Real Madrid match report.

It was a great game. Tenerife played well and were dominating the game in the first half. Various conversations around me at that point all stated what ever the final result Tenerife had played well. The first goal came from an error in mid-field and Benzema made the best of it and scored. The second goal was also from Benzema and the third was scored by a great shot from Kaka.

We arrived in Madrid about 12.00 and set off to the Stadium to have a look for the gate straight after leaving our luggage in the Hotel. We managed to find the entrance after a bit. It is a big stadium but we had been told where the away seats were so not too hard. After stopping for some lunch we met up with some Armada Sur fans and then we went back to the stadium. A short drink stop and as soon as the gates opened we went in to find our seats. The stadium is very well organised. Our entry was on one of the towers but there are escalators all the way up. Although it looks very high up I was surprised by how good the view was. We had a whole section in the corner and the Tenerife fans settled in for the start of play. There was great singing and shouting going on in Our section the lead being taken sometimes by Frente blanquiazul fans and sometimes by others. After Tenerife fans repeatedly sung "Asi Gana Madrid" translation "This is the way Madrid scores" when there were fouls from the Madrid players, Madrid finally scored in the second half and the stands below us then sung exactly the same back. It was a great experience and one I am going to repeat. My other half is a big football fan and has been going to games since childhood. I have only been going to home games the last 6/7 years but have certainly caught the bug.

Injuries leave Marc Bertran out of the game for 3 to 4 months with a small fracture in the pilón anterior of the tibia after a nasty foul from Royston Drenthe. He will have his leg imovilised for 3/4 weeks and will then need time to recover. It is hoped that he will be back after the winter break.

Manolo Martínez will have a scan today to determine the level of damage in his right thigh.


Iker Casillas; Sergio Ramos (Guti, 46’), Drenthe, Pepe, Albiol; Xavi Alonso, Lass, Granero (Kaká, 46’); Cristiano Ronaldo (Diarrá, 79’), Raúl & Benzemá.

Sergio Aragoneses; Marc Bertrán (Pablo Sicilia, 37’), Carlos Bellvís, Manolo Martínez (Omar Ramos, 61’), Ezequiel Luna; Mikel Alonso, Richi, Román Martínez, Kome (Dinei, 81’); Alfaro & Nino.

Muñiz Fernández, from Asturius. Yellow for Madrid to Drenthe; And fro CD Tenerife to Román Martínez, Alfaro, Nino, Mikel Alonso, Kome y Luna.

1-0: (47’) Benzemá. 2-0: (57’) Benzemá. 3-0: (77’) Kaká.

Santiago Bernabéu stadium. Ground was in good condition. 80.000 spectators. Warm afternoon. Th president of CD Tenerife Miguel Concepción was at the game.

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