Real Madrid Update 29 June 2011

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He had been accused of hiring spies to monitor Barcelona’s transfer activity in a view to increasing the prices of the Catalan club’s transfer targets.

Spying is considered common practice in Spain and is the reason why clubs are linked with the same players on many occasions.

Bad blood exists between the two teams. Barcelona triumphed in La Liga and Real Madrid won the Copa del Rey.

The two also met in the Champions League semi-final’s where Barcelona triumphed. The first leg was particularly hostile with Pepe being dismissed and an altercation during half-time between the two club’s staff and players.

Jose Mourinho has received backing from Madrid right-back Sergio Ramos who believes he is the right man to help the club defeat Barca. The problem Mourinho has is how to topple Barcelona from the top of La Liga, Madrid won 29 games in the league, drawing five and losing just four, a record which would have been good enough to win the league in any other major European country. Barcelona however managed 30 wins, drawing six and losing just twice.


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