Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Although I have been, and still am, critical of Real Madrid and Barcelona dominance, the matches are always intense and good football. In this match where a great Real Madrid side defeated FC Barcelona in Barcelona 1-3 one player stood out from the rest: Raphael Varane. He is only 19 years old and plays with such authority that he has taken over from Pepe in central defense. But differently from Pepe, Varane is an elegant and fair players. That he even managed to crown the match with an excellent header (against FC Barcelona's headstrong central defense of Pique and Puyol!), just confirms that we are being witness to the birth of what could become one of the greatest defenders of all time! It will be incredibly interesting to follow him in the future!