Welcome to Brenabeu Bites where every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday we bring you news as it relates to Real Madrid, La Liga and European Football. All in bite size form, so grab your beverage of choice & enjoy!
So yeah, we played another friendly today in China, beating Tianjin Teda 0-6. While from what I can tell, the first half was pretty uninspiring, los blancos came out in the second half - and dominated the pitch. Goals from Kaka, Higuain, and CR7 just to name a few. For a full recap check out this out from Goal.com. This makes los blancos perfect on the pre-season, though while awesome - it doesn't really mean anything.
Here's a full recap of the match courtesy of Real Madrid's official YouTube channel:
[Gabe's Update, 1:56 p.m. EST: Check out CR7's strike that made it 4-0. Poetry in motion. And it was all set up by a perfect dummy play by Benzema. Also, it's cool to see Higuaín wearing the arm band--apparently he's in line for the captaincy...who knew?]
We know that football fans around the world can be a bit crazy for their team, or even hatred for another team. But I do believe this one takes the cake. With los blancos currently on a their tour of China it seems that a fight broke out during a Real Madrid training session.
It seems when I'm not talking about Santos/Neymar blah blah blah, I'm talking about Premier League side Arsenal. I swear this isn't on purpose, but again Arsenal are linked to La Liga and no this has nothing to do with the Fabregas. This time the Gunners are being linked to Real Madrid. Now take this with a grain of salt, a HUGE grain.
But we're being linked to Robin Van Persie. There's not a lot of 'meat' to the story I linked to, and honestly not sure where he would fit in with the club.
By now we all know that Sergio Canales has been sent out on loan to Valencia for the next two years. At the end of each season Valencia has a clause that gives them the option to buy Canales for €12 million. But if you're holding out to see him play against los blancos, it's not going to happen.
The other thing the agreement stipulates is that Canales will not be able to play against the club that owns him, Real Madrid.
From the "Duh, we already knew this file" Real Madrid is the most successful club ever. Though the one thing I do like about that short article is the bit of history included.
Apparently Real Madrid has signed a 7 year-old. Yup your eyes are not deceiving you, a 7 year-old.
Miguel Coira, father of Leonel Angel, on Friday told a local radio station, his son signed a contract with the prestigious Spanish team, which makes the boy the youngest booking in the history of Real Madrid."He is very good. What is best is that he has fun while he plays, which is the most important thing. He plays with elder boys and he makes the difference," Coira said.
It seems that Higuain doesn't think we need another striker, and frankly he's not wanting to talk about it. Even though he was pressed about the subject.
"It’s not my job to say whether another striker should come or not, it’s the decision of the club and the coach. I get asked the same question every year and I’m already sick of it," the 23-year-old told the club's official website.
"I’m here to help, to score goals, and to work with this team. I’m confident in myself and in my work and I’m pretty calm. The club and the fans have always treated me very well."
And we'll wrap things up with another Higuain link, this time from the Bleacher Report. They're playing the "Who Should Start Game" between him and Karim Benzema. So, we're going to do the same here - only I'm just going to post a poll. When I get some free time, I may explore it a bit more in another post. But I've been putting in 15 hours days lately (ahh, the life of a chef) so free time is limited to my days off.
Also a quick note, I know it's a bit off topic but I thought I'd plug it anyways. I'll be co-hosting The American Soccer Show with Jason Davis on the Champions Soccer Radio Network. I'm being subbed in at the 90th minute because he forgot that his normal broadcast partner is on vacation. Should be available on Monday via iTunes and the CSRN website.