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not quite what I expected…

November 29, 2010

Well, congrats to Barça for a well-played game.

And as Mou said, tomorrow is Tuesday.  Let’s hope our team bounces back soon.

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  1. jay permalink
    November 29, 2010 23:04

    i think sergio ramos will never play for spain again after he punched puyol and xavi

    • Deb permalink
      November 30, 2010 02:51

      I can’t see that happening.

    • Sarah permalink
      November 30, 2010 03:47

      Uh, Puyol said it was no big deal actually

    • Rachel permalink
      November 30, 2010 05:24

      I think you, my dear, are quite wrong. Puyi already said there were no hard feelings and he understood why Sergio acted as he did, and I’m sure Sergio has already perfusely apologized for his outburst to him, Xavi, and probably Messi as well. Under the circumstances, even though his actions were not okay in the slightest, they are some what justifiable due to frustration, emotions, stress, disappointment, etc. Regarding the match though I am quite dissapointed. I saw no indication that Real Madrid even showed up on the pitch today 😦 At least it’s just one game, and there are 25 more to be played.

    • Tia permalink
      November 30, 2010 06:17

      Oh, did he really? Ah, that’s bad! But I guess he just got way too upset and frustrated but I’m pretty sure they’re gonna hug it out afterward.

  2. Priya permalink
    November 29, 2010 23:07

    This was the worst game for Madrid in a long time. It was worse than the 6-2 trashing. We were simply outplayed. Heck we didn’t even create a single good chance. I’m very upset right now.

  3. Maisoun permalink
    November 29, 2010 23:08

    Extremely bummed right now….but thinking of Barca at the Bernabeu, where they WONT be smiling, makes me feel a little bit better!

  4. November 29, 2010 23:08

    What color will Iker wear now?Maybe red to match his face…

    • Deb permalink
      November 30, 2010 02:50

      😦 Not a Madrid fan I see.

    • Dia permalink
      November 30, 2010 11:58

      If you aren’t a Madrid fan, you’re welcome to leave this site since it is clearly a Madrid fansite. Quite simple really.

    • Ben permalink
      December 1, 2010 08:29

      Whatever color his face is, at least he doens’t have Pique’s.

  5. November 29, 2010 23:08

    i cried. i’m getting drunk right now. i love my team and will wear our jersey tomorrow. we will bounce back stronger and win the league.

    i want to hug iker. his heart broke.

    still, HALA MADRID!

  6. suzanne permalink
    November 29, 2010 23:08

    just….wow…at least it’s only 3 pts in the grande scheme of things.

  7. Jennifer permalink
    November 29, 2010 23:10

    Tomorrow is Tuesday, and Sergio needs to be put in time-out.

    This is one of those occasions where “Be Glad You Missed It” doesn’t even come close. 😦

  8. Reno permalink
    November 29, 2010 23:11

    Yeah, that result was quite devastating…
    But we played really bad, I really didn’t recognize our boys O_o it was like watching an accident, I desperately wanted to look away, but I couldn’t… what the hell was wrong with our boys?!

    Anyway, life goes on, we’re gonna win the next one again.
    Payback time: April 17th next year.
    Or tomorrow, when I am playing FIFA 11.

  9. daspring permalink
    November 29, 2010 23:14

    epic

  10. Y.Cord permalink
    November 29, 2010 23:14

    The best team won!

    • Deb permalink
      November 30, 2010 02:53

      Correction…the best team TODAY won. This was not the Madrid that we are used to seeing. Anyone who follows Madrid knows that.

      Ah well…tomorrow’s still Tuesday.

      • Pammie permalink
        November 30, 2010 13:11

        great point, Deb! They stood completely besides themselves yesterday.

  11. MsLaSuerte permalink
    November 29, 2010 23:15

    We win together we lose together REAL MADRID for LIFE. HALA MADRID (с)

    • EBRAHIM permalink
      November 30, 2010 08:23

      ja!ja!ja!

      • MsLaSuerte permalink
        November 30, 2010 21:02

        You’d better go to have a laugh at Barca’s blog, dude. 😉

    • Tash permalink
      November 30, 2010 13:44

      agreed!!

    • Maisoun permalink
      November 30, 2010 17:46

      Im with you on that!!!

  12. googoogal permalink
    November 29, 2010 23:17

    Hi Una – I’ve been following your blog for a while – and I really enjoy your articles! Tonight has been a strange night. I think I was numb beyond imagination after we went down 3-0. But by the end I actually felt alright…as though tomorrow we’ll be fine again. I’m very sure we can pick ourselves up! So Hala Madrid! =)

  13. HermanaChikita permalink
    November 29, 2010 23:20

    Poor show. What was Ramos doing at the end? I though these were his friends!! Was disappointed with everyone tonight … I’m not gonna lie.

  14. Lulja permalink
    November 29, 2010 23:25

    Honestly, Barca played amazingly. They totally reminded me of the Spanish NT at its best matches.
    Real has to cope with this as fast as they can – it’s normal – the first loss had to come one day.
    But, please, Cris and Sergio (!!!), do not act like this anymore! I’m even afraid Sergio’s actions against Puyol, Pique and Xavi will influence the atmosphere in the NT! It’s not worth destroying everything they already reached! 😦

  15. November 29, 2010 23:32

    it’s awful to lose like this.

    especially the poor sportsmanship, it’s particularly upsetting.

  16. Kristine permalink
    November 29, 2010 23:33

    I couldn’t even watch after the first goal by Barca. I had a bad feeling all week about this game. My favorite uncle died today as well, Just a big bunch of negative energy.

    I see Sergio had a bad ending to the game. Just from the few minutes that I watched, you could feel how nervous and tense they all were.

    Sigh…I still love and support them.

    • November 30, 2010 09:21

      I’m sorry about your uncle. *hugs*

  17. November 29, 2010 23:34

    I can’t believe it. It wasn’t RM playing out there. But Sergio saved my heart from complete destruction. I just need CR to go beat the hell out of Valdes now too. Sore loser I know but everyone is making fun of RM. I can’t take it.

    • Weina permalink
      November 30, 2010 18:42

      I thought i was the only one who actually calmed down after what Sergio did. He will be punished for what he did, but at least we have one player who has the back bone in his body.

  18. November 29, 2010 23:36

    any thoughts on ramos shoving NT teammates puyol and xavi?

    • ellekew permalink
      November 30, 2010 02:29

      that was quite a distasteful act by ramos. he really shouldnt vent his frustrations on puyol and xavi like this. i just hope this wouldn’t cause a rift in the NT. 😦

    • Deb permalink
      November 30, 2010 03:01

      He was frustrated. I think that Puyi & Xavi know Ramos well enough to realize that it was just his frustration. It’s Sergio’s passion that makes him such a good player, hence the arm waving, etc. Unfortunately, this passion feeds on a lot of emotion which can sometimes cause him to do rash things. Cris is the same way. Xabi didn’t back down from his Spain teammates either. Today they were Madridistas and Blaugranas first and foremost. When they are with Spain, they will be Spainiards first and foremost. These guys understand that.

      The funny thing about guys is that they can be enemies on the pitch and go straight back to being friends off the pitch. They get pissed and then get over it.

      • Maisoun permalink
        November 30, 2010 18:20

        Well said Deb.

        I think people are blindly blaming Sergio because he was the one who got physical, but we’re not on the pitch and dont get the whole story, we dont get to hear the comments made (just like with Zizou’s headbutt)…yes his reaction was unfortunate (maybe :P) but he’s not the only one who’s guilty. Its common knowledge that you dont approach/get in someone’s face when they’re that heated, they’ll get exactly what they’re asking for…and I dislike all the talk of this incident creating a rift btwn the Spain NT players, its just creating more unnecessary drama…

        Lastly, this is just a reminder that these guys are HUMAN, not saints, with the exception of Iker 😉

    • November 30, 2010 13:27

      I believe Xavi, Puyol and other Spanish national teammates understand why Ramos had acted that way. I believe if the Barcelona were the one losing 0-5 Puyol or Pique might have done the same to Ronaldo too! Sergio Busquest and David Villa received no mercy from Alonso and Ramos as well but there was no rift between them at that time because they know what they were doing. When Ramos pushed Puyol and Xavi emotion had taken over him, it’s just part of football really.

  19. lugifer permalink
    November 29, 2010 23:37

    sorry, una. that must’ve been brutal.

    i feel bad for sergio. he got caught up in the moment and his temper got the better of him.

  20. Debsen permalink
    November 29, 2010 23:42

    I was sorry to see Real Madrid get thrashed like that. I was sad to see the ugliness in the end when Sergio Ramos hit two of his La Roja teammates, Xavi and Puyol. I understand he was frustrated, but I hope that they make up before the next time they get together!Or the other times when La Roja teammates took it out on each other (I believe Xabi challenged Busquets?, as well as Arbeloa). I hope they all can forgive and forget! It is one game. Also to see Iker scored upon by his La Roja teammates was sad, Xavi, Pedro, and Villa. I know it’s life in La Liga! Ok, I’ll stop with La Roja talk on this post.

  21. November 29, 2010 23:53

    Oh.MY.God. When I said I was sure that this game will bring legendary gifs I was not careful for what I was asking for! Also when I said after the first half that there would be fight in the end, I obviously did not mean THAT.

    This is the first place where I come for comfort!;-)

    First of all: Ouch.

    Numero 2: Ouch. Ouch. I cannot say anything about the result. All in all, it was only one match, so I think the team is safe points-wise. I have no idea what Mou will tell, but I got the feeling that he will behave like a father who lets the kids think about it and lets them come up with what they did wrong by themselfes. And there will be some preaching later. But I think they will bounce back and will be fine.

    Numero 3: Sergio Ramos Garcia, I love you boy, but what exactly were you thinking? You cannot control your temper, can you? Bad, bad Sergio, I am not even able to joke about how I would slap him now on his sexy touchy! No matter of whether the situation was provoked or not! I feel for him, he must feel awful afterwards, but it was nasty, not a captainy behaviour! It was absolutely the worst part of the match, my comm even wondered what would be the consequences for the NT team after scenes like that (on both sides) but I hope they will (all) behave like man, say they’re sorry and forget about stuff.

    Numero 4: I only have a reflection of how the rivarly so intense fucks up the minds of everyone, including the players (sometimes). The whole atmosphere around it provokes the intesity on the pitch (I did not like any of the fouls, on both sides!), what gives another reasons of hatred among the fans, the TV stimulates it also and we have a never ending vicious circle! I am not even sure I will totally blame the players for not being immune to provocation, I cannot even totally judge them as I never experienced 80000 hating me for doing my job. It’s just my observation about the downsides of things.

    Numero 5: I know this is Real Madrid blog and I wanted Real to win, but what I liked the most in the whole match was Gerard Pique. In every aspect of him on the pitch.absolutely.

  22. November 29, 2010 23:55

    Also, sorry for a long post, I couldn’t help and even sexy gifs from previous games were not helping me!;-) I had to get it out of my system so I will not organise an emergency intervention for Sergio concerning his lack of temper’s control!

  23. RealLisa permalink
    November 29, 2010 23:57

    Yeah.. as much as it hurts, congratulations. I don’t like what mi Sergito did, but I totally understand him. It hurts so much.. I can’t stand it! Poor Casillas. I’d like to hug him and never let him go! 😦 *broken* And yet, they may won this battle, but the war is still on!
    ¡¡¡Madridista para siempre!!!!

  24. Gilly B permalink
    November 29, 2010 23:59

    Yeah, a tough loss. The manner more than anything. But tomorrow is Tuesday and the team will bounce back. Give them time to grow as a team and learn from these disappointments.

    As for Ronnie- you don’t push a coach, dude. Computer says No!

    As for Sergio- well, it was gonna happen to someone? The blood was rising. Is it wrong to have enjoyed his aggression to Puyi and Xavi?? Guilty!

    • Sarah permalink
      November 30, 2010 03:48

      Are you saying Cris was wrong but Sergio was okay?

      • Gilly B permalink
        November 30, 2010 14:28

        No. Both were wrong. How could it not be?

