During this week the Spanish teams continued playing more Spanish Liga´s games and the results did not changed the situation of the 2 Spanish giants in the standing.
On the one hand, on Tuesday we could watch another bad game, especially during the first half, played by the men of Juande Ramos, whose results are indisputable, but the image showed by Real Madrid ,since the arrival of Juande, is arguable, thus example its first 45 minutes of the match against Getafe were a constant display of mistakes-players like Gago, Higuaín, Guti (during this match which saw the 2 faces of Guti, who is a player capable to make during the same game horrendous mistakes and excellent plays-last Tuesday he made an excellent long assist to Klas Jan Huntelaar but the Dutch striker missed the opportunity to score a goal-) or Sergio Ramos committed a lot of mistakes with the ball-.The players were not in the correct place and they showed a poor defensive and offensive balance…So, a very poor level showed by the Real Madrid players, who could repair during the second half thanks to the heart and pride of them, who want to continue having chances to be the Spanish Champion-by the way, many things occurred during the second half of the game against Getafe, since we could see a very open game, the injury of Robben(he will not play the next 3 games), a Pepe´s tremendous aggression(the Portuguese defender said to the newspaper Marca that he is thinking about his retirement-10 games is the punishment for the action-), a Panenka penalty missed by Javi Casquero, an heroic Real Madrid´s reaction to win the game-.
But, although Real Madrid is getting excellent result with Juande Ramos, to think that this team can be the Champion is rather a chimera, since although the gap in the standing between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid is not very important(6 points), there is a big difference between the style of each team, since FC Barcelona continues showing an incredible “jogo bonito”, shattering any rival like Sevilla FC, which was impotent to stop the electrics combinations and plays between the FC Barcelona and especially the actions of players like Andres Iniesta-one goal and 3 assists last Wednesday-, Xavi, Samuel Eto'o and Thierry Henry, who were brilliant and stepped forward to win la Liga, the King´s Cup and the Champions League, which is very possible if FC Barcelona´s atmosphere continues calm, which seems difficult having a Joan Laporta as the president of this club, since Laporta continues with his mismanagement-we have spoken many times about it on this blog- and this week he decided to elect 2 new directors- the eccentric Columbia University´s professor of economics, Xavier Sala i Martín, and Magda Oronich-, which –specially the arrival of Sala i Martín- is criticized by other FC Barcelona´s directors, since they see in this man a very hard rival to be the substitute of Laporta as FC Barcelona´s president. So, it is very probable that during next months, we will see a big battle to be the substituted, who later will have a hard electoral process against Sandro Rossell-the Felipe Scolari´s friend was a former sport vice-president with Joan Laporta (FC Barcelona was lucky when Rossell could not sign the overvalued Scolari some years ago)-. We'll see if this Joan Laporta´s decision affects to club and the players´s performance, but it is clear that for one reason or another since Laporta is president, the club is synonymous of tension and conflict between managers, players and directors-examples are the dismissal of Pesic(a Basketball´s coach and FC Barcelona was the European Champion with him on the bench), Valero Rivera (handball´s coach), Sandro Rossell (vice-president), Marc Ingla (vice-president), Ferran “Mr Power Point” Soriano (vice-president), Albert Vicens (vice-president) or the vote of confidence against Joan Laporta, the Ronaldinho´s situation…
Moreover in the Spanish liga, we want to remark that there is a big battle between many teams to remain in the Primera División and yesterday RCD Espanyol confirmed our predict and it showed that it has experienced and quality players (De la Peña, Tamudo, Luis Garcia, Jarque, etc) and it could win a “final” at Gijón in the game against Sporting Gijón (0-3), showing that it has many chances to remain in Primera División, which seemed a chimera 4 games ago, but now it is very close to get it, since it is gradually recovering the best level of players like De la Peña, Raúl Tamudo or Luís García(yesterday he made 2 assists).
Finally, we want to indicate that we have the teams qualify to play the Final of the Turkish Cup(Besiktas-Fenerbahçe will be the final) and the Italian Cup (Lazio-Sampdoria;the Genova´s team could bear the Inter´pressure and it will play again a final after 15 years)