Last year, FX had a hit on their hands with “The People vs. OJ Simpson,” the first season of their “American Crime Story” series. For their second season, they’ve followed it up with something just as juicy: the murder of fashion icon Gianni Versace. “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” features Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez as Gianni Versace and pop star Ricky Martin as Antonio D’Amico, the partner of the slain designer who famously found Gianni on the steps of his Miami mansion. Spanish actress Penelope de la Cruz plays legendary designer Donatella Versace. Yep, Italians are being played by Latino and Spanish actors, which is kind of confusing. I know they’re all going to bring it, so I’m okay with it. Plus, how many times has it been the other way around? *cough* Scarface *cough*
If the trailer above isn’t tense enough for you, check out this moment:
Last month, after a wild final day of World Cup qualifying matches in CONMEBOL (South America’s soccer confederation), four teams booked a direct ticket to the 2018 World Cup in Russia: Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia. Copa America champs Chile were eliminated, while Peru, a country that hadn’t made it to the World Cup since 1982, qualified for a two-game playoff against New Zealand to fight for one of the final spots in Russia.
Earlier this week, the teams played to a 0-0 draw in New Zealand, setting up a dramatic second leg in Peru. Here’s how it went down.
The Estadio Nacional de Lima was absolutely packed with fans ready to be a part of history.
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Before the match began, fans sang together to hype up La Blanquirroja.
Early in the first half, Jefferson Farfan shot a rocket past New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic to give Peru a 1-0 lead. Everyone in the stadium, including the TV announcers, went absolutely nuts.
During his celebration, Farfan held up the jersey of teammate Paolo Guerrero, who scored a crucial goal last month that kept Peru’s World Cup hopes alive. Guerrero was suspended from both matches after previously testing positive for banned substances.
After the goal, Peru’s 36-year World Cup drought looked to be over, if La Blanquirroja could hold on to the lead. “Se rompió el maleficio (The curse has been broken),” exclaimed one of the announcers.
Things got so raucous in Lima that a seismic activity monitor was activated during the celebration of the first goal.
INCREÍBLE | Alarma de Sismo Detector se habría activado en el Distrito de Lima debido a la celebración del gol de Perú a Nueva Zelanda.