See title and subject. Photo from before the goal. My daughter actually started to cry from our reaction.
And hopes really were that high. Not just for Messi, who sadly botched, what, three attempts? (I guess one was from lack of support.) But the defense as well.
To some extent, this parallels the pain I feel over the 1997 ALDS, where Cleveland beat the Yankees. But that was about a squad, and here my pain is really over Lionel Messi.
Ni modo. Back to Albania next week.