Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Real Madrid is puddy in Barcelona's hands [VIDEO]
by Paul Kennedy, May 4th, 2009 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily



[SPAIN] On the one hand, former Barcelona star Luis Enrique called Barcelona's display "a soccer orgasm." On the other, it was called "the greatest of humiliations" for Real Madrid. For the first time in the 80-year history of Spain's greatest rivalry, Barcelona scored six goals at Real Madrid, inflicting a 6-2 defeat on the Merengues that all but decided La Liga race for 2008-09.


Barcelona fans celebrated long into the morning after the stunning victory at the Bernabeu Stadium gave Barca a seven-point lead with four matches left.

What made the result so remarkable was that it came four days after Barca's disappointing 0-0 tie at home against Chelsea in the Champions League.

Thierry Henry and Lionel Messi scored two goals apiece for Barcelona, which has scored 100 goals in 34 league matches, only seven short of the record set by Real in 1989-90.

"The best Barca team of all time was on display yesterday and led Madrid a merry dance it will never forget," said Madrid daily El Pais.

It went on to say that Real Madrid was "like putty in their hands."

While the Madrid press lamented the Merengues' performance -- Marca called the evening a "scandalous goalfest" -- the Catalan sports newspapers were delirious.

"Goalfest, Humiliation and Champions!" was the headline in Sport. "This time the good guys won," said El Mundo Deportivo columnist Fernando Polo.

Barcelona is now off to London for its return game against Chelsea on Wednesday.

"It is certainly not going to hurt," Barca coach Pep Guardiola said. "It's going to put us in very good shape. We are going there to seal our place in the final."

May 2 in Madrid
Real Madrid 2 Barcelona 6. Goals: Higuain 15, Sergio Ramos 56; Henry 18, 58, Puyol 20, Messi 36, 75, Pique 83.
Real Madrid -- Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Cannavaro, Metzelder, Heinze, Robben (Garcia, 79), Diarra, Gago, Marcelo (Huntelaar 60m), Raul, Higuain.
Barcelona -- Valdes, Dani Alves, Puyol, Pique, Abidal, Xavi, Toure (Busquets, 85), Iniesta (Bojan, 85), Messi, Eto'o, Henry (Keita, 61).
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco.
Att.: 80,000.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Jake Edwards    
"It'll evolve slightly for some of those teams over the coming seasons, I believe. We'll find ...
MLS Decision Day: What's at stake    
The 2016 Supporters' Shield and the final two playoff berths are on the line on Sunday ...
MLS Countdown: Donovan, Gordon are Galaxy wild cards    
Last weekend Landon Donovan started his first game since coming out of retirement yet it was ...
This week in women's college soccer    
Stanford junior Andi Sullivan and BYU senior Ashley Hatch made their national team debuts with the ...
This week in men's college soccer    
One of the most impressive streaks in recent years in men's college soccer is Denver's 32-game ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"I would love to do that, but there's still this thing, stigma, lack of respect or ...
CCL: FC Dallas rallies to clinch group title    
Needing at least a tie to advance, FC Dallas rallied from 2-0 down after 22 minutes ...
USL Final: Red Bulls II favored, but Rangers are ready    
The USL season concludes Sunday at Red Bull Arena, where the home team, New York Red ...
CCL: Seedings give MLS chance of two teams in semis    
Concacaf pairs the teams for the quarterfinals of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League by seeding them ...
U.S. U-18 women lose to England, beat France     
The U.S. U-18 women's national team, coached by April Heinrichs, opened the 2016 Women's International Cup ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives