Dip in form

When Barcelona started losing match after match following a 39-game win streak, everyone was quick to criticize their sudden dip in form. Fans and critics noted how tired the players were after having to play difficult matches with only three or four-day gaps in between.

Weeks prior, Barça was poised to win a back-to-back treble. Atletico Madrid, however, was able to pounce on Barça‘s fatigued spirit — they kicked Barça out of the Champions League, then closed down a seven-point La Liga gap to nothing. Atleti and Barça are now tied on the top spot and Real Madrid is trailing behind by only one point.

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Barcelona lost to Real Madrid. Tongue in a lung.

Mula sa Daily Mail

‘Tang ina natalo ang Barcelona.

Ang saya siguro ng mga Madridista. Pinahiran nila ng tae ang clean sheet ni Bravo at sila ang unang nakatalo sa Barça sa Liga ngayong season. Mga neknek nila, peste.

Although sige, ibibigay ko naman sa kanila ang panalo. Ang husay e. Nakakabilib ang team effort — it was game won as a team and not by individual brilliance. Ni hindi man lang nag-shine bright like a diamond si Cristiano Ronaldo. Si Marcelo yata ang MOTM. Ang solid niya kasi kaliwa, both up front and in the backline. Solid sila ni Carvajal mga ‘tang ina nila.

Tapos puta nakapuntos si Pepe. Anak ng tinapa. Matindi talaga ang galit ko sa mukha ng pangit na ‘yun. Watching him celebrate is like hearing a chalk screeching against a blackboard. Nakakairita nang fatale!

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#feels

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I got a 92 in Chem. Nothing to feel bad about, I know, but am still disappointed because I was expecting at least a 98. Mark said this weird fixation on getting a perfect score is a little overdue. It’s usually high school students who obsess about grades, he said. I’m well past high school yet here I am, nag-eemote sa 92. Better get a 100 next test!

I read this article on Grantland assessing Messi’s 10-year career at Barcelona. I didn’t know about the paper napkin contract so TIL. What struck me the most, however, were these lines: “He didn’t win the World Cup this summer, though he dragged Argentina to a final it had no business reaching. He probably never will.”

I don’t think I could live a happy and fulfilled life without witnessing Messi hold the World Cup trophy. If only prayers were a surefire way to get what you want, I’d go to church and do church-y stuff everyday just so Argentina would win in 2018.

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