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December 23, 2010

In case you missed it – Real Madrid vs. Levante [2010-12-22].

This post is just the goals, with the normal ICYMI post coming a bit later, since if I put everything together, you could go out and get a cup of coffee in the time it would take to load everything!  So here we go, Madrid and their magnificent eight goals from last night, with each goal accompanied by a bit of the celebration that followed.

The team played so well last night, and really played as a team.  The passing was especially superb, no?

1-0, minute 6, Benzema.

Note the bicicletas and Mesut Özil once again opting to rub a head to celebrate.

2-0, minute 10, Özil.

Awww, look at the piña there.  Pepe always has to jump up on everyone.

3-0, minute 31, Benzema.

Handshakes, head pats, high fives and hand signals.


4-0, minute 45, Cristiano.

Note Cristiano sucking his thumb back there for Junior.  I never noticed, but Pepe and Karim’s shaved heads look a bit alike. 


5-0, minute 69, Benzema.

What a pass from Ángel di María and what a finish.  And as the Benz knows, that’s goal number three for him.  Chapeau.


6-0, minute 72, Cristiano.

Again, what a pass from Ángel di María.  Marcelo likes to jump in too.


7-0, minute 74, Cristiano.

The Benzema-Cristiano partnership is fantastic.  Not so fantastic – Cristiano’s attempt at something.  I don’t even know what he’s doing.  Maybe Sergio should give him some lessons on how to do proper somersaults. 

Kaká was at the game.  I think that’s all you need to know to draw a conclusion for this part of Cristiano’s celebration.


8-0, minute 89, Pedro León.

I love even numbers, so it was great that Madrid got one more goal in there, but I really wished that MFC could have scored.  The team did honor his effort in creating the goal in their celebration, though that hair pulling seems to have hurt MFC a bit.  Pepe, don’t be so rough!

A night to remember.

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34 Comments leave one →
  1. Betta permalink
    December 23, 2010 10:50

    About CR7’s celebration for the 7-0 goal (the one with the hands).. I was listening to Ray Hudson comment and he said “and that’s for his girlfriend!” I spent the rest of the night laughing! 🙂

    • Deb permalink
      December 23, 2010 11:50

      hehehe….I heard when he said that! Ray, Ray, Ray *smh*

      As much as I felt really bad for Levante getting demolished like that, I was very happy for all the goals. I too was really hoping that Morata scored but at least it was his attempt that set up the last goal for Pedro.

      I read on the RM website that the team signed the game ball and gave it to him. What a super guesture from the guys!

      And yeah…Pepe…a tug…not a yank! Talk to Arbeloa, I’m sure he can show you how it’s done. :p

  2. ulong permalink
    December 23, 2010 10:55

    aww, Pepe..that’s hurt 😛

    thanks Una

  3. JulieFromParis permalink
    December 23, 2010 11:14

    Note to mou: you wanted to buy a new striker at the mid mercato???? Here he is: the new benz’!! His smily face is really communicative, u cant help but be happy for him. Il faut confirmer devant barcelone maintenant.

  4. RubyTuesday permalink
    December 23, 2010 12:11

    I couldn’t choose a better game to go for the first time to Bernabeu
    Amazing night, amazing game, amazing team ^_^

    • December 23, 2010 14:00

      Oh, I am happy for you! Nice that you were at the game, you must have really enjoyed it, a great Christmas gift!!!!!

      I was at Bernabeu once (I’m not from Spain) this summer on the friendly game with Penarol and and I fell in love with this place from the first sight! I totally have to come back there!

      • LaBlanca permalink
        December 23, 2010 22:36

        go to a game that counts. Its a different atmosphere. Have been there for several times and never seen them loosing 🙂 But my last time is 4 years ago. Ahhh I miss it!

    • RealLisa permalink
      December 23, 2010 15:01

      Wow! Good for you!

  5. Cindy permalink
    December 23, 2010 12:23

    I cannot stop smiling. The team needed a game like this. I’m so happy for Benzema, this will do wonders for him, and hopefully in 2011 he will really show everyone his true talents. Awesome as usual Una.

