Another day, another testament to consistent powerful play. Bayern Munich, the underdogs in this tie arrived at the Bernabeu to face a Real Madrid team firing on all cylinders. Fresh off of their win at Barcelona, the Galaticos needed to win 1-0 or by two goals if Bayern scored.
We often find ourselves imitating or practicing like the great players we see on TV. When I was a youngster I would mimic Ronaldo (Fenômeno) and Maradona. I really enjoyed their control with the ball while running at high speed. I would watch so many reruns and games that I actually found myself doing what my “idols” did, without even thinking about it.
Real Madrid has perfected their ability to consistently lose to FC Barcelona. Real Madrid has become Barcelona’s regular punching bag. We get it, Barcelona is the best team in the world, their bench is amazing, their coach is amazing, and they have the best player on earth (little Messi), so how the hell do we beat these guys? Well, let me tell you how, Real Madrid can beat FC Barcelona!
The English football magazine “Four Four Two,” published their list of the Top 100 Players. We can argue about the list all day in civil discourse at the local tavern down the street. The reality is, it is almost impossible to measure the best players in the world, because in essence soccer/football is a team game.
There is so much that needs to happen for a player to stand out or come out of his shell. If you have ever played soccer you understand that team cohesion, player quality, planning, club management, finances, individual technique, coaching, junior/base squads as well as many other events influence a player’s rise or failure. With that said, I think it is best to judge a players ease on the field, technique, vision, ease with the ball rather than their club victories.