Because the universe hates us and wants to rub Xabi Alonso in our face one more time, we have drawn Bayern as our next opponent in the Champions League. First leg is away on April 12 and the second is at home on April 18. Other matchups: Atletico Madrid-Leicester, Borussia Dortmund-Monaco and Juventus-Barcelona.
The team had their final training session before heading off to meet Eibar. Continue reading
Man, I don’t know about you, but I am happy to see the back of 2016. What a shitty year it was in so many ways. Another thing that I am happy to see the back of is…Nando. As is our tradition, we end the year with his arse since he was our first post ever on New Year’s Eve 2010. (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) And holy hell, that makes us 6 years old! Hard to believe. Our official birthday (when the blog became public) is January 16, so we’ll celebrate then. But thank you so much for sticking with us through good times and bad. Special thanks to mygypsyspirit, hopechaser and the other watisihista correspondents for all their help keeping this place afloat. It hasn’t been easy.
I feel like we’re going into the great unknown for 2017. There’s so much turmoil and upheaval and uncertainty. I’m sending good thoughts out to the universe for peace, good health and prosperity for us all.
Wishing you and yours every good thing in the coming year,
Hala Madrid y nada mas!
The team trained in Yokohama International Stadium in preparation for tomorrow’s match vs. Club America. Continue reading
Center back Lucas currently plays for Atletico Madrid. He has represented France at the U16, U18, U19, U20 and U21 levels.
Ah, the Vicente Calderon… To be fair, it’s an intimidating place. But it’s exciting and while there are times I dread going there, I also love it. And what a match for me to return on! Continue reading
The team had their final session before tomorrow’s Derby. Continue reading