Tuesday, April 29, 2008
La Liga ramblings from a Real Madrid fan (Vol. 3)
By DAVE HOLAK
Two words: Iker Casillas. GolTV's Ray Hudson could commentate on a snail race at a library, but after the goalkeeping showcase Casillas put on this past Sunday to all but assure Real Madrid's place as league champions, all Hudson had to say was, "I don't have anything to say, Phil (Schoen)."
Unfortunately, those who don't understand this Beautiful Game can't appreciate the significance of a brilliant defensive play, a clearing header or the subtle play of a holding midfielder. But, even the casual observer would have been on his feet watching the brilliance of Casillas. Barcelona continued to slide further down the ladder with a loss, and Villarreal kept place with the first-place Los Blancos to hold their second-place slot.