It was also great to see us play so well on the road, especially in a stadium as complicated as the Amsterdam Arena. We did win la Séptima there when I was a kid--with a beautiful goal which I remember so fondly from Mijatovic--but Ajax have a notoriously rowdy, intense group of supportes, and Madrid did well to silence them.
- Benzemaaaaaa! What a goal! Superb. We'll post it up here as soon as it goes online. It's great to see him beginning to really be the player we thought we were getting last year.
- Domination. Just pure domination away from home was a fantastic sight to behold. We're one of Europe's best teams at home, but we need to prove that we play well away if we're going to hold any serious title ambitions.
- We've got some real momentum heading into this weekend's clásico. I wouldn't feel too happy about this, though, considering Barça won 8-0 last weekend.
- To be fair, though, they were playing one of the worst teams (offensively and defensively) in the league in Almeria. Now that I said that, they'll probably play REALLY well against us just to spite me.
Madrid: Hello, Europe. This is Real Madrid.
Europe: Real Madrid! Wow! Haven't heard from you in ages! How's it going?
Madrid: Things are pretty good, you know. Lots of traveling. See, we've been away for a while now.
Europe: Yeah, I could tell. How was that for you?
Madrid: Bad. Not fun at all. But we're on our way home now, make sure to leave the light on for us this spring, OK?
Europe: Will do buddy. Nice to have you home.
Oh, and here is AS's two-part saga on how we won the la Séptima (sorry, it's in Spanish):