  25. Cosi permalink
    November 30, 2010 00:02

    At least Sergio held off on a red card until the 90th. I wonder what the ref must feel like after carding all our national boys… well, tomorrow’s Tuesday. Tomorrow’s Tuesday. Tomorrow’s just Tuesday. And it’s just 3 points.

  26. Deb permalink
    November 30, 2010 00:18

    ugly game wasn’t it? :{ I expected a much closer match but Barca played brilliantly. Passing and ball possession just wasn’t there for Madrid today.

  27. November 30, 2010 00:23

    im so sad not much for the result (5-0) of the game but for the fact that at the end Sergio kinda disappointed me ( if you saw you know what he did) ( i guess he got carried away by his emotions which im guessing where of frutration) , and Also when Cristiano kinda pushed Guardiola ( not the smartest move) o well there will be a next time Hala Madrid!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Carolina permalink
    November 30, 2010 00:44

    I was so dissapointed . . . 5-0. I want to say that Sergio Ramos and Cristiano were wrong in how they acted but it doesn’t even bother me.

  29. Ange permalink
    November 30, 2010 00:46

    i have no doubt that Madrid will bounce back… sooo r u going to cover the game in Con La Roja… since 4 of the goals scored where from the national team … & 12 of S.N.T. were playing … Xavi,David Villa, Andres, Victor, Geri, Puyi, Busi, Pedrito & for Real Madrid it was Iker, Xabi, Alvaro y Sergio Ramos << lil disappointed in him…but i understand it was in the heat of the game… the only person who didnt play was Chori 😦

  30. Sarah permalink
    November 30, 2010 00:52

    I hear you! Superrrrr bummed!! 😦
    Barça played incredible though. RM were pretty much invisible to them.. WOW!

    And Sergio?! SMH.. Dude should’ve kept his cool!

    But like Mou said “Barçelona is a finished product and Madrid are a long way.”

  31. Katie permalink
    November 30, 2010 01:00

    I think I may have died inside. Oh Ramos…

  32. ooze permalink
    November 30, 2010 01:01

    no offense because i know this is a madrid blog but i was extremely put off by Ramos’ atrocious behaviour towards his fellow la roja teammates (of course, in el clasico, everyone is either barca or madrid but still..). i can’t believe he fouled messi and still had the audacity to hit/slap xavi and puyol in the face. my respect for him has gone down the drain. he totally deserved that red card. and what’s with all the yellow cards by the madrid players?

    i’m glad that the other madrid la roja players i like (i.e. casillas and alonso) still maintain some semblance of class and discipline.

    at least mourinho still spoke somewhat diplomatically after the match.

    • Gilly B permalink
      November 30, 2010 02:20

      I’m not defending Ramos’ actions, but let’s break this down. Your comment there seems to suggest fouling Messi is ‘the’ crime, when in actual fact that foul was silly, late and would have drawn a card against any player. So this ‘I can’t believe he fouled Messi and still had the audacity to hit/slap xavi and puyol’? Audacity had nothing to do with it. He was vexed, didn’t handle the frustration and POP, did what he did. Messi is a maestro and great to watch, but the kid aint made of fine cut crystals. Last I read, there’s no rule in the league specifically ruling out fouls on any player- so a little less of the ‘poor lil Messi’, pls.

      I know fans are disappointed, but let it be for the way Madrid played and the end result. That reality fell so far from our expectations. Then move on. Annihilating Sergio is a joke. Mistake is a mistake is a mistake. How many times can it be said? He’ll receive his punishment and express regret for his actions.

      But right now, all this over exaggerated disappointment like he broke the guys leg is too much.

      • ooze permalink
        November 30, 2010 15:02

        Wasn’t implying anything by the ‘foul on messi’, by stating his name I was not in any way implying that “wow messi is some godlike creature and how dare he do that to messi?!”. Not at all. Maybe you get this impression by many people revering messi but I did not mean anything like that in my comment. Ramos could’ve fouled any player.

        What I meant what he fouled a rival player (to erase your confusion I shall leave out the name of the player) and still had the audacity to hit his rival players’ faces as if his foul was justified. Your opinions are therefore not a relevant counter to my comments. Sure Ramos MIGHT ‘receive his punishment and express regret for his actions’, but I don’t think that means people aren’t allowed to express how off-putting Ramos’ actions were.

        Ramos does not need to break a guy’s leg for people to be disappointed in his actions. The reason why I am disgusted and disappointed is because I thought a lot better of him. Not anymore.

    • Sarah permalink
      November 30, 2010 03:49

      Oh, come on, Barca players have pulled shit like this before, don’t be blind.

  33. Laryssa permalink
    November 30, 2010 01:43

    Hey, I never post a comment here and maybe this is not the right time to say this, but I really really love your blog, and Real Madrid, and Iker, and the fact that you adores Iker too. About the game, it was a tragedy but we – unfortunately – already live worst moments. It was a horrible game, but we have a wonderful team (in every aspect) and I’m sure that we will survive! Sorry for my English, I’m from Brazil. Kisses!

  34. jay permalink
    November 30, 2010 01:48

    benzema out and llorente in
    marcelo out
    ozil was so nervous he couldnt even do corners right, feel sorry for him, he was subbed at halftime

    • Deb permalink
      December 1, 2010 01:47

      yeah…the corners certainly didn’t help, did they? But it seemed that all of them had trouble with them yesterday….Xabi, Di Maria and Ozil :{

  35. Zahra... Sad madridista... permalink
    November 30, 2010 02:13

    Ohmygod. I feel so sorry for our boys. I just can’t take it. All of my friends told me that we were going down, so you can honestly say that i’m the only one in this stupid country ( Sweden) who likes RMA… And now, everyone is making fun on us..

    Well dear sisters. I agree with all of you. I have been reading this AWESOME blog for a while now and i can totally say that i’m your numero 1 fan Una! Seriously, you’re awesome.

    Hmm that game.. I knew from the first goal (dear) Xavi scored that they would win, but 5-0??? Thats too much. And here we go again, what sergio did was really really bad, but i swear if i had the chance i would do exactly the same thing and maybe even more (punch messi, not our dear NT players..) becasue the situation went out of hand… awhman, i support them no matter what. Hala madrid, and keep up the good work Una!

