And their nightmare continues…

March 29, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Posted in La Liga | Leave a comment
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Yes another comeback win that puts us back in first place and sends Atleti shamelessly back to their hole to ponder on the greatness of the neighbors. The second half of los colchoneros goes to show why their nickname is ‘pathetico madrid’. I really do feel bad for them because it really is a nightmare that never ends… oh well!

Anyway, I want to make things clear that this game does not leave me at all happy. Sure it is always great to beat your city rival and shove it in the faces of your Atleti compadres, but at the end of the day our football is still in question. More importantly the question is can we beat Barcelona with the football we have demonstrated so far? Barca will not be a sea of flimsy legs for us to capitalize on like we did with Atleti. El classico is only two weeks away and I have my doubts if we can match up to los blaugrana.

Our home will always be protected…

March 28, 2010 at 4:32 am | Posted in La Liga | Leave a comment
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“Nuestra casa siempre sera protegida del la sangre rojo y blanca.” This translates into our home will always be protected from the blood of the red and white. -My uncle

Atletico have been waiting for about ten years to conquer the grounds of the Bernabeu and if things go our way they will continue with that desire. However, despite our high stats against our neighbor one must be wary that every jinx must be broken at some point in life. Madrid have experienced this with the exorcism of Raizor this season, and so it makes me wonder when will the day come when Atleti end their curse? Could it be in this fixture?… I hope not! They may have a European spot and their pride riding on this win, but for us those three points are simply golden. Madrid just cannot allow for this to be the year were los colchoneros come out happy from the Bernabeu. No, not this year for our home is sacred and our hunger for the 32nd title is greater than their thirst to finally defeat us. Vikingos a por ellos!!!

*Guti makes the list and Gago will continue to partner up with Xabi, as Lass has failed to recover from his injury. Garay is out which means Sergio will move to the center with Marcelo taking left back. Let us wish Marcelo does not blow this for us!

Video:

This fixture’s video is truly a special one and it really couldn’t be any other way as seeing as this is a derbi. The video dates back to the 1996-1997 season where Capello’s Madrid earned their 27th league title. Madrid won 3-1 against Atletico with a beauty from Raul which reminds you that this man alone represents the greatness behind the Madrid derbi. The other goals came from Hierro with a free kick and to cap the amazing night Mijatovic would score the final goal. There are few things that come close to being as sweet as this because its not every day one wins a title by defeating a historic rival of ours. Enjoy!

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