Sunday, April 24, 2011

Barca1-1 Real Madrid

Well the First half of the 4  Barca Real Madrid games are over with. It took me a few days to calm down about the draw in the first game and to control my rage and sadness over our loss in the Copa Del Rey final.

First and foremost the away game in Madrid. This game had two goals and broke two "curses". First came Messi's goal, it was a penalty, in the 53rd minute. This game was 100% in Barca's favor but Madrid gave them little space to maneuver. What struck me most about this game was how similar the formation and play style was to Inter's when they beat Barcelona last year.  Basically they pulled all 10 players back to defend and then as soon as they got the ball pressed forward with all 10 players. It was end to end football and very entertaining if you don't a affiliations with either team. If you were me, you had a heart attack at least 4 separate times. Now for Ronaldo's penalty. It was not a penalty in my opinion but I am very biased. You should see it for yourself if you would like to comment on it. Either way Ronaldo scored a fine penalty, I can't take anything from the goal itself. Now There was ANOTHER possible penalty for Barcelona earlier in the match. Since it wasn't called it is unnecessary for us to argue over it. On to the next Classico

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