El Clasico Was Pretty Classic Yesterday (Videos)
Thing couldn’t have gone any worse for Real Madrid in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final match against Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu yesterday. Not only did they lose the game by a score of 2-0 – both goals coming off the foot of Lionel Messi – but they would also receive two ejections in the match.
The first would come in the 61st minute, following a dangerous challenge by Pepe on Daniel Alves, which earned the Real defender a straight red card. That seemed to irk Real coach Jose Mourinho, who could be seen taunting the officials, before finally being sent to the stands by referee Wolfgang Stark.
Following the match, Mourniho had some rather unpleasant words for Barcelona and UEFA during his post-game press conference (below, with subtitles).
That wasn’t the only excitement to come out of last night’s game in Madrid. Following the halftime whistle, the two teams engaged in a rather heated skirmish on the sidelines that eventually earned Barcelona backup goaltender José Pinto a red card.
And then there was this brilliant goal from Lionel Messi, his second of the game, which sealed the 2-0 victory for the Catalans.
It will be interesting to see what these two clubs have in store for us during their second leg next week.