  36. Kai permalink
    November 30, 2010 02:23

    Pure humiliation. Absolute slaughter. I’m not being pessimistic either–more realistic–but I predict a Barca win in the second leg too.

    Cris barely shoved Pep and people are getting uptight. Pep was being immature to begin with. Jeez.

    Ramos probably should not have pushed Puyol and Xavi–wait, no, doing it to Xavi is fine to me because even though he’s a magician on the field, he doesn’t have good character–but it’s a Clasico and Ramos is one of the people that has a huge passion for it, having played in so many already.

    I hate to use this excuse because I used it last year too but Barca are a finished product. Well…let’s see what Mourinho does now. *Sigh*

    AND PEOPLE STOP FUCKING TALKING ABOUT LA ROJA. THIS IS REAL MADRID VS. BARCELONA. GO TALK ABOUT IT ON UNA’S SPANISH TEAM BLOG OR SOMETHING. Not everyone here cares about Spain’s national team.

    • November 30, 2010 09:28

      THIS! It’s NOT the Spanish national team that we are talking about here for heaven’s sake!!! The name says unaMADRIDISTA, not la roja.

    • Lulja permalink
      November 30, 2010 13:49

      It’s not like we’ve only been talking about the NT. Anyway, considering half of the players on the pitch are Spaniards, in addition to the fact that La Liga takes place in Spain, you think it’s totally inappropiate to mention the Spanish National Team? Please think about that one again.
      I also believe everyone here, more or less, is a fan of Real Madrid – because otherwise, why would we check/comment on this blog?
      We all just need to calm down a little.

      Btw. You think Xavi does not have a “good” character? Although I’d like to know your sources on this fact, since I consider Xavi as one of the most modest players in the world, I’ll leave it to you, as you may feel free to express your own opinion.
      But, in my opinion, even if Xavi was the biggest a**hole ever, I don’t think anything can truly justify slapping one other on the pitch.

      • ooze permalink
        November 30, 2010 15:04

        Hear, hear! Agree with u.

  37. Evita permalink
    November 30, 2010 02:23

    Sorry, but seeing Sergio was wrong, but what’s more wrong is that it turned me on. I’d lay dollars to donuts that Puyol and Xavi were instigating and shti talking. Puyol got up in Sergi’s face first, and it was lights out after that. I’m sure the SNT is fine. They know how this shit works better than all of us. I liked the way Iker stepped in frot of Valdes to handle PK, and he calmed his little ass down right afterward.

    Barca outplayed them on every level, and I’m glad I was not in a public venue watching that horseshit of a performance that RM displayed. IMO RM boys have a mental block when it comes to playing Barca in the El Classico, which translate totheir on the field shitty performance.

    • Nora permalink
      November 30, 2010 06:55

      You’re not the only one who was turned on! My friend and I watching the game turned to each other and were like “uh… is it wrong that I thought that whole thing was really hot?”

      Boys will be boys, and I’m sure they’ll be okay ^_~

      • Miria permalink
        November 30, 2010 11:47

        Yep, it’s wrong but he looks really sexy when he’s angry. What happened at the end of the game reminded me of that angry Sergio’s clip on youtube. LOL XD
        It’s still wrong, what he did. Same goes to CR although I think that Pep shouldn’t have done that in the first place =__=

        • MsLaSuerte permalink
          November 30, 2010 21:31

          I would greatly appreciate if you gave me a link to that youtube video, can’t remember it at once and eager to see it.

          Concerning “the Ramos incident”, I can fully understand his rage and I’m also sure that it wasn’t so necessary for Puyi to go and reproach sergio for his foul. As if he doesn’t know how quick-tempered the guy is! I personally wouldn’t risk coming up to Ramos with my reprimands seeing how furious he already was. I bet Puyi wasn’t really surprised at the reaction. And Xavi is soooo really naive if he honestly thought that he was able to calm Sergio down. The best thing for all of them was to leave the guy alone and let him let his steam off against a locker in the dressing room! but no. they preferred to provoke him. I never justify violence. But I also don’t justify those who provoke it.
          All in all, I AM ABSOLUTELY SURE they will remain good friends after all. And I’m sure Sergio has already apologised a thousand times to the both of them.

        • Miria permalink
          December 1, 2010 00:26

          To MsLaSuerte, this is the video link. The quality is bad thou >.>

        • MsLaSuerte permalink
          December 5, 2010 16:52

          thanks a lot, Miria!!!

    • lugifer permalink
      November 30, 2010 17:42

      wouldnt you want to be the girlfriend (or wife!) he comes home to after getting fired up like that? 😉

      • MsLaSuerte permalink
        November 30, 2010 23:53

        😀 😀 😀 that goes without saying that I’d meet him with my open arms! 😀

        • Deb permalink
          December 1, 2010 01:49

          good point ladies! :p

  38. maka permalink
    November 30, 2010 02:26

    hi UNA i lov your site!
    i am very sorry and sed about game and about sergio but siempre real madrid hasta la muerte

  39. Andrea permalink
    November 30, 2010 02:30

    Very disappointing end to the match, but I think in the end, everyone knows that there was no harm intended and the NT players will all be on good terms again soon. And as much as I love Cris, he should have more respect for Pep and any other coach.

    I think Mou is probably not thrilled with the sportsmanship and level of skill displayed tonight by his team; but, better to lose your first game to the best team in the league, no?

    RM will recover and become stronger because of this.

  40. Ange permalink
    November 30, 2010 02:37

    *lmao* A … with the Sergio comment… but then again when he did what he did… i said the same thing…i even lost my voice screaming at them & Gol… i had to support La Roja…umm but Puyi already said its forgotten…but i really want Sergio to put something on twitter or facebook…but i dont think he should be kicked out of the national team…it was in the heat of the moment…but who thought it was funny Iker pointing his finger at Gerard Pique it was like a father yelling at his son for doing something bad *lol* … too cute…

    • Deb permalink
      November 30, 2010 08:09

      but who thought it was funny Iker pointing his finger at Gerard Pique it was like a father yelling at his son for doing something bad *lol* … too cute…

      That was funny, wasn’t it?! Good description of it too :p

      • Cosi permalink
        November 30, 2010 16:51

        Yep, that definitely made me smile! And Pique followed Iker, too. Sorry to mention the NT on here, but that moment made their national side come out!

