Carlos – Marcelo is a True Leader

Former Real Madrid and Brazil defender, Roberto Carlos, has praised Marcelo and described him as a “leader” for both club and country.

Carlos played for Los Blancos between 1996 and 2007, winning three Champions Leagues and four La Liga titles with his attacking style of play and superb delivery from set pieces providing a new blueprint for left-backs at both the Bernabeu and for the Selecao.

Marcelo was signed as his replacement during his final season at the club and after some occasionally raw performances in his early days, is now a massive favourite amongst fans who bet on football due to his abrasive play and willingness to always give his all for the team.

His attributes have seen him made a vice-captain of the squad in recent years alongside fellow defender, Sergio Ramos and Pepe.

While after previously falling in and out of favour, he now seems to have finally established himself as a key part of the Brazil side ahead of next summer’s World Cup on home turf, a competition for which the Selecao are natural favourites in the football betting.

Carlos played for current coach,Luiz Felipe Scolari, when he guided the Canarinho to glory in Japan and Korea in 2002 and knows exactly what it takes to scale football’s biggest peak.

The Bullet Man admits he has been pleased by how well his protégé has developed into one of the world’s best and has praised his leadership abilities going into what looks set to be a massive year for both club and country.

“Marcelo is a leader in both Real Madrid and the selection and is demonstrating a high level in both places,” he said in an interview published by FIFA. “He is a player that has evolved very quickly.”

“Bale is a great player!”

Real Madrid’s left back spoke to the press and said that he is very pleased with Bale being his teammate, you can check will hill football betting odds if you plan to bet on the next match.

“Bale is a great player. I have played against him. I don’t know him really well, though. He’s more than welcome here if he ends up joining Madrid.”


“We are still in the process of getting to know the coach, but we all feel he’s a great guy. He is a born winner and has a lot of experience. I hope that he will help us win titles,” – said Marcelo for the spanish newspaper “AS”.

It is expected for Bale and Alonso to be readoy for the “El Clasico”, which is going to be played on Saturday, October 26th.

Real Madrid won Copa del Rey!!!

Eighteen years is too long for almost everything. Especially if one passes waiting. Real Madrid has always looked to the appointment, but sometimes with reluctance and most of them distracted, busy with other matters of greater substance understood. Accumulated disappointments and disillusionment that ended up making the dream of the Copa del Rey in the worst of nightmares bitter at Real Madrid during those nearly two decades. But no doubt it is great, and Real Madrid is the largest. Has regained at the same venue where he won his last Cup and has done so after beating regarded by all as the best team in the world, to Barcelona, ??which multiplies the value of this award. And is that the Cup is a trophy no less, never deserved such consideration. Just see and those who do not win. If the Cup final is the feast of Spanish football, this event has now undisputed king, the Real Madrid. It was a brilliant match, as there usually are the finals, but intense, nervous, electrical. At stake was a title and the pride of the two best teams in the world.

Many want to see in this title the end that justifies all means to achieve it, but it should only be viewed as the first impulse for the Madrid continue to grow. It should be just the first step of a long road trip. For the story will be the goal of Christian and the image of Mourinho celebrating their first title as coach of Real Madrid. It is time for celebration, not take its toll. Although the technician did not come here to make friends, to sing Loquillo.

In the first part of the match was ruled the Real Madrid in the tactical and the psychic. Decided where and how to play to get from point to Barcelona, ??which was uncomfortable and embarrassed as a few times. The referee was not free of hypertension with which he Madrid, whose players went en masse to protest each failure identified by Undiano Mallenco, who went to Valencia to lead a football game and at times found himself in a fight neighborhood. Impossible to govern such an encounter, with more tension that I play with more emotion than virtuosity.

The uproar Madrid final and created a scenario in which he reigned undisputed as he endured the physical. He returned to give the ball and Barcelona the lead but this time forward the pressure to the rival camp, forcing Barca defenders to start the game. For the first time in a long time was Guardiola’s men pulling off the ball over, hitting him instead of petting.

This change in Madrid was not a matter of players, but rather of tactical. Barcelona demonstrated that it can and should be defended above. That’s when they suffer, when has a hard to find your way. Xabi Alonso took the midfielder with Khedira and Pepe ahead. Up, Özil, Cristiano and Di Maria. A 4-3-3 defense that became a 4-5-1, with Christian as advance man.

Guardiola said central placing alongside Mascherano and Piqué, allowing Busquets to remain in their natural habitat in midfield with Iniesta and Xavi. Upstairs, Villa, Messi and Pedro, a pitchfork in the first half had only one point, Messi.

The Real Madrid midfield devoured the entire team of Barcelona, ??which was split in two, with their front totally disconnected from the rest of the team. The strategy of Madrid Messi forced to fall to the center of the field to attempt a heroic solo venture. There he met an impenetrable forest of competing successfully insurmountable. Pepe no more active than that before the break saw a yellow who could be both. As played by the expulsion of Arbeloa inexplicably, with a stamp at the wrong time at Villa. It was the largest gathering of almost always fully focused Arbeloa, too revolutionized.

