August 24th, 2012

El Clasico: Human Tetris Edition

Not that we think you need one, but here’s a reminder of how last night’s El Clasico played out. Reactions from the Kickette Peanut Gallery? Image: LLUIS GENE/AFP/GettyImages.

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24 Responses to “El Clasico: Human Tetris Edition”

  1. Vamosssssssssss Barça!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Loninha - Brasil says:

    It was a great game, congrats to fans of both teams!
    It is true that CR7 split from Irina? Thank you to those who know something!

  3. Sarah, Madrid says:

    I get to watch this clasico with my grandpa that I didn't watch with him for long time, he just cracked me up, he basically called the 22 men on the pitch very mellow well he used very colorful words to be frank :P , but he is the reason I liked RM @ first place.

    Anyway we obviously played like a bad game, somehow managed to get 2 aways goals, I don't even know how jajajaja Gracias Valdez! Di Maria heart he is all about heart!

    • Sarah, Madrid says:

      Oh I forget CALLETI! was awesomeeee! So happy for him!

    • DebS says:

      I have to agree that we didn't play well at all. The poor passing and inability to hold the ball was very frustrating. I love Coentrao but he didn't have a very good game, nor did Bambi. On the other hand, I thought Albiol filled in well for Pepe. As much as I love to see Pepe on the pitch, I'm glad that Albiol is getting his chance to play in big games.

      I bet VV has nightmares of DiMaria. That's the second time Di's embarrassed him. He was probably a bit relieved to see Di not starting. lol

  4. gin_in_teacups says:

    The 5 seconds between the first RM goal and the first Barca goal were the most glorious 5 seconds of my week. Followed very closely by Sergio getting frustrated and picking Alexis up off the pitch. If I'm ever in front of The Ramos in real life, I now know that my game plan should involve falling over in front of him.

    I'm feeling pretty hopeful about the return leg.

    • Sarah, Madrid says:

      *sigh* I know right? my plan exactly tangled myself between his legs pout on the ground perhaps he could lift me up too! Didn't like Cristano goal came out of nowhere? pretty funny game for me.

      Btw, that barca fan who jumped into their pile while celebrating, my next plan in Bernabeu it is happening! Some day it is happening.

      • Gladys says:

        I'm so glad you brought up that crazy fan!!! No one mentioned him– not the announcers, not any of the twitter feeds or blogs I read. I almost thought I imagined him. It was hilarious. I say go for it! :)

    • DebS says:

      @Gin I too think we'll play much better in the second leg. We just did not play well in this game, imo.

  5. Gina says:

    Thought it was a great game but the diving by Alexis Sanchez was just pathetic but Barca get away with anything don’t they! Can’t wait for the 2nd leg and see Madrid with the trophy :D

  6. Kristina says:

    Great picture! Yes, there was som tangled moments to say the least. I think Portugal has a new wrestler come the next Olympics. If Coentraos mounting of Leo is anything to go by :) .

    What else? It was a fun game. Barca was the better team (IMO), Iniesta was pure magic! Just give him the Golden ball, already. Glad to see Iker is alright after the clash. That glow in the dark gear suits him (what doesn't?). Unfortunately for Barca, MOTM for Real was…Victor Valdes.

    • Gladys says:

      Someone needed to offer Fabio a cigarette after that tangle. ;)

      What a crazy exciting (half a) game! Aside from Alexis' boy who-cried-wolf-antics (too much flopping gets the real penalties ignored, tipo) and VV's boneheaded mistake, I was so proud of the team. And when they first came out on the pitch I just felt like hugging Iniesta and Xavi (was it those vacation photos with the lady, or does he look hotter this season?)– I had that back to school feeling.

      The return is going to be a nail-biter. And for you RM fans out there, I read quotes from five different Barca players with respectful compliments for Madrid's players, so maybe we're in for a somewhat healthier rivalry. You never know.

      As for Mou, hopefully Soldado has sent him consolation roses for that ref comment.

      • Kristina says:

        Hahahaha! You are so spot on, Gladys! Yes, I think a cigarette is required after that kind of "touching". :)

        And I swear to God, I was thinking about the boy-who-cried-wolf syndrome too. Enough already!

        Xavi is so hot and Iniesta is so wonderful and Valdes is such a klutz! Regardless of the last, they totally owned the game, first half at least. It was a pleasure to watch. And yeah, the "Only one" has a bit of a short memory… And btw, I already love Tito in his new role. The man is so cool.

      • Sarah, Madrid says:

        he was asked he said he didn't like goal, but then said he won't further comment on it I don't know wasn't that big deal or complaining from my point of view, all players said the same including the likes of Iker, it doesn't sound that bad or complaining for me.

        As for players comments, Iker about Valdez is the best, isn't he like the best captain! Anyway this clasico is very friendly regarding everything.
        For me, I thought Busquets was Barca's best player yesterday! Madridistas won't like me saying that but he really is a great underrated player. as for RM, we really didn't have a great game but again it is not our level, no one can say otherwise

        • Gladys says:

          In the quote I read, Mou called the goal "a big mistake by the linesman," but you never know what anyone says exactly unless you're there, especially since it's a translation. (Plus I do realize that journalists tend to word their questions to obtain controversial responses.) I didn't read what Iker said, but I think it's true that we don't always get to see the positive comments from the other side, especially between major rivalries. Obviously these guys respect each other's talent (and some of them are even national team friends– though both Alves and Masch were among those with compliments, as well.). Anyway, it's nice to read.

          • Sarah, Madrid says:

            Iker defended Valdez saying he has been very consistent and one mistake means nothing.

            I for one thought this clasico just came in wrong time, if it is a preseason game play it before the season not during start of a new season, the 2 legged tie that noone does in Europe. I still don't get after Euro why would they start season earlier than last season this federation as quote said " Spainsh football is played by geniuses managed by idiots " oh not to forget games that starts @ 11 and ended on 1 onMondays work days ridiclious.

            Then there is FIFA and their international before season starts! this game is so managed by stupid people. Ok sorry rant is over

            • Kristina says:

              No need to apologize. It's the truth. It always seems like they have planned the season after a big night out. Or by throwing darts on a calendar.

        • DebS says:

          @Sarah I don't like Busquets as a person but I have to agree that he's a good player and he had a good game last night.

    • gin_in_teacups says:

      Every single time I see Iker in that kit I just think "HOW does a human man look that sexy in radioactive orange?"

      • Kristina says:

        "radioactive orange", lol. I was trying to come up with a nuance, but you nailed it.

    • iram1982 says:

      i am sorry if this sounds clueless but what is "motm"??