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   06 May 2013
 
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Football lovers, especially its die-hard fans, have recently experienced quite a treat. Some went crazy with joy, others wept. What in the world had happened? Well, it appears that the well-known saying has been confirmed yet again, namely that ‘Football is twenty two adult boys kicking the ball, but in the end Germany always wins.’ Indeed, it was difficult to predict that the fight for a spot in the finals of this year’s Champions League would end with such an unexpected and serious defeat of the two most prestigious Spanish teams: FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the hands of the German teams: Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.

Bayern beat Barcelona 4:0 and added insult to injury in the second match by winning 3:0, or 7:0 in total. Real Madrid fell in both matches against Borussia Dortmund who defeated Real 1:4 in the first match (all four goals scored by Robert Lewandowski, the Polish player), whilst Real’s win in the second match with a score of 2:0 was not enough for them to advance to the finals.

Although the sports world is by definition prepared for great spectacles and the emotions associated with them, it sometimes happens that some of them surpass all expectations. Such extraordinary and unexpected sports events provide the biggest joy to the fans, but they are also associated with serious troubles for the athletes themselves, their teams, and especially their sponsors. Such events sometimes even rise to the rank of a national victory or defeat.
Bearing witness to these events are usually the many viewers of the Olympic games, if only because of the popularity enjoyed by these sports competitions and the rivalry between the national teams from nearly the whole world. The Olympic games are serviced by thousands of reporters and all modern modes of communication, with television at the helm which not only broadcasts the games all day long, but also covers events related to them.
There is also no lack of political accents. Those that win have looked down on the losers many times, noting that they have achieved better results thanks to the political system of the country they represent. It is silly, yet some people in their naïveté had bought this and for many years were convinced that this was the case. It also happens that a small country wins gold, declassing the favorites representing one of the superpowers. In such an event, it is hard to be surprised that a gold medalist instantly becomes a national hero.
The recent happenings in the Champions League are puzzling. Although in sports, like in life, anything may happen, since Goliath did lose to David, but for no Spanish team to reach the finals? That is truly embarrassing and an end to Spanish football! The finals will take place on May 25 at the Wembley Stadium in London. Even today some are already saying that Bayern Munich will ‘steamroll’ Borussia Dortmund and claim the highest trophy, but let us wait and see. What if the favorite loses there?!
As an aside to the earthquake in the Champions League tables, it is worth noticing that this game, or maybe this and other sports events, or to put it more strongly, this enormous industry on a global scale requires gigantic, unimaginable sums of money – and the money will always be found. Already in ancient times the crowds expressed their desire, addressed towards Caesar, of: ‘Panem et circenes – Bread and games!’ Apparently, humans need bread as well as entertainment in equal measure
In those distant times, the games, especially gladiator fights, often had human life at stake. In today’s sports, too, there is the risk for which the players receive sums not to be sneezed at. Clubs will buy a good player for millions of euro and pay him quite well for each season. The highest earner is David Beckham – £175 million. Cristiano Ronaldo receives €240,000 a week and it is hard to compare him with players of the Polish Ekstraklasa, who still manage to earn quite a lot considering our conditions, i.e. 135,000 PLN a month for the average player.
The conclusion is simple. If you want to make a lot of money, you should become a football player, while those who prefer to find enjoyment in how the players perform on the pitch should pay for the ticket and not complain.

Author: BP Tadeusz Pieronek / pr-controlled.com ©
 



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