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: Semi Final (1)*** Germany 3-2 Turkey. ***

Germany makes it to the final. Turkey’s dream end here.

Germany just beat Turkey by 3-2. Thrilling match! What a match!
A goal then ck and another goal then other team come back. At last Germany scored at the last time of the second half and won the match. But both the team played excellent football. What a match!

What a match! What a match! What a match!
That’s what I can only say.

Turkey did some things differently in this game. It took the lead. It controlled much of the play. Then the pattern of its earlier games appeared to reassert itself. Germany took the lead. Once again Turkey struck back very late. But after Semih Senturk scored in the 86th minute, the plot changed. Philipp Lahm scored the winner for Germany.

Turkey took the lead in the 22nd minute on Ugur Boral’s goal, and Germany responded five minutes later when Bastian Schweinsteiger scored.
After 79 minutes, just as the game seemed to be slipping into a lull, Lahm lofted a high, floating ball into the penalty area. As it dropped, goalkeeper Rustu Recber charged for a ball he would not reach, and defender Mehmet Topal did not react aggressively enough. Miroslav Klose beat both to the ball and headed into the empty goal.

Once again the Turks hit back. Defender Sabri Sarioglu left Lahm stranded with a quick sleight of foot, raced to the goal line and aimed a ball at the goalmouth. As goalkeeper Jens Lehmann knelt carefully to catch it, Senturk sprinted in and placed the ball delicately between him and the post in the 86th minute.

In the final minute, the Germans pressed. Lahm ran toward the goal and exchanged passes with Thomas Hitzlsperger. When the ball came back, he found himself running unchallenged at the Turkish goal. He smashed his shot high into the net.

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.

EURO 2008: Quarter Final (3)*** Netherlands -1-3 Russia. ***

So here is the end of Dutch dream in the EURO 2008. Russia beat Netherlands by 3-1 in the third quarter final. But Marco van Basten’s team failed to produce their captivating football of the group stages and could have absolutely no complaints with the outcome. It was not that Netherlands team which we see in the previous group matches. They failed to play there natural football. Russia were the more enterprising side from the start at the St. Jakob Park stadium.

It was ended as 1-1 after 90 minutes. Roman Pavlyuchenko put Guus Hiddink’s men ahead in the the 56th minute and they looked to be going through in normal time until Ruud van Nistelrooy stole an 86th minute equalizer for the Dutch.

But in the extra time, Russia put 2 goals in the Dutch net. So Russia win the match by 3-1. Extra time 2 goals came in the second half of the extra time. Goals in the second half of added time from substitute Dmitri Torbinski and the magical Andrei Arshavin capped a triumphant night for the Russians.

So Russia joined Germany and Turkey in the semifinals of Euro 2008 with a 3-1 upset win over the Netherlands after extra time in Basle on Saturday night.

Netherlands came into the match at St. Jakob Park as strong favourites after winning all three of their group stage matches. But failed to qualify for the semifinals.

Untill now all three quarterfinals have been won by group runners-up. Let’s see what happened in the last quarterfinal match.

EURO 2008: Quarter Final (2)-***Croatia 1(1)-1(3) Turkey.***

What a match! That what I can say about this match. What a dramatic finish of the match. What a display of attacking football. I really enjoyed the match very much. It is about 4 A.M. local time here in Bangladesh and I am still awake to see this match. And I think I am happy that I didn’t miss this match.

Turkey beat Croatia 3-1 on penalties after their Euro 2008 quarter-final finished 1-1 following thrilling extra time. Extra time had finished in dramatic fashion with two goals in the last minute.

Ivan Klasnic headed Croatia in front at the near post after a good run and cross by Luka Modric in the 119th minute. But the real drama was yet to show. Semih Senturk of Turkey equalize with the last kick of the game.

But in the penalty shoot out, Croatia was seems to be confused to me. As a result they lost they penalty shoot-out by 1-3.

Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic missing the target before Turkey’s victory was clinched when Rustu Recber saved from Mladen Petric. Turkey trio Arda Turan, Semih Senturk and Hamit Altintop were all successful with their spot kicks.

