Jornada 1a: RMCF v Espanyol, 2 Sept [R]

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  1. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    Jornada 1a: RMCF v Espanyol [R]

    Comment on the first match of the season here...
  2. DragonFly

    DragonFly New Member

    Dec 31, 1999
    Salgado---Hiero--Helguera---R. Carlos

    (tho on they list Figo as
    the attacker and Guti as the MF).


    Supposedly, if you have a hi speed connection,
    you can watch it over the internet @

    If not, you can go to for the en
    directo flash pbp, etc. (in multiple languages).

    So far, in min 16, Espanyol is dominating play.
    4-1 in shots for Espanyol, only one one goal.
    Hiero with a yellow card in Min 15 and early
    sub for Espanyol (Posse on for the injured
    Crusat in min 5).
  3. DragonFly

    DragonFly New Member

    Dec 31, 1999

    Helguera header off a Figo corner
    in min. 34. RM had started pressuring
    with Zizou getting a shot off, and Raul
    with their first scoring opportunity in
    Min 30.
  4. DragonFly

    DragonFly New Member

    Dec 31, 1999
    Half Time. 1-0 Real Madrid on Helguera's header
    1st half stats from

    ---------Real Madrid---Espanyol
    On Goal -----1--------------2
    Fouls ---------7--------------8
    Y. Cards-----1--------------0

    And few more stats I'm not used to seeing:

    Centers to the penalty area:

    Carrying ball into penalty area:
    ---------------- 3---------------0

    Attack Moves(?):

    Number of ball possesions:

    Lost Balls---33-------------34
  5. dmar

    dmar Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Madrid, Spain
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Jornada 1a: RMCF v Espanyol [R]

    Great play by Real Madrid... but pretty lame scoring.

    Guti missed 2 good chances and sent a header to the crossbar, a pity because that spoiled a good game by him. Raul didn't appear much and missed too one of the clearest chances.
    Cambiasso was huge and was applaused a lot when he left the pitch. Zidane was great, too. Figo, Helguera and Roberto Carlos were other important players.
    Morientes substituted Guti and was applaused, too.
    Macca was the most important sub, he scored well the 2nd.
  6. DragonFly

    DragonFly New Member

    Dec 31, 1999
    2-0 Final. 2nd goal by Macca in
    min 88 on a great pass from Raul.

    As for subs:

    Solari on for Cambiasso in min 89
    McManaman on for Figo in min 82
    Morientes on for Guti in min 80.

    20-12 in shots for RM (7-3 on goal).
    15-3 in corners. 68% possesion time in
    favor of Real Madrid, tho both teams had
    the ball 80 times (81-80).

    134-102 ?attack moves? (what exactly
    they are, I don't know). 62-15 centers
    into the area (Figo with 27 of those), and
    9-2 carries into the are (4 for Cambiasso).

    Commentators say RM dominated the
    2nd half, and had many chances to score,
    with Raul ?missing? many, before giving
    "un gran pase" for the McManaman goal.

    Also, apparently, El Moro got a huge ovation
    when he entered onto the pitch.

    Reports also say that Munitis was loaned
    to Racing de Santander for the year.

    Until the next game...

    -- Colin
  7. MadridForever

    MadridForever Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Expectacular second half. One of the best soccer moments that i have seen in the bernabeu in the last times.

    Figo played great. Cambiasso and Zidane even better. Roberto Carlos great too. And the rest of the team a very high level.

    As dmar have said, we only had the problem of miss many goal occasions. I think that the result could have been 4-0 or 5-0 whithout problems.

    Del Bosque made a variation for this game and Zidane played in the left with liberty of movements. The defenders of this band will dream this night with Zidane and Roberto Carlos. I think that this variation worked very well and may be a good solution at least for the home games.

    All the players got a huge ovations when they left the pith because as i said before today we have had a lot of fun.

    Ah, Good comments dragonfly.
  8. Qdog

    Qdog Member

    May 8, 2002
    Sevilla FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It looked to me like Cambiasso and Makelele really took a lot of pressure off Helguera and Hierro. Espanyol seemed to have a hard time getting the ball far past the mid-field line. Awesome performance by Real Madrid.

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