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At Madrid…FC Barcelona v. Real Madrid

Today is the Champions League Semi-Finals, first leg (the second leg is next week in Barcelona).

Approximate time of kick-off: 11:30 am PST/2:30 pm EST
 
* Most goals over two legs goes to the Final in London, England, at Wembley Stadium.
 
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source: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2066367_2066369_2066498,00.html #ixzz1KhVwkhz5

“Lionel Messi

God of the Field

By Thierry Henry Thursday, Apr. 21, 2011 

The thing we forget about Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is that for all he’s accomplished — he’s a two-time winner of the Ballon d’Or, soccer’s top individual prize — he’s still a kid, just 23. He’s a little guy and looks as if he could never hurt you. But give him the ball and you’re in trouble.

It’s not normal, what he does. I know the expectation that builds up around top players, but it doesn’t bother Messi. He’s a competitor: he doesn’t want to lose, not even in training. He reminds me of Diego Maradona, the way he dribbles past people, the way you can kick him and he’ll just bounce up and carry on running with the ball, then score a goal — it’s ridiculous. I played with him for three years, and it was just a joy.

Henry, formerly of Arsenal and FC Barcelona, now plays for the New York Red Bulls

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I was lucky enough to be at the perfect seat to see Henry pass to Messi for a goal at Camp Nou in 2007…which is captured on this youtube clip at minute 1:53 and minute 2:21.
 

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When sport transcends to the point of Art, it is called “The Beautiful Game.”©

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