Black Out!

January 21, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Posted in Vikingo News! | Leave a comment
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Remember that silly game Madrid was supposed to play in Albania to collect 2.5 million euros? Well they played it and beat Gramozi Ersek  2-1. I did not watch the game, but according to the reports Madrid left an ok image on the field, which is not surprising. Pellegrini was able to experiment and give opportunities to those who have not played like Raul, Granero, and Gago. Two of Madrid’s most questioned players of the galactico project, Kaka and Benzema were both able to score and lift just a tiny bit that cloud over their shoulders. One of the highlights of the game had to be Guti’s majestic pass for Benzema just to push the ball into goal. Only Guti! As it is commonly said when Guti wants to play there is no stopping him. And it is a shame that Guti cannot be consistent in his game. With half the lights out Guti managed to bring light to the game with his pass.

Well like I said the match was a so-so game and what caused much of the commotion was the fact that the game last three and a half hours due to a black out that left the whole stadium and parts of Tirana in the dark. The match was almost nearly suspended but fortunately after waiting for so long the game was able to resume. Good because the fans were really starting to get angry and it did not take long for the whistles to commence. The Albanian press has called this whole black out a shame and a national embarrassment. Nonetheless, they thank Real Madrid and apologize for the whole thing.

In the end, Madrid won the Taci Oil cup and bagged a cool sum of money to take back to Spain. The downside? They were supposed to return to Madrid at a specific time but because of the blackout had to take a later flight. Let us see if this does not affect them for this weekend.


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