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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Barça 5-0 Real Madrid

So every season Spanish teams play each other twice. Monday was the first confrontation between Barça and Real Madrid. I would have to say that this was one of the more heavily-anticipated games in my four years here with Real Madrid leading the league over Barça by one point. The game was in Barcelona right after the elections in Catalunya so there was a bit of politics mixed in with the football hysteria. Barça simply humiliated Madrid 5-0 (5 goals is called una manita, or “a little hand” here in Spain). It was like watching the Harlem Globetrotters play the Generals. The first goal by Xavi was a true work of art. Former Valencia CF superstar David Villa had two goals. A lot of people are saying it was the best game Barça has ever played. I’m not a Barça fan but damn, what a game!