Monday, August 25, 2008

The Phoenix

When the going gets tough, Real get going. Trailing Valencia by a goal in the second leg at the Bernabéu and also in aggregate, it looked like game over as Van der Vaart got a straight red and was sent off before the break. A valiant Real came back strongly in the second half and Ruud equalized from the spot, with Real still trailing 3-4 in aggregate. Disaster struck again when Ruud received the second yellow of the night and got the marching orders. But nothing was going to stop the never say die attitude of the Madridistas as they scored 3 goals in the space of 15 minutes. It was a terrific performance from a team that proved it's class one more time by rising from the dead. When you think we are dead and buried, we will rise from the ashes!

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