Category Archives: El Clasico

Potential Clasico in Berlin

Barcelona are already in the Champions, now they await the prospect of facing their arch-rivals Real Madrid in a Clasico in Berlin. Barca central defender Gerard Pique has welcomed the opportunity, admitting that the possibility of facing Madrid in the final is an exciting one. Barcelona advanced to the final last night, after defeating German champions Bayern Munich 5-3 on aggregate. Though they lost 3-2 at the Allianz Arena, Barcelona were not seriously in danger of not advancing, following a commanding 3-0 win at the Camp Nou last week.  Steve Murray follows Barcelona, and said they have found their form of late, and their three forwards have been red hot, netting goal after goal. With their new-found form and rhythm, they will be favorites in the final no matter who they face.

As for Real, they must first get past a strengthened Juventus if they are to face their rivals in the final. Juventus bring a 2-1 lead to the Santiago Bernabeu, along with a healthy Paul Pogba, which increases their chances of going through. That said, Real can easily overcome a one goal deficit, and perhaps will sweep the tie away if they are firing on all cylinders. The trick will be in stopping Juventus from grabbing an away goal, which could prove costly in the end. Both teams have their work cut out for them, and this semifinal will surely be an intense and exciting affair to watch.

Luis Suarez Leads Barcelona to El Clasico Victory

Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was the hero as he hit the winning goal in a pulsating game between Barcelona and Real Madrid, the BBC reports. Suarez was forced to watch the opening games of this season for Barcelona after being banned for biting an opponent during the 2014 World Cup. However, after arriving int he starting lineup for Barcelona, the Uruguayan striker hit the winner in a 2-1 victory that saw the Catalan giants move four points clear at the to of La Liga.

TCMSP reports that Barcelona had begun the game in dominant form and took the lead on 19 minutes after Suarez won a free kick on the edge of the Madrid area that was headed home by French defender Jeremy Mathieu. Christiano Ronaldo equalized for Madrid before Suarez hit the winner after 56 minutes. Goals for both teams mean that neither team has failed to score in the last 18 games between the two Spanish giants.