"I’m looking forward to playing again at the Santiago Bernabeu. I have many positive memories when I think about that stadium. It was crazy to win the second leg of the semi-final two years ago on penalties."
Así está siendo la recuperación de Sami Khedira
“Estoy cerca de volver al equipo y eso me da la motivación para seguir luchando”, dijo el centrocampista del Real Madrid.
Jonas vs Ramos; how Pepe tries to calm jonas down lol
140402 UEFA Champions League QF 1LEG (RM vs BVB)
UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid - Borussia Dortmund. [01.04.2014]
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- El Clasico | March 23rd, 2014
.. And again..✌️✌️✌️
Marco’s reaction to the draw.
Sid Lowe explain why el clasico is the greatest football rivalry in the world
- interviewer: When you consider these two teams they operate on a higher plane. You think about the greatest teams in world history: AC Milan, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Liverpool. Where do Real Madrid and Barcelona fit in that pantheon?
- Sid Lowe: I think if you take them individually they fit right up there with all of those clubs. And obviously in Real Madrid's case if the measure is the European Cup which in so much you can ever have a measure, then certainly Real Madrid are the biggest club in history. Probably you would argue in last ten years maybe Barcelona are the biggest club in Europe so you perhaps got this idea of the greatest club of all time against the greatest club of current era. Put the two together and I don't think there is a rivalry to match it. There are lots of rivalries that have some of the ingredients that this rivalry has. But I don't think any other has all of the ingredients. For example the fact that couple of years ago when they faced each other in champions league semifinal you probably could make a case at that stage saying that these two are the best clubs in the world and they are rivals. On top of that you add in the social power, the fact that I think they are two of the top 3 in terms of being the richest clubs in the world according to figures from deloitte, they are two of the top 3 club in terms of generation of revenue over the last 4 years. The fact that they have the two players who by far are accepted as the best players in the world, Messi and Ronaldo. I think that feeds into it. And then of course you got the political, social element to it and I think that's a very significant part of this rivalry. You simply can't divulse it from its political and historical significance beyond the purely footballing elements. You could say that Rangers and Celtics has a political significance that perhaps equates to some extent to this rivalry but of course they are not the two best clubs in the world, not even close. You could find maybe two other clubs that are perhaps equally big, and perhaps equally historic and traditional in their own country, for arguments sake AC Milan-Inter Milan, or Liverpool-Manchester United, but they wouldn't have that baggage, they wouldn't have the players they got now, they wouldn't have the social significance, they wouldn't have the political significance so I think when you put them together I just don't think there is a rivalry in sport that has everything that this rivalry has.
The next few days will be crazy
We should all quit school and work and just stay glued to the screen. Nothing can be more important than these games.
March 22nd- Chelsea vs Arsenal
March 23rd- Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona
(also cause of my premature death)
March 25th- Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke
March 25th- Manchester United vs Manchester City
Favorite Football Rivalries:
FC Barcelona & Real Madrid, El Clásico.
Jorge Valdano has likened them to cathedrals in the middle ages: A city builds a fabulous cathedral, so the next city must build something better. Like competitive neighbours, one buys a fast car, so the other buys a faster car. Barcelona go Dutch, Madrid go Dutcher. Madrid go galactic, Barcelona go cosmic.
Anything you can do, I can do better.
Real Madrid and Barcelona live in a swirl of mutual dependence. They feed off each other, driving each other on. The determination and the need to prevail propels them, forcing them to reach ever higher.
Competition makes them.
The song Alvaro was singing to Pipita. :)