Wed, May 02, 2001

: World Cup Qualifier: Columbia at Venezula

Crazy game. Venezula’s Rondon got things going for the home team with a great header 22 minutes in off a terrible giveaway by a Columbia. Things were quiet for a long time, but finally the home team got another in the 82 minute by Arango on a shot from the top of the box. It seemed like mighty Columbia was going to fall. Then, suddenly, things changed. Bedoya’s header one minute later gave Columbia hope, and then Bonilla’s goal and a wonderful through pass equalized things! Who would have thought Columbia could come back in six minutes after showing no offense the whole game? Final: 2-2.

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: Funny Games

Strange Austrian suspense movie about a family on vacation terrorized by a couple loser-types. What’s interesting is the polite way they do it: they pretend to be innocent but obnoxious guests. For instance, they initially come over to borrow some eggs, and a clumsy guy “accidentally” knocks the cell phone into the sink full of water (which cuts them off from the rest of the world). Slowly the family comes to realize these guys are horrible and evil, but by then it’s too late. Directed with style and acted with surprising realism.

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: EPL: Chelsea at Leeds

I missed part of this game, but got to see the goals very late. Leeds dominated, but couldn’t score, until Keane’s shot in the 85th minute rebounded off the keeper and back to him, allowing him to walk it in unchallenged. Viduka’s volley three minutes later put the matter beyond doubt. Final: 2-0 Leeds.

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: MLS: D.C. United at Miami Fusion

Preki got the first goal on a penalty kick, but when D.C. got the same chance, Moreno missed! Albright finally got D.C. a goal, but then Jim Rooney got another game-winner to add to his impressive collection. Final: 2-1 Miami.

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: Champions League: Valencia at Leeds

I hoped Leeds would do well in this one, and though they dominated significantly, they couldn’t actually score, making the away game in Spain a tough challenge. Hopefully they can do it, though. Final: 0-0.

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