Revel in his greatness. Credit Sport.es for the headline idea.
Before I embarrass every blogger on the universe and their mothers with my unintelligible babble, I leave you with Euler:
“There will be waves of nonsense after this match.
Ignore it. It is completely irrelevant.
Barcelona was the story of this match. They played RM completely off the pitch at the Bernabeau and did so even before Pepe got sent off. Madrid were reduced to spectators in this match.
This was a brilliant performance from the Pep’s boys.
This match, in terms of tactics, was a complete wipe out.
Pep just absolutely took Mourinho to the cleaners in this match. It was a tactical triumph by Pep. He completely took RM out of the match in their own stadium.
That this happened in Europe is even more amazing.
RM had to win this match – and they really needed to win 2-0 to feel confident going into Camp Nou.
Pep engineered a footballing disaster for Madrid. Substituting Ibi – and doing so on the right was just brilliant.
Ibi absolutely skinned Marcelo alive. Marcelo had no chance of defending Afellay at the edges. Ibi showed that he is a world class talent today at the highest level. The accuracy of his crosses all season have been terrific. He is really a world class central midfielder who has the pace and dribbling ability to play at the flank. Very, very few wingers could deliver a cross that accurately and into that position for a player who is 169cm to run onto. That is an extremely difficult pass to make.
And finally today – thanks to the tenacity and genius of Messi, one of Ibi’s world class crosses finally resulted in a beautiful goal. ”
And this is without Iniesta, without Abidal, without Adriano, Maxwell, Milito.
We’re not in the finals yet, but with Pepe, Ramos, and possibly Khedira out, and our two goal lead + shutout and we have a foot in the finals!
Also, all of you guys can call me XavIniestAbidaLeo. I said I’d do it in my Adversity post in case you forgot:
The day we play anti-football and deploy players to do things like this and this for the purpose of doing whatever it takes to win, I will call myself Ms. Hypocrite for a month. When we beat EE, I’ll call myself XavIniestAbidaLeo, because I feel like it.
Mou think Ramos was unjustly booked? That we don’t deserve to win the CL? That the world is against him?
That is all.
Just sit back and enjoy the win people. I know I am! 😀