Barcelona vs Real Madrid Supercopa 2012 was the first Clasico of the season and the game was full of surprises. Real Madrid was frosty and their Barca fear was back, Barcelona knew from the start they would win this Barcelona vs Real Madrid clash, they improved their play in the second half but their confidence might have cost them the win either!
Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2012 Supercopa / NationalTurk – It’s El Clasico time yet again, the first Barcelona vs Real Madrid Supercup clash of the 2012-2013 season have not seen the reckless tackling and usual fighting— Real Madrid’s butcher of a footballer Pepe’s absence surely helped at it. And the diving we get used to seein at every Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2012 encounter was a bit less prevalent than usual. Pepe was not missed, not at all by any Foootball fan.
Well with the exception of Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez who did his best to carry the load himself. At one point of the Barcelona vs Real Madrid Supercopa 1st leg even Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos lifted Alexis Sanchez after he dives after a struggle with him in Real Madrid box. That was at the end of the second half. A penalty shout for Alexis Sanchez was heard, though no one made very much of it. Sergio Ramos appeared to make contact with Sanchez on the edge of the box, but Sanchez appeared to embellish the contact and no penalty was given. Eventually, Ramos’ errors would catch up with him and Madrid.
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What we had seen in the first half of Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2012 Supercopa 1st leg’s first half was surprisingly poor performances from many players on both sides, but Real Madrid was exceptionally bad.
Real Madrid was like the Real from Mourinho’s first year at helm. They were jailed in their half in the entire first hald, relying only on quickcounters from Ronaldo, Ozil and Benzema. But since Ronaldo ‘s mind is clearly still on holiday and of course good pressing and no-space to th opponent football from Barcelona, they managed to get only one shot at Valdes’ goal.
However, for all of Barcelona’s pretty play and domination of possession, they couldn’t produce a goal in the early going. Madrid did very little going forward throughout the match, but they got on the board first with a great set piece routine, finished off by Cristiano Ronaldo in the 55th minute. Mesut Özil provided the assist with a chipped cross into the box after the corner, and Ronaldo rose above the Barcelona defense to head the ball past Valdes.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2012 Supercopa : Ronaldo and Messi score each once despite bad performances
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo failed to have a huge impact in this Barcelona vs Real Madrid Supercopa 2012 game. Sure, both scored goals, but Messi scored a penalty while Ronaldo managed to take advantage of terrible positioning from Sergio Busquets in taht corner kick. Neither were on top form and, on the whole, Ronaldo disappointed while Lionel Messi who missed two decent chances, did not get into position to score often enough and whose final key passes were off, managed to be on the winning side was solid.
And Ronaldo with his greasy hair was anonymous for most of the Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2012 supercopa clasico. Aside from his goal, Ronaldo was barely involved in any major way. Of course, when the match strategy is to sit back, play for the counter and that key away goal, it is expected that he would not be on the ball very much.We have seen him making fouls after fouls a sign of his lack of stamina and fitness.
Mezut Ozil is already one of the top midfielders in the world, and he is one of the three best in La Liga. Before the second half of last year, one of the German’s biggest criticisms was how poorly he played in big matches, specifically against Barcelona.
In the last three Clasicos, Ozil had finally started getting over that hump against his team’s biggest rival. He reverted back to his underperforming in big matches for the Euros, but international matches should always be viewed differently—so that was not necessarily indicative of what was to come in La Liga this season.Unfortunately, Ozil has started the 2012-2013 journey off on a bad note. Real Madrid’s No. 10 had very little impact on this match, even when taking into account the amount of possession he held. Yes, Ronaldo scored off of his corner kick, but the release was nothing special. And if Barcelona wasn’t so atrocious on set-piece marking, Ronaldo probably wouldn’t have scored.
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Raul Albiol, Real Madrid’s replacement in defense for the injured butcher of a player Pepe, had an absolutely terrible first half of Barcelona vs Real Madrid filled with aggressive fouls and talentless football display. Incredibly, he did not see his first yellow card until the 51st minute, then toned down his aggression significantly. It was about that time that Barcelona started playing much better and looking much more comfortable with their attacking movement vs a shaky abd obviously out of form Real Madrid.
It is in matches like these—when the play and tactics are not ideal—where Mesut Ozil’s failure to impact games still leaves him a small step below the likes of Andres Iniesta and Xavi. In the end, this Barcelona vs Real Madrid match is no more definitive than the last Clasico and I expect a much stronger outing next time around.
