Sorry for the lateness. Here’s to Madrid turning things around at home for the home fans and claiming the first trophy of the campaign.
Squad List: Casillas, Adán y Jesús Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo, Albiol, Arbeloa, Varane y Nacho Özil, Modric, Kaká, Xabi Alonso, Granero, Khedira, Lass, Callejón y Di María Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Higuaín y Morata
My wife and I have started to teach our 15-month old son the nursery rhymes: “The wheels on the bus go…. Round and round (3x)… The wheels on the bus go round and round all through the town…” . With this tune stuck in my mind, I found myself singing to it with a new set of words in the wake of last night’s stinker vs. Getafe (with an ironic, sarcastic and creepy twist): “The Alarm Bells in Madrid are going… Ring, Ring, Ring (3x)… The Alarm Bells in Madrid are going Ring, Ring, Ring – all through the club…” . 3 matches, 0 wins. 2 La Liga matches – both with goals to lead the match scored in the first half by Higuain and assisted by Di Maria – both with goals conceded in the second half off dead ball situations. The similarities are as alarming as they are damning. Real Madrid looked sloppy, lacking sharpness/freshness and most disturbing of all: bereft of ideas. What the hell is going on? . The More >
Today Real travels to Getafe in hopes of turning around what some say has been a rough start to the 2012/13 campaign. The Coliseum Alfonso Perez has been a relatively tricky venue for the Whites, although in the last seven meetings Madrid have come out victorious in all seven matches. I expect Mou to change the lineup a tiny bit to compensate for the Super Copa, but the regular stars to feature all at some point or another. Here’s to the Whites getting their first victory of the season away from from. Hala Madrid!
And again as was the case in midweek, we are currently without CoverItLive so we are going to have to resort to using Disqus to post and comment on the match.
Squad List: Casillas, Adán y Jesús Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Coentrão, Albiol, Arbeloa y Varane Özil, Xabi Alonso, Granero, Khedira, Lass, Callejón y Di María Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Higuaín y Morata
Real Madrid Castilla finally made the jump up from Segunda B to start fighting among tougher opposition of Segunda. After missing out on promotion 2 years ago in the playoffs, it seemed like Castilla was set to stay in Segunda B after losing some of its best players to La Liga teams (Sarabia, Fran, Juan Carlos). But the group of players from last year fought well and hard to gain promotion, and by the end of the season, they made it seem like it was too easy, winning the Segunda B division after beating Cadiz 8-1 on aggregate. The stars of the team where Joselu (top goal scorer with 26 goals), Carvajal (top assister from RB), Jese (all goals went through him) and Morata (both goals and assists).