Real Madrid 2011-2012

¡Hala Madrid! Los Blancos won their 32nd La Liga title today. That’s the only silverware we get this year, but it is so nice to have it. We did get to the semifinals of the Champions League, but we just didn’t have enough gas in the tank to overcome Bayern Munich after having spent ourselves in El Clasico the weekend prior. La Liga is ours, and that’s sufficient—for now.

Here’s how our goals panned out this year:

Alonso: 2
Altintop: 1
Benzema: 32
Callejon: 11
Di Maria: 7
Higuain: 26
Kaká: 8
Khedira: 4
Marcelo: 3
Özil: 8
Pepe: 1
Ramos: 4
Ronaldo: 59
Varane: 1
Goals for: 169
Goals against: 52

We had a goal difference of +117. We outscored our opponents 3.25 to 1 across all competitions. Ronaldo broke his La Liga record from last year, totaling 46 goals out of Real Madrid’s 121, accounting for 38% of all of our goals. Despite breaking his record from last year, Barcelona’s Messi outscored him this year with 50 La Liga goals. Ba. Meh. Take a look at this:

And this:

And, finally, this:

In sum, we didn’t rely solely on Ronaldo. Naturally, he scored less because the wealth was spread to Higuain and Benzema as well. The stats from La Liga show that it was a triumvirate influence. Messi may have scored more than Ronaldo, but, let’s face it, Ronaldo’s were more valuable, as it earned him the league and Messi, well, he came up empty handed for earning Barcelona any silverware (well, he still has Copa del Rey).

So, congratulations to Ronaldo for being top scorer, followed by Benzema and Higuain. Special shout out to Callejon—what a talented young player! Congratulations to Real Madrid for winning La Liga, being the first team ever to accumulate 100 points in league, and for also being the first team ever to get 121 goals in league.

¡Hala Madrid!

Advertisements

Inter Milan 1-3 Lazio

Fox Soccer Match Trax

Well, we lost 3-1 away to Lazio. We scored first via a Milito PK in the first half, but Lazio came out guns blazing in the second half to take us down.

Goals:

Alvarez: 3
Cambiasso: 5
Castaignos: 1
Coutinho: 1
Faraoni: 1
Forlan: 2
Lucio: 2
Maicon: 3
Milito: 26
Motta: 3
Nagatomo: 2
Obi: 1
Pazzini: 8
Poli: 1
Ranocchia: 1
Samuel: 3
Sneijder: 5
Zarate: 3
Goals for: 71
Goals Against: 69

Real Madrid 4-1 Mallorca

Los Blancos set a record for earning 100 points in league to win the title after beating Mallorca 4-1 today. Ronaldo opened the scoring, Benzema got in on the action, but it was Ozil who earned a brace. No clean sheet, but it doesn’t matter.

¡Campeones! ¡Campeones! ¡Campeones!

¡Hala Madrid!

Goals:

Goals:

Alonso: 2
Altintop: 1
Benzema: 32
Callejon: 11
Di Maria: 7
Higuain: 26
Kaká: 8
Khedira: 4
Marcelo: 3
Özil: 8
Pepe: 1
Ramos: 4
Ronaldo: 59
Varane: 1
Goals for: 169
Goals against: 52

Chelsea 2-1 Blackburn

In the final match of the Barclays Premier League for 2011-2012, Chelsea beat Blackburn 2-1. Despite the win, our league position did not change even though Newcastle lost. It was simply inconsequential. Goals came courtesy of Terry and Meireles.

Goals:

Bosingwa: 2
Cahill: 2
David Luiz: 3
Drogba: 12
Ivanovich: 5
Kalou: 5
Lampard: 16
Malouda: 3
Mata: 11
Meireles: 5
Sturridge: 13
Ramires: 12
Terry: 7
Torres: 11
Goals for: 109
Goals against: 65