Real Madrid have two away goals and a chance to turn around this result in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup, but Barcelona will be heading into Wednesday’s match as favorites to lift the trophy. Los Blancos jumped out to a 1-0 lead, but Barca stormed back to go ahead 3-1. They appeared to be coasting to a two-goal victory before Victor Valdes gifted Madrid a goal, and the visitors will be heading back to the Santiago Bernabeu feeling like they have an excellent chance to win the cup after their 3-2 loss at Camp Nou.
The second half of Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2012 Supercopa 1st leg started boring as hell. Until Camp Nou saw the absent Cristiano Ronaldo. Real Madrid were outplayed by Barcelona in the first half, but they’ve got the lead vs Barcelona at start of Barcelona vs Real Madrid game .
Barcelona vs Real Madrid First Clasico of 2012-2013 delivered entertaining football with lots of mistakes
A fast break eventually leads to hard-working Jose Callejon winning a corner on the right side, and Mesut Ozil’s good inswinging delivery picked out Cristiano Ronaldo perfectly, and he bulletted a header past Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes for the 1-0 lead for the Madridista.
Real Madrid weren’t able to celebrate their lead for very long. It took only one minute for Barcelona to find the equalizing goal, opening up the Barcelona vs Real Madrid match considerably to everyone’s pleasure.
With an uncharacteristic pinpoint long ball, Javier Mascherano assisted Barcelona’s first goal, hitting a rare perfect pass. Also one of the absents until that minute of Barcelona vs Real Madrid game, Barcelona winger Pedro picked it up and created a shot for himself with a perfect first touch, then placed the ball by Iker Casillas to bring the score to an abrupt 1-1.
For the next 13 minutes of Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2012 supercopa, the match was opened wide like a Red Light District workers capital. Wit6 scores of half-chances on both Barcelona and Real Madrid, but Sergio Ramos managed to end any chance of his side taking a win back to Real Madrid. In the 69th minute, he hauled down Andres Iniesta in the box and the referee correctly pointed to the penaly spot. Lionel Messi stepped up and buried the penalty, making bettors around the globe rich and happy and putting Barcelona ahead of arch-rivals Real Madrid from 0-1.
Barcelona was that monster all teams feared again and it did not took lond Barca extended their lead. In the 78th minute of Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2012 supercopa game, on a very typical Barcelona dazzling passing move, with Iniesta setting up Xavi for the goal. Iniesta slalomed Real madrid defenders and timed his pass perfectly and somehow snuck a pass through two Real Madrid defenders, finding Xavi who barely stayed onside on his run. He finished calmly, resignation was seen at Sergio Ramos’ face on the replay. Barcelona had extended their lead.
A two-goal lead would give Barcelona the heavy favourite title for Wednesday’s second leg of Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2012 supercopa clash.
Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes ruins the night for Barcelona vs Real Madrid
Wait for it.. VictorValdes gave Real Madrid a way back into the tie. He inexplicably gave the ball away to Angel Di Maria while dwelling on the ball in his own penalty area, and after Valdes failed multiple times to win the ball back, Di Maria scored from inside the six-yard box to hush the Barcelona fans at Camp nou who started to celebrate with Mexico wave.
Inthe end a 3-2 loss to Barcelona in a 1st leg of supercopa featuring Barcelona vs Real Madrid is an excellent result for Real Madrid considering Real deserved to lose 3-0, buy we can’t say Real Madrid have the upper hand vs Barcelona next week at Bernabau. Why? Well… Real Madrid have to improve incredibly. Barcelona demolished Real Madrid. Madrid didn’t look even on a similar level vs Barcelona. Nothing like the Real Madrid of last year. It was’nt just tactics. We saw a Barcelona vs Real Madrid game which proves luck is great factor in football.
We now have a week to wait for the Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2012 Supercopa finale, but we have already seen many things giving us hints on what to expect in the second leg. The second leg of Barcelona vs Real Madrid supercopa final should be more open with both teams’ players going for the win, so expect more from both in Madrid’s Bernabau, and certainly little bit more from Mourinho’s Real Madrid. Jose Mourinho may be a rather predictable tactician, but that does not make him a bad one.
Barcelona can be pleased with their performance, but they’ve left themselves more work in the second leg than they should have had. They could close the 2012 supercopa final last night if it wasn’t for Victor Valdes’ error. Instead, Barcelona are only very slight favorites.