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At work all day, got home to watch the loss. SADNESS :((
Cheer up Che I'll give you a few reasons why.

1. We are still atop the league
2. Suarez was brilliant after 4 months of no league play
3. Neymar is brilliant at 22 and only getting better
4. Pique is gonna retire soon lololol (had to sneak this in there)
5. This loss should give us more motivation to beat them next time
6. You're Argentinian, you're country produced the greatest two players the sport has ever seen!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU5J0aXQzJU

Real vs Barca Highlights.. Enjoy!!
We can't enjoy lmao!! We could make a deal with you though.. We offer you Pique, Shakira, plus 25 million for a 46 year old Maldini?
Add dani alves as well,and make that 25 m in to 24.5 m ;)
+1
add 4ever in that transfer lolol
R. Madrid had goal-scoring opportunities in over 30% of all our corner kicks.

And people used to wonder why Pep would have the squad do "short" corners.

I don't understand all the blaming of individual players. No one played horribly, it was more of a tactical/managerial failing than anything.

We will be fine against the weaker teams in the league. I'm genuinely worried about our chances of tournament progression in the CL (and even the CDR).
+3
Did u not see Pique gave up a penalty when there was no threat behind him?
+3
@Alfrodo

I think you're overreacting just a tiny bit. What surprised me was that Alba wasn't chosen to start and Pique was. Busq had a bad game.

We should have played:

Alves Bartra Mathieu Alba
Rakitic Masch Iniesta
Pedro Messi Neymar

Subs: Xavi, Suarez, Munir, Busq in order of importance..

And individually, if there was one person who played bad, it was Pique. He never seemed comfortable with his challenges. He panicked on crosses and was wrong footed a couple times in the first half. He got away with a foul on Benzema inside the box but then later conceded a blatant penalty.

I really think Bartra deserves to play more. He's a solid CB and is very smart with his decision making.

And Alves... oh poor Alves. He needs to EARN his position.. He was man-handled by Marcelo today.
+1
So I say Pique gave up a penalty and I am butt hurt? Is that now what happened?

We are all commenting here. He said something I replied. What is your problem?
+2
@Futboll, your next comment on this forum will land you on status, so think about what you write.
+2
Pique also made several last ditch tackles or the scoreline would have been worse. The handball was really unlucky.
It was sad to see Enrique making no alteration in tactics except making those subs :/ we kept playing suarez and xavi in the right despite Marcelo's continuous runs and exploits. I couldnt stop myself from shouting when at 80th minute rakitic and co. is just shifting the balls to the wing instead of shooting when there clearly is space.

Messi's work rate has become Adel Taraabt and Pique is permanently Mertasacker with ball skills. Could have easily been a Brazil-Germany at the second half.
+1
Well, we lost to the better team. We just were out of sorts, made to many mistakes. Were we playing at our best, I dont believe so, but also at the same time, i feel we were spared the blushes of a blowout. Real couldve gotten at least 5 easy if it wasnt for some poor passes at the end of it. Also, 2 of the 3 goals Real scored, Barca mistakes. Pique stupidly putting his arm in the way for a penalty, and Iniesta making a unusual mistake that finished us off.

Now as for Messi, I really can't believe that he play very sub par. Honestly, I would say this is one of his worst Bernabeu games hes played. Luis Suarez, he started of very well, and got an assist(couldve had 2 if messi wouldve finished it in front of goal, but good keeping by Iker) Neymar I believe was actually our best player on the day. I did like his movement, and the way he kept attacking, but he couldnt do enough. Honestly, i dont want mathieu playing as our LB ever again. I prefer a Jordi even his small stature cause i believe ball abilities couldve gave us more, plus his speed. And once again, PUT MASCH AS OUR HOLDING MIDFIELDER!!!!!!!!! He can slow down the midfield duo of kroos and modric better than Busi... All credit to Real, they have taken Round 1, but we will be back. And I'll be waiting for the rematch! /Hopefully our Trio of Neymar, Messi, Suarez well coexist musch better by that time.
+3
Suarez isn't match fit, not sure that he should have started.
+1
Suarez was not the problem though, he did fine and didn't complete the whole game
+2
I think both the teams were equally matched. We made mistakes at crucial times. That's the difference between pep and other managers. Pep knew how to go for the jugular after going up a goal. We had chances to completely deflate then but we faltered. I think it was a tactical failure because let's be honest, apart from dropping crosses in and roughing up our forward line with little assistance from the ref, they didn't do much. If lucho didn't know this was going to happen, then he didn't do his homework.
+1
Winning the Clasico is important but let's not forget, this is a rebuilding year for us after all of our transfer mistakes for the past 3-4 years. Its better that we realize which areas need work early in the season than to play really well early (like last year) and get exposed later in the season. Lucho is still working on team line ups. We have lost both games against top teams this year. But both were away games and both showed the same problems. Time for Lucho to work on defense again.
Masch in midfield, bartra mattieu/ vermalen cbs and pique on the bench
Sh*t reffering. Carvajal should have gotten a red(3 yellows today). The last tackle was just wtf? He came in from the BACK with 2 LEGS. If that is not a red idk what is.

