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

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[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.

Highlights:




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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Ryan Hollingshead    
"Originally when I hit the concrete I was like, 'I'm going to be out for years ...
MLS Moves: Jeffrey signs new deal with D.C. United    
After setting career highs for games played and starts in a season since leaving Germany for ...
U.S. Abroad: Gyau moves to German 3. Liga    
Joe Gyau became the third American to join German 3. Liga club Sonnenhof Grossaspach when he ...
U.S. Abroad: O'Reilly seeks 'global experience' at Arsenal    
Heather O'Reilly, arguably the most-decorated player in U.S. women's soccer history, will continue her career at ...
Seattle Sounders: Lodeiro tips buddy Luis Suarez for move    
When Nicolas Lodeiro was negotiating with the Seattle Sounders about moving to MLS during the Copa ...
U.S. Abroad: Yedlin's Newcastle advances in FA Cup    
DeAndre Yedlin started for Newcastle United, which beat Birmingham City, 3-1, to advance to the fourth ...
What They're Saying: Tim Howard    
"I'm an old man and I've seen a lot of things, and what it seemed like ...
LA Galaxy: Jones joins new U.S. mate Lletget in midfield    
The Galaxy midfield is not an easy group to crack, and by doing so with some ...
Video Pick: Bike beauty by Colombian defender    
Not bad for a central defender: Colombian international Jeison Murillo opened the scoring for Inter Milan ...
Red Bulls: BWP on McCarty's departure and successors    
Bradley Wright-Phillips says he was headed to MLS's Media Day in Manhattan Beach, California, when he ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives