Lol I didn't saw any difference . Depo kept on attacking , found spaces , i am expecting a ucl humiliation by A random European giant. Bale and Benzema scoring goals getting subbed, what was the difference ???
Great insight Beast, thanks.
Tell me, what is Ronaldo's place in this Madrid, and in next year's? Leaving or staying? What are the politics of it?
AgreedIf Madrid have any sense they will offload Ronaldo for a good price. Ronaldo is still a big name but is fading fast.
Beast, what is wrong with being an introvert?
Good for you, I hope he is not going to be too successful.
Occurs to me, how is Zidane's Spanish? Is it at least better than Gareth Bale's?
Honestly I'm a bit more cautious now. RM played a lot like Ancelloti's team against Depor: Lots of pressing, very quick distribution of the ball from defense to mid to attack. Not only that, but the players love Zidane. They respect him. The fans love him. CR will still be a diva little bitch, but everyone else is happy. He brought the focus back to the offense, which was always the key ingredient for the little trophies that RM have in the last 10 years. I also noticed that Danilo wasn't playing, Benitez's and Barca's favorite player (Count Danilo, the rival to Lord Douglas). He started Carvajal, who was always much better than Danilo. He made all the right subs, which was also something Benitez was shit at. Ultimately, all of this is not good for us cules.
Not sure if it's too late for Zidane to get the CL trophy or La Liga trophy this season, but they will fight it to the end. I'm nearly certain he will stay for next season, so with all of the transfers he wants, plus all of the preparations he needs to make, we might be in for a much bigger rivalry next season.
P.S. I really missed seeing Benitez on the sidelines yesterday. There should be a banner for Benitez in Camp Nou.
Not yet. He's just the best player ever.
Agreed with all points except for Cule's being worried , Barca is a fine oiled machine ..even our attacking trio doesn't match yours which is possibly the best in history due to how they compliment each other
add to that Lucho is seasoned manager , worked with Barca B , Roma & Celta than lead Barca to a triple winning season.. these factors matter..
Zidane probably will lose both the Clasico & the Madrid derby in his way to learn his profession as both teams already managed to beat us with more experienced manager & a much better & on form Ronaldo ... i wouldn't worry this season...for us we finally enjoy watching our team play instead of the 24/7 bore fest of Rafa & his talk about stats which is totally irrelevant of how his team played like shit all over the pitch
im talking about current times, and now he IS overhyped and overidolized by many and i'm sure many of those have only seen him in madrid's shirt. a year or two ago saying that iniesta was better than him would've been a blasphemy, and even now only a few dare to claim so, i'm pretty sure this fact alone means that zidane truly IS overhyped. he has this untouchable legend status which is irritating to say the least. in his prime ronaldinho was better than zidane too, but oh this angers some people so much. but yeah, the frenchman is god. better than messi.