What a crazy month it was for Real Madrid! It looks like there was everything — epic clashes, a few dramas right on the pitch, unexpected turns, and even unbelievable goals. This month gave us some unforgettable moments and now it’s time to summarize it all.
Juventus 0-3 Real Madrid
Let’s be honest, it’s unreal to predict the results of our team. Did any of you expect that scoreline in Turin? Real Madrid is full of surprises, and it’s beyond our comprehension (and it’s too unpredictable) to analyze. And I’m still not sure if this is a bad thing or not, but it looks like this match will be known as “the match in which Cristiano Ronaldo scored one of his greatest goals ever”.
This goal is pure inspiration. What else can I say? Well, only that I have a poem and illustration dedicated to this football masterpiece ready to go:
“He scored this goal and lost control
He scored this goal and changed it all
He scored this goal and played his role
This match was like a feast
And this goal was like its greatest dish
This goal was probably his only secret wish
This goal made us do some crazy things
This goal was applauded by the kings
For sure, you still have this goal on the brain
And all you want is to see this goal again
He scored this goal and now there’s no pain
He scored this goal and changed the game
He scored this goal under the rain
To have the football world under the reign”
“This goal”, April 2018
Beside Ronaldo’s golazo, there was another moment which became a trending topic. Madridistas were curious to know why Marcelo hid behind the wall of players during the Juventus’ free kick. To prevent a shot under the wall? Probably yes — but Marcelo made this trick look quite hilarious. This footballer has been playing for our club for more than 10 years, but he still surprises us with his crazy ideas.
Great use of mind by Marcelo but during live it was like he is playing hide and seek— Kush (@kushthakker777) April 3, 2018
The Madrid derby
I think it’s always important to illustrate the lighting at the stadium, because it helps to show the atmosphere of an event. The match against Juventus was played under the rain, while the Madrid derby was accomplished by the bright sun. I hope this difference of lighting can be spotted in my illustrations.
Some exciting news was announced before the match against Atletico — the Governing Board of Madrid approved the reconstruction project of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The work will begin in Summer 2018, which means the familiar image of our favourite stadium will change very soon. So, there are just a few weeks left to visit the ‘good old Bernabeu’ before the reconstruction starts.
According to rumours, the Bernabeu is not the only thing that is going to change in our club this Summer. Sad to realize, but the club’s attacking trio called “BBC” is fading away and it probably will fall apart during the next transfer window. It seems like Gareth Bale will be the first one of the trio to leave the club. Anyway, for now, he is still a Real Madrid player and he still needs support from the fans.
Real Madrid 1-3 Juventus
Speaking of the fans...
I have no words to describe them. How can it be possible to create something this colossal? Simply amazing. This banner was insane and the whole performance was definitely one of the best by the Grada Fans over the last few years. They have done great work. Bravo!
And here is another poem (and two more illustrations) about the club’s legend and the number 7 on his jersey.
”Cristiano is a just football giant
And now he is on the pitch, so please be quiet
There’s no doubt that he can try it
He elevates the ball using the power of thought
No goalkeeper can ever catch his shot
A mercy isn’t something he has been taught
He runs too fast, he never will be caught
And every opponent will be his new mascot
His steps can cause an earthquake
He can break the records without a break
Don’t anger him when he’s wide awake
He eats the hate of haters for a dinner
And jumps too high, and scores like a fidget spinner
This is the greatest game
And he is the only winner”
“The Giant”, April 2018
This flag by the Grada Fans is like a reminder for us about the greatness of the number 7 in Real Madrid’s history. Amaro, Butragueno, Juanito and Raul wore this number with pride and now Cristiano carries on this tradition.
Bayern Munich 1-2 Real Madrid
The team achieved a good result in the first-leg against Bayern, but it was quite a nervous match. Our players just can’t play a top-match without adding some intrigue. As I wrote on Twitter, and it looks like there is a tournament that Real Madrid loves even more than the Champions League and it’s called “playing on the fans’ nerves”. So, keep your nervous system safe, because the second match against Bayern is soon.
After that match, I made only one illustration, and one poem, dedicated to Marco Asensio, who has scored another brilliant goal (can he even score boring goals?).
“That flight of the ball seemed endless
I guess this player is quite reckless
He makes a move, then makes us speechless
We all know he is too fearless
A thousand sparkles
Are whirling around him to disperse the darkness
Round and round
Let’s stick around
Let’s protect him from falling to the ground
Let’s cheer him up, let’s be loud
We all know someday he’ll be crowned
Let’s celebrate his new sparkling goal
Let’s protect him from facing the darkness all alone
Let’s keep him from fighting against the monsters on his own”
“Sparkles vs darkness”, April 2018
So, now we are looking forward to the match at the Bernabeu. Only one more step left to the final match in Kiev. This May is going to be epic for our club. Vamos!
And here’s my question for you today: what was your reaction to Ronaldo’s golazo?