El Clasico – Real vs Barça

I do try to hide the fact that really I am a soccer – or futbol – fan as much as I am a wine fan.  Having said that, it’s Week 12 in La Liga – Spain – and Barça plays Real Madrid in what is known as El Clasico.  The two biggest teams from Spain, the reigning World Cup and Euro Champions.  One declared by Franco to be the “Royal Madrid” team, the other claimed by dissident Catalans in Barçelona.  I will be watching the game on GolTV because as Eduardo Alvarez says in his article below – Nothing Else Matters.

Here are my Spanish picks for El Clasico.  May the best wine win.

Muga – Rioja representing Real Madrid

Torres – Penendès for Barça







Week 12 – Nothing Else Matters – November 26, 2010

Assuming you, dear reader, spend a minimum amount of your time processing information about the noble sport of football, you probably know that the first match between the two real contenders to the La Liga title will be played this coming Monday. Guardiola’s Barcelona and Mourinho’s Real Madrid have the perfect chance to display all their talents and show us how good they actually are in the most anticipated La Liga match in many years.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will come face to face on Monday night
GettyImages   Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will come face to face on Monday night

Does anything else really matter? And I am not referring to the rest of the weekend games, but to that upcoming argument with your partner over the unbearable thought of spending Christmas at his/her in-laws one more year, or to the excruciating realisation that one more year went by and you haven’t actually progressed that much, except for your belly – advancing at astronomic rates – I ask you again: do any of those or other things really matter?

ESPN Soccernet

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