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Posted by Roy Nemer (Roy Nemer) Sunday, March 23, 2014 Go To Comments

Lionel MESSI scores a hattrick against Madrid

Lionel MESSI scored a hattrick for Barcelona in their 4-3 win against Real Madrid. MESSI became the first Barcelona player to score a hattrick at the Santiago Bernabeau and the first player in Clasico history to score two hattricks. He's also the highest goalscorer in Clasico history with 21 goals.

MESSI also broke a few other records in the match which I can't seem to remember. All you need to know is MESSI's a pretty good player. Once he hits his prime, he'll have a good future.

DI MARIA also had two assists for Real Madrid and Javier MASCHERANO played for Barcelona.

Lionel MESSI's goals:




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joesoccers
(Canada)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 6:38 PM
0
di maria was on fire the first half until the yellow slowed him down.

if benzema would have scored all his easy chances real would have had 5 goals.

messi looked like he was saving himself, which is smart with the world cup a couple of months away.

and his penalties are unstoppable.


vicky3110
(India)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 4:52 PM
0
Agree with u Istiaque. So often it has been mentioned that Busquet's talent and hard work gets overshadowed due to the presence of two giants Xavi & Iniesta. He is so integral to the system.

Today even in Barca's so called lean phase they have won some crucial matches primarily because of midfield chemistry & individual talent. First goal against RM had probably 24 passes but it didn't make much news possibly since this is expected from Barca.

If they manage to qualify for the later stages in UCL then it would be interesting to see a clash with Bayern.


Istiaque
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 3:28 PM
1
if busquets was Pepe's younger brother or morinho's son...he still would have played as a pivot in Barcelona. Busquets, Iniesta and xavi are 3 midfielders you just cannot replace like to like. If you think you are going to replace bussy with vidal..you are wrong. Vidal is better defensively, scores goals, but can't never pass the ball like bussy...not even in his dreams!


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 3:16 PM
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I agree with Dinucci, its the same reason a lot of players don't want to make a move to Barcelona because they will end up being second string to the Catalonia players..


Dinucci
(Argentina)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 2:09 PM
0
Istiaque atleast busquets has a chance in the air unlike masche. Personally i think its political because busquets is catalan.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 11:32 AM
0
Ex-Barcelona superstar Johan Cruyff fears Neymar's astronomical wages could lead to issues within the Camp Nou squad, noting that "nobody is God at 21."

''Barcelona's problem is Neymar. He is a great player, let there be no doubt about that, but you cannot sign a 21-year-old and pay him more than players who have won it all. Nobody is god at the age of 21.

Plus Barcelona already have the greatest player in the world [Lionel Messi] and a 21-year-old kid cannot be the key figure. This is impossible in football. At the age of 26, yes, but not at 21.''


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 11:25 AM
1
Pepe and Messi conversation during Clasico.

Pepe: Against me you always s*** yourself," said Pepe, prompting the incredulous reply from Messi:

Messi: "What are you talking about? I always score against you!"

Oh my words Pepe needs to shut up, Messi always rip him to shred..Even the Portugal vs Argentia game back in 2011, Messi was ripping Pepe to shred..Anyways Pepe, Messi left you a nice present Sunday, that should keep you quiet, oh wait, Pepe will never remain quiet because he has no shame..This guy Pepe is a disgrace to the game..Glad to see how Messi handle himself with class during the conversation..


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 10:03 AM
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One name that surely will be the wanted list of Barca, Madrid, and Munchen next year is Arturo Vidal. No matter how he does in the WC, he will change his jersey next season.


SulaV
(Canada)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 9:07 AM
1
masch made some vital interceptions and kept ronaldo quite the whole game...i would rather blame mascherano's height than his positioning... Benzema looked like a giant when he scored that goal!! But it was Dimaria who was forcing those barca's defenders to make errors...he was simply unplayable... No Defence in the world could stop Dimaria that day...


Istiaque
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 6:39 AM
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Dinucci: barca doesn't play Busquets in the back because he is the perfect DM for Barcelona. No DM in the world would be able to do the jobs that bussi does in there. Nobody has the technique to replace bussi in barca's 3 man midfield system.

i am not trying say that bussy is the best pivot in the world, I'm just implying that, he is the perfect pivot for barca's system.

also he is not that good in the air...just being tall does not mean that you've got a good header.


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 6:39 AM
0
I wish fede hav a brlnt WC n lt him com to barca as an exchange for masch.... Nd if the situation s goin lyk dis i think bartra com in for pique in near future....


Istiaque
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 6:29 AM
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Mehedi Benatia is a name I am hearing about a lot in barca's forums! Can't reallt tell how good he is, bcause I am rarely watching Serie A these days, but any body will be good at this point. Next summer barcelona should buy 2 CBs not one. one have to be a direct back up for Puyol, another to push pique to do well in all games. Mr. Shakira does some Waka Waka defense in minor games. I am hoping barca will buy Benatia and Musaccio next season


Leandro
(United States)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 6:26 AM
2
DiMaria > Christiano.

And as far as Masch, he saved the back line many times. The times he was beat in the air leading to goals Pique (who is obviously the man in charge of covering crosses) was slow to react and had worst poaitioning than Masch who despite his small frame was still near thr play to challenge.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 6:24 AM
0
Napoli In Advance Talks With Barcelona For Javier Mascherano

http://www.totalfootballmadness.com/2014/03/25/napoli-in-advance-talks-with-barcelona-for-javier-mascherano/


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 6:10 AM
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Wtchng ben-tot replay..... Jst cant undrstnd if sabella is lukng for right footed mid salvio wud b mch btr dan sosa... Evry team go wit deir best possible team to brazil, bt we....


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 5:54 AM
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Dinucci I don't know about that brother, your opinion though, lets just leave it at that..


Dinucci
(Argentina)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 5:51 AM
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At kid germany does have better defense. Except boateng he is terrible


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 5:45 AM
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The City fans called Mascherano the ''beast'' after the first leg of the UCL game at the Etihad..


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 5:42 AM
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Complaining masch is very poor.... Wit dat physic he s doin de max one can do in CM pstn.... Nd i hav nvr heard a single cmnt against masch frm any barca fans, evn wen they gone deadly harsh over pique for his slowness.... U can clearly notice against team wit good intense n quick counter attack play pique n busquets will be completely off.... Masch a good rspct for wat he s doin in barca, still the fans badly demand a proper centre back....


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 5:22 AM
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Pep Guardiola tried Busquet at the CB position and it didn't workout..Yaya Toure also played at CB under Pep and he was also better in that position than Busquet..Busquet is way too slow to play as a defender, with his pace he would get eaten almost every time the opponent attack Barcelona goal especially quick players..


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 5:17 AM
1
I hate to get into this back and forth between teams, but Germany does not have better defenders than Argentina, the German defenders only have more name recognition than our defenders at the moment..Lahm is the only defender that I put above our defenders in the same position..

I don't see any German CB that is better than Garay are as solid and talented than him..I will take Fernandez over Boateng any day..As much as Rojo play out of position, he is still better than Schmelzer for Germany..Per Mertesacker is only tall, he's slow as a snail, technical gifted on the ball but still not a great CB, Arsenal defending proves my point, and I remember how Higuain flew past him to score a goal against Arsenal during the UCL group stage..Argentina have a bunch of great defenders coming up..Liverpool is after Musacchio and Rojo plus their are guys like Fazio and Lisandro Lopez..So at the end of the day Germany defenders are not better than ours, I repeat, not better than ours..Just go watch the game against Chile, it was the goal post and Neuer that saved Germany from an embarrassing home lost to Chile...Brazil are the only team I will agree that have a better back line than ours at the moment, but on our day, Argentina CB's can outperform Brazil CB's..One more thing, Hummels is overrated, that's why he's in and out of the German team, Low doesn't trust him that much..Real Madrid trashing of Schalke proves Germany defenders are not that great, and I am looking forward to seeing Real trash Dortmund the way they did Schalke.


