‘Injured’ Madrid beaten by in form Barcelona.

Luck favours Barcelona this time to win the battle between Real Madrid And Barcelona at Camp Nou.

Barcelona beat Real Madrid 2-0. But scores doesn’t tell everything. Real Madrid also played equal as inspite of severe injury problem as Barcelona but luck was not with them.

Barcelona missed a penalty. Then Barcelona scored from a corner at the late stage of the match. Later at the last minute of the match Barcelona strikes the second goal from a counter attack.

Due to this loss Real Madrid are now 12 points behind to Barcelona.

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Who is responsible for Real Madrid’s bad performance?

I think it is the current Real Madrid management. As a fan I think it’s those people who make Real Madrid policies. Current Authority Real Madrid is completely not experienced and I thin even they don’t know what they are doing.

The authority and policy maker and current management blaming Team Manager Bernd Schuster for the bad performance, but I don’t think the Manager is responsible for it. It is due to complete failure of the Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon and His Sporting Directors. But they are trying to hide their role. They are trying to use their power, sacking the coach and manager and hide their fault.

As a fan I have few words to tell.

Previous season, Real Madrid played beautiful and in style and they became the League Title holder. After that the management’s duty was to hold current players and bring some new face to strengthen the team. But the authority just failed to land any new good player. We only heard a lot of rumor, but they were false. Even the authority failed to hold the current players. They sold out good and key players. Robinho, Julio Baptisa and some other talented players left the club. But no replacement bought for them. As a result Real Madrid team’s morale decreased. Team is now weaker than previous season.

Real Madrid’s this years target was to bring UEFA Champions League Trophy. But it’s seem far way to get it. Barcelona, Manchester United, Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan are far ahead of them. And this is because of current policy makers.

Coach Bernd Schuster again and again asked for a quality scorer stricker. But President and sporting directed didn’t hear him and they just ran for Christiano Ronaldo. As a result they failed to land Christiano Ronaldo but also loose team’s one of the key player and best talent Robinho. The president and Sporting Director can’t ignore this blame.

So I think not the manager or coach should resign or sacked, but The President and  Sporting Director should resign now and bring experienced President and Sporting Director, which will be good for team. And team have to buy some new quality players to replace the players who left the team. Unless in this season, Real Madrid will not able to win any trophy.

EURO 2008: Final*** Germany 0-1 Spain. ***

Germany 0-1 Spain. The scores showing a tight match. Yes, it was a tight match. But I think Spain played much better than Germany and the better team wins the match.

Even the presence of captain Michael Ballack could not help Germany contain a crafty Spanish team that exploited a slow-footed defence and dominated the European Championship final Sunday in every department.

Instead of Germany winning its record fourth title, it was Spain that captured its second championship after decades of trying with a 1-0 win at Ernst Happel Stadium. Luis Aragonés squad overcame a physical German side with a goal from Fernando Torres.

Fernando Torres was the hero for Spain by firing them to Euro 2008 glory against Germany in Vienna – and ending 44 years of underachievement with a 1-0 victory. Fernando Torres simply ran around Philipp Lahm when he scored the winning goal in the 33rd minute. Earlier, he had easily beat Per Mertesacker, Germany’s tallest player, to head against the post.

Spain had a chance to go 2-0 up soon after but the unmarked David Silva badly fluffed his volley after being picked out by Andres Iniesta inside the area.

After the break the Germans sparked into life, with Ballack hitting the side-netting of Iker Casillas’ goal with a volley from the edge of the box soon after, before the Chelsea man and Bastian Schweinsteiger both fired in dangerous crosses.

The match threatened to boil over in the 65th minute when Silva and Lukas Podolski went head-to-head, but despite the appearance of a butt from the Spain man, he escaped a card.

Spain very nearly doubled their lead in the 67th minute when Sergio Ramos broke the offside trap to power a Xavi free-kick goalwards with his head but Lehmann diverted the ball for a corner.

From the corner Iniesta saw his shot cleared off the line by Torsten Frings, before the Barcelona man was denied by Lehmann with another effort soon after.

Luis Aragones’ side still looked the more likely scorers over the closing stages and, with Germany producing nothing to worry Casillas in the Spain goal, the Iberian nation deservedly walked off with the Henri Delaunay trophy.

Heavyweights in European football who produce a constant stream of individual talents, Spain had not won a major tournament since 1964 but finally shook off their tag of being chokers, not able to cope with the pressure of the highest stage.

