Madrid-Barca final is now possible
At issue Barcelona-Real Madrid, repeated in the League and Copa del Rey, as seen in the semifinals of the Champions League last, missing an episode last to know, surely the most anticipated: the final of the Cup Europe. The missing party is not only possible but is designed from yesterday, after the draw for the quarterfinals of the European Cup, which does not provide a crossing of the two main rivals to the final. The appointment is for Saturday May 19 at the Allianz Arena in Munich.
Like in tennis, Barca and Real Madrid are on different paths of the picture, like the two top seeds, as if the drums had attended the football hierarchy: the current champion (Barcelona) against the most successful of nine tournament titles (Madrid). The Spanish end, however, not at all guaranteed. The next round will match three of the favorite-Madrid, Bayern Munich and Chelsea, with three of the would-Apoel Nicosia, Marseille and Benfica, and, by contrast, holds for a duel of maximum: Barça-Milan.
At Barca, therefore, await a playoff apparently more complicated than for Whites. Barca and Milan beat the cost in the run from -2 to 2 at Camp Nou and 2-3 in San Siro, and, now, the Italian champions not only lives a very good time, but has its star, the exazulgrana Ibrahimovic in top form. Nor will a single opponent in the semifinals if it exceeds the rooms: the winner of Benfica, Chelsea, two old friends at the Camp Nou.
Remember the Barca optimistic that Milan and Chelsea were his opponents before lifting the Cup in 2006
Remember the Barca optimistic that Milan and Chelsea were his opponents before lifting the Cup in 2006, while the pessimists do not forget that the last time I repeated the previous junction and in the knockout were eliminated by Inter Mourinho ( 2010).
The Apoel Nicosia, however, should not be match for Real Madrid in the quarter, while after the winner will fight against Bayern Munich-Marseille. The Germans, the final hosts, were always a bad enemy for Madrid. It happens that today are a very irregular, weak on defense and less entity that Mourinho’s campus.
In favor of Real Madrid and Barca play the field factor, since the second leg of the two rounds would be played at the Bernabeu and the Nou Camp. Statistics recalls, moreover, that no champion has revalidated the title since the 1989-90 season, when he won the Milan, rival Barcelona right now, current holder of the Champions . Expectations of a Spanish final in the European Cup, a circumstance which is not produced from 1999-2000, when Madrid thrashed Valencia in Paris (3-0), also extend to the European League, a competition still dazed by the impact it has produced beautiful Athletic in their two matches against Manchester United. The team now coached by Bielsa will be measured in the quarter-final against Schalke 04 of exmadridista Raul, so announcing a new exciting adventure for the Basques.
Valencia and Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, have been located in the same part of the picture and thus can be previously eliminated in the semifinals if AZ Alkmaar and Hannover, respectively.
The fourth game will face Sporting Lisbon with Metalist Kharkiv. The winner will face Schalke or Athletic, whose candidacy has gained much weight in Europe.
League representatives are also the most praised in the international press. We no longer speak only of Madrid but Barcelona-Athletic, and the Spanish team, champions of Europe and the world. Although the debt of the club is very troubling, the health of Spanish football is optimal. The stakes are pointing to the possibility that two of its representatives win the Champions League and Europe.