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You have arrived. The first big game of the season. For me, the clashes between Barcelona and Real Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona, are parties of a transcendence and an attractive comparable only at club level to the finals of the Champions League, Copa del Rey and I do not know if any together more. They face two titans and therefore the entire country shuts down and lays her eyes on him for a little over an hour and a half, something virtually no other event can get.
It’s a party uncertain and very difficult to analyze. Too many variations, too many details, too many players on the field as a final attempt to anticipate the development of the game. Everyone cheers and brags bet but no one can join in the end whether the result set has been successful because it is a party incapable of predicted. These are the keys of the same to me:
Mourning coaches but game players: Mourinho and Guardiola monopolize the public debate, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi . It is understood, we must talk about something specific, focus the discussion. Medially is very well athletically, it makes no sense. A coach could sweep the approach to the other and the audience not realize. There is so much quality on the lawn, being important the work of technicians, the party will more than ever at the feet of the players.
Igualadísimos Ancelotti: the balance between the two templates is up. Line by line, and within which are different styles, the performance of both teams poses a brutal equality. We can argue whether it is better than Valdes Casillas, Higuain if Villa or Piqué Carvalho, and so in most positions, but the reality is that football is competitive and at the TOP and collectively have minimal deficiencies . You look both ways and see plenty of arguments to hurt the other and to counter their weapons. In the specific case of Messi and Cristiano , no matter your personal preferences because it is very clear that anyone can load the game in a flash or a crack or move as you can think of, because they have so many resources and so much confidence now expecting it to be all of these two.
Vs Barca midfield. Madrid in the areas: Barcelona should control the possession and tempo. It has better players for the association and if they are accurate, Madrid can not do more than show his usual forcefulness in the areas. I think Real Madrid is back stronger when exposed, and in this sense imagine there will be times when both defenses will be. Also, Barcelona has a lot imbalance up but I have the feeling that the Madrid more punch, that less forgiving.
The Real Madrid requires an extra physically: Mourinho’s team may be better or worse but always something to grab onto: his legs. The Madrid is faster on the run, a key factor if you’re playing against as it seems. Now, whites need not to lose it in 3 passes . If you move from direct steal Barca without sustained effort to recover and eventually bottling. In contrast, if Xabi Alonso, Khedira and Ozil support outward from the sides and vent pressure losses so aggressive after the Blaugrana may find Christian and Di Maria on the sides and perhaps see the magnificent uncheck Higuain to back, perhaps the best in La Liga. As precipitates walk, accuracy drops, the mind focuses too much on defense and the field will make them uphill.
Ozil / Lass: it is speculated the possible inclusion of Lass by Ozil. I do not know if it will, or if in case you will do well to Mourinho, but this year, Real Madrid has a lot of whip up and I think the game deserves to put all of onset. Ozil is the only one capable of playing first tap 3/4 and I think it will be necessary. Lass provides work but also disorder and may dislodge the path of Xabi Alonso and Khedira. It is true that generate superior Barca in the middle but that’s not really important because you have lost possession but the play with 5 there. I understand the dilemma that is posed to Portuguese : get behind and pull against ( Inter ) vs. out with the whole class and ask for an effort to punish the good with the ball ( Villarreal recently).
Di Maria on the left: I bet on Di Maria in Marcelo left to help on defense. The Argentine has proven to be very cool and fast and Marcelo, despite being in a great time, have to suffer with Messi and Alves insurance. In addition, the back of Alves will leave spaces to attack whether it’s Di Maria as a Christian who play there. In any case, Guardiola does not worry so much what Alves but leave space between plants. Both tend to Busquets and Piqué successfully cover rises Brazil Eno, the problem is the distance created between Pique and Puyol when that happens, something that can punish Madrid if he can create these situations.
Iniesta as a differential: Andres Iniesta will be the player of control for whites. Starting from behind or from the end, for right or left, their resources and driving pass undetected. He has to defend zonally because the man you lost by getting you out of place field. In the zone, intelligence tracking causes problems in areas shared between players. That is, appears zonal divisions and raises questions between the two players who could go to mark, which gives an advantage to think and execute it is differential. Xavi will have its weight in the circulation, creating a lot of danger if released about feet above, but for me Iniesta is key. Beyond Messi, to be disconnected for 90 minutes today is still impossible.
Victor Valdés and Casillas, fundamental: the example of Victor Valdes last year is instructive: capital little work but for the result. His point-blank stop to Christian allowed the club will take the party later, that goal would have put things uphill to a Real Madrid had gone very plugged into the Camp Nou. Casillas, used to having more work in the classics, must be a hundred percent for Mourinho take out booty morning.
