Real Madrid wins another trophy…or small building

31 Aug


Seriously, that trophy is big enough for some of our itty bitty players to move into! But way to go for our boys, four goals scored, two from Kaka, a clean sheet, and our ninth Teresa Herrera Trophy. Not bad for a Thursday afternoon. I’m sorry but this is going to have to be a short & quick recap, there was a bad thunderstorm last night & I’m suffering from a brownout over here! I’d like to say it’s better than the power being completely out, but it looks like I’m on the set of Insidious right now with this dim lighting. 😦 Like that didn’t scare me even more than I already was!  I don’t know when I’ll be able to charge all my babies up, so I figure, let me get this up while I can…here we go!

Kaka, yes, Kaka opened up the scoring after just 6 minutes of play! The man was the center of attention during the match, with his two goals, and probably more so after the match when he dropped his “we should go our separate ways” bomb, a la Pipa. More on that later, but for this goal we saw him link up with his boo, Cris! Maybe for the last time?…




Six minutes later, we had our second goal. Another lovely little thing from Morata, with the ever so slightest tap from Marcelo. Such nice play between the two.

The boys wanted to get their work done early! Casemiro followed with his banging header, just four minutes later. Sixteen minutes into the match & we already had three goals, we had cause to be excited, this hardly ever happens. And by the looks of Casemiro’s goal celebration, it looks like we’ll have someone to continue the “Thank you, Lord!” moments if Kaka finds a new home in the next three days. Maybe Kaka can hook the kid up, put in a good word, it never hurts to have the heavens on your side…we need trophies!

Coming full circle, Kaka closed out the game with one more goal in the 85th minute. What a strike from him and a very nice back heel from Jese.

Trophy time!



I know some of you will only have eyes for the Ozi nekkie, but look at all those adorable smiles! And how much does Casado look like Nuri Sahin in this pic?


Post Match Comments:

So….that post match comment everyone is talking about….

I have less and less of a place on the team. The club knows that I would like to leave and I want it to help me find a solution for my exit.”

“I cannot go to Brazil because the market is closed, the exit would be within Europe. I don’t want to talk about clubs because I have none at this stage.”

“Things are difficult for me here, there is less room in the squad all the time. I am ready every day to train and work but that does not mean that I am happy.”

I don’t know if Kaka’s comment can be considered a bomb, since there’s been speculation that he’s been on his way out for some time. Well, we didn’t know he wanted to leave, so I guess that’s new. I always feel bad for the players that feel they got pushed out of the team with the addition of new & younger players. It’s inevitable, but still sad. Milan says they want their baby back, so we’ll see if the teams make that happen for Kaka. Creepy as it may be, Kaka deserves to be happy & grinning somewhere!

Pics & Gifs via gfsports & concretar.



12 Responses to “Real Madrid wins another trophy…or small building”

  1. Nalicia August 31, 2013 at 8:50 am #

    So sad that he wants to leave. But if he’s not happy he should. He does deserve to play some more and if leaving is what it takes to make it happen well… What’s even more frustrating for me is that I won’t get 2 see him on the regular since Italian football is hardly ever broadcasted over here! But I want my baby 2 be happy so I hope he finds a great team. #cryingmyheartout!…..

  2. MissLadya August 31, 2013 at 9:08 am #

    Man, I feel for Kaka. You don’t want to let such a great player and guy leave, but you have to be fair, haven’t you? He’s still got a few good years left in him, and he’s already (hate to use this word, but it’s the most fitting) wasted four years at Real, struggling to get any playing time when he should have been one of the star regulars. I also was expecting/hoping he’d stay on just one more year, under Ancelotti, to see if a new coach would make the difference after three years with Mou. Or at least until January transfer. But this is one of those rare cases where I would want the transfer to take place. He deserves so much better than he’s gotten these past few years. Weird. I’ve been DYING for the transfer window to just close already and allow me some peace, but now I’m going, “Oh, shit! Kaka’s only got two days left to find a new club!”

    • Anna August 31, 2013 at 9:34 am #

      I think we all hoped that Ancelotti coming to Madrid would be good for Kaka, but evidently it’s not going to change much, that and the WC will probably have pushed him to make the decision, and as he said, he’s not that happy there anymore 😦

      • mygypsyspirit August 31, 2013 at 10:12 am #

        I think Ancelloti has helped his attitude in terms of how hard he’s working, but even as a huge fan of Kaka I would start others over him. It’s heart breaking to me

  3. ayen August 31, 2013 at 9:11 am #

    Is Napoli not making a bid for Kaka? I will definitely miss his bromancing with Cris, they’re such a cute couple but I’m excited to see him play alongside Balotelli. Mario can learn so many things from him or vice versa. That is IF he went to Milan.

  4. number1barcachick August 31, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    poor kaka i love him but i feel it for him 😦 i think they should let him go because it’s not fair to anyone 😦

  5. mygypsyspirit August 31, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    You’d think that, of everyone, I would have taken this news extremely hard. Not saying it was an easy comment for me to hear, but after an initial stab to the heart I looked at it practically. Kaka is right. He has less and less of a place on this squad. I thought Ray Hudson was rather harsh in his comment that Kaka was a waste of money for Real Madrid but I can’t say they’ve really gotten their money out of him either. In his defense, he hasn’t really been used in his best position. And the injury after the 2010 World Cup didn’t help. He’s 31 years old. When he has had the opportunity to play, despite the boos from the Bernabeu crowd, he’s shown sparks of the player that won the Ballon d’Or. However, when you’re relegated to the bench most of the time, it’s hard to find consistent form. By no means do I see that as an excuse.
    World Cup is next year too and he wants to be given one last chance at the World Cup. In order to be included on the squad, he needs playing time. New rumor is that he’s being offered on free transfer but that Milan only want him on loan. That would be fine if it weren’t for the fact that loan means Real Madrid are still technically paying his salary. I kind of hope Wenger gets his head out of his ass and scoops him up, but I kind of expect him as a part of the deal to pay for Bale. Pure speculation but it wouldn’t surprise me.

  6. Laura Witrak August 31, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    He is one of those star players who had extremely bad luck in timing. He was signed expecting to play a lot and then Crispy was signed. Poor guy. Things will turn around for him.

    • mygypsyspirit August 31, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

      Crispy plays a different position than Kaka so the two together should have worked better. And in the first season there were definitely glimmers of hope but again, Pellegrini didn’t use him correctly. I agree though, he’s been very unlucky

  7. manie August 31, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    I have a lot of respect for the way Kaka’s brought this out. I feel like he’s felt this way for a while, given the stories that would come out, but he was always very professional and never spurred on the rumor mill. I hope the club doesn’t screw him over!!

  8. drea August 31, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    It’s time. I suspect he would’ve been in better shape, in terms of target clubs, if he had gone last year, but I guess he wanted to give it one more season. I honestly believe he’ll be happier in Milan or with a club in the Premiership. Something about those 2 goals makes me think he was telling all the clubs still in the market (and himself, to some degree) that “Hey! I’m still alive! Look what I can still do!” Good luck, Kaka!

  9. jellyace September 1, 2013 at 9:35 am #

    Since Kaka carries an Italian passport, Italy might be the easiest destination. He won’t take the slot allotted to a non-UEFA player. I would hate to see him go, but I do understand his predicament.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: