The second half is underway in at the Mestalla. It was all Real Madrid in the first half, a really masterful performance by Mourinho's side who dominated a Barcelona team that we've become used to seeing dominate their opponent. No matter what happens in the final 45 minutes (and possibly beyond), there will be no one criticizing Madrid for a lack of personality tonight.
Referee had a time of it in the first half, a lot of fouls and hard challenges. We'll have to see if he tries to crack down on things more in the second half. Can Barcelona change the game or will Madrid continue to dominate? Here we go!
Madrid looking to do all the same things right from the start and challenge with a long ball early that di Maria can't control. It's really amazing how little possession Barcelona has had in this match, considering what we're used to seeing from them.