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the wonder and terror of soccer.
We left the window open during a match in October 2007 and a strange wind blew into the room.
Now we walk the forgotten byways of football with a lonely tread, searching for the beautiful, the bewildering, the haunting, and the absurd.
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I don’t cover the Bundesliga nearly often enough, which is purely a problem of time. A person comes to a point in life at which he realizes that something may be the most refreshing league in European soccer, but also realizes that Jamie Redknapp is about to drop a new Wii commercial. Anyway, highlights like these, from Hertha’s 4-0 win over Karlsruhe yesterday, make me regret my priorities, or they would, if only Jamie Redknapp’s Wii commercials weren’t so mercilessly great.
There are some sinew-toughening saves before this point, but the musical stuff really starts around 3:00. Lustenberger’s goal (c. 3:40) is almost parodically Argentinaesque.
[via Bundesliga Offside]
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by Brian Phillips · December 14, 2008[contact-form 5 'Email form']