        And Ange, Sergio is NOT going to get kicked off the NT for this. NOT making the FIFA Team of the Year? Maybe. But VDB knows, as do all Sergio’s NT teammates, that he’s THE number one Spanish right back. Even with all his hot-blooded craziness. Which they also know about very well.

        Besides, Puyol added flair to the shove with an unnecessary back somersault. Not justifying the shove to begin with, but…

  41. Hala_Madrid permalink
    November 30, 2010 03:02

    I’m so pissed, and i’m sorry many of you guys are not going to like this but i was fine with Sergio’s reaction they deserved it. Specially when they were all after Ronaldo poor Cris : ( i felt so bad for him. He’s still my number 1 and i love Sergio Ramos even more : )

    • gin_in_teacups permalink
      November 30, 2010 10:29

      I kind of am okay with it too. I mean, objectively I agree that it’s not cool, it’d be better to see good sportsmanship etc. But honestly, with all the anger and frustration of that game, it felt good to see someone take a little revenge. I’m sorry that that isn’t the mature thing to feel or say, but that’s life. And of course if it was the other way around and someone had shoved the RM boys like that, I’d be out for blood. But, you know, sports fan is biased towards her own team – sky is blue, water is wet.

      • Hala_Madrid permalink
        November 30, 2010 17:40

        All i can say is that Sergio had the balls to do it and i applaud that. I am so relieved it was him and not one of the foreigners, especially the portuguese’s because then everybody would’ve flipped with so much tension going on in the field. Once again, Sergio is a really Madridista and he literally fights until the end. I LOVE HIM!

        • Deb permalink
          December 1, 2010 01:51

          agree 100%

      • November 30, 2010 18:48

        I agree with you

  42. November 30, 2010 03:05

    oh, wow, 32 posts in couple of hours! I will contribute one more an than shut up!

    I calmed down a bit, but I kinda wish I did not see the game. I hope something good will come out of this loss anyway. everyone needs a cold shower sometimes, so maybe they will learn from their mistakes.

    I will not post about it anymore, too hard, just want to say that Barca played great (brilliant even, the possession of the ball!), RM played really badly. I saw no angels on the pitch today, however. I think it was only Iker, a saint after all, who did not harm anyone physically (but he lost his nerves too, in the end although he did not punch anyone I believe)

    I am afraid, that the press will live this match for weeks now and I cannot imagine what would be made out of certain situations, more or less fairly. I cannot even imagine how would be Sergio treated – I am not justifying what he did (I am so mad at him that I will not call him Sexio for at least two weeks), it was nasty, no matter what were the reasons, and he definitely needs to be punished. Media are just so powerful and it is so easy for them to make someone;s life a hell to the crazy sizes and everyone loses common sense and forgets that there are bigger problems in the world. They should also make him go on TV and say to the kids that it’s not a way to do things, or something like that, since the kids watching football are mostly affected by such things.

    anyway, it’s Tuesday already, as Mou said, so at least that’s okay.Bye!

    • November 30, 2010 03:08

      geez, I meant of course that I will contribute one more post ant than I will shut up, me, only me will shut up;-)

      • Lulja permalink
        November 30, 2010 13:56

        Totally agree with you! You don’t have to shut up. At least I like reading your comments 😉

      • mila_casillas permalink
        November 30, 2010 18:01

        Haha! I was like “how rude!”

  43. barb permalink
    November 30, 2010 03:20

    I knew that I was going to feel bad for either RM or Barca because I like players on both teams. In the end I feel let down because of the poor sportmanship – hope that Sergio learns better anger management skills! David Villa got sent off for slapping a player some weeks ago, so I suppose it can happen to the best of them when emotions are running high.

    Just wish that players and fans and the press would get a grip – even for emotionally charged games like this. However tantalizing, exciting and wonderful the game of football is – and the players- it is just a game! (I have to remind myself of this sometimes.)

    Feel miserable for Iker – he must have one major heartache at the moment! Silver lining – it’s only one game and I’m sure that RM can go on to great things again.

  44. Fernanda Mendes permalink
    November 30, 2010 03:42

    was only 3 points…is easy critic cristiano ronaldo, but I don’t think pep attitude was classy at all…about sergio I agree with him about messi (the untouched golden boy – ironia mode on, and I understand about puyol an xavi…but..who knows what will happening in the future…
    xx

  45. Guilherme permalink
    November 30, 2010 04:53

    You gonna do in case you missed?

    Oh gosh, I expected a loss, but not THIS kind of loss, we couldnt do anything.

  46. November 30, 2010 05:02

    Hey guys…Barca fan here. I love so many RM players individually that I do feel bad that RM lost the way they did. Barca played brilliantly. The funny thing is, they hadn’t played this well all season and RM has been doing so well that I was worried Barca might not have a chance. Anyway, concerning the fights. I thought Ronaldo was out of line with Pep (although I don’t know why Pep didn’t just hand the ball to him…). You just don’t shove a coach. Its normal etiquette to your elders/superiors. And now Ramos. Oh my Ramos. I love him and forgive him. I groaned when he fouled Messi but cried out loud when I watched him hit Puyol in the face and then Xavi after that. Like, what!! I’d also like to know what happened during the interaction between Iker and Pique…Also, did anyone see Mou slap Puyol in the face after the game when they’ve all gone down the tunnel thing….? It happened.

    • Lulja permalink
      November 30, 2010 14:02

      Mou and Puyol? Really?
      Good to know that there are still “true” Barca fans that don’t think they have to laugh at Madridistas after such a match.

      • canederli permalink
        November 30, 2010 17:41

        I’m the lone Madridista in a pub full of Barca fans. I had promised to go ’round after work for a pint win, lose or draw last night. As you can imagine, I was dreading it after that thrashing. But I held my head high and went. When I walked in the door, I was greeted with big hugs, someone put a drink in my hand and another bought me dinner. They knew I was gutted. All the genial trash talking pre-El Clasico went out the window and we just talked about the game in detail. I think that the key is that I was able to admit where we fell short and give credit where credit was due for their side. They were similarly respectful to us. They’ve watched the games this season with me – they know how good we are. They also love many of our players (esp. San Iker) as they are La Roja fans. Granted, maybe some of the more rabid cules who weren’t there might not have been as gracious, but the Barca fans I knew and talked with last night were wonderful and didn’t rub it in my face. We all care about our teams and we’ve all had our ass handed to us at one time or another. I appreciated the respect and support in my time of sorrow. So yes, there are many great Barca fans out there who just love the game full stop and don’t feel the need to tear down Madridistas. I salute them. And as I said to them last night “Hey, see you in April!” 🙂 It’s Tuesday. New day. Onward to the next match. We’ll learn, we’ll grow and we’ll be stronger. HALA MADRID!