Stress, emotion, the wired environment in which the crash unfolded also ate football. The level of play of the first half was mediocre and the football wasteland triumphant Madrid deserved. Had four clear chances for it and wasted three of them the worst player Cristiano Madrid, a liability for his team in too many stages of the match. So desperate was the Christian attitude to his coach that criticized him publicly. This censorship of what was his performance during much of the shock is not incompatible with the well deserved praise to the great goal he scored later. The fourth and most obvious opportunity of only the post prevented Madrid ended in a goal. It was a spectacular header from a pass from Özil Pepe and the plastic beauty of the goal deserved to be shot.

Going through the locker room brought another scenario, another scenario taste of Barcelona. Iniesta left side he paled in the first half and was associated with Xavi in ??the middle. This maneuver was activated and activated his team, who just needed five minutes to generate more football than in the entire first half.

Pressure disappeared so far ahead of Madrid, which was pushed back a few meters. The ball continued to Barcelona, ??but this time he drove in the area of ??Madrid and tried to move vertically rather than horizontally, as before. Alves appeared, which gave the ball eternal output on the right side on which it began to fall Messi, who no longer played only by the center. The problems will accumulate to Madrid and attacking options will be multiplied at Barça. Pedro and Villa, disappointing in the first half, decided to start playing the final.

Real Madrid ran out of air, lost the midfield and gave the game to Barcelona, ??who only had to pull style manual to send. Since the Madrid bench not provide any alternative, no solution to change the wrong direction he had taken his team. Adebayor’s entry by Özil not improve anything.

Chances began to Barcelona and accumulated the figure Casillas came to end all. Messi, Pedro and Iniesta were the victims. Previously, rightly Undiano disallow Peter for clear offside. The actions of the Madrid goalkeeper had a unique but valuable feedback in Barcelona. Pinto was showcased to a shot of Di Maria as the destination of the game seemed only an extension.

In extra time the ball continued to be of Barcelona, ??in Madrid crouching, running his small force to try to take your chances. And he came. Xabi Alonso found for the first time that Christian and partnership in which everyone seemed to himself was born near a goal. Firing the Portuguese lost gloves away from Pinto and the near post.

Not fail in the next. A great wall between Marcelo and Di Maria, which has more miles in their legs than a rider, finished with a header from Cristiano manual. A goal is worth a title. The self-esteem bolstered Madrid and Barcelona ran out of arguments. Neither Afellay and Keita, who finished with center forward Piqué, Busquets Villa and improved. There was room for the epic, as this image of Pinto going to finish.

It had been too many minutes that Barcelona was anxiety and mastery of the situation, as the title, of Madrid, where this time nobody will remember who finished with ten players for the expulsion of Di Maria. It is these statistics that one gets only when the wind is against, this time a gentle breeze caresses the excited and smiling face of Real Madrid.

Great game against Athletic Bilbao

Real Madrid 5-1 Athletic Bilbao

Just a week before the Classic, and just two hours after the Real Madrid Barcelona órdago responds to another rout. There were eight, but five, but yes, in front was a great battle Athletic planted at the Bernabeu. However, the white set of punch shot to keep the lead and it did not fail at key moments. Already said in the previous Caparros: Real Madrid does not need to tiki-taca because tic-toc is enough … and it was. And what stuck on the other side! And two of the three goals he signed Ronaldo were the very best that has been in this league. The first, following a book, and second with one of her ‘tomahawk’ from 35 meters. Two flashes of many carats do justice to the level that showed both teams on the pitch during the first sixty minutes.

And this despite the fact that until a few minutes before the start of the match between Madrid and Athletic Bilbao in the environment merengue was still discussing the controversy of Gijón, the Classic and the rout of Barcelona, where Mourinho would be located, etc., etc. . Yes, twenty-two players soon regained prominence and focused all outbreaks. Not surprisingly, in the second minute, and Llorente was close to scoring with a brilliant idea to get between Khedira and Carvalho inside the area and that only Peter could not help almost under the line. And that was only the prelude to what came next. And is that white and certified rojiblancos first part of emotion, goals, and tension with a Athletic can boast of being one of the most serious of all teams who have gone so far by the Bernabeu, including Atletico Madrid.

With a midfield very well connected and binding short Xabi and Khedira, the rojiblancos Casillas came to the area fairly often and very biting, using a little soft defense of Madrid today. To the extent that if Susaeta and Llorente scored midway through the first part was because they had the best goalkeeper in front of the world and master of Madrid was not a lamb. Without that connection enabled in the center, the whites found in the counterattack and the lashes of Di Maria and Ronaldo dismast good resources for the Basque box. And as we said in the previous Caparrós with that and the famous tic-toc was enough to get ahead on the scoreboard 2-0.

