Monday, October 08, 2012

Sid Lowe in Spain: El Clásico Report

Ronaldo, Messi; Messi, Ronaldo. First Messi responded to Ronaldo, then Ronaldo responded to Messi. You cannot keep these two down. If Real Madrid versus Barcelona is the greatest sporting rivalry on earth, it has come to be personified in two of the finest footballers there have been, men who define their clubs and this battle.

On a night that was billed as the match that would decide not just the league title but the Ballon d'Or, the deciding votes were put on hold for now. There will be more from these teams and from these two men. Between them Messi and Ronaldo have now scored exactly 100 club goals in 2012; between them they got all four goals here.

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