We all expected a show, and boy did we get one this week – the latest clash between Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid was so good, the fireworks are still flying days later!
If you missed it: the first leg of their Champions League semifinal featured sideline scuffles, fouls (and dives) and a straight red card, which was followed by a pair of magnificent goals to give Barca a 2-0 road win. Leo Messi was the star of the game, but it was Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho stealing the show afterwards!
“The Special One” was all wound up about the Pepe red card in the 61st minute of what was then a 0-0 game. The Brazilian defender lunged for the ball with his studs up and appeared to clip Barca’s Dani Alves, who had to be taken off on a stretcher, but we’ll get to the foul itself in a moment…(After the break: VIDEO of the Pepe foul/dive, plus a Danish coach hits a reporter & more!) (more…)