Barcelona’s defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League and the previous Madrid derby between Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid are several of the issues that have been discussed in ‘Galician Connection’. “It is necessary to leave the grandiloquent speeches, to say that Dembélé is better than Mbappé … “, Adrià Albets pointed out about Barça’s elimination from the top European competition. Barça’s new reality is the Europa League, which according to Jesús Gallego, presenter of the space on Twitch, is” a door to the Champions League. “For his part, Miguel Martín Talavera has valued the athletic news after the moral victory in Porto, a triumph that represents a” change of mind “for Sunday’s game at the Santiago Bernabéu.
The elimination of Barça in the Champions League
Adrià Albets: “The culé has already gotten used to this type of defeat, we have to trust Xavi”.
“It is necessary to leave the grandiloquent speeches, to say that Dembélé is better than Mbappé … Laporta has been excessively bombastic, his speech with big words doesn’t help. “
“If Barça does not get into the Champions League this season it will have serious consequences.”
“Barça should force certain players like Umtiti to lower their salary or leave.”
“There are many players in the squad who have the feeling that they have no competition at Barça.”
“The objective of the Barça is to play the Champions”.
“It is evident that Barça lacks a goal and you have to move to sign someone to help up.”
Jesús Gallego: “Xavi has the same as Koeman had and is at a tremendous distance from Real Madrid.”
“The Europa League is a door to the Champions League.”
Atlético after Porto
Miguel Martín Talavera: “Atleti arrived timidly at Do Dragao and a team that is sure of itself has come from there.”
“Atlético have eliminated very powerful teams, I think they can fight with anyone if they give the level.”
“Lille or Ajax would be the best (…) the ‘bogeyman’ is Bayern Munich, how much water got into Barça”.
The preview of the Madrid derby
Miguel Martin Talavera: “Real Madrid has competed very well, they have won when they have played regularly and also when they play poorly.”
“If Atlético is the one in the last half hour in Porto, it could pose a battle to Real Madrid.”
“Today Pedro Fullana said that Luis Suárez is not ruled out and I think that Cunha can substitute Suárez well. My question is whether he will keep Kondogbia. Correa, Griezmann and Cunha is my forward.”
“This year Atlético likes to have the ball, but against rivals like Madrid I think they will wait.”
“I like the choice of Mateu for the derby, I like the way he understands football.”
“They told me weeks ago that Cholo is delighted with Cunha, that he sees similarities with Diego Costa.”
“0-1 or 1-2, I think Porto changes the state of mind.”
Jesus Gallego: “Rodrygo and Vinícius are one of the fashionable couples in football.”
“Madrid I think they will go with Kroos, Modric and Casemiro and that they will want to take the initiative.”
“I think the man of the match will be Vinícius.”
“2-1 for Real Madrid”.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.