Hammin, it certainly looks that way. Barca sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has called Luis Suarez "humble" for apologising for the bite - he may as well have sent him a love letter.
Ty, I think it's just both managers being cautious - nobody wants to concede early and chase the game in the heat. That's just knockout football for you.
Both sides are in the tunnel and about to be led out - Messi looks focused.
The sides are out in the sunshine and Argentina's national anthem is up first.
Huge numbers of blue shirts around the stadium erupt at the culmination of that anthem - pressure, what pressure?
sidvaz, it's in Sao Paulo.
Fitz, it's as good, as, really.
Specious, a fair few, but party fouling tops them all.