Monday, January 23, 2012

El Clasico del Rey

After a great first match last Wednesday, el clasico gets set for the second leg this Wednesday and Ronaldo and Real Madrid visit Messi and the rest of the Barcelona squad at Camp Nou. The first game was a good one, but I felt was better played by Barcelona. The first goal, scored by Ronaldo, was a shot inside the box that just went between the goalpost and the goalie. After that, Madrid was playing really conservative and it cost them in the end. You had that corner kick to Puyol for the game-tying match, and afterwards some crafty footwork by Messi and Abidal to take the lead and the goal which would prove to be the game winner. It was a hard fought victory for Barcelona, especially because it was an away game and it was el clasico, the most intense rivalry in La Liga. This was a very physical game, then there was that very cheap move by Pepe to step on Messi's hand while he was on the ground, which proves that this is a no hold barred type of game. Now Real Madrid must fight in Barca territory needing to win 2-0 (counting the aggregate) to advance into the semi finals. Based on their play from last game, I think Barcelona gets it done at home and moves forward in the Copa del Rey. Real Madrid did not get enough good shots in the last game, and Barcelona seemed to have a better fast break team. I'm taking Barcelona. They're at home, they're ahead already on the 2-1 aggregate, and they seem to be the better team right now. As to who goes on into the semi-final in this tournament, we'll have to wait and see this Wednesday, 4pm EST, live from Camp Nou. Let's go Barca, mes que un club!

32 comments:

  1. You just can't get enough of El Clásico. The passion, intensity and rivalry between the two clubs and the fans is amazing.
    Anyway as I see it Barcelona will probably win at Camp Nou, and they already have a 2-1 lead from last match. They also played really good yesterday against Málaga and Messi was on fire scoring a hat-trick.

    Nice blog you got here btw + subscribing.

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  2. Wow. How do you organize something like that...?

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  3. I hope your team wins as well. The picture is really amazing. I do have to agree with Nathan.

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  4. football, baseketball and soccer. i'll wait for my hockey post :)

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  5. I have always wondered how they figure out where to stand to make the letters and such look nice

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  6. Neat I love when crowds do that

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  7. I don't follow sports that much as of late. I'll keep this blog on my mind if I have to freshen up on sports events. Thanks!

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  8. It is amazing how the fans could be that organized! Awesome!

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  9. Love it when fans work together to make those mosaics

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