Tag Archives: Pre-Season 2011

First Tianjin Practice/Krazy For Kaka

4 Aug

Our fearless leader put the boys through their paces in front of a crowd of 3,000 loyal fans. The heat and humidity are lower in Tianjin so that’s got to be helping everyone’s mood.
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Busy Busy Boys

4 Aug

So when I woke up this morning, this was the front page of RealMadrid.com. Nice way to wake up, right? Hot, wet Sergio. Woof! The boys were extra busy today and there are lots of pictures, so expect a couple of posts in a row.
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The Team Arrives In Tianjin

3 Aug

Someone’s looking a tad grumpy, eh? To be fair it was 3:00 AM when they arrived in Tianjin. Even though it was in the middle of the night about 200 hundred fans were at the airport and many more were at the hotel. Now that’s love!
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All The Goals…

3 Aug

For those who didn’t get a chance to see the match, here are all the goals in one video. Congrats again to Sami, Mesut, Karim, Cris, Jese & Angel!

More Match Pix

3 Aug

Here’s some more photos from the Guangzhou match. So, out of the next two photos who do you think that Cris is leering at? I know what I think!
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Caption This/Victor Valdes Scored On By A Dolphin

3 Aug

Watishista! jellyace sent these items in yesterday but I didn’t have a chance to post them. Barca is the US and got to spend some time swimming with dolphins, which is hella cool.  I love Xavi’s hands on hips, open mouthed stare at the leaping dolphin. Since he lurves to talk, what do you think he’s about to say? 

Here’s a great video clip that Valdes posted on his Facebook profile.  He said (pardon the Google Translate) “A unique experience of swimming with dolphins. Unforgettable! Who would say to me that a dolphin would scored a goal. Greetings to all from USA!”  Now in all fairness to Valdes, his defense didn’t do shit to stop the dolphin from scoring. Guess it’s hard to get your tika taka on in waist deep water!  It looks like they had a fantastic time playing with the dolphins (wonder what the final score was?).  I certainly hope that Valdes lets a few goals in as easily on August 14th!

Off to Tianjin!

3 Aug

After the match/presser, the squad went to the airport to take a two hour flight to Tianjin where they will play their next and last friendly of the pre-season. At the press conference, Mou said he is not sure if Sahin would play on Saturday. He doesn’t want to risk him so close to the Supercopa. I hear ya, Mou! Jese commented on his excitement of scoring his first goal for the senior team. A couple of additional match shots after the jump.
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Sami Scores!

3 Aug

Whooooooooo! Best news I’ve had today. Sami Khedira scored his first ever goal for Real Madrid 6′ minutes into the first half vs. Guangzhou.  May you score many many more, Gorgeous! I missed the match because I incorrectly calculated the time difference, but if you’re looking for links to the downloads, here they are. Looking forward to watching when I get home!  The final score was 7-1 and the scoring played out this way: (Khedira 6′, Ozil 30′, Benzema 38′ and 48′, Cristiano Ronaldo 55′, Jese 70′, Di Maria 82′, Yang Yihu ’86). Nacho had to leave the pitch at 88′ due to injury (wah!). Apparently, it was blazing hot with 80% humidity, which explains the sweatiness above.  Enjoy the picspam of the match!

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Hanging With The Kiddies

2 Aug

Here’s a few more pictures from yesterday. I love how Iker has his arms around Sese and Cris. It’s also nice to see them all smiling and laughing. I love this team! They seem really sweet to the kids too.
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China Trip Continues

2 Aug

Cutest picture EVER! (I have a picture of Iker/Sergio in a similar pose that I adore). What do you want to bet that they burst out laughing 2 seconds after this was taken? Cris and Marcelo did today’s press conference, but more on that shortly.
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