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Real Madrid, ‘almost’ like Barça

We went from El Clásico that could give La Liga to Madrid, to El Clásico that could end with the coach of La Décima

Real Madrid, ‘almost’ like Barça
Real Madrid, ‘almost’ like Barça

We went from El Clásico that could give La Liga to Madrid, to El Clásico that could end with the coach of La Décima

Cristiano Ronaldo
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BBC will keep being only a great English Television. The possession disappeared and the midfield is not the most creative one anymore. No track of the team that had to dethrone Guardiola's Barça. The idea of "this year Madrid are playing like Barça" vanished. I though that just after Schalke's victory at Bernabéu 3-4.

You can show the opponent everything except your weakness. But Madrid forgot that. In the first minute they felt strong, they though about Barça reaching the six titles and their obsession to beat this record. Like when Cristiano, in the middle of his great moment with his third Balón d'Or on his hands, remembered Messi showing what really matters for him: "I hope to catch Messi." After that (and the famous scream), he has disappeared.

Bernabéu is like a munitions dump, but only sullying coach and some players. Never the box.

Seen from Barcelona, Bernabéu is like a munitions dump, but only sullying coach and some players. Never the box. Curious. Here the order is the opposite: box-coach-players. We will be always different with that. Everything is so perfect that we even do siblinghood dinners better. A barbecue on midday versus a karaoke party with glitter hats at 5am in the morning.

We went from El Clásico that could give La Liga to Madrid, to El Clásico that could end with the coach of La Décima. Poor Carleto. From the team that had to become a milestone to a team that doesn't score. The balance was leaned. But we should observe that with restrained satisfaction. The mistake would be to believe that and end completing the sentence with "... and Barça are like Madrid."