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2 years ago
Man I wish we had Casillas. Such an awesome and respectable keeper who would have won us so many more trophies. Any goal against casillas has to be something special
Jandito (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Then el clasico will no longer interesting because of casillas cleansheet
Maaza (Barcelona) 2 years ago
We should take Casillas on a tour at La Masia goal keeping academy. After that he would be unable to save shots at the near post
Tharius (Real Madrid) 2 years ago
I must say I missed the match, but it appears the vibe on the forums is more of respectful adversaries then Mortal Combat enemies.

I guess that speaks for the quality of the game that was witnessed, all the more reason I got to watch this match.

Hala Madrid, and is it Visca Barca!
Messionage (Barcelona) 2 years ago
I was thinking. Montoya can easily replace Arbeloa in spanish squad. He is is definitely more skilled in my opinion! And not only spain, I think barca should give him more play time! He definitely deserves it!
Jeroen (Barcelona) 2 years ago
He already replaced him in a Spain game not long ago. He should permanently replace him now if he can play like he did today consistently
WhiteHartRogue (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
I think its strange how the full back positions have been the weak links for Spain (except for when Ramos is at RB)
Josue (Barcelona) 2 years ago
I think that Arbeloa is useless.... I don't understand why he starts for RM or for Spain. He fouls often.... Gets carded often.... And doesn't contribute in a way that guarantees automatic starting.... So weird.

Any of you think he's so good?
Weegeez (Barcelona) 2 years ago
I wonder how Madrid would do if Pepe, Ramos, Arbeloa, and Marcelo were all out, would they still be able to stand up to us, considering we have Puyol, Pique, Abidal and Alves out
Jandito (Barcelona) 2 years ago
In that case, prolly cuenca, tello, thiago, and jonathan dos santos will scores
Messionage (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Lol.... Take a guess! I mean what would messi do to them. Can you imagine any other team going like this against madrid and come out with any points?
Messionage (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Tito really has balls. He put adriano in centre back lol. When I saw our line up, I was like, that's it we are getting r*ped!
Jeroen (Barcelona) 2 years ago
It doesn't matter. Our defence is still spread out too thinly. We knew Abi was gravely injured in the summer, we know Puyol is getting old and is now very susceptible to injuries, we knew we didn't have adequate replacements for Puyol and then we were unfortunate with Piqué.

So basically we should have definitely bought a central defender. And I know I'm not making myself popular, but I'd prefer to have Lloris in our goal too. He's just better than VV, he's still only 25, he's France's keeper and captain and he was cheap
Weegeez (Barcelona) 2 years ago
I agree that Tito should have signed a CB, I was really disapointed when he didn't, then even these injury worries wouldn't hurt us so much. I mean we threw a guy who has only played in wide positions into the back
WhiteHartRogue (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
They would struggle, but not as much, they are pretty well covered where as Barca are in need of a great young CB to take over when Puyol retires, I'm quite surprised they habent got around to it yet
Maaza (Barcelona) 2 years ago
I wanna know what kind of a super power makes Xabi Alonso immune to a second yellow card
Jandito (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Feel bad for Messi, when he scores 2 magical goals, the defence easily conceded...
DaGaza (Real Madrid) 2 years ago
Kinda feel the same for Ronaldo.... We concede a stupid first goal and then Messi comes with an awesome free kick outta' nowhere
Jeroen (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Yeah, those two both deserved a better defence behind them. But then again, they are the numbers 1 and 2 in football, so no defender, midfielder or goalkeeper can ever live up to what they would deserve
JRaty (Barcelona) 2 years ago
I wouldn't go as far as to say that there's no midfield that can do them justice. Both Real Madrid and Barcelona have excellent midfielders, d'Or winners or runner-ups
Jeroen (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Well, sure. Iniesta and Xavi are the best midfielders in the world, but even they are not of Messi's or Ronaldo's level, you have to admit that. Xavi is one of the most brilliant players in the history of the game, Iniesta one of the most gifted, but neither (as midfielders) have the many, many assets Messi and Ronaldo have as strikers
WhiteHartRogue (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
Jereon, the reason they are the 2 best in the game is the reason no1 esle can compare to them, but the midfielders they have behind them are the closest you are gonna' get!
Jeroen (Barcelona) 2 years ago
That's what I'm saying: they are the closest they can get. Messi and Ronaldo are perhaps the two best players to have ever played the game, so clearly no midfielders in this day and age can really be 'worthy' of being in their team. And by that I mean: if a team was composed of players who are as good in what they ought to do as Messi is in what he does, they'd deserve each other.

