Originally posted by NickV:Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:Originally posted by NickV:
Draw was a fair result. Villa cant buy a goal if he wanted to right now lol
Pepe man of the match. Dude was everywhere Whether it was attacking or defending he was in the mix for it all.
I don't know if it was a fair result, but I'm happy with a draw. Personally, Barca should have been awarded another penalty...but whatever, we got out of Madrid with a draw and our lead intact. Unless something crazy happens, I believe we've locked up the La Liga.
The very first one when Cassilas took out Villa yeah. I dont think the ref had a good angle to award it.
Even though Barca had like 75% possession it was alot of passes back and forth at the center of the field. Alot of side to side and backwards play and only had 4 clear attacking chances.
This game could have easily gone in favor of Madrid. I think Mou learned his lesson and is going to use a more creative midfield but still have "workers" to support the back four.
If Madrid can avoid another red, lol, I think this lineup give them the best and most competitive chance to win. With the same counter-attacking mentality as yesterday. Working, yet creative.
Ramos - Carvalho - Arbeloa - Marcelo
Lass - Pepe
Ozil - Kaka - Ronaldo
Definitely agree it worked, but it seemed to work even better when Madrid only had 10 players, lol!!!!!!!
If Puyol doesn't make it back by Wednesday, I'd be very nervous about the backline holding up for Barça...looks like these next 3 El Classicos will be exciting