Monday, November 15, 2010

Barca Takes La Liga Lead

Yesterday our beloved Barca FC defeated La Liga rivals Villareal 3 - 1, lifting them two points above arch-rivals Real Madrid at the top of the Spanish League standings.  David Villa opened the scoring when he gathered in a beautiful pass from AndrĂ©s Iniesta and cooly put it in the back of the net, for Barca's first score.  Villareal striker Nilmar evened the score for the Yellow Submarine a short time later, with a lovely run through the Barca defense, ricocheting a shot off the post to even the score. 

But after the break, Messi Wan Kenobi scored twice to put the Blaugrana on top for good.  It was a typically workmanlike (if not brilliant) day of football for Barcelona, and it put Barcelona on top of the league, where they belong.

Meanwhile... in an intriguing related development, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is hinting that he would be open to returning to Manchester United and the Premier League in the future.  According to UK Metro News, "The Portuguese international joined Real Madrid from United in a world-record £80million move in 2008 after one of the most protracted transfer sagas in football history.  But despite creating bad blood between Old Trafford supremo Sir Alex Ferguson and his counterparts in the Spanish capital, the fiasco of Ronaldo's departure from England has not put him off a possible return.  And the powerful winger has set tongues a-wagging in the north-west by refusing to rule out what would be a sensational return to the Premier League.

He said:  'To be honest, I miss the Premier League a lot.  Of course I have good memories about Manchester.  I have good friends there and I miss them a lot, so you never know.'

Wow.  We can only hope.