When Spain goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas accepted the trophy on a stage, the Spanish fans began chanting the melody to their national anthem, which has no words. Thousands of camera flashes went off as the players jumped in place, then headed onto the field to show off their prize.

Match Summary:
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0 – Germany: Lehmann; Fiedrich, Mertesacker, Metzelder, Lahm (Jansen, m.46); Frings, Hitzlsperger (Kuranyi, m.58); Schweinsteiger, Ballack, Podolski; Klose (Mario Gómez, m.79).

1 – Spain: Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Puyol, Marchena, Capdevila; Senna; Iniesta, Xavi, Cesc (Xabi Alonso, m.63), Silva (Cazorla, m.66); Torres (Güiza, m.78).

Goal: 0-1: m.33: Torres took advantage of a pass from Xavi, got past Lahm and kicked the ball over the goalkeeper Lehmann.

Referree: Roberto Rosetti (Italu). Yellow cards for the Germans Ballack (m.42), Kuranyi (m.87) and for the Spaniards Casillas (m.42), Torres (m.74).

EURO 2008: Semi Final (2)*** Russia 0-3 Spain. ***

Spain beats Russia 3-0 to reach final. They will meet Germany in the Final of the EURO 2008.

The match started, Spain quickly got into their stride, and appeared to have the slight edge but the match hasn’t really sparked into life as expected, the first half ended goalless. The torrential rain that has continued throughout the first period may have contributed to the lack of scoring chances, but it was also a result of both defences tightly marking the strikers on each side.

The second half started, and early Spain made the breakthrough exactly at the 50th minute with a goal scored by Xavi Hernandez. after that goal, Xavi Hernandez, Iniesta and Fabregas became more creative and Spain began to look more dangerous.

At the 73rd minute, Guiza who substituted for Torres scored a second goal for Spain. No more than 9 minutes later and exactly at the 82nd minute, Silva added a third goal for Spain to ensure his team’s qualification to the final against Germany. The game ended on the score of 3-0 for Spain.

Spain have not won a major trophy since they landed the European title in 1964, when it was only open to four teams.

EURO 2008: Quarter Final (4)*** Spain 0 (4)-0 (2) Italy. ***

So it is Spain, the fourth team qualified for the semifinals. They will face Russia in the Semifinal who beat Netherlands yesterday with style. But Spain will play Russia in Thursday’s semi-final, having already beaten them 4-1 in their opening Group D match.

Spain beat Italy by 4-2 in the penalty shootout. The match was ended as 0-0 at full time and after extra time the score was same.

The match took on a predictable pattern in the first half with Italy defending resolutely and Spain overplaying the passes and underplaying the urgency.

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas saved penalties from Daniele De Rossi and Antonio Di Natale before Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas buried the winning spot-kick.

Cristiano Ronaldo: I Want to Play for Real Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo has finally broken his silence.

Speaking from the Portugal training camp in Switzerland today, he has finally stated where he intends to play next season: Real Madrid. He told Terra magazine the following:

“I want to play for Real Madrid, but only if it is true they are eager to pay me and Manchester United what they have been saying they will.”

The statement will come as a blow no doubt to Manchester United and all its fans across the world. Ronaldo seemingly thinks his career will progress further if he joins Madrid, and money also seems to be on the mind by the tone of the quote above.

He also added “However, it does not depend on me. It is important to send a message.

“From now on I will not talk again about this until the end of the Euros. It is not worth asking me because I will not reply.”

Looks like United have a crisis on their hands to replace the goals aplenty that Ronaldo provided. Dont know what else to say really. I’m still in shock. Seems money has prevailed once again in luring a superstar to Spain.

I’ll still remember Ronny for the man who broke records, dazzled us with style and speed, and also for driving us toward back-to-back titles and our first European Cup since 1999.

You’re not the first legend to leave the club, and you wont be the last legend to don the red shirt…but no one man is bigger than the team and I’m sure not only Man United fans will echo these thoughts, but football fans in general.

El Clásico: Real Madrid 4-1 Barcelona.

Real Madrid beat Barcelona by 4-1 in El Clásico.

Raul, Robben, Higuan, Ruud Van Nistolrooy were the scorers for Real Madrid while Henry was the scorer for Barcelona.

Real Madrid showed wonderful show and artistic football.

Great win by Real Madrid!

Hala Madrid!!!