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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.
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.
Maccabi Tel Aviv is the second finalist of the Final Four, after annihilating Real Madrid in the second semi-final of the night. Chuck Eidson was the undisputed leader of the “Yellow” team with an amazing statline.
After watching a slow paced first game (Montepaschi Siena-Panathinaikos) everyone here at Barcelona expected a faster and more fluid game, but their expectations weren’t met. The game started off slowly with Real Madrid opening the score with Tomic, 0-2. Schortsianitis was the go-to-guy for Maccabi, making the score 5-6. With the score tied at 8-8 and less than three minutes to go Hendrix committed an unsportsmanlike foul on Tomic, but Real Madrid could only score two points, 8-10. Pnini gave the lead to his team in the end of first quarter, 14-12. Read the rest of this entry »
Real Madrid, winner of Atletico 3-1 thanks to a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday night, took a major step towards the semi-finals of the Spanish Cup, 24 hours after his archrival FC Barcelona Betis has atomized (D2) 5-0 with a hat-trick from Lionel Messi.
Real, who made the decision thanks to goals from Sergio Ramos, Cristiano Ronaldo and Measur Ozil has yet been conducted after the opening goal by Diego Forlan in the 7th minute.
Upset and foolishly encouraged by their fans, Madrid then rushed to the onslaught of goals for Atletico. On one of their many attacks, they logically equalized by Sergio Ramos who took over a corner kick by Di Maria (14th). And with a little more success, Cristiano Ronaldo, author of a tripling in La Liga side Villarreal (4-2), or Di Maria would have to give a deserved Merengues before the break.
After the break, José Mourinho’s men had to wait the hour to take the lead through Cristiano Ronaldo to the inevitable (61st), ideally served by Ozil who closed the festival’s offensive at the last minute Real taking advantage of a defensive error by Atletico.
In the other match of the day, Almeria beat Deportivo La Coruna 1-0, while Villarreal and Sevilla were left on the river score 3 to 3, Wednesday.
Real Madrid, who has managed his perilous trip to the nearby Getafe Monday night (3-2), closing the 17th day of the Championship of Spain, came back within two points of leaders FC Barcelona.
Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring on a penalty generous (11e). Özil, on a pass to Di Maria masterful, doubled the lead at 19. Getafe, coached by former Real Madrid star middle, Michel, who fielded four players Monday trained at Real (Codina, Miguel Torres, Mosquera and Parejo) reduced the mark with a shot clear of Parejo (29th).
Ronaldo, well served by Benzema put Real to the shelter at 57th. But he still doubted until the end after the new score reduction Getafe signed Albin (85th), just minutes after the exclusion of one of the Real defenders, Arbeloa.
Villarreal, who dominated Almeria (2-0), confirmed its third place with five points ahead of fourth, Valencia, who had repulsed Sunday Espanyol (2-1).
Villarreal, the club probably has the most competed in the game with Barcelona this season, has quietly imposed, with a goal in each period (Catala, 22nd and Borja Valero, 58th).
Mallorca has signed the card of the day (3-0) against Hercules Alicante, with a goal, the third, by the French Michael Pereira (50th). Barca had merely one goal to beat newly promoted Levante Sunday at Camp Nou (2-1).
In the absence of Messi is the connection Pedro Alves who was due to good organization of the club Valencia. First a small festival of Brazilian who was slow to take before serving Pedro country whose shot deceived Reina (1-0, 47th).
At the 59th, which took over Pedro Alves served without calculating and beat Reina with a beautiful curling shot. Less solid than usual behind with a unique central hinge (Abidal, Busquets), Barça was done by surprise Stuani, Valdes who had shot a magnificent volley (80th).
To preserve its last goal lead, Barça rushed to the attack (Villa, 85th, and Alves, 87th). Without success but finally with three points at the end.
After the break, the script followed by the same path. No clear dominant on grass, looking for his first goal for Atletico with more conviction and intention Madrid looks forward his attack on the fast torn from their forwards. After several shots far, the best chance of Forlan had a volley that hit the crossbar of the goal Real Madrid.
Atlético’s first goal was never so close. Madrid still depended on the Christian and Özil torn, which created a lot of danger in the goal of de Gea. In the final minutes, with the entry of Benzema, White’s attack took another breath.
French must recognize the change in recent games. Has not scored, but his decision making has improved dramatically. His boots were born the last occasion the match, as one of Marcelo, who caught on another big game. In the end, victory of Madrid, which remains undefeated leader in the league? Atletico harvest another poor result in the white course but it goes with the feeling of fighting to the end.
In his day criticized Calderon for having to pay almost necessarily the 94 million euros, a year later, that figure would seem profitable to the president of Real Madrid.
White Club president has answered Antena3.com users in a digital meeting. One of the questions, he thought about spending some signings last year such as Cristiano Ronaldo: “The history of Real Madrid has shown that those who seem more expensive signings have always been the cheapest and who have given us the global dimension that we enjoy today. ”
The value of Portuguese was one of the points not sat well with Perez on his arrival to the presidency of Real Madrid. Ramon Calderon, months before his departure from Santiago Bernabeu, had closed the transaction with a penalty of 30 million euros in case of not reaching completed. Now, Florentino rectified and recognizes the wisdom of the investment.
In addition, the white president has spoken of possible signings. So, has confirmed that the club has made no management to sign Cesc Fabregas, not by Maicon, and said “of transfers not to talk, you have to make.” Questioned by the addition of Brazil international Maicon, Florentino Perez has noted: “We have not spoken in regard to new hires, I think there’s no hurry. But Maicon is one of the great players who are in office.” Read the rest of this entry »