Remember Paul, the Octopus, (who can forget Paul!), the psychic Octopus that became world famous during the last World Cup after correctly predicting all the results involving the German team, as well as that of the final, won by Spain? We now have a new psychic octopus, in Spain.
According to this article in The Star,
Psychic octopus tips Barca to beat Real.
Messi the “psychic” octopus predicted on Monday that Barcelona will beat Real Madrid during the first Clasico of the season this weekend.
The octopus, named after Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi, forecast the win by choosing to eat a sardine from a glass bottle decorated with the Catalan side’s crest, instead of one from a bottle with Real’s crest, at the Sea Life Aquarium in the southern city of Benalmadena.
Real face arch rivals Barcelona at home at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. They are currently at the top of the league table with 37 points, three more than second-placed Barcelona.
By the way, fans of Chelsea FC would be pleased to know that Chelsea made it through to last 16 of Champions League. Didier Drogba scored two goals and set up another for Chelsea to qualify for the knockout phase of the Champions League as Group E winners by beating Valencia 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.