Along Higuain scored the first twenty minutes after receiving a ball to Di Maria in the crown of the area and protect it like a small football pivot is involved. Ustaritz Amorebieta and failed to steal the ball and the Argentine scored and just before Iraizoz. And just ten minutes later and right on the play after the Madrid Casillas saved the white set back to score in what is sure to be one of the most beautiful goals in the league following a manual of these: Theft from field own band pass to Higuain, the second focuses on Ozil touch it moves through the center, Germany gave Ronaldo his first touch as a bullet entering and Portuguese brand from the balcony of the area practically alone. Only a framework could do much more beautiful meringue. Tic-toc.

Despite two goals, a serious Athletic did not give up at any time. I looked into the eyes of Madrid knowing that he was not being infinitely superior, and found his prize at the edge of the break thanks to an outstanding Llorente, who hammered in front of goal a play after a cross jumbled no bloco by Casillas. The 2-1 was just seen on the field, but today the white pasted never missed an appointment and shortly after the restart, Madrid away again with two new lashes. The first, Di Maria, who struck gold with a penalty of Susaeta absurd. Sergio Ramos (yes, Ramos) was the one who scored the third for five minutes after Ronaldo had sealed victory also meringue pieces. Now then, as from three times farther than the beds.

Iraizoz failed to clear a ‘tomahawk’ from 35 meters of the ‘7 ‘merengue that slipped through the center of the goal with a violence worthy of study. Tick-tock, tick-tock, another goal to frame and three points in the bag without touching the excellence with the ball at his feet. Once with four on the back, and yes Athletic got carried away the last half hour, seeing that he could do nothing with the punch merengue. Of course, there was time for Javi Martinez slammed a ball off the crossbar, that had a goal disallowed for offside Barn by prior, and that little hand sign Ronaldo penalty. A week before the Classic, Ronaldo could not be less than Messi and this time did not let anyone throw it to certify a hat-trick which involved the icing to get it just right before leaving for Barcelona.

Sporting Gijon 0-1 Real Madrid

The Real Madrid comes alive in a real battle in the Molinón and maintains his lead in the league in extremis. Preciado egged on his men and the fans to beat the ‘villainous’ white set, and their tactics worked. Sporting played to 200%, raised a very awkward match the white-sometimes even hard-steal and nearly two points to Mourinho’s men had it not be because Higuain went very ready to take Juan failure Paul just seven minutes from time. Until then, the roles of hero and villain were exchanged between them, with the Atletico goalkeeper stopped having a face to face with a resounding and Higuain before a ball had hit the crossbar. Two of the few times in a terribly inaccurate and tense encounter.

For if already a match between Sporting Lisbon and Real Madrid have enough hearth in Spain after apparently tonight at The Molinón, from now clashes between meringues and Atletico will be one of the hottest possible in our country. And after the controversy that arose this week between Mourinho Preciado and ignited the minds of all involved, this exchange of accusations has translated on the lawn in a locked meeting, contentious, tense, warm, and physical. An encounter that can make a chronic rivalry between the teams from here on out by the tension that has occurred between them. A meeting where Turienzo Alvarez has gone through the center of attention of the fans and the twenty-two players, more concerned about winning favor now that put goal in the opposing goal.

After three minutes, Ronaldo had made three mistakes, fifteen of the Tier Molinón had sung the popular “So to win the Madrid”, the rest were carried and four cautions and a penalty claimed by local Carvalho on Diego Castro, and before the end there was still time to argue over a disallowed goal by Higuain was very very fair game, as well as the expulsion of Botía in the last action of the party. Sufficient samples to clarify the fate of this game locked. A party that served to demonstrate that Sporting did not come up with one of the largest in the league, and that at times seemed only to prolong the pre-tense.

And why in the first quarter of an hour, Madrid seemed very settled and slightly off. Therefore, Higuain came to finish off the bat in the ninth minute and took a shot Botía Di Maria almost point-blank from the balcony of the small area just four minutes later. But with the passage of minutes, the Madrid was swept away by the momentum of Atletico, who had their clearest chance before the break at the foot of a enchufadísimo Diego Castro, whose shot from inside the area met with Pepe. Only three times in total in the first forty-five minutes. Few. Less than even warnings.

And over the locker room did not work this time to cool tempers. For the second part was so tense, so hot and so vague as the first half. But yes, Real Madrid was closer to the goal. And if not managed by the minute eighty-three was only because John Paul was erected in the hero from the battalion rojiblanco. The local keeper took out spectacularly a cross shot to Di Maria, saved a resounding hand in hand with Higuain, and if not enough, cleared a shot from Benzema who sneaked inside.

Yes, the line between good and evil is very thin, the difference between heaven and hell may be minimal, and John Paul found himself in his own flesh. For if the Madrid emerged alive from the battle of El Molinón was largely because the Atletico goal not saved a tame header from Benzema, leaving the ball dead to finish off a goal Higuain unopposed just seven minutes from time. Barral had in his head the equalizer a minute after the Madrid hasten it, but this time Casillas did respond catlike, closing the final victory for the white set. A Madrid who has lived in Gijón one of the most difficult tests on their way to keep the League lead.