Another scandal arbitration facilitated the victory of Real Madrid and Barça, played on defense but on a roll, you must meet the processing of Santander.
Betis last night put the scare in the body of Real Madrid at the Benito Villamarin, but not grabbed any point. Could, no doubt, but the substitute arbitrator, who replaced the injured Iturralde González, pointed to another scandalous no penalty at the hands of Sergio Ramos at the last minute. He whistled yes, but dissemble. In this quest to deliver the title to the whites, the arbitral proceedings are becoming more embarrassing. The comeback from Barça is a mission impossible.
The team Azulgrana does not have to, then, that the Racing win today as process his relentless pursuit and wait for another opportunity to cut numbers, if the referees do not adulterate the league more than he is. The conference, however, are depleted beyond repair.
Barça reaches the critical stage in a state of enviable shape. What is Pep, who yesterday in the same newsroom where Mourinho feels "love fucking" her foot forcefully stopped, and so is the team that will play today in Santander emotionally strengthened by the latest results and determined not to surrender . Another final this time caught the Azulgrana defense for low injury and suspension but very tuned after stringing five official victories in a row, the last of prestige against Bayer in the Champions League with a stellar Messi.
It will be a test to evaluate again the high level of commitment to the locker room. You have to pitch in because the defense goes cracked. Piqué was at Barcelona sanctioned and Abidal injured. A Puyol has plagued him the damn left adductor and will doubt until the last minute. With only two natural defenses, Alves and Adriano, Pep must resort once again to Mascherano and who knows if Busquets, as against Villarreal in the second round. That, or the plan B that embody the canteranos.
Ahead, are all but Alexis and Thiago, even in nursing. And many of them showing its best. In this final and decisive stage, Iniesta is at its perfect cooking. Like Xavi or Cesc.
In the Sardinero shiver with the return of Messi after his one-match ban against Sporting. It's worth paying a ticket to see a genius capable of scoring five goals in one go. On the pitch Cantabrian already made history as the author of goal 5,000 in League.
Although it is fertile ground for his three victories, Pep has a major problem. The hiring of Álvaro Cervera in the last hours has prevented study it carefully in his office at Camp Nou underground. Some have told of their systems, but not enough. It will be up improvise.
Three wins, a lot of goals and Leo
Pep has faced seven times Racing, getting six wins and one draw. The only equaled, curiously, was the first time the team was measured Cantabria, in the Camp Nou as a turning point in the 2008-2009 season debut bathed in criticism. His three visits to El Sardinero resulted in wins and goals. A 1-2 with goals from Messi the first time. A 1-4 in the second time with another brace from Leo, one of Ibra and a Pique. Last season was a 0-3 win thanks to Messi, Iniesta and Villa. (via MD)