Sunday, June 22, 2008

Rough Week

First, the Lakers lose the NBA Finals in historic fashion.

Both sides played a lackluster 90 minutes, with Spain mustering less than a handful of genuine opportunities to score and Italy even fewer.

Extra time proved equally uneventful, and so both sides squared off from the penalty spot.

Of course, the last time Italy was in a penalty shootout in a major competition, they made the most of it and won the 2006 World Cup.

This time, it was not to be. Spain's Iker Casillas got his hand to two Italian tries, and those two key saves made the difference for La Seleccion.

Spain will face Russia in one semifinal, while Germany and Turkey will square off in the other.

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