Euro 2016 Round of 16 Belgium v Hungary Open Thread by Randinho| June 26, 20162:57 pm| 28 CommentsThis post is in: SportsFacebookTweetEmailA favorite versus an upstart. Who comes out ahead?
In the 1950s Hungary had one of the all-time great national sides. On the other hand, Belgium has some really talented players, and Marouane Fellaini has the best ‘fro in football since Carlos Valderrama retired.
On paper Belgium have way more than enough to win this one. If they don’t, they should immediately fire Mark Willmots for simply not having a clue on how to form a functioning team.
Forecast: second patriarchal cross team going out today.
@Amir Khalid: I prefer Leroy Sane’s Deutschefro
smashing header from Alderweireld past volleyball legend Karch Kiraly
Apparently, the teams now really have been given permission to score early goals.
@Denali: Telling someone to go hungry is just mean and uncaring.
The embarrassment of riches Wilmots has on his side is shining through. De Bruyne is simply magnificent and his injury cost Man City dearly this past season.
I hadn’t paid attention before but the Magyars have a beautiful anthem.
What exactly is the color of the Belgian shirts and shorts? They have a distinctly greenish hue on my screen and make me wonder whether I need to calibrate the screen colors. But then the Hungarian shorts clearly are white.
Martin Keown had a nice Premier League career but he’s the worst fucking color man on the planet. His color is worse than his in-game and post-game analysis, my cat has more to offer in detail and accuracy.
@SRW1: Some horrible shade of light blue, it’s terrible
@humboldtblue: my cable company has evidently decided this is soundless Sunday, so I don’t have to listen
That old man can still stretch.
Well, the game speaks for itself, the Belgians are all class and Hungary is determined to get forward and find an equalizer and this is non-stop fun
@humboldtblue: yeah, this partially makes up for yesterday’s games
Saw a funny comment to the Germany vs Slovakia game in The Guardian:
Just heard bad news mixed with one of the best Freudian slips ever.
5 wounded in Sacramento stabbing.
CNN had the pio for the fire department. He said there was a right wing excrement before correcting to extremist.
I used to think that adding extra assistants behind the goallines would be a great help to referees, but that has turned out to be an epic failure. I don’t know what those guys are looking at, but it’s certainly not the match.
batshuayi with the tap in, Hungary needs an epic comeback now, not that I want the fascists to win.
@BillCinSD: and Hazard with a 3rd barely before my fat fingers can hit post
I’ll Hazard a guess and say that was the single best performance of the tourney so far. Magisterial performance from Hazard.
@humboldtblue: yes he has been fast and active and even played some defense
It’s 11:59 p.m. For this Cinderella.
Yikes! That’s why you keep your hands there.
Witsel apparently needed a bigger nut fro
carrasco extra seals it and the carriage is back to being a pumpkin for the Magyars
And four. Hungary actually played really well in this second half. But Belgium is beginning to look like the team everyone has been waiting for them to be.
@BillCinSD: I remember years ago reading one of the Spenser mysteries, all told in the first person, he described it thusly:
“She kicked me in the balls; groin just doesn’t do it justice.”