No player 'deserves' to play with Messi. A bit of a weird expression, but I think you get my point
Dukeduke (Barcelona) 2 years ago
On a practical note messi's goals were kind of from scratch today though he had some great midfield movement as well. Ronaldo's goals were great shots but were very well set up by madrid's midfield and he really just had to do the finishing work and make the runs
Shazli95 (Real Madrid) 2 years ago
Great to see that you guys stayed calm and sport, fans and players    Must be that amazing curler from messi
Dinglehater2 (West Bromwich Albion) 2 years ago
Lionel Messi has scored more goals against Iker Casillas than any other player in La Liga
Ramesis (Barcelona) 2 years ago
That has been true for a couple of years now bud
Messionage (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Well no wonder he is compared to the football greatests!
Jeroen (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Well, Lionel Messi has scored more than any other player against pretty much any other keeper in any given league he's played in. So yeah...
DaGaza (Real Madrid) 2 years ago
I think Ronaldo also scored most goal on valdes than anyone.... Right? Not comparing.... Just asking
BarcaMyLove (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Torres scored a couple when he was with madrid, thankgod he left. No but that's a interesting question, you might be right
Jeroen (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Our own David Villa scored a bunch against VV too while still at Valencia. And then there's a number of others. I'm not sure Ronaldo's 7 goals (that's it, right?) against VV is a record
Weegeez (Barcelona) 2 years ago
My god, most entertaining match I've seen in a while, clasico never fails to disappoint, and what a performance by the 2 best footballers in the world.

COnsidering we went in 8 points ahead, I am pretty content with a draw, Madrid needed to win a lot more than we did, yet we looked like the more likely team to win at the end, it was kind of disturbing seeing Madrid bring in Essien instead of Modric at such a point in the game
DaGaza (Real Madrid) 2 years ago
Team was gonna' get far too offensive.... Taking di Maria out and placing essien is what gave us so much more pressure in the last minutes of the game.... But he did it with an offensive mindedness.... With essien and khedira on the field it meant that kaka wouldn't have to mark and could play offensively to try and win the game for Madrid.... Placing modric at that moment would have given chances for khedira and xabi to get second yellows and xabi already deserved a second yellow way early in the second half
2 years ago
Wow Messi was superb today. MOTM for me. He dribbled trhough madrids whole team from end to end. He scored 2 beautiful goals. The first one he had to open his body up and touch it to the far post. If you play football its more difficult then it looks.

Can we also say he's a freekick specialist now? Or does he still have nore to prove?
DerBomber (Real Madrid) 2 years ago
As far as free kick specialists go, I still don't think any player can beat Beckham. We've seen many excellent free kick takers, and Messi would be one of them, but at the very top of the line, it would have to be Beckham without any doubt. Names like Carlos, Juninho, Messi, Ronaldo etc, I think are really good takers, but none of them can ever be comparable to Beckham's I think
Jeroen (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Messi's definitely not yet up there with guys like Beckham, Ronaldinho or Pirlo, but he's never taken them as often as recently either. He might become a specialist, especially since he's been taking them so well lately. To mention Juninho and Roberto Carlos in the same sentence of free kick ability is just laughable though. Juninho is the best free kick taker I've ever seen, Carlos just blasted it wide all the time. Occasionally it flew in
LeMassiveWenger (Arsenal) 2 years ago
Pierre van Hooijdonk very very good at free kicks
Ramesis (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Juninho is the greatest freekick taker in the history of the game - that's for anyone that knows a thing or two about football
Maaza (Barcelona) 2 years ago
I don't think that Ronaldo is a good free kick taker anymore
LeMassiveWenger (Arsenal) 2 years ago
Van Hooijdonk has one oh the best goal/free kick ratio
Ramesis (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Yeah, what Jeroen said...
DerBomber (Real Madrid) 2 years ago
I personally prefer Beckham's. The angle of the curve looks alot more aesthetically pleasing that any other player I've ever seen. Hence for me, Beckham over Juninho.

