Confession time: I had to make do with the highlights of both matches, having failed to watch them live due to the absence of internet connection at home and of course, my obsession with the Premier League. So, here’s a brief round-up of Real Madrid vs Barcelona Round 1:
Real Madrid fielded a strong 11 but failed to break the deadlock with Mallorca. Surprising, considering that Jose Mourinho’s team looked mighty strong in the off-season. Cristiano Ronaldo also picked up an injury which may see him sidelined for at least 3 weeks. Curse or a blessing? We shall see.
In contrast, Barcelona started strongly, thumping Racing Santander with goals from Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, and their new prized striker, David Villa.
Time will only tell if Real Madrid will regret that 1st day performance, but for now, they will see that match as unnecessary dropping of 2 points as opposed to gaining a point.
For this round, Barcelona wins. Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid.
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