Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Barca throws in the towel
April 22nd, 2012 8:47PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  barcelona, real madrid, spain

MOST COMMENTED

[EL CLASICO SOUND OFF] Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, the "Special One," was the silent one after the Merengues' 2-1 win at Barcelona, but his opposite number, Barca coach Pep Guardiola, conceded La Liga title to Real Madrid. Guardiola was also forced to defend his tactics that came in for criticism from the Catalan press.

"I congratulate Real for the victory and for the league title they have won."

-- Barcelona head coach Pep Guardiola, conceding La Liga title to Real Madrid.

"I do not think we’ve been inferior to Madrid. Except the two goals, (Barcelona goalkeeper Victor] Valdes has had little work."

-- Guardiola with his take on the game.

“I selected the team which I thought had the best chance to defeat Madrid and, anyway, the losers are always wrong."

-- Guardiola, defending his decision to start the game with Gerard Pique and Cesc Fabregas on the bench.

“The league has escaped us. There are many points [to make up] and few games left."

-- Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta also accepting defeat to Real.

"Cristiano Ronaldo is a great player and must continue performing like this. We are accustomed to seeing him give great performances. He scored the goal that gave us the Copa del Rey title last year. He is the best player in the world."

-- Real assistant coach Aitor Karanka praising Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored the winning goal in the 72nd minute. (Real Madrid head coach Jose Mourinho does not speak to the press after La Liga matches.)

“It was an important goal but the win for the team is more important, we have four matches left and with the seven-point gap [over Barcelona] we are in a comfortable position."

-- Cristiano Ronaldo on his goal, the 42nd league goal of the season for Real Madrid and 54th in all competitions.



2 comments
  1. Efrahim Fernandez
    commented on: April 23, 2012 at 1:26 p.m.
    Hala Madrid! Barca continues to be a great squad and AC ,Chelsea and Madrid now having demonstrated how to play them in order to have success. It is a testament to them that teams need to devise tactics to stop them. Any team that thinks they can play them otherwise is fooling themselves. That being said Madrid has the makings of the next great team..This all from a true Madridista. Hala Madrid!
  1. Andres Yturralde
    commented on: April 23, 2012 at 3:23 p.m.
    Strong, solid performances from Casillas, Coentrao, Xabi Alonso, Khedira, and Ozil. They alone shut down the Barcelona attack. But it is what it was. Now it's a brand new day. And you're only as good as your last play.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
New-look U.S. women seek Olympic ticket    
The USA hosts Concacaf Olympic women's qualifying for the first time in the eight-team tournament that ...
Video Pick: 'A Blooper of the Biggest Proportion'    
South Africa's Ajax Cape Town fell, 2-1, to the Orlando Pirates thanks to embracing own goal ...
NWSL teams allocated Canadian players    
Six newly allocated Canada national team players -- players subsidized by the Canadian Soccer Association -- ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"I don't think we have that many ills to cure to begin with. There are no ...
MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 8)    
Columbus Crew SC waived former U.S. U-20 Romain Gall and Jamaican center back Sergio Campbell. Gall ...
Report: News Revs DP signing Kouassi out 6-9 months    
Ivorian midfielder Xavier Kouassi, acquired as a Designated Player to fill in the slot held by ...
Heavy U.S. influence in Concacaf women's qualifying    
The Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship begins Wednesday in Texas with two berths in the Rio ...
Arguments behind latest legal sparks in U.S. women's suit    
U.S. Soccer and the Women's National Soccer Team Players Association were back in Federal court on ...
What They're Saying: Cristiano Ronaldo    
"I want to stay here two more years. The two years I'm talking about take me ...
Video Pick: Top 5 Bundesliga Goals of the Week     
Szabolcs Huszti (Eintracht Frankfurt), Havard Nordtveit (Bourssia M'Gladbach), Johannes Geis (Schalke 04), Nicolai Mueller (Hamburg SV) ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives