Sorry Bournemouth

25 Jul


What a fine pre-season debut our boys had, six goals and a clean sheet.  When I say “fine”, that goes for the goals scored and the boys who scored them…ba-dum-tish! (That’s the last stupid joke you’ll see in this post, promise…maybe.) We learned today, that one of the fine scorers will no longer be with us, meaning this is the last game post I’ll ever write that features Madridista Pipa. He scored his final goal for RM in Bournemouth. *cries* I will get through this post, I will get through this post.

Crissy seemed to be in a cheery mood ahead of the match, he looked ready to play again and made sure his little escort was as comfortable as he was. I love these adorable candid moments. I’ve missed these guys so much!

A wink from Cris.

And a smile from Benz.


Here are the six awesome goals scored. It all started with a free kick. Cristiano’s opening goal became the 21st free kick goal he’s scored.  It’s nice to see you again, Superman. POW!

Goal #1 – 22′ Cristiano goal

Goal #2: 41′ Cristiano goal with an Isco assist…who got mighty brave with his part in the goal celebration…



Innocent enough…


BAM! Right hand to left cheek!


“We have to talk.”

Goal #3: 43′ Sami goal. Look at that powerful blast he snuck right in there! Go Sami!



Goal#4: 47′ Pipita goal. The last time his glorious tush will sprint towards the goal, clad in all white. It was nice to see him be happy man, happy man, one last time. 😦






We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you a special Pipa “Happy Man/Hawt Man” tribute.






“Oh yeah….gonna miss that.”

Goal #5: 68′ Di Maria goal. Go Dobby, go!

Goal #6: 83′ Casemiro goal. The final goal of the night, scored by our newbie & assisted by Di Maria.

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Post Match Comments:




Carlo Ancelotti spoke to the media following the match against Bournemouth. The Italian was happy with the way Real Madrid had played: “The first match went well, our aim is to play good football, we have quality and we had a few good moments, some not so good but that is normal, it is the first match and I’m happy because the team worked hard. Naturally we have to improve but it is logical after one week of training.”

The Real Madrid coach praised the attitude of his players during the match: “The most important thing is that the team worked hard, and players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Ozil, other important players and youngsters played with flair in attack and performed well. We had problems at first but had some good moments, we controlled the match and played well. We have high calibre players with flair and I am very happy with the squad.”

The Whites’ coach answered questions about Ozil and Isco being on the pitch together: “It was an experiment, but I believe quality players can play together. It is important to find a balance between attack and defence, which is the most difficult thing. I think we need time for that and we will eventually get there.”

About Cristiano Ronaldo and Higuain, he said: “Cristiano is the team’s most important player and will continue to be so in the future, everyone knows him and that he plays well in matches and is good for the club. Higuain is a great player and right now a Real Madrid player.”


Real Madrid began the season in the best way, with a 0-6 win in their match against Bournemouth. The Whites’ latest addition, Asier Illarramendi, who played the second half, spoke about how he feels following his debut in the white shirt: “I have been welcomed, I’m very happy. It was the first match, the pace needs to be picked up a little, but for the first time out, the truth is that it went pretty well.”

The midfielder praised the quality of the players who he shares the dressing room with: “I concentrate on playing, I have very good people around me and I am very happy to play with them. I still have a long way to go to get into the starting team which is very difficult in a team like this, but I’ll try.”

In conclusion, about the coach, he said: “He is very close with the players and has a good relationship with us. I like that sort of coach. He asked us to keep possession and control of the match and that’s what we tried to do from the start.”



A dramatic start by Ancelotti’s Real Madrid, who opened with a big win against Bournemouth. The Whites gave their opposition no chance and after the match, one of the team’s summer reinforcements, Dani Carvajal, said: “The desire to go out and enjoy the first match was huge. The team did well, but there are things to correct. We’ll have to keep working. The season is very long and everyone will try to do their best.”

Carvajal said that the opening match went as hoped: “It was a first match and the team fought hard, tried to take the initiative and to keep the opposition in their half of the field.”The ex-academy player did not want to overlook something that he thinks is one of the squad’s strengths; youth: “We are a young team, the average age is low and this is shown by our ambition. Spanish players have been signed this year and I’m sure it will do well.”

On the other hand, despite his good match at wing-back, Carvajal denied that the position is already his: “That position is nowhere near being mine. Arbeloa and I are both playing for it and we’ll try to make it difficult for the coach.” That coach is Carlo Ancelotti and he had great words for him after the first week of training: “The coach is quiet and gives us conviction and confidence. This first week has been great.”

To finish, the Whites’ player said how lucky he is to be able to share a dressing room and play with players like Cristiano: “I am lucky to be able to play with him; he surprises you in every training session and he always performs in matches.”When asked about Coentrao and Higuain, and offers that they may have received from other clubs, Carvajal said: “It is a pleasure for me to share the pitch with them. The decision to leave or not is theirs and I don’t have anything to say about it.”

Pics & Gifs via gfsports, gladysc, goodbyeblueday, & megustaelfutbol.


4 Responses to “Sorry Bournemouth”

  1. la-la July 25, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

    Oh! Look how cute the mascots are, they’re all wearing WAY too big kit, and sami & mesut had to share one between them…aw!

    And was that Capi Pepe?!

    So sad I missed it but I plan to go to Madrid in the next year; my aunties b’day was actually quite fab tho so no regrets for missing the match…thoughts on new kit anyone?

  2. Natalie July 25, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    At least he was a captain for his last game with madrid. I will miss him though, he was a nice guy.
    I guess now u gals will have to follow Napoli a lot more since a good portion of Madrid (and other spanish players) are there!!!

  3. Natalie July 25, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    Also i forgot to add, Chris broke kids arm with one of his free kicks!!

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