        • Deb permalink
          December 1, 2010 01:54

          awww…that’s nice to hear. Unfortunately, too often it’s only a few fans who make all the fans look badly, isn’t it. Glad to hear about the “good” ones once in a while too.

    • Gilly B permalink
      November 30, 2010 14:41

      Wasn’t the Mou- Puyol slap in the tunnel an incident from last year?? I think things would have REALLY kicked off if he’d done it this time…

    • mila_casillas permalink
      November 30, 2010 18:05

      Lol. The Mou “slap” is from long ago http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnzKK0WcoI8

    • Margie permalink
      November 30, 2010 20:38

      this Mou and Puyol “slap”? it didn’t happen during this game, this is from a while ago

      and it’s just a jest slap, like a “hey bro what’s up” greeting

      • Margie permalink
        November 30, 2010 20:39

        (Mou and Puyol know each other from when Mou was an assistant coach at Barca)

  47. Rebekah permalink
    November 30, 2010 05:04

    I’m so disappointed, but Mou’s statements made me feel better.

  48. key permalink
    November 30, 2010 05:20

    I can’t believe this *sigh* this was the WORST game EVER!! what happened to mou?? what happened to the players?? plis tell me that was a nightmare!! or tell me the players and mou were drunk!! no…
    there is no explanation. there are no words.

  49. sidney permalink
    November 30, 2010 05:57

    still believe in our team .This will make us better and stronger.they have to come to bernabeu right?we will show them what we are made of Hala madrid!

  50. November 30, 2010 06:00

    Seriously unexpected!..i m was really shocked at the ways some of our players reacted like Ramos & Ronaldo. i can understand how they would be feeling losing 5-0 to barca!

    But yes one match does not really matter… REAL MADRID will obviously bounce back in no time & will go on winning everything…

    As for the EL CLASSICO i hope we dont loose da nxt one!

  51. Emme permalink
    November 30, 2010 06:13

    My heart pretty much broke in two during that match…..so painful. I agree with all of you who have said that the media has gotten way out of hand when it comes to el gran Clasico. One would think it was the ONLY football match played in the world the way it is made out to be. I am going to be a good Madridista & keep the faith. Like the players & Jose always say: they are still a work in progress & they are also very young for the most part. The core of Barcelona have been together for an eternity! I don’t want to hate on Barca, but I was kind of mad at Pep. That thing with Cristiano was pretty unnecessary. Hala Madrid!

  52. Tia permalink
    November 30, 2010 06:23

    I woke up when the match had already finished so I checked on Twitter to see the score and boy, I was instantly awake! 5-0! I couldn’t believe what I saw. I went on Tumblr for few minutes and most ppl said that Real Madrid was not good at all! I wonder what happened! Was it really that bad that our boys couldn’t even score one goal? UGHHHHH! I really hope they win the next game against Barca at Bernabeu.

  53. November 30, 2010 06:39

    I guess no one could ever imagine such a tragic defeat…Barca utterly shattered us,both tactically and mentally…They played a beautiful game,while we were no where to find on that pitch…Una,if you could find anything(yes,anything)positive from this game,please,please let us know:(

    …anyway,I heard our boys will have a day off,wish they find a way to fall asleep and get some rest,which I barely achieved.

    PS.poor Iker,I can’t bear to see your sullen faces any more(I saw them much more than 5 times…)
    AND Sergio RAMOS,if you could just try to GROW UP a bit,I’d feel less shamed.

  54. Hala_Madrid permalink
    November 30, 2010 07:05

    Stop with Sergio you guys. He was just pissed and sometimes that’s how people react when they’re mad. He’s not the first one that does it and is not the last one either. When it comes to Cris Pep totally deserved it,he was so disrespectful and then acted out like he was the victim. Gosh i just hated how all the barca players came after Cris luckily his FRIENDS Marcello and Pepe are always there for him especially MARCELO. The only player i do respect from Barcelona is Pique, he should teach the rest of his teamates to remain calm. I still LOVE the team And RAMOS and i always will.

    • November 30, 2010 18:51

      if kaka was there, he’d be the first to defend his *bf* i mean friend.

  55. Delicious permalink
    November 30, 2010 07:50

    The result wasn’t what I expected too but I’m still Madridista. There were some stupid people who converted to Barca now.

    • Gilly B permalink
      November 30, 2010 14:44

      As they say, you can leave your wife or husband, but you can’t leave your football team. True fans are ride or die, so don’t stress on the fair weather ‘fans’.

  56. sweetubi permalink
    November 30, 2010 07:59

    I was so angry when I got to know that internet connection is down yesterday (of all day) in my whole town and I can’t get tv cable subscribed in time (just moved) and so even after all planning and changing my work time I still unable to see my first el clasico but now I don’t know if it is a blessing in a disguise or a bad sign that i should have foresee..
    Even if I knew what was coming I still wish I able to see it with my own eye, live.

  57. Liza permalink
    November 30, 2010 08:19

    If we here are all sad and frustrated and angry and disappointed.. Can you just imagine what our players are going through??

    We can’t win everything.. There’ll be times when we will fall..

    But so what! This is not the end. There’s still a long way to go. If we really are Madridistas then we can’t stop believing. Our players need time and most importantly they need our support.

    I stand by whatever Sergio, Iker and Cris did. If to others it means I’m a horrible person.. Then so be it!

    RM for life regardless if they win or lose!

    • Deb permalink
      December 1, 2010 01:57

      “I stand by whatever Sergio, Iker and Cris did. If to others it means I’m a horrible person.. Then so be it!”

