UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona Scoreless at the Half
Real Madrid and Barcelona are all knotted up at halftime 0-0 of their Champions League semifinal tilt at the Santiago Bernabéu.
Fittingly, Barcelona, exhibiting their tiki taka possession-heavy style, controlled the majority of the first half's possession. The Catalans didn't find much space to flaunt their style, however, as they spent much of the half passing the ball around in their own half.
David Villa had Barca's best opportunity when a low-range shot had Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas beat, but his shot glanced just wide of the post.
Cristiano Ronaldo fired a tricky long-range shot near the end of the first half that Victor Valdes was able to stop. Mesut Ozil gathered the rebound and fired another tough shot that Valdes came up with, although, Ozil was called offside.
Replays showed that the teams got into a minor skirmish while heading into the tunnel at halftime at the Bernabéu. Valdes, Sergio Ramos and Seydou Keita appeared to be involved in the fray.
Four games in 18 days—think these already-bitter rivals are sick of each other yet?
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