Sudhirfadi
(Japan)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 5:13 AM
1
El principle, mascerano didnt win champion league with liverpool and his first season with liverpool defeat from the hand of ac milan in the final.


Mafioso
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 5:13 AM
2
Barca did go for unrealistic targets like Silva.They went for Marquinho,luiz without serious effort.And I can't understand their policy here,they are so obsessed with Luiz for his technical ability.You are replacing Puyol,a hard nosed tough defender with a ball playing defender?It is like replacing Samuel with Coloccini and expecting my defense will be air tight.

They need a defender who is great in air,tough in defense and marking rather than a technical defender.Roma's Mehdi Benatia will be their perfect player.He is 26 years old and has 6.6 clearance per game and was dribbled past only 7 times in 24 seri A matches.Consiering Roma is a selling club,he is an easy player to sign.

Another thing Barca need to do is buy a replacement for Xavi.And there only one young Xavi-esque player out there.One of my favorite non-argentinian footballers-Miralem Pjanic.


Sudhirfadi
(Japan)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 5:06 AM
1
mascerano is far better than bousquet as a diffensive ability so he is consider as centre back ahead of bousquet and bousquet is tactically put ahead of mascerano as a deffensive mid role because he is tall ( clear all the high ball coming in) and can use attacking mid position too. Mascerano is a versitile player so he can be use in many position . Example he is used as even left/ right full backs during liverpool days.. Due to tikitaka way, bosquet is far better than masce so he is taking masce position for catalonyan club.infact barca lacks a good diffensive avility player so they prefer masce and what a player to choose in fact he is master in trackling balls


Dinucci
(Argentina)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 4:30 AM
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I dont understand why barca didnt use busquets as defense instead of masche hes way taller. Plus masche is a better cdm than he is


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 3:55 AM
0
Masche is a great player, but he needs to play DM whose role is to "defend" to look perfect. More like his role when he was the Liverpool anchorman when they won the CL. He looked amazing that year.

Barca is too stubborn to keep Masche as their defender. Well I know they have been doing it for years, so it's not that easy to change, but Barcelona could have been better this year had they bought a world class defender. I don't believe no world class defenders are willing to come to a HUGE club like Barca with the promise of starting. If they are "serious" enough, I believe they could have lured the likes of Hummels or Luiz (2 of world class defenders they were interested in).

This summer after the World Cup, I am sure a defender will come. Barca better fixed their size. They have been playing with a bunch of midgets there. It's been their strength as well as their weakness. Those midgets (Xavi, Iniesta, Alves, Messi, Neymar, Alexis, Pedro) can pass, control the ball, dribble well but is extremely poor in the air. Unlike Bayern who are also good at ball posession, but has almost no weakness.


Diego-maniac
(Lebanon)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 2:33 AM
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The way messi ran nd took the ball fm the net after he scored the 2nd goal proves that he has never lost his passion for football nd winning... messi will always looks for a win no matter how strong the opponent is; nd although he was hampered a bit by his injury at the beginning of the year, u can c now that he is back to full strength nd is hungry for victory nd success... Saving some of his energy for barcas big games nd for the World Cup doesn't mean messi lost his passion for football nd i don't c messi accepting anything but victory in all the World Cup games...


Kenneth
(United States)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 1:40 AM
0
@arg 2014 they weren't set pieces..they were moments of brilliance from Di Maria.


arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 3/25/2014 at 1:37 AM
0
I agree with some here that Mascherano was at fault for the 2 conceded goal. Barca's defense is helpless...they see how Di Maria used his crosses to Banzema who couldn't utilize the first shot, then the free kick by Di Maria (set piece) resulted in a goal....after 4 min...same set piece from a corner this time and same tactic....bam another goal by Banzema.

On the other hand Real Madrid shut the duo of set pieces between Iniesta and Messi after the first goal....so Barca went to search for another way to hit the target, and there were no more a golden pass from Messi to Iniesta because Real found the guard for that set piece.....while Barca failed to block the service between Di Maria and Banzema.

