Thursday, June 12, 2008

Kakania Konquers!

They left it verrrrrrrry late, but Österreich stole a goal late against Poland to stay alive in the Euro 2008 tournament with a 1-1 draw.

Naysayers, however, could argue that the Austrians took their multiple first-half chances with the liveliness of some of the funeral monuments in the Kaisergruft. (Paging Joseph Roth!) But a penalty in the 92nd minute offered the promise of salvation.

Kakania's own Roger Milla -- 38-year old Ivica Vastic (left) -- took as authoritative a penalty as one could take in front of a packed stadium in Wien. So Austria lives for another day! Sunday, that is. Against Germany. When they will seek another Cordoba!

And, oh, yeah, Vastic gets a lifetime supply of free beer for scoring the goal. Wunderbar!

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