EURO 2008: Quarter Final (1)-***Germany 3-2 Portugal.***

Germany beat Portugal by 3-2 in the first quarter-final match. So Germany is the first team to qualify for the semi-finals.

Midfielder Bastian Schwienseiger and sriker Miroslav Klose scored in the first half while captain Michael Ballack regained the lead with a score in the second half to gift Germany of the surprising victory.

Portugal, which finished as winners of the Group A, found face back with two scores, one from captain Nuno Gomes in the 39th minute, the other from Helder Postiga’s header in the 87th minute.

In a sold-out St. Jakob Park Stadium, German and Portugal fans witnessed a full-fledged attacking football gala staged by the two teams, both were considered as favorites to the tournament.

Manchester United vs Chelsea Champions League Final Highlights 2008

You already know that this years UEFA Champions League winner is Manchester United.

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Real Madrid won The Spanish La Liga Title for 31st time in their history!!!

The aircraft Real Madrid CF has landed at a Liga title airport and everything is in order. So you may heave a sigh of relief. Because Real Madrid have at long last won La Liga 2007-2008. Because Real Madrid have deservedly won La Liga 2007-2008. Because after flirting so dangerously with the trophy mistress, los Meregues have ultimately locked the wedding ring.

Because the teasing and toying and playing catch with the pole position is now a thing of the past. Because Real Madrid have encapsulated their first successive Spanish league conquests in 18 years.

Yet Schuster’s triumphant side hasn’t only relied on spirit this season. They have coupled efficiency with discipline, married steel to silk and although goals have been leaked in like Mr. Ocean’s team stealing into safes, the midfield and the stikeforce have compensated for those lapses.

Goalkeeper Iker Casillas might have had more shots spit at him than any other custodian in La Liga this season but Guti has more assists for goals than any other player in the league with 14 in 24 starts. The latter clause becomes more enticing when you consider that the 11 matches that Guti hasn’t started, Real have actually won!

Which finely tees us to the contribution by other players in the championship conquest. This season Saint Iker has of course been the safest pair of hands in Spain again worth 18 points (at least) and Guti the temperamental genius somehow inspired by Schuster to temporarily delete the “temperamental” tag but it has been the likes of Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Wesley Sneijder, Mahamadou Diarra, Fernando Gago, Raul, Robinho, Arjen Robben, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Gonzalo Higuain who have shaped the edge. Virtually the entire team really.

Pepe has gradually developed into the €30 million Real Madrid splashed out at FC Porto last summer, Sergio Ramos has been the best right back in Spain and even past-his-sell-by-date Fabio Cannavaro has positively contributed (at times). Wesley Sneijder took over from Guti when the latter was insipid and off key, Mahamadou Diarra has been a rock in Real’s midfield when he has received the support, Fernando Gago is enjoying himself and has been passing the ball around exquisitely, Robinho has mischievously sprouted glimpses of his world class Pele side and Arjen Robben has been a Voldemort for opposition defenders in the last couple of matches when he has got rid of his Injury Demon.

Raul has 17 league goals to his credit this season and with three assists and countless running and constructive passes. Ruud van Nistelrooy’s 12 goals have arrived in spite of his injury plague and three goals in his last three matches all after coming off the bench has earned Gonzalo Higuain the super sub status.

So you see it has been a team effort, Real Madrid’s conquer of Spain. When one of the soldiers have puked and fallen on the ground, another has held the line. With 73 goals in 35 matches, Real Madrid cannot boast to have played romantic fantasy football that President Ramon Calderon promised at the art of the season after getting rid of the “boring” Capello but it has been Real’s efficiency and consistency that has ultimately carried them home but not dry as champagne bottles are being uncorked even as you read this.

There was a whisper of conspiracy in Spain ahead of Real’s trip to Pamplona that they would actually not win at Osasuna on Sunday night preferring to win against FC Barcelona at the Santiago Benabeu on Wednesday to conquer Spain. But if it’s one thing to win the championship with a win over the Catalan rivals, then it’s quite another—and more relishing—to have them form a Guard of Honour and salute the champions.

Which Barcelona shall do in El Clasico on Wednesday night.