Bartomeu, who has to oversee the expensive redevelopment of Camp Nou, angered fans with high ticket prices for Sunday’s Super Cup match, when tourists in Real Madrid shirts were seen all around the stadium.
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Messi posted on Instagram: “I want to send my condolences and all my support to the families and friends of the victims of the awful attack in our beloved Barcelona, as well as rejecting totally any act of violence”. As it happened, the duo of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez was unable to keep their club in either match.
Real Madrid won’t be able to dominate Barcelona forever, but they hold a significant edge at the current point in time.
Asensio played another 23 times last season for Madrid in the league, scoring three goals.
Much of Zidane’s success has been built on a trusting relationship with his players, especially Cristiano Ronaldo, and that partnership with his charges has seen the Frenchman assemble a squad that now includes a number of experienced veterans alongside a crop of youngsters who are playing with enough confidence to shine. His greatest moment of animation came only when Sergio Ramos taunted him by throwing the ball up right in front of the Argentine’s face.
Messi is the most powerful figure at Barcelona, with the Argentine often accused of pulling the strings behind the scenes.
But Madrid was comfortable with its four-goal aggregate advantage, and Barca’s mini-recovery proved fruitless on a night when it was outplayed by its fiercest rivals for the most part.
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And now they look likely to deal with PSG again over the transfer of former Real Madrid man Di Maria.
In France, Spanish exile Unai Emery, who coaches Paris Saint-Germain, addressed “all my condolences to the Barcelona victims”, while Ligue 1’s other Spanish coach, Oscar Garcia of Saint Etienne, expressed “bottomless sorrow” at the Barcelona bloodshed. He could clearly see that Barcelona were losing ground to Real Madrid.
Season tickets have sold very well for the new-look stadium and Quique Setien has the task of bringing success and fulfilling the ambitious dreams of the club. We have to help them to be proud, to belong to this team.
The prize – one of a new set of awards organised by FIFA following their split with Ballon d’Or organisers France Football magazine – will be handed over in London on October 23.