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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona Soccer Game. What was proven today? by Sean Hopwood

Real Madrid beat Barcelona today in an excellently contested soccer game. Madrid is a long established team with a long-storied history of success. However, FC Barcelona has enjoyed some success recently winning the Champion's League 3 times within 10 years. However, we have learned a lot from the match today. Much was proven for Real Madrid. Madrid is knows as the most successful team in world soccer with 9 Champions League trophies and 31 La Liga titles. As of late, there has been some criticism of Real Madrid. They have said that Cristiano Ronaldo does not show up in big games. However, he scored the winning goal today. They have said that Sergio Ramos and Pepe play too rough, however, they both played quite cleanly, disciplined and under control. Finally, they have said that Mourniho only plays defensively. Real Madrid did play defensively with Madrid, but also used offense, control and counter attack when needed. The way they played defense was a thing of beauty as they seemed to cut off Barcelona every time that Barcelona tried to mount a play. This was a relatively clean, and fairly played game, and turned out to be a great success for Madrid. Now that Madrid has won in the Camp Nou, Mourinho will surely have more support than ever by the Madrid faithful. La Liga has four more games for Madrid to shore up their title and they have to play Bayern Munich next week. For all Madrid supporters, this is a wonderful day and for the Barcelona supporters, they should be proud to have put up a valiant effort against one of the best teams in the world. Madrid has emerged victorious in this contest and should be congratulated for a job well done.


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