和卢多·巴格曼下个赌注 美国对巴西
USA VERSUS BRAZIL
作者:J.K.罗琳
2014年7月4日
美国对巴西(第二天)
最初发布于Pottermore,作为刊登在《预言家日报》上的魁地奇世界杯赛报道

预言家日报》魁地奇通讯员金妮·波特发自巴塔哥尼亚沙漠。

From the Daily Prophet's Quidditch correspondent in the Patagonian desert, Ginny Potter.

美国 120 - 巴西 100(正在进行)

USA 120 – Brazil 100 (on-going)

这是世界杯中第二场通宵达旦的比赛——可能还要进行更长。

For the second time in this tournament, it looks like a game will run through the night – and possibly beyond.

如果用一个词来概括到目前为止的这场半决赛的话,那就是:紧张。失误时有发生,这毫无疑问是由于决赛的位置对两支球队来说都有着非同寻常的意义。美国队在本次世界杯中比往届走得都要远,2014年将成为他们蜕变为强队的标志。而对巴西队来说,这只曾经的强队在近几年陷入了低谷,他们正在争取1982年以来首次闯入决赛的机会。他们孤注一掷,球员显现出压力的迹象也就不足为奇了。

If one word summarises this semi–final so far, it is: nerves. Careless errors have littered the match, undoubtedly because a place in the final means so much to both sides. The USA has already climbed higher in the tournament than they have ever managed before, and 2014 will mark their emergence as a major force in the sport. Meanwhile Brazil, a once-great side who have lost their way in recent years, are fighting for their first final since 1982. The stakes are high and it is perhaps not to be wondered at that players are showing signs of pressure.

到目前为止,我们看到鬼飞球脱手的次数已经超过之前任何一场比赛,美国队追球手默西·沃德韦尔在第五次漏球后把自己的头反复往扫帚柄上撞,直到找球手达利斯·斯迈克汉默把她按住。不过沃德韦尔并非个案:费尔南多·迪亚兹亚历汉德拉·阿隆索,这两个巴西最棒的球员,也都两次让鬼飞球漏过自己的手指。

We have seen more Quaffle drops than in any match so far, with US Chaser Mercy Wardwell so frustrated by her fifth fumble that she beat her head repeatedly against her broom handle until restrained by Seeker Darius Smackhammer. Yet Wardwell was not alone: even Fernando Diaz and Alejandra Alonso, two of Brazil's finest, allowed the Quaffle to slip through their fingers twice apiece.

几次误击的游走球都打伤了击球手自己的队友。当卢卡斯·皮奎利在比赛的第四个小时把游走球击向守门员苏珊·布兰奇弗劳尔的脸之后,她冒着受到更大伤害的风险跳到了皮奎利的飞天扫帚上向他抗议。在受到裁判警告后,布兰奇弗劳尔又犯了一个低级错误——她离得分圆环太远,结果阿隆索溜了过去,使巴西队以十分暂时领先。昆廷·科瓦尔斯基在夜幕降临时两次得分,让美国以微弱优势领先,但由于黑暗降临,这仍然是一场输赢无法预测的比赛。

Several mis-hit Bludgers have injured the Beaters' own teammates. When Lucas Picquery sent the Bludger into the face of Keeper Susan Blancheflower in the fourth hour of the game, she risked further injury by attempting to jump onto Picquery's broom to remonstrate with him. Cautioned by the referee, Blancheflower was the next to make an elementary error when she came too far out of the scoring circle, allowing Alonso to slip past and sneak a goal that took Brazil ten points ahead, although not for long. Quentin Kowalski scored twice as night fell, giving the US a narrow lead, but this is still anyone's game as darkness thickens.

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