He just loves to drive the knife in, doesn’t he? I’ll always think of him as ours, no matter how irrational that is. Today ultimately ended up as Xabi’s (and Philipp Lahm’s) last appearance in European competition as they are both hanging up their boots at the end of the season. That game had some very questionable decisions by the referees (in both directions) but I think, in the end, we deserved the win over the two legs. I’m sorry to see the back of two such wonderful players, but I’m not sorry we advanced.
Our starting line up:
Keylor Navas, Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Nacho, Toni Kroos, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Marcelo, Casemiro and Modric.
On the bench:
Kiko Casilla, James, Mateo Kovacic, Marco Asensio, Alvaro Morata, Isco and Danilo.
Just caught a glimpse of Xabi and it made me sad. Nevermind though. Let’s get out there and win this! HALA MADRID!
Our starting line up is Keylor Navas, Pepe, Ramos, Nacho, Benzema, James, Casemiro, Lucas Vázquez, Modric, Asensio and Danilo.
On the bench:
Casilla, Carvajal, Kroos, Marcelo, Kovacic, Mariano and Isco.
Cristiano will not be playing due to a muscular problem and Gareth is, of course, sitting this one out due to the red card (and he will sit the next one out as well).
The team, including birthday boy Pepe, made the short trip to Villareal for today’s match. Continue reading
The Barcelona club came to the Bernabeu to see if they could trip us up. Though, I’m pretty sure they’d almost rather Los Blancos win the league than Barcelona. Continue reading
Following PSG’s absolute destruction of Barcelona on Tuesday, we all hoped to not fall victim to similar against Napoli. Continue reading