Vlog on the pitch – Can Real really catch Barca?

March 6, 2009

A few weeks ago the La Liga title looked a done deal but Juande Ramos has steadied the ship and Real Madrid now find themselves four points behind Barcelona with the two teams still to play each other at the Bernabeu on May 3.

Can Real complete an unlikely comeback?

Vlogonthepitch host Owen Wyatt and Kevin Fylan discuss.


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Posted by Soccer Camps » Blog Archive » Vlog on the pitch – Can Real really catch Barca? | Report as abusive

Can they? Yes.

Will they? That’s much harder to predict. If they do, it’ll be the greatest comeback in the history of the Spanish league (or the greatest debacle, depending on your point of view)

The truth is, Real aren’t really playing all that well, but are grinding out results and their defence is much surer than 3 months ago. Barcelona on the other hand played some superb football in the first half of the season and may now be suffering psychologically as they can’t keep that level of performance up (naturally). They’re still odds-on favourites to take the title, however.


Posted by Gonzalo @ All In White | Report as abusive

Hi Gonzalo. I think that’s true: if they catch them it will ranks as one of the great comebacks. They’ve already done fantastically well to get this close but as you say (or hint) it’s really down to Barcelona. If they recapture theif form from the first half of the season there will be no stopping them.

Posted by Kevin Fylan | Report as abusive