      IMO, it doesn’t make you horrible at all. 🙂

  58. Dru permalink
    November 30, 2010 08:30

    I hope a few good strong drinks eased the pain of my fellow Madridistas….it was a terrible game, but there will be other games, and we have a GOOD team, they just weren’t that confident last night. Barca played very well, so congratulations to them.

  59. EBRAHIM permalink
    November 30, 2010 08:39

    After this lose this game this song might help

    All great teams go through a crisis so lets drw inspiration form a team

    When you walk through a storm
    Hold your head up high
    And don’t be afraid of the dark

    At the end of the storm
    Is a golden sky
    And the sweet silver song of the lark

    Walk on through the wind
    Walk on through the rain
    Though your dreams be tossed and blown

    Walk on walk on with hope in your heart
    And you’ll never walk alone
    You’ll never walk alone

    When you walk through a storm
    Hold your head up high
    And don’t be afraid of the dark

    At the end of the storm
    Is a golden sky
    And the sweet silver song of the lark

    Walk on through the wind
    Walk on through the rain
    Though your dreams be tossed and blown

    Walk on walk on with hope in your heart
    And you’ll never walk alone
    You’ll never walk

    You’ll never walk
    You’ll never walk alone.

  60. Paul permalink
    November 30, 2010 08:45

    Didn’t see the game because of work. Now I don’t know if I even want to watch the recording!
    All I can say is that I don’t mind what Sergio did. Sergio is young, he’s experienced in games, but still young in the mind. I cna only imagine the defeat, the tension, the arena, the fans, the Barca players maybe talking shit, it could get to Sergio’s mind.

    I am Real Madrid for life and I know this is not the end for us. Not with Mourinho. And Sergio Ramos is puro blanco. And if jerks like Xavi are being annoying, then screw them. I admire Barca’s football abilities, but they’re players really irk me. I don’t like any of them and I’m glad I don’t!

    Hala Madrid baby. I love you forever. This isn’t the end of the world.

    • Hala_Madrid permalink
      November 30, 2010 17:18

      Totallly agree with you. I also applauded what Sergio did yesterday, Well done Sergio. It takes some balls to do that and he did it. The barca players were so annoying as usual. But let them enjoy while they can, I trust our team and i’m sure they will succeed. I just love them no matter what : )

  61. lugifer permalink
    November 30, 2010 09:31

    some thoughts:

    1. iker is a true captain. and you can see that the barca players (esp those from the snt) have respect for him. he pacifies and does not incite.

    2. on the other hand, i did not see much of the same from puyol. maybe he was just out of camera range but just did not get any sense that he’s a peacemaker. although he was gracious towards sergio after the game. that’s just classy.

    3. guardiola, for a coach, was churlish. respect is earned and you dont earn it by being churlish. that said, ronaldo should still not have pushed him. THAT reflects on him poorly.

    4. now, sergio. ah, sergio. i agree with those who posted that it was kinda hot of him to shove/slap puyol and xavi. gotta love some street in a guy, right? then you know he can defend you. plus it was a kind of manly move for a guy with boy band looks. (again) that said, he has to always be mindful of the responsibility he has. perhaps he can just focus on his niece and what she’ll think of him when she’s grown. whatever gets on the internet never gets erased. ever.

    the foul was not a flagrant foul, imho, and the barca players rushing to him with presumably words thrown about WAS irksome. xavi yapping at him on the sideline did not help. xavi should be more like iker. they are, after all, contemporaries.

    5. did not care for victor valdes’ behavior. not captain material.

    • lugifer permalink
      November 30, 2010 10:04

      i take my comment on victor valdes back. he helped out with pique in the end.

  62. killer permalink
    November 30, 2010 09:51

    It is clear that Ramos has a problem with Pique. After he pushed Puyol, Valdes, arbeloa ,casillas and iniesta go to stop pique . Ramos was also shouting at pique and also tries to go at him but is stopped by bojan and khedira.

    • lugifer permalink
      November 30, 2010 17:39

      i think it’s more like pique has a problem with everybody he opposes. he’s almost always the first one in there.

  63. lugifer permalink
    November 30, 2010 10:00

    have been watching you tube clip of the fracas and i must say at this point i am finding some humor in it. sergio’s actions vs puyol and xavi were like get-out-of-my-face motions. xavi was piling on and got that move for his troubles. when a madrid player went to xavi, xavi shoved him and xavi was given a yellow card.

    sergio after shoving puyol was having it out with pique but others intervened. but sergio still got to lunge threateningly towards pique before players from both teams finally were able to separate them.

    • Cosi permalink
      November 30, 2010 17:02

      …I’m finding humor in all of this now, too. Sounds so bad, but I can’t stop watching it!

    • Deb permalink
      December 1, 2010 02:00

      sergio’s actions vs puyol and xavi were like get-out-of-my-face motions.

      Exactly…people are making it out like Sergio punched them…to me it was more like a “not now guys…not now”.

  64. lugifer permalink
    November 30, 2010 10:08

    omg. talk about funny. i cant see who it was but a barca player who helped placate puyol saw the ball lying around and started to kick it and run with it to the madrid goal. hilarious.

    • Deb permalink
      December 1, 2010 02:03

      I’ve read that it was Busquets.

  65. nadi permalink
    November 30, 2010 12:09

    its ok guys.
    this defeat tells us that we still need more time to build, and correct our mistakes.
    i don’t expect miracles from the first season, although i admit this defeat hurts.
    but hey….look at the bright side.
    the special one learns from his mistakes, and i have no doubt that the return match will show our big smile, because Mou don’t lose on his own turf.
    barca were the better side no doubt about that, but we are still the royal team
    we are the KINGS of FOOTBALL
    never forget that madridistas 🙂
    keep smiling.
    next target…valencia

    • vanilla permalink
      November 30, 2010 21:04

      After yesterday’s match I felt horrible. Because of lose, because of players’ behavior. Thank you, thank you, thank you nadi for this post. When I read it, I felt better. What’s done is done, but we’re still in the game. And can still win.

