Discussion

It could have been worse for Real Madrid

Updated: November 29, 2010, 9:32 PM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens

Here's a frightening realization for you: Things could have been a lot worse for Real Madrid in their 5-0 battering at the hands of Barcelona.

It could have been worse if Lionel Messi's early chip had gone in rather than clipped the post.

It could have been worse if Messi had played the ball into the path of the wide-open David Villa shortly after Barca went up 2-0.

It could have been worse if Xavi had played it square to the unmarked Messi or ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE SPORTS HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM