Ruthless Ronaldo and Milan
Happy November to all!
The Golden Month of October is over and what a beautiful month it has been especially for football’s version of Shawn Michaels – Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese HBK has had a tremendous October and probably one of the best he will ever have at least when it comes to the footballing point of view. He might score a lot more socially but 13 goals in nine games is no easy feat. Real too have been in scintillating form, winning all their La Liga and Champions League games and drawing the Copa tie away at Murcia. We have scored 6 goals in a single game twice this month and have beaten a quality Milan side comprehensively at home. Anyhoo, continuing what I was saying about Sexy Boy, he just needs one more goal to beat Puskas’ record of 13 goals in 9 consecutive matchdays which I am sure he will.
November will be a really crucial month for us. We start this month’s fixtures with a trip to the San Siro tomorrow where we will face off against Milan again in the Champions League. On Sunday will be the first El Derbi Madrileno of the season when we welcome (well, not exactly) Atleti to the Bernabeu. Next midweek will be the return leg of the Copa against Murcia, the consolation being that the game is at home. Following weekend we travel to Gijon – those with a good memory should remember what happened there last time around when we could only manage a point with their keeper being in the form of his life. This time around a draw would not suffice especially considering the fact that our next three fixtures in the league would be against Bilbao at home, Barça away and Valencia at home (which falls in December). If all is well then come the second week of December we should be through to the next round of the Champions league and the Copa Del Rey and should be comfortably sitting on top of the La Liga table having beaten two of our closest rivals. Fingers crossed for that.
But its of course better to take one thing at a time and our most immediate worry should be Milan. The players got together yesterday at the Valdebebas to train for the fixture. I would have loved to give you more information about the same but the session was closed to the media. But later in the evening, it was Carvalho’s turn to entertain the press and the Portuguese concurred that Milan would be waiting to avenge the pain that was inflicted upon them by us mid-October. The veteran defender rightfully said that securing pole position in the Group is critical and that’s why its important to get a good result in Italy.
It’s important for us to be group leaders after our game in Milan. Our goal is to secure the first position as soon as possible and that’s why it’s important to earn a good result there. We were better than them at the Bernabeu and they will want to prove they can defeat us.
As usual the club’s website came up with the necessary permutations and combinations that it generally comes up with at this stage with reference to the possibilities of Real sealing the passage to the next stage.
The boys were of course better than Milan. The aging midfielders that the Rossoneri had was no match to the creative strength and the young legs that Real possessed. Allegri was completely out-witted and his team was outplayed so to speak by JM and his players. But this time around it probably would be different. Its a whole new situation and a whole new playing field. Milan is no stupid team even though they possess smelly cunts like Gattuso and Ibrahimovic. They can beat any team on their given day. Considering the form that Khedira was in against Hercules (concurred here by Jose himself) we must be having no problem in midfield again. But at the same time the way the defense dealt with Hercules’ wingers we will probably have problems at the San Siro if we continue the same way. Robinho/Ronaldinho/Pato are the dirtiest of Brazilians there have ever been. As miserable as they are, the trio is dangerous, not only because of their ape like natures (nothing racist here), but also because of the cunt-like trickery that they possess. If Ramos or little Marcel try to attack too much we might really have a pain in the backside (pun intended). Now, Madridistas might raise a point saying we should probably go for Arbeloa over one of the two as he provides us with the defensive stability that a full back needs. Point taken but its Jose’s decision to make. Considering the fact that Pato was completely silenced by Arba the last time the two sides met in Milan it wouldn’t be a bad choice after all.
Talking about last time, Karim Benzema was the one who scored our only goal in the 1-1 draw that we managed at the San Siro last year in the same phase. There had been a lot of talking going on over the last week regarding the Frenchman’s death but all that was silenced when he walked in a quarter of an hour before full time at the Jose Rico Perez and produced two assists that won the game for Real in what was a poor game for the team as a whole. Carvalho, like the rest of the team, was quick to praise the former Lyon striker as well, saying:
We are all very happy for Benzema. I believe he is in good form. It’s important for a player to build his confidence and these games help to do so. He played very well yesterday and he is training well too.
I doubt if he has done enough to earn himself a starting spot. But I do believe that he will definitely be playing a role later in the game as an impact player. Considering Milan’s age, there will be a lot of tired legs on the field in case Allegri decides to line up his has beens again and Benzema could really do them with his speed and agility.
Like I already mentioned November is going to be one hell of a month. Xavi has already waged a war against us and it is our duty to respond. Of course they are no match for us off the field. Mourinho’s bad mouthing can not be matched. Its all about what we can do on the field now.
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Until next time,
Para Siempre Blanco!