First of all, a big thank you for all the positive feedback, comments and responses I, or better yet, we (Muffakham, Manuel and I), received for Part I. To be quite honest, I was a little unsure of how the community would react to the idea of a joint-article about FC Barcelona & Real Madrid. To make things worse, a Culé, out of all people, was the moderator!
But my doubts were unfounded as I have read a lot of great comments regarding the upcoming Clasico and the two writers who contributed to realize this idea of mine.
Not much has changed since the last entry. FC Barcelona are still trailing Real Madrid in La Liga, albeit only by one point. With each week that passes by, these two teams are beginning to hit top form, with a slight advantage for Real Madrid.
In the last couple of games the Merengues haven’t exactly set the world on fire, but they have been ruthlessly prolific in front of the goal. The Blaugrana, on the other hand, have continued to be rather more unpredictable than consistent; at times they play their irresistible brand of total football, as the convincing win against Sevilla can attest, but was then followed by an uninspired draw against Copenhagen.
Even off the pitch the upcoming Clasico is beginning the make headlines, and it is still not settled whether the game will be played on a Sunday or Monday. Arguably the biggest game of the remaining year, and the involved parties can’t agree on a date—talk about meeting deadlines!
Nevertheless, here is part II of Countdown to El Clasico: When Real Madrid & FC Barcelona Fans Collide!