Read here why it is so difficult to celebrate: Barca through, but time is up
Jose Mourinho demonstrated his ability as a superb coach once more. Wednesday’s Copa del Rey second leg between Barca and Real Madrid clearly demonstrated that the gap between the teams is closing. It took Mourinho a while to find the right way and tools, but today’s performance will give Real much more leverage in the coming weeks and the next Clasico’s. Real dominated the first half while stunningly falling behind 2-0 and much of the second half. Barca had to make it to the end hanging on on nothing else than their teeth. This has been the closest of matches of the past 9 or so. Continue reading
Today is soccer day: 2:30pm, Fox Soccer Channel, Liverpool – Manchester City, 2nd leg, Carling Cup
4:00pm, GolTV, El Clasico, Barca – Real Madrid, one of the biggest soccer matches, the world is watching.
Between the Clasico’s, Simon Harris and Nic Aldam discuss Barca’s week and a preview on Wednesday’s Clasico at Camp Nou. Listen here!
Farley: Pride no longer on Jose Mourinho’s side – La Liga News | FOX Sports on MSN.
These days pride isn’t going to win a game against Barca. Once and for all, and for a few month more, at least, this is the best team out there. You have two choices, stay at home and give the game away, or you go out and try as good as you can to win the game. Trying not losing by too much, or possibly get a point is the same as staying at home. Continue reading
Corrigan: Wisdom of Guardiola shines through again – La Liga News | FOX Sports on MSN.
It is awesome to see how a coach can make an impact on a game. There is currently no other that has such a visible impact on a game. Guardiola played the game and he has the ability to put himself on the field and see it from a players view and make decisions accordingly.
Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona: Holders control season’s first Clasico – La Liga News | FOX Sports on MSN.
With a little luck and hanging on for a little while, Barca did it again and left the Bernabeu as the winner. Tragic hero of the game, Cristiano Ronaldo who left two great opportunities on the table.
Today’s result leaves Barca on top of the table with Madrid having a game on hand.
Horncastle: Bet against Barcelona at your peril – La Liga News | FOX Sports on MSN.
El Clasico – Everything is discussed to the maximum. The two best teams in world football meet today at the Bernabeu in Madrid. Everything is possible. Last year, Barca dominated the scene for the most part. This year, if you don’t see the major improvement at Real, you might be in for a bad surprise.…Read more
Karanka: Real will not alter approach – La Liga News | FOX Sports on MSN.
Aitor Karanka, Real’s #2 coach, stated in a press conference that Real will not change their game for the Clasico. “This is one game and there are three points at stake and that’s it”.