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Stade Louis II, Monaco.
18h30, 3 August 2013.

A typical weekend started as usual: I slept very late the night before and only woke up just after noon on Saturday when the summer heat was too much for my comfort.

I was playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf on my 3DS when I remembered that the football team Tottenham Hotspur had earlier arrived in Monaco and they were going to face AS Monaco later that evening in a friendly match at Stade Louis II. Considering the fact that Monaco is merely 20km away from Nice, I decided to get up and get ready for a short trip to the small principality, but not before convincing a friend to tag along. Everything was impromptu.

We bought the away tickets at the stadium which put us together with the few Britons present that day.

We were however twenty minutes late, and by the time we reached the stadium it was already 1-0 to Monaco.

The majority of the big names were on the field: Lloris, Parker, Lennon, Dembele, Sigurdsson and Walker for Spurs; Carvalho, Abidal, Toulalan, Moutinho, Rodriguez, and the  €60 million marquee signing Falcao for Les rouges et blancs.

There were no more goals until two minutes into the second half when a glancing header from Ocampos made it into the back of the net, leaving Spurs’ Niçois goalkeeper Hugo Lloris helpless. Little did he know he was eventually going to have a bad time in the goal. A couple of minutes later, Falcao scored.

Spurs were in disarray, but despite that they did manage to pull one back through Harry Kane to make it 3-1. Their inferiority in the game nevertheless proved to be significant enough as AS Monaco went on to win 5-2.

While the new rich kids demonstrated to the world what they are capable of doing, Spurs were visibly in shambles, especially their fragile defence.

So… that’s it. Ain’t football fun?

Kona jangan jeles!

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