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April 26, 2012
Posted by Nicholas Rigg on 04/26/2012

What a week. A famous victory at the Camp Nou, all-but sealing La Liga for Madrid on the home turf of their bitter rivals on the Saturday. Penalty shoot-out heartache at the Bernabeu in the semi-finals of the Champions League four days later. The ups and downs of football. The emotion. It's why we love the game.

After presenting my analysis from the weekend victory at Barca I'd hoped to be coming on here looking forward to a potential double, a potential trip to Bavaria to see what could have been billed as the most exciting Champions League final to date. A European Clasico. Barcelona against Madrid on arguably the biggest stage in world club football. Enter Chelsea. Enter Bayern. Exit Barca. Exit Madrid.

March 16, 2012
Posted by Nicholas Rigg on 03/16/2012

Another week, another broad smile on the face of Madridistas as a write this blog. Victory at Betis to retain the ten-point gap at the top of La Liga, Champions League progression thanks to a 4-1 win over CSKA and a favourable draw in the next round against APOEL.

Everything's looking rosy at the Santiago Bernabeu. Heck, Jose Mourinho even looks likely to stay in Madrid beyond the end of this season, whatever happens, going on the noises coming from players and Madrid officials this week. Is everything clicking into place at just the right time?