First, silence for all the heart attackers, the tachycardics, the express admissions to psychiatric hospitals, the fallen by the Cup, and by the Cup that is ending.
The chants, the songs, the follies for those who revived with the left leg of Emiliano Martínez and with the face of a woman on Montiel’s left shoulder. Perhaps the woman who knows the future “because she sees with the eye of the south.” The fans moved the waves and there was no reality after that penalty. Just ripples in the air. Spinetta sounded throughout Argentina, although the Tse Tse Fly, Fito, Charly were in the hoarseness of thousands.
The lost flare landed on Messi, “a test-tube God, of merciful light.” And the sky now has his feet. His hands, the trophy. The dawn that he was looking for from skin to skin, which the cabal (almost all of them) announced to him and which Ángel Di María began to clarify until Mbappé arrived to steal the sun from the flag, which is the same as robbing Messi of the limelight in a final.
It is not yet known what was more scandalous, if the penalty that Marciniak whistled for Dembelé or France’s null game. Theo Hernández looked like the Brazilian Branco (also left side) in Italia 90, drugged by the Argentine water. Griezmann, who was aiming to proclaim himself king, was demoted to Barón and Dembelé was the Dembelé of the entire tournament. Di María was the one with the goal in the 2008 Olympic Games, the extra time against Switzerland in Brazil 2014, the one in the Copa América final. Scaloni began to win the final when he put him in the eleven, and it almost cost him the title having taken it out before the end.
Hours later it is said easy, it was difficult to see that France took their first shot in the 70th minute and that the clash was broken by the last player who entered the squad, a Frankfurt winger who was in Qatar due to Nkunku’s break in training prior to the first day. To the albicelestes who believe in prophecies, it sure seemed like a curse. Like Mbappé’s great goal in triangulation with Mauni and Marcus, Thuram’s son, who next to Djorkaeff watched what his team suffered on the pitch.
What happened between 1980 and 1981 is like Flaco Spinetta’s term: “a downturned porn”, for which it is not clear what it means or where it comes from. That was the tie. Faced with so much agony, Maradona was looking for a line in the whole sky.
An exorcism for France with the friar Mbappé and the return of all the demons for the Argentina of Messi, who fell on the cross.
Until shortly before, France seemed to care very little about the final and Argentina too much. One team played and the other made a mistake; he couldn’t make three passes in a row. This is how the South Americans kept them until they were revolutionized by Coman and Camavinga, who are not generals or leaders, but who knows who makes the revolutions.
And more in football, where you can see how in extra time Lautaro is first Higuaín and then the one who blows up Lloris’s face so that Messi reached Maradona’s zenith by participating in 10 goals in the tournament. Thus, until Mbappé, at the age of 23, became the first man with 4 goals in the world finals. He scored three consecutive penalties against Dibu Martínez, but could not prevent the goalkeeper in minute 120 from sticking out his left leg to stop Kolo Muani’s shot, for whom they would have to create a special award for Most Unexpected Hero.
The leg and the three penalties saved in two rounds earned the goalkeeper the Golden Glove; the same one that in full celebration would take up to the crotch, in a gesture that his fans have criticized him as little as the 8 goals that slipped him in the tournament.
France suffered Lloris in the penalty shootout and perhaps at this moment they stop to cry for those who were absent. Argentina will go crazy for weeks “for one color only for one color”, which is actually two. And besides, she will do it for one man, just for one, which is actually two or twenty-six, or more. After this, everything can be. Everything is going to explode… waves in air, waves in air, waves in air…