Three years ago Real Madrid won its 18th Copa del Rey thanks to a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo in extra time.
- Relive it: match | celebration  
Allow me to take a walk down memory lane for a second. This was the game that jessicacohn and I watched while in Barcelona in a bar FULL of culés, culés that were singing their culé songs and wearing their horendous culé jerseys. We were the ONLY two Madridistas in the entire place and we weren’t trying to hide it:
We wedged our way to a table with a clear view of the screen and drank vodka lemonades (oh and a tallboy budweiser that came free with admission because thats apparently what they drink in Barcelona) for about 3 hours. Then FINALLY, in extra time Cristiano scores a beautiful header and Jess and I had to endure the bitter culés shit talking Cris, to which we reply “HE’S NOT A PIECE OF SHIT, HE JUST SCORED.” (Which we have on video and it still makes us laugh). We waited nervously through the 2nd 15 minutes of extra time and then ¡CAMPEONES! And I swear to god those culé bar owners couldn’t turn the tv off fast enough. So we saw none of the epic celebrations, only this:
We took the metro back to our apartment and as we were about to get off the train, this girl looks at us in our Real Madrid accouterment and just says “You better run.” But we didn’t. We went out to a few bars that night to celebrate (or tried to anyway because everything closes mega early in Barcelona because its not nearly as exciting as Madrid) and then woke up to about a million different versions of THIS photo circulating around tumblr:
And I had a mini stroke in the kitchen as I tried to process the sexiness of that moment.
Basically, I hope the same thing happens tomorrow.