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Supercopa, Real Madrid and Kaka

2 Sep

Last week in the football world, many fans of the Spanish Liga were all eyes on the 2nd leg of the Supercopa match between the La Liga champion Real Madrid and Copa del Rey current title holder Barcelona.  Of course, if you follow my blog, you know that I am more of a Real Madrid fan than a Barca fan. And if you are a crazy about football like me, you know that Real Madrid won the Supercopa.

Supercopa Winner – Real Madrid. (Notice that Kaka wasn’t here.)

For those not quite familiar, the Supercopa de España is championship match between the champion of La Liga and Copa de Rey. And it just so happened that the tight rivals, Madrid and Barca are the current champs so it was an “El Classico” match once again. And I am very happy that my favorite club Real Madrid won the Supercopa once again because of their 2-away goals made at Camp Nou during the first leg, and dominated with 2 goals during the 2nd at Santiago Bernabeu. So congrats so Real Madrid!!!

I noticed however that my most favorite footballer and athlete in the world, Kaka, didn’t play in the Supercup. Hmmm… He wasn’t even listed for as a sub. And I’m not quite happy with it. I want to see him play for Real Madrid but Mourinho is not giving him a chance to play more lately and didn’t even include him in the line up for the El Classico matches.

Kaka celebrated his goal during a match last year.

A few weeks ago, there was a rumor about Kaka leaving Real, either for a loan or permanently. Man United was one of the club who was apparently ‘interested’ in him. His previous club, AC Milan was also reportedly discussing his comeback. But I love him at Real Madrid and I am sad to hear news about his transfer. I know things are not as good as before for Kaka… he has been used as sub most of the time, or was being substituted after a 60 or so minutes in the pitch, and lately, didn’t make it to the first eleven, not even as a sub. His transfer to Real was one of the club’s most expensive and at one interview, Kaka said that he is indebted to Real Madrid as he suffered from a few injuries that prevented him to play more.

Kaka training with other players, 2 days after the Supercopa

And just last week, Kaka’s wife Carol, said in an interview that their family will go back to Brazil and that if Kaka will leave Madrid, he will not join any European club. But a few days ago, there were pictures from Real Madrid’s official Facebook account featuring Kaka in training together with the other players. It is also reported that he will not leave Madrid, at least until January, and that he has been training double sessions to make himself more fit and to keep up with the other players. He comes to their training center early in the morning to work out, alone, but supervised by Madrid’s trainers and join the other players in their afternoon training with coach Mourinho.

Kaka is a great footballer. He is a playmaker and he can show that he’s still got it. Mourinho just need to give him a chance to play again.

 

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32nd La Liga Title. Campeones!!!

5 May

Congrats to my boys! Congrats Real Madrid for winning your 32nd La Liga title. So proud of you all! You deserve this title because you all worked hard for it. Wish I am in Madrid to celebrate! Woohoo!!! Hala Madrid! Campeones!!!

Real Madrid boys celebrate their 32nd La Liga title! Woohoo!!!

Kaka! Hala Madrid!

 

The Real Madrid boys and the Madridista!

 

Mourinho: “Me? I’m the Special One!” 🙂 I just love this coach.

 

Captain Iker and Cristiano

 

Iker: “Yeah! He’s the Man!”

 

No, Captain Iker is the Man! 🙂 Okay both of them. 🙂

 

Iker!

I love this picture of Iker.

The crowd – The Madridista! Wish I was there

Sad day: Real Madrid vs. Munich

26 Apr

Last night was the 2nd game of the semi-final match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. I didn’t get to watch it live like I did over the weekend during the La Liga match with Barcelona because the game started at 2:45am in my side of the world. But as soon as I woke up this morning, I reached for my phone and checked who won… RMA’s captain Iker Casillas FB updates read: “Real Madrid 2 (Ronaldo) – 1 Munich (Robben)”. I was like “Yes! We won!”

I was so happy, very positive and even shared the news to my cousin that Madrid will face Chelsea in the Final…. until I reached the office, googled for the result and read, ” Bayern and Chelsea in the Final”…

“WHAT? NO WAY!” I read it again and yes it says, “Bayern Munich” not Real Madrid. Damn!  I actually forgot that during the first game (away match), the score was 2-1 also in favor of Munich, so that means, it was a tie. So there was a penalty shootout. Unfortunately, Munich won with 3-1 during the shootout.

I didn’t know how it happened, but Cristiano Ronaldo and my favorite Kaka were both denied to score in the penalty round. It was heart breaking. 😦 When I watched the highlights and saw Kaka so disappointed, I felt so sad. 😦

But despite the result, Santiago Bernabéu gave Madrid a huge round of applause at the end. I wish I was there to show support to the guys, especially in this difficult times. I am still very proud of the boys, so I still would say,

“HALA MADRID!”

Anyway, congratulations to Munich. They will be facing the Chelsea who ousted the current champion Barca just the other night.

