I agree. There dosen't seem to be any good strategy for defeating a team that plays possession like Barcelona. Regardless what happens José Mourinho won't be going anywhere. But to be fair just like Real Madrid some time ago , Barcelona is experiencing its golden years.
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airkas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 4042 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1310 times:
Quoting JJJ (Thread starter): April 16th - Madrid - Barça (league)
April 20th - Madrid - Barça (cup final, in VLC)
April 27th - Madrid - Barça (CL semis)
May 3rd - Barça - Madrid (CL semis return)
I've read somewhere that Mourinho might put up a B-team against Barca in the league match, to save the most important players for the final of the Copa del Rey. Not sure how much of that is true, but we'll find out in a week.
Barca are absolutely amazing this year and I hope they will win all matches against Real (also because C.Ronaldo is such an arrogant and annoying prick).
JJJ From Spain, joined May 2006, 1960 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1301 times:
Quoting airkas1 (Reply 3): I've read somewhere that Mourinho might put up a B-team against Barca in the league match, to save the most important players for the final of the Copa del Rey. Not sure how much of that is true, but we'll find out in a week.
It might actually be 2 B-teams who meet in the first match.
Barça has built a large enough lead that it can afford to lose at the Bernabéu and nothing will happen to its title run. OTOH, Madrid fans will not tolerate that Barça walk over Madrid in their stadium for the 3rd year in a row and the 5-0 at BCN is still there to be avenged so the first match is really Mourinho's to lose.
A cup final is a one-off, so the 2nd match will probably be the most interesting one of all four, as everything will be decided there and then, so should be less tactic and cautious on both parts.