Well, I am not adhering to Real Madrid strictly, but that is the most club I like in Spanish La Liga. How about you? I think if you are not pick Real Madrid as your favorite club, I guess you are a Barcelona fans, right?
Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona
As my thought about el clasico in 26th jornada, Real Madrid won although Mourinho played his rotation, save the key players to confront Manchester United in 2nd leg Champions League, such as Ronaldo, Ozil, Di Maria, and Khedira. They intended to get at least 1 point, because their gap to Barcelona is 16 points. It’s almost mission impossible for them to grab the top of the table.
Real Madrid has defeated Barcelona 2-1 with goal from Benzema and Sergio Ramos. Messi equalised first after Benzema’s goal. I think the second half si more dreadful than the first half despite two goals ocurred. After all, I enjoyed the whole game! Hala Madrid!
Manchester United 1-2 Real Madrid
I couldn’t say, what a classy match! Real Madrid goes throuh to quarter final after beat Manchester United 1-2 at The Old Trafford. It was full of drama, brilliant tactic from the both of coach, and referee’s decision that change the game.
Well, in the starting line up, Sir Alex left out Wayne Rooney and Japanese hattrick scorer last match against Norwich City, Shinji Kagawa on the bench. He was favouring Luis Nani and “the giggsy” Ryan Giggs to play his 1000 matches on the flank, Ferdinand and Vidic on the central defense. Meanwhile, Madrid played their best XI, except Gonzalo Higuain was upfront rather than Karim Benzema.
In the first half, the game such a bored game. Madrid can’t open the United’s defense, even a through pass or close range shot. Ryan Giggs played so courageous and he did a much better defensive job than Rooney in Santiago Barnebeu. Xabi Alonso stuck tightly because Wellbeck always preventing him getting anytime on the ball and forcing him into simple negative passes out to the full backs.
Manchester United took the lead after Sergio Ramos’ own goal. He misunderstood to clear Nani’s crossing. But at the 10 minutes earlier in the second half, Turkish referee, Cuneyt Cakir gave Nani a red card for high challenge on Alvaro Arbeloa. A bit controversy, because Nani’s eyes on the ball, not the opponent, and he was trying to control rather than win it from Arbeloa.
Credit must go to Mourinho. He reacted intelligently and quickly. Mourinho directly changed Arbeloa, replaced by Luka Modric. Khedira was going to the right side. It was proven, because Modric equalised with a brilliant long range strike. Real Madrid winning goal presented by United former, CR7. He decided not to celebrate his goal. After referee blew a final whistle, Manchester United was eliminated 1-2 over Real Madrid (aggregate 2-3). Mourinho admitted his team played didn’t well, the best team wast lost.