First things first, I am not above being mischievous, Real Madrid lost! The Galacticos 2.0, under the stewardship of Jose "not so special" Mourinho, lost 1-0 at the hostile ground of CS Osasuna. For the time being, Osasuna’s Camuna is my favorite player in the world right now. Thanks to his solitary strike the Blaugrana can enjoy a 7-point advantage over their eternal rivals from the Spanish capital. The world’s most expensive squad cannot get a result in Osasuna….Money can’t buy you results after all.
The Blaugrana on the other hand defeated Hercules 3-0 and avenged their embarrassing loss at the start of the season. Thus far only the Alicante side managed to better Lionel Messi & Co. FC Barcelona have now equalized the La Liga record of 15 consecutive victories, matching Alfredo Di Stefano’s Real Madrid side.
Barca are on track to shatter a couple of other records as they edge closer to a third successive league crown. Among the records still available to Pep’s Barca, the overall point haul as well as goals scored. I’m inclined to say that FC Barcelona will smash one or even both of those records. Meanwhile Real Madrid are misfiring…duh, did I mention that I like to gloat? Get over it. This is the era of Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona!
Speaking of landmarks, achievements and records, Pedro Rodriguez Ledesma has already played 100 games for FC Barcelona while another Pep discovery, Sergio Busquets, signed a contract extension through 2015. Culés around the globe can be relieved that the backbone (Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Busquets) of FC Barcelona is secured for the foreseeable future.
While Real Madrid are currently struggling in front of goal, yes I am still gloating, the triumvirate of Messi, Villa and Pedro just keeps getting better with each game. The trio has already scored 73 goals in all competitions and we’re just halfway through the season. I wonder what convinced Florentino Perez to buy Karim Benzema instead of David Villa. As far as I am concerned Real Madrid can sell all the shirts in the world as long as FC Barcelona collects the titles.
Winning ain’t easy but somebody has to do it….sing it!
Oh that’s the cue, winning. Arsenal FC’s poster boy, Cesc Fabregas, is also fed-up of never winning thus he still harbors the dream of wearing the alzugrana shirt of FC Barcelona. The Gunners are within reach of winning their first trophy in years; the Emirates Cup doesn’t count. But the title they are drooling over is the prestigious League Cup, just slightly more valuable than the aforementioned Emirates Cup. Not the FA Cup but the League Cup…different teams, different standards.
When Gerard Pique looks at his trophy cabinet he’ll see Champions League, League and domestic cup winners’ medals. Not to mention, he made history with FC Barcelona as a member of the all-conquering sextuple side of 2008/2009. FC Barcelona The Unstoppable, Arsenal prepare to get steamrolled.
This is Barca!!!!