Tag Archive for ‘El Clasico’

Mourinho: “Benzema and Higuain won’t start together”

Following are the comments by Mourinho on tomorrow’s first Clasico of the season at Camp Nou. Benzema and Higuain will not play together tomorrow. It is very difficult to say right now which team will play. The team would also like to travel the same day, me too. We will go, rest a bit and [...]

Clasico is finally clinched! Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

1445 - Number of days it had been since we had last gotten three points out of Barcelona in La Liga. The last time was a 4-1 victory on 7 May 2008. 1581 - Number of days it had been since we had won at Camp Nou in La Liga. A 1-0 victory thanks to a [...]

Preview - El Clasico Numero Tres: Champions League Semi-final first leg

It was the press conference to end all press conferences. After months of displaying almost inhuman level of tolerance, Pep Guardiola finally cracked. And boy what a crack it was! I’ll just quote at length here, translation courtesy of Sid Lowe for The Guardian: “We worked together for four years. He knows me, I know [...]

Preview - El Clasico Numero Dos, aka Copa Del Rey final

This preview post comes with less than two hours to go for the Copa del Rey final. As the saying goes, better late than never! To keep this succinct, I’ll break it down into talking points: Reactions from the 1-1 draw on Saturday Perhaps the strongest voice, in light of how Madrid played, surfaced from [...]

Video - Messi smashes the ball into the fans

In the second half of Clasico Part 1 yesterday, Messi smashed the ball right into the faces of the fans. He has the right to go for the ball but seriously, what was he trying to accomplish there? How was it not a yellow card for kicking the ball away/time wasting/intent to injure fans? But [...]