffering Chilean, I must confess that there is no team one would rather be behind against. Chile are the masters of self-destruction. However, I am not convinced that Australia have the quality to get Chile flustered.

6:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am so happy not having to listen to those damn Vuvuzelas

6:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I think you're safe with this one, mate. No stomach aches tonight.

6:19 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

This goal line technology crap is ridiculous

6:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree. Apparently, Budweiser have had the bright idea of marketing a can that can be used as a vuvuzela after its use. Should be banned.

6:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chile are two up thanks to goals by Sanchez and Valdivia.

6:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yeah - you would think that if it hits the bloody back of the net, it's clearly a goal, no?

6:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - that was poor from Tommy Oar.

6:22 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Agreed… use it for Lamps shot!!!!!



shhh…not Hurst

6:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Useless volley by Tommy Oar.

6:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Vidal winds one up but shanks it well wide.

6:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

MUR's pick Jedinak is inching ever closer to a yellow card.

6:28 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Bob, what do you think of the goalkeeper/sweeper? It's like having you back there. Of course it's very risky.

6:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Chile seem to have gone into siesta mode for about ten minutes or so. I reckon they should try to run up a score.

6:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I reckon that Maty Ryan has about as much experience as I have between the sticks. He's well out of his depth.

6:30 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

man, after that sweet move he should have shot.

6:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's basically turned to a training ground routine as Chile win another corner.

6:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What worries me is that Spain beat Chile and then crush Australia… meaning that there is a winner take between Holland and Chile

6:34 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Bob, I was referring to the Chilean goalie who is playing like an 11th field player (they almost lobbed it back over his head 5 minutes ago).

6:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

GOAL!!!


CAHILL WITH A CLASSIC HEADER

Game on

6:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Where did that come from? Cahill with a wonder goal!

6:35 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Medel as your central defender is never a good option. Good identification of that by Australia.

6:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sorry, Red Devil. Classic Tim Cahill headed goal there, which we've seen many, many times over the years for Everton.

6:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

YESS Cahill heads one in for the Aussies. Game on.

6:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Cahill has more World Cup goals than Rooney, Messi and Ronaldo combined!!!!!

6:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well, perhaps that will wake Chile up from their slumbers.

6:36 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

THIS is the Chile I know best.

6:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Struth.. that could have done DESMOND

6:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Cahill was in there again. Chile rocking a bit now.

6:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bravo saves from Cahill off a pass from Leckie.

6:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bad touch or Chile couldn't have been in there

6:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Is it laziness? Chile are clearly the superior side here.

Oh - Isla was in but a poor touch cut the angle down.

6:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Island wins a corner.

6:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This is a game now, end to end stuff.

6:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner is cleared.

6:38 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

only one goal in the first game but nine goals and counting in the second two

6:41 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Still no cards in this one as Jedinak elbows Alexis out of the way. There must have been a FIFA advisory to refs to let things go.

6:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Vidal fouls Davidson just outside the box.

6:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What did you make of Chicharito's performance this morning, mate?

6:43 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Chile vulnerable in the air but Spain wouldn't attack that

6:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Tim Cahill talks his way into the book - first yellow of the evening.

6:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Cahill in the book after a off the ball clash

6:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

WE SAW IT… WE DIDN'T NEED CONFIRMATION!
JUST LIKE THE GOAL LINE TECHNO

6:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Poor free kick from Bresciano was cleared. Cahill talked himself into the book. A minute of stoppage time.

6:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sanchez wins a free kick off of Jedinak.

6:47 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Decent free kick routine but they didn't run in the right place

Half time

6:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

One from the training pitch for Chile - didn't really come off.

And that's peep, peep. Half time.

6:47 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Got ITV up and running for the half time stuff
Not as good as BBC cuz of damn commercials

6:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Useless free kick as Chile have a slim 2-1 lead at the half.

6:48 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Bob, if lack of composure is a laziness of the mind, then yes, the Chileans are lazy.

6:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice one because the ESPN half-time crew are wretched. Big Red and a bunch of muppets.

6:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Chilean muppet that they've got on the panel in the ESPN studio in the States has just said that the scoreline tonight doesn't matter. Rubbish. It might just come down to the number of goals that each side scores against Australia.

6:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well done by Franjic winning a tackle them playing a one two with Leckie before putting in that great cross for Cahill.

