Clasico 2011 Related Content
Don´t miss the biggest club football rivalry in the world as FC Barcelona clash once again with Real Madrid for the 2nd time this week.
The 2010-11 Copa Del Rey Final - Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2011
After 18 long waiting years, Real Madrid will once again challenge for the Copa del Rey Trophy. Winning the first trophy with a new club is best done as soon as possible so the team can get used to winning ways and silverware. This is a well known strategy Jose Mourinho has now successfully achieved with former clubs FC Porto, Chelsea FC and Inter Milan.
This year, Jose Mourinho has found a formidable opponent who stand in his way of all available silverware, not just the Copa Del Rey. Madrid will face Barcelona for the 2nd time in less than a week, but this time it´s not just about avoiding humiliation, there is alot more at stake here. The outcome of the Copa Del Rey Final will set the tone for 2 more Clasicos as both clubs have a date with destiny in the Champions League Semi-final.
Mourinho announces his starting line-up one day before the match kick-off.
The following is the Real Madrid squad announced for the Copa Del Rey Final:
Keepers: Casillas, Adán, Dudek
Defenders: Carvalho, Pepe, Sérgio Ramos, Marcelo, Arbeloa, Garay
Mid-Field: Kaká, Granero, Xabi Alonso, Ozil e Khedira.
Attack: Adebayor, Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Higuaín, Di María
Eighteen years later, Real Madrid look to become champions of Copa Del Rey 2011 in the Mestalla at Barcelona's expense.
Real Madrid missed a golden opportunity to shorten the gap from Barcelona in the chase for La Liga's title. La Liga title is surely Barcelona`s now. Wednesday's Copa Del Rey Final match offers a chance of redemption for the Galactico squad and an opportunity to show what they have learnt from Clasico 2010.
Real Madrid's midfielders struggled to keep up with the collective teamwork of Pep Guardiola's Blaugranas. Barcelona dominated the game -except for the last 20 minutes, Barcelona had a 80% possession of the ball- and Real Madrid was saved only thanks to David Villa's poor form.
Jose Mourinho's Madrid Clasico scheme had relative success against La Liga leaders Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu last Saturday. Sami Khedira, Xabi Alonso and Pepe kept Lio Messi and company under control, though the speed of the Argentinean and Spanish international Pedro was a constant headache for Blanco's defenders.
Perhaps los Blancos need a new approach to defeat Barcelona. Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo were forced to assist with the defense often times during the last El Clasico, isolating either Karim Benzema or Emmanuel Adebayor, who were rendered harmless close to the Blaugrana area.
Gonzalo Higuain could also make it into the Copa Del Rey 2011 Final starting eleven, if Mourinho decides to sacrifice power to boost the speed and versatility on the attack.
German international Mesut Ozil was the most unbalancing player in the second half, harmonizing Real Madrid's attack with great success. The first title of the year is at stake, who'll be lifting the Copa Del Rey 2011 on Wednesday night?
Barcelona vs Real Madrid may turn into a “attacking vs defending battle” but tennis star Rafael Nadal wouldn’t be bothered by that. Live Soccer TV asks you if Real Madrid’s negativity is acceptable.
Defending is certainly an art but the average football fan will tell you that stylish football is about making accurate passes and attacking. Barcelona follow more the latter, and whereas some insist that their game is boring, others can’t see how soccer could be played better than the Catalans do.
“A result is not honourable if it’s not achieved through beauty”; this is apparently what many people think including the controversial Johan Cruyff. The Dutch legend has been the voice of many die-hard Barcelona supporters with these post-Clasico comments:
Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi is a battle that most Real Madrid and Barcelona fans anticipate when it’s time for El Clasico. Live Soccer TV compares Ronaldo with Messi and reveals more...
Cristiano Ronaldo: Time To Score vs Barcelona
Cristiano Ronaldo has been scoring goals at Real Madrid like rain pours down in England. The Portuguese winger, despite not being a typical striker, has netted almost as much goals as appearances for the Spanish giants since joining them back in 2009.
Recently, Cristiano Ronaldo has been in scintillating form for Real Madrid – putting the ball across the goal line thrice in his last 3 matches in all competitions. Ronaldo is now just 4 goals shy of hitting 200 career goals. Will at least one of those come at the Santiago Bernabeu against Barcelona on Saturday?
Fact: CR7 has never ever deceived Barca’s defence with a goal. After facing the Catalans 6 times in total, some Barcelona fans may suggest that Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal-drought against Barcelona will continue for a much longer period.
There are at least 8 money-related issues you perhaps don’t know concerning the recent story of the Real Madrid vs Barcelona rivalry. Live Soccer TV invites you to know more ahead of El Clasico.
Welcome to Saturday’s showdown between the team that has it all when it comes to money and the team that rests most on their home products. What could we be talking about but Saturday’s Real Madrid vs Barcelona match at the Santiago Bernabeu?
It’s El Clasico time! Eventually, Live Soccer TV gives you an opportunity to know 8 interesting facts about the differences that exists between Florentino Perez’s and La Masia-inspired Barcelona.
Jose Mourinho’s silence during the Real Madrid vs Barcelona press conference angers the Spanish press. A boycott of the meeting follows...
El Clasico is just around the corner and Jose Mourinho is at it again! The outspoken coach, whose statements often help papers sell even better, made an interesting decision on Friday ahead of Real Madrid vs Barcelona aka El Clasico.
It was press conference time but the “Special One” did something rather “extraordinary”. Simply, he didn’t open his mouth once! That’s the unpredictable Jose Mourinho for you, but what was he actually trying to do? Resisting the Spanish media for the sake of Real Madrid’s image ahead of Saturday’s showdown or resisting the Spanish media only to make some pre-match controversies?
Is it fair to say that Saturday’s El Clasico, Real Madrid vs Barcelona, is not important from Los Blancos’ point of view? Captain Iker Casillas actually thinks that such a thing is “disrespectful”.
Eight points put Real Madrid well behind Barcelona at the top of La Liga’s table. However, this gap could prove minimal in terms of mathematical possibilities. Between this weekend and the end of the domestic campaign in Spain, there will be as much as 21 more points available for both Barca and Real Madrid.
Three of those will be at stake at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday and goalkeeper Iker Casillas is plotting a very late comeback from the Spanish giants as La Liga enters its final match-days. The World Cup winner, who has rather suffered disgraceful results in his past 5 Clasicos, refuses to throw the towel just yet.