Since I didn't watch the game, feel free to correct me again, but didn't Messi get carded for exaggerating that foul? Or was that my imagination? Wasn't Puyol, the captain, doing a back somersault when Ramos shoved his face? Maybe it didn't fill the night. My mistake. And yes, the highlight said shoved to the ground. Sorry I didn't do a background check on ESPN's highlights before posting here. I just figured Barcas manager dramatically falling to the ground in that situation would have been the icing on the cake.
I love when people come into this thread and say stuff like "I didn't see the game but..." or "I only saw this play on a cellphone video taken from 100,000 miles away, but based on this it's pretty clear to me that...". and then talk shit about the on-field conduct of Barca players and staff. I also remember this happening with a cellphone video of the play where Alves got hit in the face and got someone sent off and the conclusion based on the only shitty video that ended up in this thread was that Alves completely faked the whole thing, as if that video was proof enough to make any sort of judgment. How about this: if you didn't watch the game or even see the play, don't make assertions contingent upon events that you don't actually know happened. This is not to excuse Pep of the shenanigans he started or any diving that may have occurred, but get your facts straight.
By the way, Barcelona's manager's name is Pep Guardiola, just in case you hadn't stumbled across that tidbit during the last three years of him being arguably the most successful manager on the planet..
No, he wasn't "shoved to the ground," and if someone actually wrote/said that on ESPN, they were completely factually incorrect. A quick google of "Pep Guardiola shoved to ground" returns zero results indicating that this happened. That took about 30 seconds to ascertain.
Also, I like your complaint about Barca players "splashing to the turf" all night and your convenient omission of the fact that Madrid players were blatantly trying to injure people by the last 20 minutes of the game and had been cheap shotting all night, especially Carvalho and Arbeloa. How neither of them got sent off is beyond me. None of this is to mention the fact that you didn't even watch the game, so how you could know exactly what the "night [was] filled with" is anybody's guess. For the record, players "dramatically splashed to the turf" twice. Once when Messi took a Carvalho shoulder to the jaw, and once when Ramos shoved Puyol in the face.
lol boo hoo
Did you really sit there and type that with a straight face? You actually think Higuain or Disappointing Kaka would have made a significant difference with the way Barca played tonight? Madrid could have had Jesus Christ, the reincarnation of George Best, two keepers, and 8 genetic clones of Ronaldo out there tonight and still would have gotten played off the park.
Obviously I could have googled Guardiola's name, but that would be 3.5 seconds of my life I would never get back because I didn't know his name, I didn't care to know his name, and never in my life would I have to reference his name besides that post. "Barca's manager" sufficed. Sorry you got all butt hurt about that.
Also, since it's very obvious not an expert on soccer, and since you say Higuain and Kaka wouldn't have made a difference, how would the game have played out if Madrid had their best 11 (assuming a healthy Kaka and Higuain) and Barca was missing 2 key players, say Xavi and Villa? No way does Real go 5-0 on Barca, but I think Real might squeak out a win in Barcelona. I eagerly await your response as I go back to not caring about soccer for the next 3 and a half years.