Many people ask whether Barca are the best team of the decade/forever but the truth is they are the best 11 since football began. The reason is they are not the best team, is well after sub 1/2 they don't have much to offer and that's why they will not be able to repeat their feats/ keep reproducing cup league success as certain players in their first 11 will get injured.
I dont think people realise that barca won every
competition last year and vs athletico this is their first loss in the league in 22 matches.
And this match was without:
first choice RB: Dani Alves
Second choice: DC: Marquez
DMC/MC: Keita for all but about 15 mins
MC: Xavi last 15 mins
How would RM do without Arbeloa, Ramos, Marcelo,Alonso, Albiol. and Diarra for 75 mins and Kaka for 20 mins. agains AM.
And C Ronaldo did not win the Ballon d'or this year, but that doesn't mean he isn't the best player in the world at this current moment. Only someone living a dream would suggest Messi is better than Ronaldo at the moment. Messi done nothing at all in the game and as stated, was completely outshined by his fellow countrymen. Ronaldo on the other hand has scored 4 in his last two games, one of which he was sent long before the end of the game preventing him from scoring more... Ronaldo may not have a better temperament, but he is in frightening form at the moment.
Ahem as shahensh pointed out Messi has this
season more goals and assists than ronaldo and is infact top of la liga in both departments.
Messi 19 Games 16 Goals 8 Assists
Did you see messis goal and assist in the game before AM. Only 2 weeks ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S8gNuQ6 ... re=related
Sorry if i sound angry.