panchester07 wrote:hey from 2-6 to 1-0 is a great deal of progress.. Scotyboy is right Barca is not playing as good, and madrid is playing better..
We played alll our best players in 2-6 drubbing but had excluded two starters in this 1-0 defeat so lets not jump to conclusions. The team dynamic changed alot with Ibra and Yaya.
Oh wait its you panchester. You have an excellent way of misinterpreting everything anyone says.
But yes, Madrid is playing better and they are playing as if they have no flaws at all. Ofcourse, that explains how they couldnt stop Barcelona from still dominating possession and attacking when Busquets was red carded. Their approach to team-work over individual talent allowed them to take full advantage of having an extra player on the field. Right?
Madrid only looked threatening for a brief moment in the first half after the 20th minute. Cronaldo was easily dealt with after by Pique. The ex manchester united player snuffed the ball out of cronaldo multiple times.
Messi began the game slow but really started to hit his stride after the first half hour. Madrid players had no answer for how to stop him, well except one and that was fouling him.
Ibrahimovich was the answer tonight. His touch and balance brought a lot to the game. Barcelona went back to their usual tempo as soon as he stepped on to the pitch. Also that goal was world class.
After the red card, Yaya was thrown in and Barcelona began to play much better. Ball movement improved by a mile and you could see the frustration building up in Madrid from their inability to stop a 10 man team from continuing to maintain possession and attack the goal. It was the main reason behind Lass' sending off.