Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Spain Score More Goals Than Russia

We were in Nueva Costa Dorada for this match, in what seems to be London's Spanish district - Hanway Street in Fitzrovia. Apparently, due to popular demand they have set up a screen this year to show Spain's matches; I remember we asked them if they were showing Spain's World Cup games a couple of years back so I think we can take the credit for that.

The match was projected from one of the customer tables onto an oddly proportioned screen, that was longer than it was wide. The atmosphere was excellent, especially considering the early kick-off time while most people would still be at work, and the crowd went suitably mad whenever Spain scored.

Spain were predictable impressive but the question remains about whether they can keep it up. Torres and Villa were brilliant together but the defence were shakey at best, which is surprising considering the presence of players like Puyol and Sergio Ramos.

The venue was excellent and the Tapas was some of the best I've had. The atmosphere would presumably be even better for an evening kick-off but I'm not sure the layout of the restaurant will necessarily work for many more people, and I may be tempted to try an old favourite like BarSelona on Old Compton Street.

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