Plan B: schemes Mourinho and Guardiola are more flexible than they appear and may become more offensive or more defensive through sheer turnover between players or tactical. Guardiola already tried variations of 1-4-3-3 several times as the defense of 3, Alves joined the media as well as the exchange between Messi and the rest of the front, or the situation of Iniesta as false end. Madrid is more rigid in their training but has more ability to change the trend from the bench: Lass to increase the intensity, Benzema to give another dimension to the attack, Pedro Leon if the computer is thrown up, Arbeloa if the sides suffer too much …
The importance of the Nou Camp: Barcelona say they have won easier to Madrid at the Bernabeu in the Camp Nou in recent seasons. To me that is an exception. The field is vital factor in these confrontations where the public can be pulled whistling and shouting for 90 minutes. The atmosphere is bestial and play at home is critical to decant favoritism. There is a hidden reality is that the whites are worth 2 of 3 results. This task, however, will become an impossibility if the marker is advanced in Barcelona. For Mourinho has to be an obsession to keep a clean sheet because traced to Barça is complicated, but at home also …
Expectations: In principle, the attacks are imposed on the defenses. However, the tension surrounding the game can ultimately detract from what we see . It happened in a way last year, where the game ended a little disappointing. I, personally, I have great faith to the party. Beyond that there are many or few goals, I think there are a lot of football, great intensity and a lot at stake for anyone to sleep. Hopefully it will not break soon the result and has broken for a while. Why not, good luck to the referee, hopefully not harm the show with some controversy transcendent.
Real Madrid and Valencia gave us a memorable meeting on the green baize at the Santiago Bernabeu lacked only goals to round.
Valencia went without Roberto Soldado, with discomfort, implying that the game was lost. But none of that. The Valencian left plugged tremendously from the first minute of play. Topal, Parejo and Tino Costa is understood to perfection in midfield while Piatti and Feghouli took advantage of the good work of Aduriz in their efforts to fight with the central Real Madrid.
Whites, meanwhile, came up with the attacking trio to outflank the defensive network of Unai Emery. The plan was not all bad as Real Madrid began the meeting with the stampede so on, something that reflected Cristiano Ronaldo with individual shots that put them at serious risk to Guaita who became a star of the match against the forecasts football.
The pace was frantic. Chances followed and every ball was played as if it were your last. The suits also showed up two shots to repel spectacular Cristiano Ronaldo and Tino Costa, who certainly deserved to enter. Casillas broke the clearest of Valencia boots Guaita Jordi Alba and pulled out a spectacular hands shot Benzema twice, Cristiano Ronaldo and many other Di Maria, who was one of the best bets of the team after its entry into the rest. The end of the meeting turned into a monologue of Real Madrid in search of a goal that would prevent the approach of FC Barcelona, but Guaita and smiled so that if the whites in the past, this time it was on their side.
Thus, the Valencia takes an important point in his career for the third place finish while Real Madrid will begin to see the wolf ears with FC Barcelona to just four points behind with a classic gradient and with visit of Jose Mourinho at the Vicente Calderon on Friday.
In football, as in real life, giving comparisons will lead to debate two situations. Nobody likes them but we all just relying on them to judge or assess the worth of a team or a player. This Saturday there have been several circumstances that lead to this.
The first was the goal from Karim Benzema against Osasuna. As the Frenchman scored the goal sought worldwide simile with a goal from Marco Van Basten in the final of Euro 1988. Two great goals worthy of keeping in the retina of any football fan.
The following comparison came with the current top scorer in the league. Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals and one to forward Lionel Messi in their struggle to be the top scorer. Comparisons were chasing each day, no longer speaks only of runs but finds the time any of them exceed the record that Christian left last season with forty-one goals.
The last of the comparisons also talks about goals, but in this case speaks of the goals scored by a team in a season. In the thirty rounds played the Real Madrid has scored one hundred goals and is only seven to match the best record in history. Eight days to score at least seven goals and re-motivate those odious comparisons between it and the Real Madrid or even among the white team and Barcelona one hundred and five goals.
The question is simple, why compare when the simplest thing is to enjoy both of these players and the clubs they belong?
According to the study, non-believers tend to identify more with the club, while the most religious people are inclined to Real Madrid.
Specifically, 50% of respondents claiming to be non-believers are declared Barca fans, while only 11% of this group of respondents who claims not to believe claims to be a fan of the team merengue. By contrast, among Catholics (who practice their faith to some extent) the preference lies with the Real Madrid: 40% of them follows the white set, ten points more than those who follow the Blaugrana team.
As noted by Sport.es daily, although the study does not address specifically the nuances in terms of geographical area and different religious customs in each province, very significant yields data on the faith of the fans. Read the rest of this entry »
Dozens of fans of Real Madrid began arriving shortly after midnight at the iconic Cibeles fountain after the final whistle of the King’s Cup against FC Barcelona to celebrate the conquest of a title as the white team had 18 years without to win.
After the beep, which ended 120 minutes of stroke in Valencia’s Mestalla stadium, the fans ‘meringues’ started coming to the goddess Cybele, the symbol of Real Madrid to celebrate the King’s Cup against arch rival achieved.
The rain that from early in the night fell steadily in the capital did not prevent fans travel to the Cibeles fountain, well protected by fences and where the City deployed a special security device to potential crowds. Read the rest of this entry »
The Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, located in the city Valdebebas sports, was the scene where Jose Mourinho made a gift of Three Kings Day to their fans, who packed the locations 7000 and enjoyed a session confirmed the recovery of Sergio Ramos. Real Madrid completed a special training with the absences of Pepe, with permission of the coaching staff for the sanction to be met at the Granada, or the injured Angel Di Maria and Fabio Coentrao, breaking down.
