A series of games that will decide whether Barcelona are at all human gets underway this Saturday as the second league encounter of the season between them and Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid takes place. The first encounter of the four should really be a warm up as a Madrid win would still see them trail their rivals by five points.
This weekend’s clash should really be the chance for Mourinho to experiment against a team that thoroughly humiliated them earlier in the season. Before them is a team that has lost one league game all season. Has scored 85 goals and in Lionel Messi they have a 23-year-old that is conquering all before him. His 29 goals in 28 league games is a remarkable achievement as is the fact that he has more assists than both Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil put together. People still argue that Messi shouldn’t have awarded the Ballon d’Or. People crazy!
On the other side of the ball you have a team managed by a man who could probably find a way to outcoach anyone on this planet when he’s given time.
Mourinho has shown that he can outcoach Pep Guardiola before and shown that if there’s one thing that Barcelona hates more than anything else then it’s losing. With the first leg of the Champions League semi final at home the stage is set for Real to “do an Inter” and knock Barca out in the semis for the second consecutive season. They can even still achieve an unprecedented treble this season.
Granted it might not happen this season but next year you can guarantee that if he’s still in the job the Special One will be looking for revenge – and then some.