The Super Copa started with a 2-2 thriller at Santiago Bernabeu with Madrid turning out to be a better team and Messi turning out to be a best player. And it ended with a frustrated tackle by Marcelo on Barcelona prodigal son Fabregas followed by a disturbing brawl between the club. Hence the El Clasico which could have been remembered for the class and goals shall now be remembered for brutal brawl ending Super Cupa.
From a drubbing of 5-0 at Camp Nou to 5-4 finish over the two legs, from 4-2-3-1 to tactically sound 4-2-1-3, from Benzema the pet cat to Benzema the roaring cat and from an incomplete squad to a perfectly balanced squad, there are few of the points which are evidence to what Real Madrid has achieved in the past one year. We might have lost last night but it was just a trailer to the red carpet premier for the coming season.
2. The Bitter Ending:
Over the two legs of the Super Copa we have seen theBarcelonaand Real Madrid players give their heart out for each pass, each play, each goal, each tactical play and hence injected fear in the hearts of other European clubs. But the brawl at the end of the second leg has in some way taken the shine away from the El Clasico. It is said everything is well if it ends well but I am not to sure 2years or 5 years down the line would people remember the Super Copa to be a 9 goal extravaganza or for the brutal brawl at the end of the match.
3. Foul Play:
I am shocked and disappointed with two incidents that happened during the brawl, first being the slapping of Ozil by Villa which even if someone points a gun towards me I wouldn’t agree it was just the slap which made Ozil getting so angry. I am saying this because in theMadridside Ozil is one of the few guys who has a cool head on his shoulders. Second being I don’t know what it was may be pulling of the ear or an eye poke done by Mourinho on the Assistant Coach ofBarcelona, whatever be the intention I feel it’s really not acceptable. Frankly hope these two cases are investigated and correct decision must be taken.
Villa Slap Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5qcrDLY9rY
Mourinho eye poke: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sjSqmsSAQE
4. Laser & Racism Show:
Di Maria goes down and his jersey is covered with green and blue lasers as if he is a target of the snipers sitting on the roof ofCampNou. I really fail to understand what sadist pleasure to the Cules get from this and frankly speaking I have never witnessed this at any other ground. Bad situation turns worse when Marcelo comes on after the HT and he is welcomed by booing and monkey chants and this goes on till he is given his marching order at the end of the match. What were the Barcelona supporters trying to prove that they know ‘how a monkey looks like’ for god sake grow up a 2or 3 years old kid does these kind of things and when you do it now in simple word its called ‘RACISM’.
5. Forget The IceBath:
This one is on a personal note: After such heated up ending to the two legged El Clasico I hope the back room staff must have said “screw you guys no ice bath only head cooling session for you all”. I am happy next these two sides are going to meet not till the end of the year and that might also get postponed due to the strike by PFA because frankly speaking things really need to cool down.
6. Random sight:
- Fabregas had not won anything with Arsenal in I think for past 5-6 season and he wins a medal in his first match.
- Mourinho needs to find a way to stop Messi I feel he can dribble even with one leg.
- One of theBarcelonaplayers has been nominated for Oscars for his role as an lead Actor. ( hope every knows who am I talking about)
- Like really every player every staff every fan needs to understand you are not bigger than the beautiful game of football.
- Pinto just might be offered the part time job of a Bouncer in the Catalan side.
- Come give some time to Coentrao don’t just throw him in Marcelo position specially the mindset Marcelo and Ronaldo shared is something which cant be achieved right away.
7. What You Saw: