It is a word that has dominated conversations all over Catalunya during the past half decade. There is a consciousness and self-awareness surrounding them – an understanding of the difficulty involved in a treacherous, long journey needed to actually reach that potential tipping point in time. These types of comments regarding what is considered historical are shared amongst neighbors, family, friends, and even whispered to strangers with a smile, content at being drawn closer together as a part of something greater than themselves.
But what does it all mean in its proper context? It is difficult to recognize the difference between witnessing history and actively being a part of it. How can we be anything more than bystanders, given that most of us are not the ones who will actually determine the outcome?
The Best Barcelona: Neymar and Luis unleash themselves, Iniesta dazzles and everyone is with Luis Enrique
Madrid, in crisis: Florentino plans to bring the elections forward and Cristiano says enough of Rafa
The Barcelona team did not expect such a flaccid Madrid
Messi celebrated the 4-0 victory with family
CYCLE WITHOUT END
Barcelona is the master of the Bernabéu, notching up 7 victories since 2009, with 3 goal fests
The global press talks of a “dance” and “humiliation” in the Clasico
The 0-4 results already has consequences in the White House, Rafa is condemned
Message of a Madrid crack to an Azulgrana: “Cristiano wants to leave.”
FLORENTINO OUT…FLORENTINO OUT!!!
“As you can hear, the Merengues are clear with regard to the culprit. I will have to fire Benítez.”
Too many coincidences
Barcelona breezed to a landslide victory over Real Madrid in the 171st La Liga Clásico yesterday at the Bernabéu. Inevitably there are always going to be quite a few special things about a win of this magnitude. The Blaugranes’ 4-0 win signified the first time in the history of Spain’s ultimate derby that such a scoreline was recorded. Claudio Bravo’s clean sheet also marked the end of a rather negative run for Barcelona goalkeepers, as it was the first clean sheet Barcelona managed to record away at Madrid since April 2010.
It seems strange to say that a coach who won the treble in his debut season could yet hit his peak, but Saturday night’s victory against Real Madrid might be Luis Enrique’s pinnacle moment as a manager.
Sure, the 3-0 defeat of Bayern Munich last spring was higher stakes and the 3-1 victory over Atlético Madrid more symbolic. This clásico had none of the raw energy and breakneck pace that Lucho’s Barça demonstrated from January to May of this year – and indeed, that might be what makes it so impressive. From the first minute, Barça were calm and composed on the ball and when the first goal came, it was after a full 1 minute and 45 seconds of possession in which nine different players touched the ball. This was a team performance – the team performance.
An enormous Barcelona humiliates Madrid, leaves them 6 points adrift and provokes a show of white handkerchiefs
Messi returns, Suárez shines, Neymar and Iniesta leave the Bernabéu with an ovation
Great game, goal-fest and humiliation for Madrid (0-4)
Suárez’s two goals, Neymar and Iniesta blows up the Bernabéu and puts Barcelona as the leader with a 6-point advantage
The Blanco fans gave a send-off to the team with handkerchiefs and shouts of “Florentino out!”
FOUR CATALAN HORSE-MACKERELS
“Are you or are you not turned on?”