6:55 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Out for the second half

Away we go

7:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Back on for the second half now.

7:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second have is underway

7:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Whats for dinner at Gooner Central?

7:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Franjic down after an awkward challenge with Me a.

7:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Boy, this one has really changed since the 15th minute. It's as if Chile are a completely different side.

7:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

McGowan coming on for Franjic.

7:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Are you a bit peckish, mate?

7:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Curried shrimp and rice. Would you like some?

7:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cahill heads wide off a cross from Tommy Oar.

7:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Chile go forward again but too many passes break it up.

7:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Cahill has it in the net but it's ruled offside.

7:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Definitely offside and probably pushing the defender as well.

7:11 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

correct call, but Chile are living dangerously

7:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - great ball in from Alexis but no taken advantage of.

7:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nearly Desmond as Cahill had a headed goal disallowed for offside on the break.

7:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Chilean crowd are still loving it.

7:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

UWS must be having a Scooby Snack.

7:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - now it's Breshiano with a great volley that the keeper just about dealt with.

7:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great save by Bravo from Bresciano on the break.

7:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

MUR is inching closer to that 2 points as Jedinak goes into the book for an accumulation of fouls.

7:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Naughty by Jedinakbon Sanchez and booked.

7:16 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Every Chilean attack that fails seems to trigger an automatic dangerous counter-attack. Makes for a very exciting game.

7:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gutierrez on for. Vidal.

7:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It is a great game but I hope it's not causing too much agitation.

7:18 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

so close...

7:19 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - cleared off the line by Wilkinson!

7:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wilkinson with a last ditch goal line clearance off a short by Vargas. Great pass by Sanch

7:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The first reasonable use of the goal-line technology there.

7:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

MUR is begging for Jedinak to stick the foot in.

7:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Artur Vidal is wisely taken off but he's none too happy about it, tossing off his gear and taking out his frustration on some poor unsuspecting water bottles.

7:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Leckie heads over a cross from Davidson.

7:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A little overambitious from Leckie but he's looked decent.

7:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Spike Milligan goes into the book.

7:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Milligan booked for a foul on the break.

7:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Goalscorer Valdivia goes off. Wigan's Beausejour comes on.

7:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And MUR is all brokenhearted as his favorite Mille Jedinak is subbed. The two points have disappeared once again.

7:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cahill wins a header again - but he nods over this time.

7:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wigan's Beausejour is on for Valdivia and BUGGER. Haloran is on for Jedinak. That costs me two points.

7:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cahill heads just over.

7:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Boom Boom. Spike will appreciate that.

7:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Chilean manager Jorge Sampaoli is none too happy with all of this, fairly bugged-eyed at the moment.

7:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Vargas is offside on the break.

7:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Still a chance for Gary Medel to go off with a straight red - fifteen minutes to go, but he's got to be quick about it.

7:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

James Troisi is on for Bresciano.

7:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Chilean fans are happy but they really needed a better score than this one. I could see them getting a draw out of Spain but no more. It may well come down to goal difference in this group.

7:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Somehow Jedinak is still on the pitch and MUR is a happy chappy about it.

7:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not quite sure what Alexis had in mind there.

7:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Aranguiz goes into the book and isn't too happy about it.

7:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Aranguiz booked for a late challenge.

7:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Chile are throwing another forward on - Pinallas for Vargas.

7:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pinilla is on. For Vargas.

7:45 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Four minutes of stoppage time.

Not sure the Aussies have it in them and Chile are shutting up shop now, happy for the win.

7:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Four minutes of stoppage time.

7:48 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Pinilla is utter rubbish.

7:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Beausejour seals it.

3-1 Chile!

7:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Goal 3-1. Lovely strike from Beasejour after a great save from Ryan.

7:51 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Ok, it's 2 am local time here in Italy, so I'm off to bed. Hope to chat some more tomorrow!

7:51 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Full-time - in the end it's a win but is it enough?

7:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sleep well, Red Devil - a good win for your lot tonight.

7:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

If there is anything heartening for Spanish fans tonight, it's how the Aussies were able to get after Chile.

7:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good night Red Devil. It's good night from me and good night from him.

7:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That 3-1 win flattered Chile.

7:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was great chatting. Cheers mate.

7:57 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Agreed, MUR. It's a win but not a completely convincing one.

7:57 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A great first full day of blogging, lads. I'm looking forward to more of the same tomorrow.

7:58 PM  

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