  6. December 23, 2010 12:29

    Thanks for this, Una. I live in a country with very little football coverage (only the EPL and CL gets regular airtime), so these recaps are lovely.

    Poor MFC (what does that stand for, anyway?), Pepe seems to have really hurt him with the hair pulling, and he even did it again, even when MFC seems to have complained… I think it was really great that the team gave the match ball to him. That was a nice gesture.

    http://dontaskmetosmile.wordpress.com

    • December 23, 2010 12:44

      My favorite canterano.

    • LaBlanca permalink
      December 23, 2010 22:38

      did he say “Puta Madre” when Pepe pulled his hair?

    • Sarah permalink
      December 23, 2010 22:56

      Just so you know, you can download basically every La Liga game ever from the rojadirecta.com forums

  7. December 23, 2010 12:43

    thanks a lot, in fact I did miss the game last night, I was only able to check the result after the first half (wow) and than the final result (wow wow), I also read that Morata got the ball signed by the players, how sweet!

    So I will admire the goals for now and to quote Sexio “I will be patience” waiting for another part of ICYMI!!!!;-)))

  8. Ratheesh7k permalink
    December 23, 2010 13:06

    Una, I hope you post a gif of Benz charging to that Levante player when he got hurt

  9. amouria permalink
    December 23, 2010 13:09

    the team made our Christmas, and new year. thanks to all of them, to mou, to cris, binz and the little lovely kid, morrata. all of them, without exception were so generous…

  10. Lisa permalink
    December 23, 2010 13:16

    That looked like it hurt, poor Morata!

  11. Rachel permalink
    December 23, 2010 14:42

    Cristiano’s hand celebration thing.. is for his beloved Kaka.. Who was watching from “their” box!!! Love it!

    • Jessy permalink
      December 23, 2010 21:49

      Sure, the celebration he does lots of times before sucking his finger. Does that mean he remembers Kaka first and then his baby? 😀

  12. RealLisa permalink
    December 23, 2010 14:59

    I can’t believe. This is the first time I actually did miss a match this year. I couldn’t have chosen “better” one! Must watch it! Don’t get me wrong Una, your ICYMI post’s great as always.

  13. Gillian permalink
    December 23, 2010 15:42

    Fantastic recap, una. One of the best Christmas presents I could have gotten – along with the 8-0 victory. Cris’ goal celebrations never stop being adorable. And I love the head-rubbing tradition!

  14. mema permalink
    December 23, 2010 15:44

    The game was awesome. team was awesome. what a nice present to the fans. also, i am ronaldo’s unaware of the gesture that you are referring to about it being for kaka. was it ever said that it was for kaka?

  15. jean permalink
    December 23, 2010 16:25

    Wonderful game and what a beautiful post.What a way to go and celebrate christmas:) Im so happy for Benz.Il a prouve sa valeur lors de ce game and esperons que la nouvelle annee sera fructueuse pour lui:)
    Cris is the best, and he didnt feel well but he stilll played like the true pro that he is:)Im so happy for the whole team , they needed this:)

  16. December 23, 2010 17:36

    Awww now I really regret missing this one. HALA MADRID ❤

  17. Madridista permalink
    December 23, 2010 19:56

    Man i was soo disappointed when the keeper saved Morata’s shot! I really wanted him to score. would have been a great goal too. He seems like a penalty box predator.. much like Ruud was in his day.

  18. Siv permalink
    December 23, 2010 20:24

    aw Pepe, why are you so rough?? And no idea what Cris was trying to do in that celebration either..it looked like he kind of just flopped over jaja!!

  19. December 24, 2010 06:51

    i dint get to see this game but im so proud of karim. That smile that he had on his face just made me smile its a simple yet beautiful smile that tells you he is a great guy, anyways i would like to see him getting mad lol

    • bbBenz permalink
      December 25, 2010 11:35

      i found the vid of Karim getting mad. i love how other madrid players stood up fr him:)

  20. Hala_Madrid permalink
    December 24, 2010 08:03

    This game was really a Christmas gift for me. They were played awesome. I love Morata he’s such a cutie. Pepe seriously made me laugh and morata saying P…. M…. meant that i really hurt. Thanks again Una you’re the Best.

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