I wanted to write a celebratory post the day Barça won the double but I decided to wait until after the Champions League finals. As a solid Barça fan, I really wanted Atleti to win. Never mind that they were the ones who kicked Barça out, or that their game play usually involves rough defending that ends with clean sheets but barely any goals. Call it schadenfreude but I really do find pleasure in seeing Real Madrid lose.
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.
Today, Barça trumped Real Sociedad, 2-0. But the better news? Real Madrid tied with Valencia! Yeah baby!
This is the day that puts Barça four points ahead of current second-placers Real Madrid. Only two matches remain, and unless Barça loses or draws both and Madrid wins both, the league trophy is going to Catalonia!
Eeee. Kilig much! Jordi Alba scored the winning goal today ending the away match against Almeria with 2-1! Eeeee!
But aside from the kilig factor brought about by Jordi’s first Barça goal this season, it did not seem like the team has started to pick up the pieces following their two consecutive losses against Madrid and Celta. Suarez — who assisted both goals — and Neymar were benched in the first half and were only subbed in at half-time when Almeria was ahead 0-1. I know Almeria is a mid-table team but seriously, what was Enrique thinking?
Just finished watching the Everton – Chelsea match. The second half was freakin’ unbelievable with freakin’ one goal after another! The match ended with a 6 – 3 scoreline in favor of Mourinho’s team — I hate the guy but holy shit they really did well. Hay. The joys of watching a good match without any sort of emotional attachment to either of the teams.
Eto’o and Cesc, go former Barça boys!
Lukaku, who was team Belgium in the last World Cup and team Everton in the BPL, looks way older than 21. Seriously, really, he’s just 21?