The good news is full recovery of Sergio Ramos of muscle injury. Andalusian defender completed at the same rate as their peers last week’s training and is able to hold back in the league encounter at the Granada. The announcement of the club of the day open house , meant that from early morning and Early in the morning, had many fans queuing to occupy one of the seats in the stadium Alfredo Di Stefano.
With audiences of all ages and a clear majority of children, enjoyed the Madrisistas each share of training. Mourinho divided into two groups to their players and was moving through all zones of the field. Each exercise was on a site so that all might see their idols up close. The name of Mourinho and the Iker Casillas were the most crowded chanted in the stands of the stadium, where they could see many signs, many of them asking for gifts t-shirts and boots to the Real Madrid players.
The homegrown Carvajal, Morata, Nacho and Jesus reinforced the first team training, which lasted an hour and consisted of exercises with the ball, touch and pressure test, partidillo small spaces and goals in a match end which delighted the fans. Since 12 October, Columbus Day, not enjoying an open workout on your computer.
Given the expected output than Gago of Real Madrid are two teams from the Premiership, Liverpool and Aston Villa, who have begun to take positions to try to gain the services of Argentine midfielder.
The arrival of Sahim and Altintop to the Bernabeu, coupled with his constant injuries this season, so practically closed the final stage of Argentine Real Madrid, which for some weeks and discussed with your representative, Marcelo Lombilla, the options offered by the market for his career.
For his age (25 years), Gago has sign on the top European leagues, so the player discards the return to Argentina. The main obstacle to his departure from Madrid is your record, two million euros that some other teams in the Premier would pay. The British web ‘Footylatest.com’ cites in particular two, Aston Villa and Liverpool, who seem willing to engage in a battle for his signature.
Both places seem to the taste of the player, which so far is silent on his future, although this seems to point at Anfield to put under the command of Kenny Dalglish , who had already communicated his intention to give Liverpool the lead of the Argentine soccer team.
xPro Financial Services Ltd (FxPro), the global leader in retail brokerage and CFD trading FX, announced today that it will be the main trading partner of Aston Villa Football Club.
FxPro Financial Services Ltd (FxPro), the global leader in retail brokerage and CFD trading FX, announced today that it will be the main trading partner of Aston Villa Football Club since July 2010 in a deal for the next three years. As part of the agreement, FxPro will appear on the equipment of the Club and on the shirt for next season will be presented on July 15 in Birmingham.
The innovative partnership between Aston Villa and Acorns – the largest provider of hospital services for children with disabilities in the UK – will continue, with Acorns and became the official beneficiary of the Club and FxPro developing a strong commitment to supporting joint initiatives.
“We are extremely pleased and excited to begin our new partnership with FxPro,” said Paul Faulkner, CEO of Aston Villa Football Club. “This reflects our continued growth as a club after a season in which he finished sixth in the Premier League for the third consecutive year while also we got to Wembley twice – competing in the final of the Carling Cup and FA Cup semi-final”. Read the rest of this entry »
He played the fourth round of the Permian League maintains dominance of the two teams returned to Manchester and still thumping hits, Rooney scored again a triplet, the star forward scored the Red Devils at 20, 25 and 68 minutes of play, the other two goals came courtesy of the Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, who scored his first 2 goals this season after five minutes and 58 minutes.
Citizens For their part, won their fourth straight win thanks to the good performance from Carlos Tevez and Kun Aguero, Tevez showed the high level that led him to be the top scorer last season and Kun meanwhile continues to have high level the City with which to score his first hat trick achievement in England in order to enact the 3-0 win over Wigan.
Meanwhile, Chelsea scored a major victory at the Stadium of Light after beating Sunderland 2-1 on goals from the English John Terry and Daniel Sturridge, while Arsenal rallied from a poor start to the season with a win 1 -0 over Swansea City on a goal by Andrei Arshavin to Russia after 41 minutes of the first part.
Liverpool lost their unbeaten record after losing at the Britannia Stadium before against Stoke with a penalty goal Walters executed by the minute 20. Read the rest of this entry »
The new Aston Villa striker Darren Bent said he can not wait to play in a “big club”, after completing his transfer from Sunderland.
Bent will be officially unveiled as a player Villa on Tuesday night, following his move from the Stadium of Light for an undisclosed amount, but believed it was for a figure close to £ 24,000,000 including accessories.
The former leader of Charlton and Tottenham has signed a four and a half years with Villa and becomes the second signing of Gerard Houllier January, after Jean Makoun, who arrived from Lyon for £ 6,000,000 last week.
Bent completed the medical examination and agreed personal terms and will be available to make his Villa debut against Manchester City on Saturday at Villa Park.
“Aston Villa is a massive football club and as soon as I heard they were interested in signing him, wanted to join,” said Bent. “The size of the football club and the club’s history are important reasons for me to come here.”
“There are some top players, superior in this case, the actual quality, and I have talked to the coach and the president about his ambitions for the club, so I’m very excited to be part of what we hope to achieve.” Read the rest of this entry »