At the end of the day, the old saying about football proved right: "Goals win you games". We speak about formations, tactics, and defense....but scoring goals is a simple theory that bring you victories. Barca without a proper defense were able to win after not giving up even when they are behind, thus defeated Real Madrid....Strikers kept determined with their attacking threat, and of course Messi is the key.

Argentina, as we all know don't have defenders like Brazil or Germany.....but with the focus on our attackers and select them carefully....it will be the answer to our average defense and midfield if we score more goals than what we concede. Goals win you games, and just keep scoring.....especially semi final and final matches will be relied on that factor.


baker
(India)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 11:38 PM
0
Dimaria was like , woke up in the morning and realized him self who the fu*k is messi and CR , i am the best player in the world.


mamoun "elpipita"
(Iraq)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 11:24 PM
3
I wouldn't worry about Gago's form if I was you any of you especially since Gago has been one of the most consistent performers for the albicelestes. I do however worry ALOT about his fitness and I pray that he arrives to the world cup in one piece.

Di-maria was a monster in the game, it was like seeing messi squared!
As hard as it is to admit but Mourinho has had some real positive impact on Angel's game as he's turning into a complete midfielder right before our eyes.
Although his decision making could still use some work (when playing for the albicelestes that is) but all in all we're lucky to have the 'noodle' in the team.

Masch could've been culpable for 10 goals for all I care since he doesn't play CB for the albicelestes and as a DM he's still second to non.
Remember how many of us were screaming for Masch to be CB for Argentina 2 years ago but when asked about that Sabella said that Barcelona's defense is protected from their constant ball possession and as such Masch wouldn't work as a CB. That's why Sabella is coach and we're not.

Messi's passing in this game reminded me of the fact that we have one of the best playmakers on the planet in addition to being the best player period.
Argentina also has one of the best DMs (masch), a complete midfielder (Di-maria) and a superb CM (Gago even though many of you disagree with me). Honestly we the fans are blessed and we shouldn't be worried about the midfield because the albicelestes seem to have good stock of everything and let's just pray that they all make it to Brazil in one piece.


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 10:15 PM
0
K.H: im not concerned at the others only on on mash in this case and 2 goals were because of him, that means he had a bad game, his job as a cb is to stop the goals any way he can.
kudos for him having kept cr7 in his pocket but the name of any game is the team not personal kudos and sadly for him those 2 mistakes were bad as they resulted in goals conceded.

its not fair some times like a goal keeper who makes 5 great saves but lets in a "howler" that costs the game and guess what people remember.
mash is not a cb i understand that and at times he looks very solid at cb but other times he does not.


Kenneth
(United States)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 9:02 PM
0
by CB standards Masch had a poor game, as he just simply wasn't good enough in the air for Barca...that is not his fault at all he is a CDM not a CB he can't be called on to suddenly become Kompany or Vidic and every cross is his. That's Pique's job, that being said Masch definitely had some great tackles throughout the game, overall i'd give him a 6 cause the two goals were his fault.


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 7:54 PM
1
Di maria created 71 chances for RM this season, more than christiano 36 n bale 30 combined......


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 7:40 PM
0
Am I the only one who cant believe Copa America is only one year away!!

2011 feels as if it was just last year!


bunchowhero
(Hong Kong)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 7:26 PM
0
Di Maria and Benzema are the best players of real in this moment, they really create something. Di Maria's been progressing a lot since he plays this hybrid role in club. Hopefully he can reproduce such performance during world cup. I wonder if we can play like City with messi and di maria(instead of silva and nasri) for playmaker roles and aguero right behind higuain(dzeko or negredo), kind of 4-2-2-2


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 5:56 PM
1
@pablo
Ok, you said Mascherano had a bad game, but what about guys like Pepe and ramos who were suppose to be natural CB? Mascherano played great if you ask me, he kept Ronaldo quiet for majority of the game and that's what I pay attention not the defending in the 18 yard box per se..

