March 24, 2014

Barcelona Wins 7-Goal El Clasico Thriller: Barcelona came from behind twice to defeat Real Madrid 4-3 with three goals from Lionel Messi, two on penalty kicks, during a raucous El Clasico match Sunday at the Bernabeu. Real Madrid played short handed in the second half after Sergio Ramos was given a red card for taking down Neymar on a scoring opportunity.

posted by rcade to soccer at 01:07 PM - 7 comments

That match was insanely paced. Before the red card the offensive play-making from both sides was an incredible display of talent.

posted by rcade at 02:14 PM on March 24

Wonderful to watch. Very amusing that Cry Baby Ronaldo was yakking about conspiracies against Real Madrid after the match, since of the three penalties the one he drew was the only bad call of the bunch.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:36 PM on March 24

Real Madrid start thinking there's a conspiracy against them?

/That noise you hear is General Franco turning in his grave.

posted by owlhouse at 05:57 AM on March 25

Ronaldo said he was angry at the referees. Xavi said he was angry at Ronaldo for being angry at the referees.

Ronaldo should be angry at Tata for assigning Mascherano to shut him down. Masche was on him like a sock. Holding Ronaldo to just a few flashes of brilliance is a real feat.

Benzema and Bale were excellent. Neymar is wonderful.

I hope I never hear the word "magesterial" again.

posted by Hugh Janus at 08:58 AM on March 25

Ray Hudson was an unstoppable magisterial, metaphorical tour de force. His one liners were as fast as a one-eyed cat watching three mouse holes.

posted by rcade at 10:34 AM on March 25

In case you were wondering:

"Ángel di María nearly fainted after his starring role in the wildest minutes of the first half. The Argentine dragged through a flu that prevented him from training last Wednesday and Thursday....

After the celebration [of Karim Benzema's first goal], his lungs said enough.

The man from Rosario lay on the field and needed medical assistance. He could not breathe through the mucus generated while suffering from the flu. He felt he was left without oxygen. In fact, he came close to fainting, but never thought to leave the team. It was crazy to return to the pitch.

However, being a hustler, Di María did return to the field...."

posted by Hugh Janus at 11:04 AM on March 25

I don't often go to the movies. But a Star Trek remake with Charlie Sheen as Kirk and Ray Hudson as Mister Scott would get me out of the house.

posted by beaverboard at 11:54 AM on March 25

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