World Cup Qualifiers-3 Lions rattled and Balotelli scores a Brace
Wayne Rooney scored early and England Dominated the first half in Montenegro. The atmosphere was daunting,The Noise was deafening and despite pre match tension and the after spills from the England Under 21 game a while back England had a great first half. But they should have taken their chances. The question was asked “Would it come back to bite them”. In the second half Montenegro came out firing. And they were rattling England. The goal was coming. Juventus front man Merko Vucinic was to blame on a few occasions. Heart was outstanding as he and English defenders kept out waves or Serbian attacks. Until they equalised. I thought Wellback was poor in getting the ball out. In that six yard the coach always said “The ball has no mother or father. Kick it out” But in his defence it was PING PONG. England then were holding on for the point and mind you could have stolen it in the end. Fair spoils though in Montenegro and like England encounters always end up with the saying “This is Chris Skudder from a rattled Englnad Zone in Podgorica,Montenegro
In Malta Mario Balotelli gave the Azurri the lead from the penalty spot and later Gigi Buffon dived low to save a penalty to spare Italy from straining the tie. But it was Super Mario who just cant seem to stop scoring who doubled Italys lead. Italy then always looked like scoring when thrusting forward. Whats better is that Bulgaria and the Danes drew. But it was always going to be Italy over Malta. Im happy with Prandellis Italy. The line up,the Balance and the fromation
It was the first time since 1947 that the starting line up consisted of only Juventus and Milan Players. But for now we happy where we site
To Brazil 2014 we continue to March
The other big encounter was Spain vs France and the Spaniards ran out 1-0 victors. I didnt watch the game. But the Spanish still seem to be strong.
All the other encounters went according to the script with Portugal only in danger of trying to qaulify as always via the back door. They drew 3-3 against Israil. What a shame it would be to have no Christiano Ronaldo in Brazil. Unthinkable