El Clasicos 2011
Last year, this was what I had to write concerning the match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. I frankly did not expect that Barca would rout them 5-0. Well, guess what? That time is upon us again. yayyyyyyy! Only that this time, we have the awesome prospect of watching 4 thrilling Clasico matches in the space of less than 3 weeks. yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!
Now, I am going to say that considering the present shape of my Blaugrana boys—injuries and card suspensions—I think they are going to have a very steep uphill climb against them when they get to the Bernabeu tomorrow. I might go as far as predicting a draw or a 1-0 victory for Real Madrid. What, you think Real Madrid will beat Barca 5-0? Let me assure you that will never happen. At most I see a 2 goal difference and nothing more. I am even going to wager that we might even dominate Real Madrid on other game-stats like possession, goals on target etc.
It seems to me that we can lose this particular game and still win the league title. What we really need to focus on is the Copa Del Rey final next Wednesday and the upcoming Champions league semi final matches against Real Madrid. If we can beat them in the Del Rey final, and then beat them with enough margin in the Champions league encounter (so as to advance to the finals based on aggregates), then I think it would be only fair to tell Real Madrid fans to submit willingly to Barca as the undisputed Lords of Spanish football.
Less than 48 hours now. I cannot contain my excitement. Pep Guardiola seems ready. Jose Mourinho seems ready. Messi has been an absolute goal banger this season and he seems ready. Ronaldo is just shy of Messi’s 29 goals by just one goal so you know he is definitely ready and eager to score against Barca. The rest of the Barca team is ready despite the fitness worries. Real Madrid team is also ready to revenge the 5-0 loss. And finally, the entire country of Spain , and the entire football world is ready for this EPIC CLASH. Get the drinks and popcorn ready—we are in for some great times.
Just so we do not forget, here is a video of the 5-0 humiliation that Barca handed to Real Madrid last November. It is absolutely delicious. Savor it because you never know when you will be blessed this way again.
Posted on April 15, 2011, in Miscellaneous. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
This match ended 1-1. Barca keeps her 8 point lead after all.I may be biased, but don't you think that penalty awarded to Real Madrid in the end was a complete farce? I guess it was just the referee's way of consoling Real Madrid for having given a clearly deserved red card.A few thoughts:1)Barca needs to get healthier and quickly. With these injuries they are sustaining and the suspensions from yellow cards, they may need a clutch player in a few upcoming matches and not get them. Just look at Puyol for instance.2)Pique has got to stop arguing with officials all the time–and earning silly yellow cards for it. 3)Finally Ronaldo gets a goal against Barca, but I am sure this is not quite the kind of goal he would have loved. So, maybe Messi and Ronaldo will get a chance to score proper goals in next week's CDR final.