Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: Your Running Commentary

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El Clasico kicks off for the 2012-2013 La Liga season, as Real Madrid takes on Barcelona at Camp Nou. This is the 166th match in league play between the two rivals. Real Madrid will be looking to make up ground on Barcelona, as the defending La Liga champions are off to a slow start this season. Sitting eight points behind Barcelona, which leads the league, Real Madrid has a great chance to continue their recent run of success against Barcelona, having won two of the last three matchups between the two historic clubs.

Barcelona's captain, Carles Puyol, is out for today's match due to a dislocated elbow he suffered in Champions League play last week. Meanwhile, for Real Madrid, Mesut Özil gets the nod over Luka Modric in midfield.

If you will be watching today's match, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action.

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34 Responses to Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: Your Running Commentary

  1. Ronaldo with a beauty of a goal to put Madrid up 1-0. Barcelona is really missing Puyol.

  2. Liga says:

    What the heck?!

    Pepe fouls Iniesta in the box, but referee gives a free kick instead of a penalty! What in the world just happened?! The referee just blew the game wow.

  3. Mike says:

    Uh can the referee do that?

    Ia that even allowed in the laws? A foul in the box by pepe on iniesta results in a free kick and not a penalty…

  4. Wendell Gee says:

    This Messi kid is going to be a good one.

    You heard it here first.

  5. Liga says:

    Holy golazo batman from the best player ever.

    Out of this world golazo!!!!

  6. MemRook says:

    Wow. Messi. Those missed opportunities in the first half by Madrid really came to bite them in the rear. Don’t see Madrid getting Back into it.

  7. YOLO says:

    Your not the first to say that. Lol

  8. Mike says:

    Haha Lionel Messi everyone.

  9. marie says:

    Where is everyone watching this ? I’m stuck in texas!!!! help

  10. MemRook says:

    Ok so I was waaaaaay wrong. Wow. This game is great.

  11. MemRook says:

    Does anyone get the feeling that as great a player as Ronaldo is, he’d a thousand times better (or maybe I should,even more effective) if he stopped with all the shenanigans and stayed on his feet more? He’d probably be even more loved and respected too. No way to his talent, but man his mannerisms are irksome. This coming from an American Madrid born in Madrid.

  12. MemRook says:

    Gosh darn it! Auto-correct kills me. Where is the EDIT feature Ives? I know I know, I kid. Been following SBI since ’05 but that’s one feature that would greatly improve the comments section.

  13. MemRook says:

    Yay! Kaka is on. He definitely helps increase Madrid’s likability in terms of personality and character.

  14. God says:

    Well I like him more than the others, that’s for sure.

  15. MemRook says:

    Ha ha. I’m sure you do.

  16. MemRook says:

    So how much stoppage time will Fergie give this game?

  17. MemRook says:

    He IS the Lord Protectorate of Additional Time now right? Or did I read that wrong?

  18. MemRook says:

    Booooooooo. A draw in a Super Clasico always kind of feels like a ripoff doesn’t it???

  19. Alex G says:

    HALA MADRID, see if Tranzalona can score in our home.

  20. ronaldo7por says:

    uhhh yea your the millionth to say that, i said that when he scored his first goal from an assist by ronaldihno as along with millions of other people lol loser

  21. ronaldo7por says:

    barcelona is slowly going downhill, puyol is injury prone and will retire soon I’m assuming, xavi will renew his contract for max a couple of years maybe more if he dares but that will be his last renewal , alexis sanchez or villa one will leave. so almost the same thing that happened to madrid when every superstar started retiring,this madrid is young and full of talent.

  22. Vicious Onion says:

    Barcelona es el mejor equipo en La Liga este ano. Barcelomna showed great resolve to comeback and nearly win.

  23. Hans Solo says:

    Kaka should be starting over Ozil.

  24. NATO says:

    Messi’s quality but he can’t touch the likes of Dempsey. I’d love to see him at Barcelona scoring left and right

  25. Will says:

    Barcelona has some areas to improve, that’s for sure.

    But think of the vision, imagination, close passing that ends up with a terrific curling shot from a right back youth academy player beating Casillas but coming off the bar. Six completed passes in or on the edge of the box — bing! bing! bing!

    And Real — with some very great players–was trying real hard to keep them from doing it.

    Hats off the Ronaldo though, for scoring while obviously injured from his mirth-inducing whiff of a bike.

  26. Eric says:

    I’m confused Madrid came back?

  27. divers suck says:

    I’m all for rivalries with mega money clubs but how many times do these teams play each other every year in all competitions? Seems like about 20 times = OVERKILL !!!!

  28. Michael Stypulkoski says:

    You’re looking for a coherent comment from someone calling himself Vicious Onion?

  29. Liga says:

    Which is why they’re what, 10 points behind in the league?

  30. Will says:

    Nah. Now Celtic v. Rangers. That was overkill.

  31. hmm says:

    Oh yeah. They played like 3 games in the league plus usually 2 or 4 other games in cups. Plus i’m sure friendlies

  32. Dylan Santiago says:

    Dude, I 100& agree with you

  33. Dylan says:

    Lol ^

  34. Glasgow weeps says:

    Did you really utter the term “friendly” in describing a meeting between Celtic and Rangers?!! Not in this century…