Sometimes you don’t dare leave the room, dash to the kitchen and grab a drink in case you miss a goal. You’re convinced you’ll hear the roar the second you’re standing there in front of the fridge, rushing back in only to miss the replay, but this isn’t one of those times. Not if you’re a Real Madrid fan, anyway.
Now, if you’re a Paco Alcacer fan… well, that’s a very different story.
Real Madrid have gone six hours and 49 minutes without scoring. Count added time and it’s well over seven hours. In other words, you could have popped to the kitchen, got a can, come back and put “Star Wars” on instead, watching from start to finish. You could have then watched “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi,” too. Hell, you could have even followed that up by watching an hour of “The Phantom Menace” — not that you’d want to — and you still wouldn’t have missed a goal.cheap nike nfl jerseys paypal
Sorry for the silly start but this is getting silly now. You see, while Madrid fans can go right through the trilogy and out the other side, right now Paco Alcacer fans barely have time to watch the trailers.
On Thursday night, Spain beat Wales 4-1. Alcacer, making his first appearance for the national team in two years, scored two of them. Not included in Luis Enrique’s first squad a month ago, Alcacer got his call-up despite having not started a single league game for his new club, Borussia Dortmund. Mind you, by the time he arrived at Spain’s HQ in Las Rozas, he was somehow the Bundesliga’s top scorer… without starting a game.nfl nike jerseys cheap china
Alcacer had come on as a sub to score in Dortmund’s win over Eintracht Frankfurt. He then came on against Bayer Leverkusen. There were 27 minutes left when he appeared and the score was 2-2. Alcacer scored twice, in the 85th and 94th minutes, to give Dortmund the victory. Next, he started and scored in the Champions League victory against Monaco, receiving his Spain call-up the next day. And that weekend, he came on as a sub again, this time against Augsburg, which was when it happened all over again, only more so. It was the 63rd minute and Dortmund were 1-0 down. By full-time, they had won 4-3. Alcacer scored the equaliser to make it 1-1, another equaliser to make it 2-2 and then, with the score at 3-3, scored a 96th-minute winner.
You might have lost track already, so let’s tot it all up: Paco Alcacer had scored six league goals despite never starting and he’s done it in just 81 minutes. A goal every 13.5 minutes. He was running at better than a goal every 24 minutes, including the Champions League. And now, here he was in Cardiff, eight minutes in, scoring again.