So who will I cheer now in the Final? Chelsea!!!  

Here are some pictures from the last night’s match:

Real Madrid boys, after Ronaldo's goal.

"The Bernabéu gave Madrid a huge round of applause at the end, but it is Bayern who reached the final." - guardian.co.uk

Iker and Mourinho - I love these two men!

The crowd at Santiago Bernabeu. I wish I was there to cheer for the Whites!

El Clasico: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona

22 Apr

Last night, an exciting La Liga match between my favorite Real Madrid and its archrival Barcelona, known as  “El Clasico” happened at Camp Nou, Barca’s home stadium.  I stayed up late, like until 4am because I just can’t miss the game. I just have to watch it live! It was pretty exciting and awesome, especially because my boys won! Yey! With a 2-1 score, Madrid is now leading by 7 points in La Liga and they’re just 3 games away from winning the title. Woohoo!!! Although I was hoping Kaka would play because it was the eve of his birthday (April 22) and I thought it would be nice to see him play in the pitch, score a beautiful goal and win the match. It would have been a nice birthday for my favorite Kaka. It is still a great birthday present from God though, that his team won last night. I am really happy for my boys!

Congrats Real Madrid!

El Clasico - Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona

"Calm down, calm down" - Cristiano Ronaldo after he scored the 2nd goal that made Real Madrid the "El Clasico" winner last night.

I just love this picture of these two managers. Jose Mourinho cheering for the Real Madrid boys and Pep Guardiola shouting at his Barca players. 🙂

And happy 30th birthday to my most favorite athlete in the world – KAKA! May our Lord Jesus bless you more and more my dear brother in Christ! So proud of you.

The birthday boy - Ricardo "Kaka" Izecson dos Santos Leite. Happy 30th!

Messi’s Newest Fan

10 Mar

I am a Real Madrid fan, a Madrista and I’m writing about the famous Lionel Messi who belongs to Real Madrid’s archrival team Barcelona. He was recently awarded as the world’s best football player and TIME even called him “possibly the best football player of all time.”

I got a chance to watch him play for his club a couple of weeks ago against Valencia in one of the La Liga matches and although it wasn’t the first time I saw him play, (I’ve seen him play for his home country Argentina during the world cup and even in matches against my favourite Real Madrid) but I have to say that it was only after that game that I was awed of his football skills when he scored not just one but four goals in one game. And just a few days ago, he scored 5 goals during one of the Champions League matches while playing Germany’s Leverkusen that ended in 7-1 scoreline.

Lionel Messi (c/o google images)

I admit that I have biases when it comes to Real Madrid. For me, they’re the best and their players are awesome. Of course, my most favourite athlete in whole universe is there – KAKA and my second love, Ronaldo (after the Philippine’s Denis Wolf. Haha!), my Spanish relative –Iker (Hey, I have 0000.01 % Spanish blood 😛 ), the rest of the boys and of course “the special one” – the world’s most entertaining coach- Jose Mourinho. So Barca being the number one nemesis of Real Madrid would not get my support especially when they’re playing Madrid. And despite the football world’s recognition of Messi as the best player, he still gets little or no attention from me.

But after the Valencia game, I have to admit, he’s now got my eye on him. How fast he ran in the pitch and still maintaining the ball’s possession while managing to get pass through the two or three players trying to snatch the ball from him, then scoring a goal is just fantastic! As mentioned, he led his team to victory with 4 goals plus another one from Xavi, leaving Valencia stuck with 1 goal the entire 90 minutes.  And despite the impressive performance, the Argentine remains humble. I understand the need for the players to celebrate their goals in any match, like Ronaldo who used to dive or slide in the pitch as his teammates swarmed on top of him. Messi, as I observed isn’t much of a show off. Yes he celebrates his goals too but he’s not a swagger, no “I am the Man” gestures.

Messi on TIME Magazine.

He was recently featured as a cover story of TIME magazine for their February 6, 2012 issue calling him KING LEO. I’ve learned from Bobby Ghosh’s interview with him about his struggles as a child having growth deficiency and the controversy on how the world’s best footballer is celebrated wherever he goes but not back in his birth country Argentina. The article helped won my heart. It must have been hard for him to be treated unfairly in his very own country. (The article explains why. )

Recently, he helped Argentina’s national team won in a friendly against Switzerland. I hope at least the result have changed how the Argentines look at him.

I have to say, that after the game with Valencia and reading the article from TIME, I am now Messi’s newest fan. He may belong to Madrid’s biggest opponent  but I am now a fan. Though Kaka would still top my list followed by the rest of Madrid boys and my own Philippine Azkals, Messi is definitely a footballer to admire.

Rhythm Of My Game – Kaka’s beautiful testinomy.

20 Jan

Here’s the testimony of my most favorite football player in the world, KAKA:

I hope and pray that you will be blessed and touched also by this video. May God bless us all!

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