Batigol I see you're not a Mascherano but that's fine, a guy who played in 2 UCL final with two different teams says it all...First of all Mascherano does not have poor positioning, that's your opinion but that's not a fact..Mascherano is world class and a top player, I am done with any discussion here on Mundo about Mascherano qualities..Ask Pep Guardiola and Benitez how they feel about Mascherano positioning skill and qualities on the pitch.


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 5:53 PM
0
Rumor has it that Barcelona is going for Super Kun in the summer!

What does that mean?

Shipping Neymar somewhere else? unlikely
Getting Kun and having Neymar warm the bench? makes no sense.
Barcelona think they made a Huge mistake when they got Neymar? possible.

stay tuned....


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 5:23 PM
0
Sosa nt evn gtng playng time at AM nd do he make WC squad..... Sabellaz som decisions r very hard to digest.....


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 4:49 PM
0
"Mascherano didn't had bad game...what have you been smoking?'
2 of the goals were because of masc height, yes 2 goals and you don't think that is not a bad game as it is.

mash is not a cb and at times this season has been at fault at the back, i don't blame him for that as he is not a cb he is a def mid but as they say you will play where you are told to.


Deb
(India)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 4:38 PM
0
Mascherano managed someone called Cristiano Ronaldo for the best part of 90 mins. That's not very bad for a CDM. LOL


Batigol9
(Estonia)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 4:27 PM
0
@Kidulthood
Mascherano didn't had bad game...what have you been smoking?
The problem wasn't Mascherano height, but terrible, terrible positsioning. But it has been similar all season. His positioning is really really bad. Do I must to remind Ayala or Cannavaro. They never lost an air battle, because they had brilliant positsioning, Mascheranos both abilities are really bad. But I am happy, that he dont play as an CB for us. In DM, he cant ruin so much, he can be useful even (if he stops thinking that he is Pirlo).


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 3:53 PM
0
It wasn't his best for sure. Now if Gago can be solid, Rojo can mind his positioning, and Romero handle his crosses.....we should be good. And the whole temper and cards thing.....sigh.


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 3:05 PM
0
Messi is absolutely doing the right thing a 100%, no questions asked.

He is saving his best for the WC as he should, he finally GETS IT and he doesn't need to go in with full force like he used to for Barcelona game in and game out.



Nicky B
(Jamaica)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 2:54 PM
1
Well if thats not his best I'd be worried if I was any other opponent


mmh007
(Argentina)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 2:49 PM
0
I still think Messi wasn't his best and I found he had fear to get injured and he is saving his best for World Cup


Nicky B
(Jamaica)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 2:49 PM
0
I'm anxious about World Cup I can't wait our crops of players are arriving in form at the perfect time.... Our defense is way better than that of both sides who played in the Classico so I believe we will hold up well... Our midfield is a bit of a worry but providing Gago plays well in atleast half of the games like Di Maria plays well atleast in another half of the game in world cup I see us holding up quiet well with Biglia, Aguero, Higuaine and Lavezzi and Palacio Argentina is prime for the World Cup with all our stars matured with experience.


Nicky B
(Jamaica)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 2:48 PM
0
I'm anxious about World Cup I can't wait our crops of players are arriving in form at the perfect time.... Our defense is way better than that of both sides who played in the classico so I believe we will hold up well... Our midfield is a bit of a worry but providing Gago plays well in atleast half of the games like Di Maria plays well atleast in another half of the game in world cup I see us holding up quiet well with Biglia, Aguero, Higuaine and Lavezzi and Palacio Argentina is prime for the World Cup with all our stars matured with experience


Nicky B
(Jamaica)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 2:44 PM
0
The difference for Barca yesterday was Messi and Iniesta. How well those two work together with their understanding and complimenting each other. Both are very great dribblers of the ball and will run at any defense. I see a similar trait in Messi and Di Maria. Hence I believe that Di Maria and Messi partnership is similar to Iniesta and Messi of Barcelona with the only difference is Di Maria height and speed which is more of a plus. With how Di Maria handled Alves I can see Argentina causing havoc on any teams in the world cup... VIVA ARGENTINA


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 2:19 PM
0
Di maria 2 assists, 4 key passes, 7 dribbles against barca accrdng to who scord....