Edit: Not the Madrid or Galaxy Beckham, the Utd Beckham
LeMassiveWenger (Arsenal) 2 years ago
Shunsuke Nakamura is the best free kick taker i've had the pleasure of watching.

Remember him scoring last minute winners against man United twice! In the champions league
Blackstyle88 2 years ago
@LMW.... It was David Beckham...
LeMassiveWenger (Arsenal) 2 years ago
You can't forget Del piero, Ronaldinho, Juninho, Mihajlovic
2 years ago
Lol well I'm not comparing him to juninho everyone knows juninho is a legend in freekicks and easily the best from any distance. I'm asking if we can say a freekick by Messi is now considered dangerous?
Jeroen (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Well why don't you ask Casillas that question? Of course Messi's direct free kicks are now dangerous, I think that much is very clear now. He's been on target with about half of them, and scored about half of those that were in fact on target
Kingleo (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Mihajlovic, Juninho and Zico are the best free kick takers ever.    The best in the world right now at freekicks is probably Kolarov
AhmadSK (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Why does Villa never really seem to play in this big matches anymore?
CheMaradona 2 years ago
He is old and broke his leg in two.... Patience dude. Patience
Ltm017 2 years ago
I honestly don't see why Villa didn't play. Imagine if it was him taking a shot instead of tired Pedro
Jeroen (Barcelona) 2 years ago
He would have never made that run Pedro made though. Villa's only half as fast. And that's no insult to Villa, that's a compliment to Pedro's pace. Especially so late in the game, it was impressive
Messionage (Barcelona) 2 years ago
So what are your thoughts on the game?

I personally would consider this as a win for ourselves. I mean 8 points lead. We were definitely underdogs going in given that puyol and pique were not going to play. And with, a draw we retain our 8 point lead. This will definitely keep Madrid on the hunt. We can afford to slip down, they can't. So all in all I think this result is pretty decent for us
Kingleo (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Defence needs to wake up
Maaza (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Defence needs to exist
Jeroen (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Yeah, basically we just need Puyol and Piqué back
Messionage (Barcelona) 2 years ago
@ Maza.... Funny but true! I think its time barca finally invest in a center back or start utlizing Bartra. And not to mention Montoya. I think its time he gets more play time!
Braska (Barcelona) 2 years ago
It might seem like a win situation for us. However, lets not forget that La Liga is not all about Madrid now. There are other teams that have narrowed the gap due to this draw. We can't afford to lose more point now. I am sure that things are going to get more interesting as this complex competition progress
Messionage (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Yes true! I agree. Plus our second classico is very early in the season(if I can remember correctly its like the 24th game of the league). So yes its definitely not just about madrid!
Kingleo (Barcelona) 2 years ago
La Pulga never disappoints
Istogu (Barcelona) 2 years ago
What a golden chances we miss tonight ohhhhhhhh got
Luvdgame (Barcelona) 2 years ago
I wonder what would have been the result if we played more comfortable with our full defence in place.... I am still saying this a anyplace anytime that madrid can't stand our fire works with our defence in shape.... I really miss abidal and puyol everytime we play a really important game.... I wonder why we lost the ball so much than madrid gain it from us.... But its a well played game by us and a draw was worth it.... But I wonder what the sign cr7 was showing off.... The two hands close to his eyes.... But I really admire the tactical play employed by tito but there were some mistakes that needed to be improved by the second half which he did to an extent but overall it was a very impressive game.... Kudos to both team
Blackstyle88 2 years ago
4-1 Barca...
Ltm017 2 years ago
Isn't it interesting that not many people are not talking about Barca defence being weak?

I think if we were at full strength things would have been better for us
Mvspanol (Real Madrid) 2 years ago
To be honest, I think both teams are hurting at defence. You guys are missing players and our side has just lost its quality on defence this season...



   
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