Real Madrid prefers Barca now in a quarter final clash of Spanish giants to a showdown in a hypothetical final. The quarter final draw of the Champions League takes place tomorrow and the feeling at the merengue club is that they would like to face Barca now rather than later. Real Madrid have evolved this second half of the season and although they are confident, still have much respect for the Blaugranas.
Barcelona will be kicking themselves for not making their away goal count last night at the Nou Camp. Real Madrid beat Barcelona by 3 goals to 1 in a tactical masterplan devised by Mourinho. Cristiano scored a brace and young Varane, who was the hero at the Bernabéu scored a header that left pinto for dead. Barcelona have to get their house in order by the weekend for sure.
Hours before the game gets underway, we review some stats about Barcelona and Real Madrid and what the Catalan team has to do to beat Jose Mourinho’s men at the Nou Camp tonight for their second leg crunch game of La Copa del Rey. Barca has to focus tonight and be prepared for anything the “whites” have to throw at them. A solid Barca defence tonight is an absolute must if they want to continue going forward in the tournament.
Barcelona need to get their house in order for tomorrow night’s Clasico match against Real Madrid. They need to put behind them the dismal performance at the San Siro and Saturday’s lack lustre match against Seville. The shaky defence will have to get real or face a flurry of Madrid onslaughts. Real Madrid will open up and go for a win and Barca will have to capitalise on this if they are to make it through to the next round. [Read More]
Andres Iniesta, who was very influential in Barca’s win over Malaga at La Rosaleda, affirms that we have not seen the best of him yet. Iniesta is on cruise control at the moment after dosing himself at the start of the season. He is playing better than ever and is ready to take on Real Madrid next Wednesday in La Copa del Rey.
Barcelona were quite the better side last night at the Nou Camp but sadly they were outwitted by Real Madrid. Barca lost 1-2 on their own turf and were left wondering what happened. Barca now has to turn their attention and focus on this week’s Champions League semi final second leg match with Londoners Chelsea. [...]