What’s 77 centimeters tall, weighs 17 kilos and was once run over by a bus? The Copa del Rey, of course! A derbi madrileño will decide the winner of the 2013 edition, as Madrid takes on Atleti tonight (21:30h) at the Bernabéu. Tonight could be the night for number 19, and I hope to see you all at Cibeles!
Karim is sporting some “glamorous” boxers…
What’s been going on as we count down to the Copa del Rey final?
The best moments from the game against Espanyol all occurred off of the pitch! To kick things off, an episode of The Fábio Coentrão Show. The game was about to start, and Fábio, dressed in his boots and game shorts and a shirt, and with his jersey in hand, emerged from the tunnel and sat down next to Iker on the bench. This earned him a look from Iker, and then laughter, as he explained to Fábio, with Karim Benzema (who couldn’t stop laughing!) and Casemiro cracking up beside him, that he had not made the list of 18 players for the game.
What happened next?
AS ran an interview with Esteban Granero today, and as with any other time where words come out of El Pirata’s mouth, it’s good.
I still laugh each time I see how chubby little Antonio was…
Why did you leave Real Madrid?
The decision was mine. It was a difficult moment because it was the last day of the transfer market and it could have set back the plans of the club, but Mourinho respected my decision, as he has always done, and the president did as well.
I haven’t had time to make separate posts for games, so for the time being they’ve been folded into the “all set for” posts, sorry about that! Anyway, Madrid takes on Espanyol tonight (22h).
MFC ABMM’s hair is growing back!
Remember the good old days when Real Madrid was a football club and not a soap opera with daily episodes? I miss those days too, when we could concentrate on football.
This is all the drama I can take right now: Cris arriving late for the concentración and speeding down the ramp, causing Ricardo Carvalho’s paternal instincts to kick in. He was probably thinking, just when we got Marcelo and Karim Benzema off of the streets…
The action shifts back to La Liga tonight, when Madrid takes on Valladolid (20h) at the Bernabéu. Before I turn my attention to the Liga, one more thing from the Champions League. Reader Afrah asked me to make this gif comparing Sergio Ramos with Juanito, and so here it is. It looks great next to the one of Cristiano and Raúl, no? Two legends and two current players, who are also already on their way to becoming legends with this club.
… siempre Real Madrid.
Well, I did get my wish of once Juanitos, but I guess we could have used once Santillanas as well. Despite the result, I am extremely proud of my team for all the heart, courage and fight they showed out there. We didn’t make it easy for Borussia Dortmund, we made them feel that 90 minutes in the Bernabéu are indeed molto longo, and we went down with a fight.
Even though it may not seem like it, there were good things that came from this game.