Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Madridistas on the march

Sid Lowe with an interesting nugget: Today's match is the most in-demand, non-finals ticket in Real Madrid history.

The particulars:

"There have been more requests from socios – members – for tonight's game than any other in Madrid's history, finals apart. They have fought for tickets to Anfield because they are tickets to Anfield as much they are tickets for Liverpool-Madrid."

The piece linked to above is more an assessment of Real Madrid's impotence in Europe since beating Leverkusen in 2002, but it is telling that a round of 16 2nd leg at Anfield could produce such demand. In a season that is heading toward home with feelings of disappointment for many close to Liverpool, this news from Madrid is a reminder that things are not quite as dire or down as they might seem.

Back 15 minutes before kickoff for the Match Pricks Live Blog-tacular.

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