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Real vs. Bayern – 5 Key Individual Clashes

It’s here. Our 4th straight semi-final and we find ourselves up against the team that I’ve always feared the most in European competition. There’s plenty of baggage with FC Hollywood, and while this is a team game, great individual performances will go a long way towards giving us the good result we need to make a long overdue appearance in the final.

I’ve written a short slideshow piece about 5 of the key individual battles to watch out for in the 1st leg, check it out here:

Don’t forget to share your post-match comments, observations and questions for the next episode of the Merengue Bites podcast. There will surely be a lot of talking points after the 1st leg, and we’d love to hear your thoughts!

Hala Madrid!!!

Ep. 13, Merengue Bites – Copa Del Rey champions and Champions League hopefuls

Ep. 13 marks a historic Merengue Bites podcast, with all four panelists available for the first time in the 13 weeks we’ve been doing this! Mark, Kaushik, Rahul and Bassam discuss talking points from Real Madrid’s Copa Del Rey championship victory over Barcelona, which will go down in history for Bale’s incredible winner. The guys also look forward to a most intriguing and difficult Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich. It’s truly a huge week for the team, club and all Madridistas.


Subscribe to the podcast by searching for it on iTunes, if you haven’t already! You can access the podcast file here or listen to it using the Soundcloud player below.





Ep. 12, Merengue Bites

Mark and Bassam discuss Real Madrid’s comfortable 4-0 thrashing of Almeria and the nervy 0-2 defeat at Dortmund that preceded it. Also, a look-ahead to the Copa del Rey final and the Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or listen to it below using the Soundcloud player. Hala Madrid!