February 08, 2010

Tut Tut

It looks like it's going to be another rainy week in Malaga. For a city that brags about having 360 days of sun, I think they've reached their quota since I've been here.

But this weekend was nice enough to go to a real European futbol game! While everyone at home was preparing for American football, we were at a Primera Liga game. It was kind of a last minute decision but I'm so happy I went. We walked the 40 minutes to the stadium just in time to get our tickets, find our seats, and watch the teams walk onto the field.

Not the prettiest stadium - it looks a lot like the football stadium in San Diego where the Bucs won the SB. Just sayin'.

Some of the group - take 1. Serbian in the way.

Take 2. As good as it's gonna get.

Malaga F.C. was playing R.C. Deportivo from Galicia. Deportivo is ranked 6th in La Liga right now and Malaga is 5th. From the bottom.

It was still an exciting match. There were several cards by the end of the first, including a second yellow against Deportivo, which made them a man down with 10 minutes left in the first half. Malaga definitely dominated in the 2nd half but couldn't capitalize on their goal-scoring opportunities, so the game ended with a 0-0 tie.

But it turned out to be a beatiful evening in Malaga. The stadium has a great view of the surrounding mountains and the warmer Mediterranean water makes for a great sunset.

P. S. These pictures have not been photoshopped at all!

There was a group of crazy loud fans on the other side of the stadium who chanted, sang, and clapped the whole time. And when someone on Deportive got a yellow, they would yell, "Tonto! Tonto!", which means stupid. That's just about the only cheer I could understand the whole game.

But the most entertaining part of the game might have been the halftime entertainment. Who needs fireworks and the Who when you have 3 people in the middle of the field doing Tae Bo?

Not even on beat. Now THAT takes talent. I think they wanted to whole crowd to do it with them but they would rather smoke their cigarettes instead.

But I'm really glad I went. It was a really cool experience and it was fun to go in such a big group! Today I'm planning a trip to London and hopefully I'll be able to see a Premier League game while I'm there. Fingers crossed!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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