English headlines of today : "Raul's double did the business for Real", "Raul the Real thing for Madrid as United crash out", "Champs out as Raul runs riot for Real", and
"Fergie left to ponder his ghosts after tactical inconsistencies", "Real class from Raul upsets United". Spanish headlines state today : "La noche y Dios eran madridistas !",
"El Real Madrid brillo y conquisto Old Trafford". Roberto Carlos after the match :
"Dios me cerró la puerta de la Copa del Mundo en París, espero que ahora me la abra en la Copa de Europa..." Raul Gonzalez : "
Hemos demostrado que podemos ganar a cualquiera..."
And it goes on and on. However, what all newspapers, TV channels and sportsjournalists commonly state in their reports is that, next to Raul, there was one other person to be mentioned particularly. FERNANDO REDONDO NERI. Let anyone who ever told you otherwise go to hell. What Sr. Redondo showed last night was out of mind. His fantastic leadership, his magnificient overview and the pure brilliance he came up with (assist to Raul for Madrid's 2rd goal) are from another planet. Totally out of reach. I felt blessed to be able to see it. It left me stunned and gasping for air in front of my TV.
Gracias Nando...Gracias Raul...y Iker, Roby, Macca, Mori y los otros. Para una noche muy
special. Vaya con Dios para siempre.
p.s. Do not worry, Labas. I have no intention of abandoning this forum. You won't get rid of me that easily...
Racing Santander should be a fairly calm game. I would rest Raul for the game, because he's been playing so much lately it has to end with a injury And I think we all want to see him at EURO 2000? I'd give Anelka another chance or start Balic.