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No one expected such a weak riyal and deficit on Thursday night. It was hard to believe that this was the team – as Thierry Henry rightly pointed out – that the whole of Europe now feared. “Lewy” can think more and more boldly about the double crown.
Real lost 1-0 to Barcelona in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final.
The former player of both teams, Robert Prosinecki, who said several hours before the whistle that an open match awaits us, so good to watch, was terribly wrong. It was the worst Clasico match in years.
Barcelona arrived at the Bernabeu without Pedri, Lewandowski, Dembele and Christensen, and would have left with a two-goal lead had it not been for Ansu Fati accidentally stopping Casey’s shot after the break. Wojciech Kowalczyk is very right, who said after the match on Sportoy that the Catalans played against Real like Cadiz. Suffice it to say that they finished the game with 35% (!) Possession of the ball.
But the main question is: what does it matter?
Barcelona went to the capital for a result that would allow them to realistically consider promotion ahead of the rematch. You have implemented two hundred percent of the plan. Someone might complain about the style, but I shot Xavi who couldn’t care less now. He knew his players would suffer.
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If anyone was disappointed Thursday night, it was primarily Real. Barcelona’s poor presence on the board, in addition to a slight hole (Video: defeats against Manchester and Almeria), showed nothing at all. Marc-Andre ter Stegen may have been preparing for a tough evening, meanwhile the Royals never had a shot on goal. In Real Madrid’s home matches, a similar situation has occurred for the first time since 2010. It just doesn’t work with such a great team.
It was hard to believe that this was the team that demolished Liverpool at Anfield moments ago. Los Blancos’ helplessness and lack of an idea to dismantle Barcelona was sometimes shocking. Legend Thierry Henry said after the match that all of Europe fears Real Madrid today and Real Madrid fears Barcelona. There is something about it.
Hats off to Xavi, who has won three of the last four classics as coach of the Catalans. With his victory in Madrid, he shut the mouths of those who started talking about the crisis after the failure in Almeria. In the Champions League, Barcelona failed miserably, but if they finish the season with the Double Crown, they will be quickly forgiven.
After the Blaugrana’s failure in the European Cups, I read nonsense about the extent of Lewy’s mistake by moving to the Camp Nou. The fact that he was going to a team weaker than Bayern was immediately known. Whether the rebuilt Barcelona will be able to match Real Madrid now – not necessarily.
Meanwhile, the Poles are really close to finishing their first season in La Liga with the Spanish Championship, the Copa del Rey and the title of top scorer in La Liga.
Well, I would like to make “mistakes” like “left” in my life.
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