      • nadi permalink
        December 2, 2010 19:23

        I’m glad vanilla for giving you a smile after our defeat.
        But tomorrow will be better.
        HALA MADRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID

  66. Miria permalink
    November 30, 2010 12:15

    I already have this uneasy feeling inside me a week before el Classico. Although I like both teams, I would love to see RM win this one. I know that it will be almost impossible to beat Barca at Camp Nou so I’ve prepared myself for RM’s first loss. But I didn’t expect it to be THIS BAD. I was hoping that it’ll be more evenly match.
    I woke up at 3.30 am just to watch this match and failed to sleep after it ended (obviously caused by the shocking result) I went to work sleepy and frustrated and still feeling the same right now. I’ve no idea how the boys dealing with it. I just hope that they’ll manage to pick themselves up and win the match against Valencia next.
    Hmmm… Mou is sooo right, today is Tuesday 🙂

  67. November 30, 2010 12:20

    It is football, in some days you win, in others you fell. The annoying fact is that it is only with RM that Mourinho got such a result; no other team had humiliated him this much. I do not know how he will work it out within himself and with the team.

  68. Whiskey permalink
    November 30, 2010 12:51

    Wow, this game certainly generated a lot of reaction! I was in meetings during the match, fidgeting throughout wondering how the boys were doing – and was a bit stunned when I got back to my computer and checked the score [3-0 at that point]! I must be some sort of masochist as I watched the match when i got home – not many positives to take away as a madrid fan for sure – boy Barca are a well oiled machine. One of the papers referred to Xavi as a cyclone and I thought it was a perfect description! But as many – including Mou – said in all the hype leading up to to the match it is just one match – we just have to pick ourselves up now and carry on. Was glad to see Puyol’s post match comments about Sergio – I’m not condoning it but shit happens in such a tense match – hope it is all forgotten. Una hopefully you are not too depressed to do a full ICYMI for this match at some point – am sure you can pick out some gems even from this result that will make us all smile/laugh [or maybe cry!] Cheers.

    • Cosi permalink
      November 30, 2010 16:57

      Lol? Over 100 comments on this post- i don’t know if we need to put Una through the torture of an ICYMI for this one! We’re kind of hashing it out right now…

  69. A L I permalink
    November 30, 2010 13:04

    not don’t stop with Ramos guys, he deserves every bad word said about him. Being pissed is not an excuse. I feel sad for Madrid hard luck una!

    • Maisoun permalink
      November 30, 2010 18:28

      Actually he doesnt deserve “every bad word said about him” if you’re as familiar with this blog as a good many of us are, you’d see that you’re being a little harsh. Yes he made an unfortunate mistake, but Sergio Ramos’ postives FAR outweigh this little slip up he had.

  70. Tora permalink
    November 30, 2010 13:04

    Hey Una, are you going to do a longer post on this?
    Urrrrgh I’ve been in a down mood all day thanks to this. Where were they last night?

    Sergio Ramos must be feeling so shit right now after last night, and also because today UEFA are investigating those stupid red cards in the match against Ajax.

  71. Pammie permalink
    November 30, 2010 13:33

    I’m not converting to Barcelona at all, but they played really beautifully yesterday. Or maybe it just seemed that way, because we played so bad. But it’s time to look into the future!
    Hala Madrid!

    I love Mou! “The difference between the two teams is a championship that will be even until the end. Barcelona is a finished piece of work after many years together. Real Madrid isn’t a finished product and needs a lot of time to be one. Today’s score is not the difference between the two teams. The outcome is a reward for the team that played well and a punishment for the team that played poorly. It is an easy score to explain and swallow. I am obviously saddened because no one likes to lose, especially by such a large margin.”

    (and even though the TV wasn’t very clear, it seems like the cules behaved well and didn’t throw stuff at us, I’m kinda glad about that :D)

    • November 30, 2010 13:50

      Someone threw a piece of rubbish at Mesut while he was taking a corner kick :/

    • Deb permalink
      December 1, 2010 02:05

      so you didn’t hear about those who threw rocks at the Madrid bus when they arrived?

  72. Sai permalink
    November 30, 2010 13:35

    Only 2 points behind and there’s still 25 gameweek to play including “El Clasico” part II in our own stadium Bernaebeu. For the record Mourinho never lose at home since 2002, i’m sure we’ll get them back when we meet them in our stadium. Now all we need to do is support the team, forget about this, keep looking forward and i’m sure Mourinho will make this team even stronger than before.

  73. nipun permalink
    November 30, 2010 17:14

    well both teams are ma fav though ma fav player is in fcb but what a bad performance by real madrid…..+they did not accepted their defeat……

  74. Hala_Madrid permalink
    November 30, 2010 17:25

    Oh you guys it’s SO HARD to get over this 😥 especially because on my facebook i have some barca friends that don’t stop rubbing it in, and they keep writing staff on my wall. I just want to tell them get the f….. off my wall, but i need to remain calm. AHHHHHH….. DEEP BREATH………..

    • Paul permalink
      December 1, 2010 01:57

      @Hala_Madrid
      Thansk for agreeing for my first post. But seriously, I think this loss makes me love Real Madrid even more.

      The way Sergio stood up for himself, the way Iker was telling Pique to geh the f*** back, the way the Barca players looked like whiners and the way Pep acted poorly, it just makes eve nthat much more comfortable in my Real Madrid shoes!

      I cannot wait for the day when we beat them. It will make the victory much more sweeter.

      Sergio Ramos has my respect. Admittingly, he may not be the best defender in the world, but he’s our boy, he gives it his all, and you know what? He’s not going to take shit from anybody! Especially a whining Barca jerk!!!

    • Deb permalink
      December 1, 2010 02:04

      just delete their posts. 😉

  75. Vrock permalink
    December 1, 2010 01:55

    Were there any cute moments between the national team players before the game? Clearly at the end of the game hugs were no exchanged 😦

  76. tpoo permalink
    December 3, 2010 14:59

    He clearly went to apologies when everyone got in his face, I would have probably acted the same way…but pushing that guy to the ground was(lost for words). Bet they have kissed and made up already. NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  77. December 28, 2010 02:00

    It is difficult not to look with dislike and disgust upon a few of the sorest losers on the Madrid squad which was embarrassed during the Nov.29 El Clasico. Such unsportsmanlike behaviour is shameful and it has really left me feeling quite negative toward those who acted out that evening.

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