PS: Get off Dani's back. Busi and Pique were garbage.
+5
A lot of positives we can take from this game. Let's keep our heads high. The better team won. But I just noticed something and I'm sure many of you have too. Every time we lose in Clasicos, footytube is nice and quite. Most of us go and congratulate them. But every time Madrid loses, it's always all hell breaking lose. They can never admit defeat. Anyways, can't wait for Suarez to start gelling. Damn he had some good moves tonight.
+4
Suarez is THE s**t.

Waaaaayyyyyyyyy better than Sanchez. (shots fired lol)
+7
Well,let's keep it that way.we are cules:)
+1
Honestly looking forward to the front three building their chemistry. Suarez is deadly! But it means Messi will have to track back more if required.
+2
#optimism! But yah cant deny i was expecting way less in someone who didnt play for that long...
Suarez didn't appear to be tired and he was having a better game compared to neymar and messi. Why take him off?
+2
Pecking order
+1
Bad descision, ineista should have been subbed off instead, he was slowing down the game when barca needed a goal, pedro for iniesta would have been way better
First our issues: Our problems with set pieces continue. We had the same problems vs PSG and now with Madrid. Until they scored the 2nd, they were just resorting to dropping in crosses and it was troubling us all night. Our defense can withstand creativity even in transition play but we can't handle anything flying in the air.

Pique needs to be benched and Bartra needs to be given more chances if we want him to develop soon. We chose to drop Alba instead of Alves and it didn't really work out. Alves was poor defending his flank and lethargic moving up. Except for the one mistake, Masch was good. Mathieu was great. Iniesta didn't play his best. Picking Xavi was also a mistake in hindsight. The game needed high intensity and Xavi doesn't have that.

I'd like to see more work from Messi in defense. This walking business isn't doing much. He was also not at his energetic best in attack. Neymar was the one putting in all the effort. It was Suarez' first game so we have to see how he works in other games with Messi and Neymar but it seems like they have some chemistry.

Madrid: Got away with a lot of fouls. Its one of those things that screws up Barca ever since Pep days. Kroos, Modric and Carvajal should have been yellow carded in the first half. Carvajal got one towards the end. The ref pretty much allowed them to take out our players at will. On the other hand, Iniesta, Messi and Neymar went into the book very quickly. James had a very good game. Except for him and Marcelo dropping in crosses, they didn't create much in open play until we were 2-1 down and started pushing up. But they capitalized on our weakness, our mistakes and most importantly, our poor finishing.
Messi played well defensively until that yellow in the 11th. But he just went missing after. Wonder how game would've turned out had he scored that tap in.
+1
Set pieces killed us. They had 3 corners we had 9 but we made nothing out of them except conceding counter attacks.
+1
The yellow he got was for incidental contact. Messi didn't go missing because of the yellow. It was because of what the ref was allowing Madrid to do. Most refs would allow that especially so early in the game. This ref allowed Modric, Carvajal and Kroos to take out Neymar and Messi all game. Basically, a player is allowed 2 heavy tackles until he's cautioned. If you allow not one, but all their players 5-7 heavy tackles, you're pretty much allowing them to kill the attack.
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GA
GF
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D
W
Pl
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22
20
3
23
1
1
7
9
1
21
23
10
33
2
0
7
9
2
20
12
8
20
1
2
6
9
3
19
7
8
15
1
1
6
8
4
17
7
7
14
1
2
5
8
5
16
5
11
16
1
4
4
9
6
14
5
7
12
2
2
4
8
7
12
-1
8
7
2
3
3
8
8
11
-1
12
11
3
2
3
8
9
10
-2
11
9
3
4
2
9
10
10
-6
12
6
4
1
3
8
11
9
-1
10
9
3
3
2
8
12
9
-3
10
7
4
3
2
9
13
9
-7
13
6
4
3
2
9
14
8
-6
12
6
5
2
2
9
15
7
-8
19
11
5
1
2
8
16
6
-4
14
10
5
3
1
9
17
5
-8
14
6
4
5
0
9
18
5
-13
21
8
6
2
1
9
19
5
-19
23
4
6
2
1
9
20
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UEFA Champions League Table

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GA
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W
Pl
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0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
21
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
22

UEFA Champions League Table

Form
PTS
GD
GA
GF
L
D
W
Pl
Pos
7
2
3
5
0
1
2
3
1
6
2
4
6
1
0
2
3
2
2
-2
5
3
1
2
0
3
3
1
-2
3
1
2
1
0
3
4

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