We have been publishing football language posts on languagecaster since 2006 and in that time we have featured Real Madrid versus Barcelona on numerous occasions so in this post we bring together some of these posts which can act as a resource for learners and teachers of English. There are links to worksheets, listening files with transcripts, quizzes, as well as explanations of different kinds of language and cliches. Don’t forget we have hundreds more explanations of football language in our football glossary and we also have a page full of football cliches. If you have questions or comments about this or any other phrase then email us at: email@example.com.
Football Language Resources: El Clásico
- 2008-09: Barcelona thrashed Real Madrid 6-2 on their way to the title – this report looked at some of the history of the biggest game in Spain: A preview of the 2008-09 match from Madrid (with transcript)
- 2009-10: Barcelona travelled to Madrid in April 2010 and wrapped up the title with a 2-0 victory that helped them to retain their title. A report on el clasico from April 2010 (with transcript)
- 2010-11: Real Madrid and Barcelona faced off on four occasions in three weeks during the 2010-11 season when they played the final of the Copa del Rey (Madrid won), a game from La Liga (Barcelona won) and then a two-legged semi-final of the Champions League (Barcelona won 3-1 on aggregate) and here we have two podcasts from around that time.
- Four things to know about el clasico – a review of some of the history between the two clubs (transcript)
- 2010-11 Champions League semi-final (featuring Barcelona vs Real Madrid) (transcript)
- 2015 Clasico: Three things to look out for (with transcript)
- A profile of Lionel Messi from way back in 2012 (with transcript)
- Xavi Hernandez was voted best player of the year in 2010 (with transcript)
- A look back at Johann Cruyff’s Dream Team from 1988-1994 (worksheet and transcript)
- History of the Copa del Rey: from 2011 (with transcript)
Check out our glossary of footballing phrases here. If you have any suggestions or questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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