Brazil women’s beat Germany with beautiful football.
Ronaldinho who? I didn’t get to see Pele play. Instead I saw Marta and Cristiane. Today I watched one of the most beautiful football matches of my life. On the pitch were the women’s teams of Brazil and Germany playing for a spot on the Olympic games final. Brazil had never won a single official match against the Germans, and it was also them who took away the dream of a World Cup title for the Brazilian ladies last year. And so the match started, with Brazil extremely nervous. So nervous was the team from Jorge Barcellos, they let Germany score a goal with only 10 minutes into the match.
And that brought Brazil down. A lot.
The entire first half saw Brazil play a style which did not belong to the players: wrong passes and balls in the air. And as the minutes passed I wondered if there was going to be a replay of last year’s World Cup final, where Brazil fell nervous agains a powerful Germany.
I was wrong. Graças a Deus! At the end of the first 90 minutes, the amazing Marta counter attacked and gave Cristiane a sweet pass, leaving her in front of he German goalie. It was the Brazilian revival!
After that it was samba all the way as the Brazilian girls completely dominated die Deutsche Damen.
Second Half kept the same energy. Marta scored one more on a nice individual run through the right, remembering Ronaldo’s good old days.
Cristiane, very inspired, sealed victory with a fourth goal, after dribbling 4 (yes 4, correct 4, that’s it 4) German defenders.
These ladies (the Brazilian ones) deserve many, many kudos for what they have been doing. For those of you who dont know, while men are making millions to play the beautiful game, these ladies make very little money to do what they love most. And still they find motivation to give their lifes inside the pitch.
I truly hope Brazil takes the gold home this Thursday against the US (Last Olympics they lost the final to the Americans). Not only do they deserve the gold medal for the beautiful football they play on the pitch but I also hope the gold will bring more support from clubs and the Brazilian government.