Real Madrids reign is over: now is the time to salute, not mock them | Barney Ronay

The humiliation by Ajax led to much mirth at Madrids expense but four Champions League crowns in five years is a period of dominance that history will look upon kindly Please allow me to introduce myself, Im a man of wealth and taste. Ive been around for well, quite a long time as it happens, most notably as champions of Europe for the last thousand days, an era of oddly room-temperature dominance that has now come to an end. The period of public mourning has been notably brief. Instead Real Madrids ejection from the Champions League on Tuesday night was greeted not by tributes and tears, but with a chorus of crowing delight. Sympathy for the devils Meringues? Theres not …

Bara revel in Messi’s clsico stranglehold over Real Madrid

Two Bernabu victories mean Barcelona now lead the head-to-head between the sides for the first time since 1932 Playing and winning here really turns me on, Gerard Piqu said. When the final whistle went on the caption read. It was only a short while and it wasnt particularly wild, which probably said something, but together they celebrated. Again. Three days after coming to the home of the greatest rivals they have the greatest rivals anyone has and by Legans and 1-0, 3-0. And no one had ever come here and won four league games in a row. Aggregate score: 11-2. By the end of the 242nd clsico, it felt like there was something inevitable about this result, even when there …