Just a few weeks until the end of the season for us. Two games left: vs. Espanyol (away) and vs. Getafe (home). The strike is off
, the suspension is lifted, the season goes on as planned, and our league title dreams are rejuvenated.... provided that Atleti can beat Barca this weekend.
But as we reach the end of the season, we are without two vital elements to our squad: 1.) Ancelotti gets a two-match ban for "sarcastically applauding the ref"
but he defends himself, saying he was applauding the fans, and 2.) Sergio played with a calf injury (what else is new) and has been diagnosed with a grade 1 muscle injury
, and he is ruled out for the rest of the season... which isn't saying much since we only have two games left. There are also doubts surrounding Marcelo, Dani, Kroos and Benzema's fitness.
On top of that, it doesn't look like Castilla will have a chance to be promoted back to the second division next season after their draw with Guadalajara
. Poor bbs. :( Still a lot of work to do for Zidane, who was once rumored to take over Carlo's position.
It might seem all doom and gloom for our beloved club as we come to the end of this season but let's look at some bright spots! Our basketball team is facing Olympiakos in the finals for the Euroleague
(which is like the UCL for basketball)! For the third time in a row, they are in the finals and they are looking to clinch their ninth Euroleague title. #APorLaNovena! And over at football (and this was overlooked during the match vs. Juve because of our sadness) Cris is now tied with Alfredo Di Stefano for most goals scored for Real Madrid
! No doubt he can pass Raul by the next season. Absolute legend.
And do not be fooled by the rumors circulating around that David De Gea has reached a deal with the club. Nothing is set in stone yet.
Spanish media says he's agreed, English media says nothing has been agreed upon. Things should become clearer by the next transfer window but it is rather telling that Big Dave hasn't agreed to a new contract with United yet....
To end this round-up, let me just say this: this was my first season as a football fan and even though we're ending this season on a sour note, I couldn't be prouder of the fact that I am a madridista. Barca could win the treble this season and I would still say "gracias a dios que no soy un cule"
. :') Very proud of these losers in white and I truly believe that we'll be back, stronger than ever. Hala Madrid y nada mas! Madridista, hasta el final!( Photos because why not?Collapse )