Nithe
(Nepal)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 1:57 PM
0
not a best performance by Messi's standard but happy to see him score hattrick and a assit.


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 1:26 PM
1
This is why I call him Christina

http://msn.foxsports.com/soccer/story/ronaldo-blasts-referee-barcelona-coach-says-title-race-back-on-032414


ajith
(India)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 10:59 AM
0
the three mid fielders in benfica should be included in the 30.... 2 can be in the 23 also... perez,gaitan and salvio .... better than alvez,lamela and benega... salvio before the injury (more than 6 months ) was one of the best mid fielders in europe and was wanted by many top europen clubs... gaitan has consistency... perez is a feeder...


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 10:32 AM
0
I never once doubted Christian's skill or made fun of his play but his attitude is a whole different story.
Not ten minutes into the game and he dove twice. I said yesterday before the game that Barcelona needs to punch them in the mouth from the get go and they'll go crazy and they did.


Arglover
(South Africa)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 10:23 AM
0
Top 5 assist makers in Europe (Last 5 seasons)
1.Mesut Ozil 80
2.Lionel Messi 78
3.Cesc Fabregas 69
4.Xavi Hernandez 63
5.Juan Mata 59.
This is a massively underrated aspect of Lionel Messis game , his playmaking, his pass to Andres Iniestas openar was sublime , the first penalty of Barcelona was a result of an out of the world pass from Messi which dispelled three Madrid players out of the game, if you want further evidence of his playmaking genius just watch his performance v Real Betis in the first leg when he had 3 near impossible assists, I think the teams who gna overlook his playmaking skill gna suffer badly v Argentina/Barcelona in the future, I can see the man develops in a even more genius playmaker when he slows down a bit 3-4 years later, to say even Lionel Messi is the best playmaker in the world is itself an understatement to me, he is the greatest playmaker ever along with Diego Maradona, Garrincha, Michel Platini, Di Stefano for me.


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 9:25 AM
1
I think diver is worried dat whether fifa buy back balon dor frm him .....


Arglover
(South Africa)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 5:00 AM
0
Brazil and Argentina facing opposite outcomes, Argentinas first choice Defensive midfielder plays as a centre back and Brazils first choice centre back plays as a defensive midfielder.


marindrianto
(Indonesia)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 4:32 AM
0
I am happy with Messi, happier about Di Maria and okay with Masche since it wasn't his original position. Everything looks great approaching the day.
Today's lesson was more to defenders when they have to stop strikers or any opponent players in penalty box. Just do what you have to do and don't be silly.


haman
(Bahrain)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 4:03 AM
0
BernaLeo..


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 3:22 AM
1
The three best players not he day were Messi, Iniesta, and di Maria.

2 out of 3 ain't bad. ;)


Tony Montana
(United States)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 3:04 AM
1
Argentina dominates El Clasico!!!
Real Madrid's player of the game was Angel DiMaria, no doubt, with two assists, endless running and was quiet frankly the difference maker until El Genio Messi ruined the Madrid Day! lol
But Messi was brilliant yet again against Madrid, becoming the all-time El Classico leading scorer passing another Argentino, DiStefano! Lionel passing and dribbling is what really drive Barca to victory with an assist and a pass that led to barca's first penalty! Great stuff from the Argentine on the Main Stage, his second career El clasico hat trick and single handedly kept Barcelona in the hunt for the La Liga crown.


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 2:51 AM
1
In La Liga Messi has 21 goals from 114 shots (22 matches). Ronaldo has 26 goals from 186 shots (25 matches). Messi averages a goal for just over every 5 shots, Ronaldo a goal for just over every 7 shots.

Messi has 10 assists, Ronaldo has 7.

