Back To Training, A Visit From Luis & More

29 May

Entrenamiento (16)The boys got back to training today after a nice little break. Iker and Sergio joined the group while while Cristiano Ronaldo, Essien, Xabi Alonso and Modric received treatment inside the and didn’t come out to the pitch. Varane continued his recovery. Marcelo is in Brazil with his national team for the Confederations Cup while Nacho and Morata are with La Rojita preparing for the U21s European Championships.

Hair's getting a little bushy there, Alvie!

Hair’s getting a little bushy there, Alvie! But who cares, because the beard is back!

Former Blanco Luis Figo visited the team today, touching off nostalgia and squeeing among Madridistas everywhere. Always nice to see him. There were some rumors floating around that he was meeting with Mou about being on his coaching staff at Chelsea, but I take everything with a grain of salt this transfer season.

Figo wasn’t the only visitor, oh no! Our beloved El Pirata got together with some of his boys. It’s so amazing to see him back in Madrid. Wouldn’t it be great to have him back. PLEASE? It would make up in a tiny (very tiny) way for all this year’s drama. He looks (THEY ALL LOOK) so happy!

328ace8ec87011e29fe522000a1f97ce_7And we get some Double A love going on in there. Arbeloa also posted this shot which shows Booty CAAll happening (and Pipa adding to his harem).

2f13a36cc85611e290de22000a1f97ef_7In order to fulfill our daily cuteness quotient, here’s some bebes and puppies (well, one puppy).

Enzo in Brazil! Atop a VW Beetle!

Enzo in Brazil! Atop a VW Beetle!

Zoe's mami says "14 months & already shopping!"

Zoe’s mami says “14 months & already shopping!”

Balboa Ozil!

Balboa Ozil!

Apparently Alba is a little scared of swimming & her papi is comforting her.

Apparently Alma is a little scared of swimming & her papi is comforting her. Aw!

Cristiano took in Rihanna’s Diamonds Tour and met her backstage. He posted this shot. Undoubtedly, Sergio was somewhere tearing out his hair and writing about Crispy in his Burn Book.

BLbKiMxCQAAU70EWhat’s going to make it 100% worse is that Rihanna posted a picture as well saying “Ladies eat your heart out!!!! #CristianoRonaldo came to get jiggy wit ya girl!

riri crisShe wasn’t the only one loving on Cristiano. Marco Reus’ girlfriend posted this shot on Instagram kissing Cristiano’s picture. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that shot at the Bernabeu, mygypsyspirit? Is this enough to start the “Reus was in Spain to talk about transferring to RM” rumors? Well, his girlfriend was probably there, but hell, transfer rumors have come from less, right?

BLc22pFCAAEHlROMichael Essien continues to charm with the videos on his YouTube channel. This one recounts an incident with a half naked fan. It’s not what you think!

Fernando Torres appeared on an episode of Madrid Ink with his bud Leo Millares. It’s a bit confusing because he’s had that tattoo on his leg for years. When the hell did they film this?! Is it old footage or what? Not to mention, Nando’s official site has him listed as “Leo Miralles” for this video. Sheesh.

Leo also inked the name of Santi Cazorla’s new daughter (India) on his arm recently.

Here’s something pretty cool. This year’s Corazon Classic (June 9th) will feature an eagle!

ýguila_Corazýn_Classic_Match_2013 (1)FROM REALMADRID.COM

An eagle will kick off the spectacle of the Corazón Classic Match 2013 Veracruz

Its descent from the highest point of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium will kick off the meeting between the Real Madrid and Juventus legends to be held on 9 June

ýguila_Corazýn_Classic_Match_2013There is not long to go now to the charity match Corazón Classic Match 2013 Veracruz, ‘Solidarity with infancy’. A spectacle that will see the Real Madrid Legends go up against the Juventus legends. It will be a festive occasions beginning with the descent of a magnificent specimen of a Canadian eagle, famous for its participation in many charitable events. A flight full of energy and solidarity that will be unforgettable for all those who attend this match.

Even falconers thumbs up!

Even falconers thumbs up!

Juan Bernabé, the falconer from Cadiz who flew this specimen in 2003, will be responsible for entertaining the crowd for the first time in a Spanish football stadium with his extraordinary spectacle. The fans of Real Madrid, his beloved club, are the chosen ones. The Corazón Classic Match 2013 Veracruz ‘Solidarity with infancy’ will take place on 9 June at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium at 5:30 pm and tickets are available from 5, 10 and 15 Euros. The proceeds of this match will go to the School Success Promotion Programme of the Spanish Red Cross in the form of out of school snacks.

This is super cool. I don’t know if you guys have ever seen Vitoria, who is the mascot of Benfica.  She flies around the stadium before every match. It’s truly beautiful and something I hope to see someday with my own eyes.

Damn! I wish we had that kind of mascot! But if we had something flying around the stadium, it would probably be a tub of hair gel, a plaid shirt, a Louis Vuitton murse, or a roll of hundreds. Not exactly as epic or dignified as an eagle, you know? Maybe Cristiano could just drive his Lamborghini around the pitch a couple of times before each match? Bless. I love my team, but you know what I mean.

Anyhow, time to get moving. Gotta get home and do some more work. It’s one of those weeks.

14 Responses to “Back To Training, A Visit From Luis & More”

  1. CinematiqueChic May 29, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

    Bloody hell when I saw A Visit From Luis in the post title I thought Suarez was in Madrid. Damn transfer rumours making me all paranoid!

    It is stupid how happy the photo of Pirata visiting with the rest of the boys makes me. Come home to us Esteban! Well, at least he finally said in an interview that he doesn’t want to play in the Championship. I was really starting to worry that he was suffering low self-esteem and wasn’t going to try leaving QPR. I’m so nervous about the comings and goings at Madrid but the transfer I’m most concerned about is transferring Pirata’s fine behind to a better club.

  2. number1barcachick May 29, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    lolz RIRI perfect comment lolz and when did Reus get a new Gf, prita looks so happy 🙂

  3. Natalie May 29, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Marco Reus’ girlfriend was air kissing chis picture? all i can think is why? she has Marco Reus. Pictures with Riri look good though

  4. Anonymous May 29, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    I think Nando’s just getting the tattoo touched up — looks like it’s taken a bit of a beating over the years. Also my Spanish is pretty rusty, but I saw a translation somewhere where it had him explaining the significance of the date. He basically said it was the date when everything good that has happened to him over the years began and that in the bad times it’s been a reminder of what really matters to him and what’s really the essence of him. This is all the more adorable if, as rumored, the date relates to Olalla!

    • headbandsandheartbreak May 29, 2013 at 10:27 pm #

      It’s supposedly they date that they first kissed (or met) depending on what you hear. I think either one would be so incredibly sweet.

      • Anonymous May 29, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

        Could they be any more adorable/perfect?? I just love how normal they are and what an adorable family they have despite leading such a high profile life.

        I also just wanted to say — I’ve been following you all for months now. I love love love this site! It’s become my perfect antidote to long, frustrating days at work. I’ve mainly followed the BPL, but thanks to your influence, I’ve developed a soft spot for Real Madrid… Xabi Alonso makes them pretty easy to adore…

        • headbandsandheartbreak May 29, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

          Oh thank you so much for your kind words! 🙂 I’m so glad you’re enjoying the site. You should register and get yourself a username so we know who we’re talking to. Xabi Alonso makes all things bearable. 😉

  5. Casey May 30, 2013 at 6:06 am #

    Whoa Fernando’s house is sooooooo neat !

    If my memory serves me right , I think it was Bild or some other magazine ; that said Marco girl’s name is Sandra Schneiders or some shit like that , I forget .

    I think its cute she’s kissing a pic of C-Ron , it’d be really refreshing if SHE liked soccer , and not because Marco plays the sport . And not that there’s anything wrong with liking it soley because of him , it’d just be really refreshing for a WAG to like soccer , for herself .

    • headbandsandheartbreak May 30, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

      Well, look no further than Carlota Ruiz (Arbeloa’s lady, who played herself – that’s how they met) or Carla, Cesc’s ex. Those are just two examples. Lots of these ladies love the sport big time and know their stuff.

      • jellyace May 30, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

        So did David Villa’s wife.

        Nando retouches his tattoos like I have my hair roots retouched! I like the home service, too!

  6. em May 30, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    It is very common for people to get a recolor on a tattoo. The lines blur as your skin ages. I’ve had a recolor, in the past, and should probably get back in for another. Age certainly isn’t kind to the skin…

    • headbandsandheartbreak May 31, 2013 at 11:57 am #

      I hear that. I need mine redone as well. I didn’t watch the video closely enough the first time. I thought they showed his bare leg but now that I rewatched, I can see that Nando is showing Leo the places to retouch.

  7. Lici May 31, 2013 at 9:33 am #

    I would be soooo happy if Reus joined Madrid but it would be awful for Dortmund to lose Gotze and Reus in one go.

  8. mygypsyspirit June 1, 2013 at 7:33 am #

    That is most definitely at the Bernabeu that Reus’ girlfriend was kissing the picture. Every year they update the team picture. It’s located near the display with our nine Champions League trophies in the museum 🙂

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