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Mourinho’s Madrid on fire ahead of El Clasico

Real Madrid were looking asleep going into the season as they slipped with every game while their arch rival Barcelona were picking up massive points … Continue reading Mourinho’s Madrid on fire ahead of El Clasico


Real Madrid were looking asleep going into the season as they slipped with every game while their arch rival Barcelona were picking up massive points with speed like there’s no tomorrow as Real Madrid could only manage a win from its first four games  in the Primera Division season.

But as if something triggered the Bernabeu boys and their manager ‘The One’ Jose Mourinho to wake from their slumber,

Real Madrid clicked into gear at just the right time as it will be facing arch rival Barcelona hoping to reduce the sizeable gap that has opened up between the two clubs.

Now from 11 points to 8 points lead for Barcelona, playing the seventh round of fixtures by this weekend, Real Madrid has stepped up its game to wake to serious challenge against the Villanova boys and the goal is to keep reducing the points.

And to assure fans that Jose Mourinho is back with its magic wand, Real Madrid walloped Ajax  4-1 in the Champions League challenge in the midweek as Madrid recorded its fourth successive win in all competitions, while last week it also thrashed Millonarios 8-0 in the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy.

Madrid coach Jose Mourinho said winning these consecutive matches is important for Real Madrid’s aims and confidence; this was coming after the Portuguese questioned some of his players’ commitment a few weeks ago.

Mourinho said the team was full of concentration against Ajax and they played at their best with good individual movement and as a team, he admitted it was a very good match and he is hoping that the momentum will not drop again.

“We cannot win every match but with this attitude, commitment, and approach to matches, individual quality becomes collective quality and it is normal that the results start to come and that the team improves.”

While Madrid is just finding its form, Barca has started life under new coach Vilanova in magnificent fashion with nine wins from 10 games in total, with its only setback being a defeat to Madrid in the second leg of the Spanish Supercopa.

Barca midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who netted twice in last weekend’s comeback win over Sevilla and then again in the Champions League triumph over Benfica, sounded an ominous warning to Madrid by claiming: “We’re playing better each time we play.”

Villanova is now battling with some injury headache going into the El Clasico Barcelona captain, Carlos Puyol and Gerard Pique will not be available for the clash against Real.