In CL play, Ronaldo has some 50 attempts for 13 goals - about a goal per 4 attempts. Messi has 26 attempts for 8 goals - about a goal for every 3 attempts.

Messi has 5 goals in Cop del Rey to Ronaldo's 3.


Riyadh
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 2:41 AM
0
messi is back her real face.to know full el classico news just click here.La liga News


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 2:21 AM
0
I agree if he just did what messsi does and always tries to stay on his feet cry baby 7 would get a lot more respect but watching him fall over at the slightest touch and moan and complain about really annoys people including me.


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 2:15 AM
2
People call him Cristina for his cry baby/diva attitude, not for his skill.


arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 1:58 AM
0
I also can't stand Ronaldo's attitude especially when scoring....but he's still a world class player, fantastic player, probably second to Messi. Both Messi and Ronaldo make history. To Call Ronaldo as "Cristina" or call him as a diver, or describe him with other names.....not sure that is fair. If you love football, you should respect all talented and gifted players....you don't have to be fan of them or even like them, but at least admit they are great.
I can't stand Real Madrid players, and I don't like Ronaldo, however I can't deny they are a good team, and that Ronaldo is making a good competition for Messi and making things interesting.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 1:28 AM
0
Ok Mashcerano was beaten in the air twice which was a not a surprise given his size, he plays CB for Barcelona but play his natural position as a CDM for Argentina..For me Mascherano did not have a bad game, because he had a 6 feet Ronaldo diving all over the place every time they came in contact during the game ..The ball that Mascherano won off Ronaldo at the edge of his 18 yard box was a prime example of what he will do for us in the middle of the park, after he won the tackle off Ronaldo, he then played a quick pass to Messi which turn out into a counter attack between Masche- Messi-Neymar, where Neymar shot was saved at the near post by Lopez..Mascherano have a BIG heart, and I am glad that a guy like him play for us, he's a no nonsense guy which was the case against Ronaldo yesterday.It was good for our guys to play in a game of this magnitude, Argentina could face a similar environment like the one at the Bernabeu against Brazil at the Maracana.

At the end of the day, this was BIG match experience for Messi, Mascherano, and Di Maria before the world cup..Everything is falling into place at the right time..Garay is turning out to be world class and FF is a solid defender who will be world class in a few years.



baker
(India)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 1:25 AM
0
watch Dimarias highlights for last match

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=95HlbpS-rI8


cleanball
(Indonesia)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 12:41 AM
0
Right, lucky enough we have Fernandez, Otamendi, Garay and Basanta. Masche best and important role is as anchor and DM; water spply


Arglover
(South Africa)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 12:39 AM
1
It is prooved now Madrid had done the right business by keeping in Di Maria to Ozil not the other way around, Maria finally getting his praise which he fully deserves, I am really delighted with his great performance.


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 12:34 AM
0
that's why he doesn't play CB for ARGENTINA ;-)


cleanball
(Indonesia)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 12:32 AM
0
Leo is just a wonder kid, he knows when to be at the full speed, Di Maria's assist is awesome - supplier of great ball. Masche have a difficulty against the high ball; Benzema easily passed him twice and make goals.Although Masche role is different between Barca and N/T; at least he will be terrible playing at CB


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 12:28 AM
1
It was said after the game that right after the ref. called in the 2nd penalty and while RM players were surrounding him and arguing, Christina went and said something to Diego Lopez who then in turn went and had a quick chat with DiMaria and the guess was that he was asking him about where La Pulga would put the ball.

Very sly pretty boy but nahh it didn't work.


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 3/24/2014 at 12:05 AM
0
Pretty boy has been having a field day ever since La Pulga got injured, He wins the Ballon d'Or, scoring goals left and right, we got to see sensitive Christina, charitable Christina.......... trying to live up to the hype and it was time he got slapped down to earth by none other than the MAN himself.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/23/2014 at 11:57 PM
0
Messi: Thank you lord for this hat trick

Crynaldo: not again...lol


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 3/23/2014 at 11:52 PM
1
LOOK at Christina's face, haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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