Posted by jukkahoo
[samba] Auriverde rules! What could be more "beautiful game" than that? Adriano! Kaká! Ronaldinho! And Adriano again! 4-1!
Did you see how Cicinho played? The tiny man assisted in all four goals. Magnificent! He may well be the answer for Cafú´s probable departure from the international games in the near future (he did leave Auriverde after Japan, but he seems to have changed his mind at some point). Sadly, Gilberto is no Roberto Carlos, even though he isn't bad. Not just... great enough. If only Roque Junior wouldn't be Carlos Alberto Parreira's backrubber or summat.
And finally Kaká woke up. A lot of work during previous four matches, but little to show for it. Juninho Pernambucano played (what, a game and a half?), scored a glorious goal and showed amply why he is the heart and soul of Olympic Lyonnais. Kaká needs to play like this (and like he does with AC Milan) in order to keep his position. But then again, it's CAP, he is notorious for sticking with the system, and at present the system is Kaká with Ronaldinho. We'll see what happens next year, when the three champions (Il Phenomena, Il Pendolino and RC) are thrown into the mix. Ronaldo AND Adriano up? Robinho and Ronaldinho passing the ball on up-midfield and Kaká with Whoever-likes-to-defend behind them? With Roberto Carlos and Cafú (or my new favourite Cicinho) running the sides. Could Ze Roberto or Emerson take Roque Junior's place?!! Please...?
And Adriano! Il Imperatore was sublime tonight. Two outstanding goals and great moves through-out the game. That left feet is worth its weigh in gold-pressed platinums. And more. Much more.
The Canaries are now the reigning World Champions, Confederation Cup and Copa America Champions. Rather impressive. A week ago the under-21 team were still the reigning champs. And I believe the under-17 team champions are... Brazil!
(Um, yes... the Swecon report. RSN. Meanwhile, read what Tero has to say about it.)