3 Points. That’s the number of points that our boys won in that hard-fought match at the Cornelia El Prat last night.3 Points. That’s also the exact number of points that separate us from co-leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. . In any other season from the past, Madridistas all around the world would have preferred to see the ‘usual turn of events’ – for Atletico to hand us 12 points: by losing to us (via self-destruction) and beat Barcelona in the season’s rare moment of lucidity. This however, isn’t like any other season. Atletico have the look of a team that will steamroll their way to the title if allowed to go unchecked. And for this reason, there were probably no Real Madrid fans watching the events at the Calderon last Saturday hoping for an Atleti win. The best result in that match would have been a draw. And the best result for Sunday night was of course a Real Madrid win. And so here we are with those exact events having taken place over the weekend. Atleti and Barca Draw. Real Madrid More >
Real Madrid v Celta Vigo Jornada 18, La Liga BBVA Estadio Santiago Bernabeu 19:00 CET ___________________________
The winter break has finally come to a close and our beloved Real Madrid finally return to action Monday in a home clash against Celta Vigo, so here’s a quick preview to help you get back in the swing of things.
Despite murmurings surrounding the futures of Xabi Alonso and Casillas, we generally haven’t endured as much transfer speculation this winter break as in years past, and this has a lot to do with the fact that the squad is fairly deep and there are few viable options available to strengthen those parts of the team that some would argue do need improvement. Ancelotti has claimed that there will be no departures or arrivals this transfer window; the next few weeks will reveal if this turns out to be the case.
Before discussing our team however, let’s do the gentlemanly thing and introduce our guests first:
Celta Vigo is a team I have something of a soft spot for following their impressive feats in the late ‘90s and early 2000s. This is also the team that gave us two of our most important yet under-appreciated players More >
Real Madrid close out the calendar year by traveling to the Mestalla to take on ninth placed Valencia. Madrid have remained unbeaten in their last eleven games and will look to finish the year with the streak intact. (more…)