Imanol and Ancelotti are two technicians who exude naturalness in the management of the group. Two elegant guys who behave on the bench as in their life. The Italian applies his emotional intelligence to work miracles with a squad that has been unbalanced for several seasons. It hurts to see Nacho on the right side now camavinga on the left, but Carletto does not trust the quarry because of the abysmal leap that exists between Castilla and the first team. For his part, Bailiff, who could use as an alibi the plague of injuries that plagues the royal dressing room, never discharges responsibility on others and always has a positive speech for his own. And his teams are a true reflection of his coaches. La Real is daring, like the one from Orio, and Real is patient, like the Italian.
classical music vs jazz
Illarramendi gave the first serious warning in a play that showed that the people from San Sebastian jumped into the Bernabéu without fear, involving many players in attack and pressing very close together. This Real, young and dynamic, has automatisms that speak of how well worked she is. A perfectly tuned Symphony of classical music. The Madrid it is pure jazz, a heterodox group that interprets the piece that each party requests. A group that everyone improvises professionally and joins the concert.
Madrid began more spirited than usual with Vinicius poisonous and Valverde connected. Imanol took note of the Cup derby and tried to monopolize the ball against Ancelotti’s men, who have difficulties recovering balls. But whites dominated possession and territoriality, something that turned on the txuri-urdin coach, who saw how Remiro worked against shots from Kroos, Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius… At half-time they reached goalless, but with expectations fulfilled in a high-paced match between two teams from the league aristocracy .
In the second part it dawned to the rhythm of a Ceballos who is going through his best moment at the white club. His irruption in Villarreal opened the door of the eleven and he has earned to be a fixture in this team. The man from Utrera made Remiro work a few seconds after the restart. Then it was Vinicius. A couple of minutes later Rodrygo… The game was a siege, with an isolated away response from Sorloth. A remarkable Madrid forced Imanol to make changes, who used the impudence of Pablo Marín and Navarro to gain offensive prominence.
He endured the downpour against a Real Madrid who played showy football that found no prize because they had an opponent in front of them who knew how to contain the rival’s offensive arsenal. Ancelotti walked restlessly through the technical area at match time, hoping that his team would concretize their dominance when Kubo clamped the hinges on Courtois, who pulled a majestic hand down. La Real sharpened its claws with the changes and the game had even more back and forth. The extra time of the Cup began to weigh on Madrid and Kubo floated in the spaces behind Camavinga. Carletto’s men, who had only lacked the goal, began to lack oxygen. Although the whites did not stop creating opportunities in which they ran into an imperial Remiro again and again.
Madrid was beginning to notice the extension of the Cup and Kubo floated in the spaces behind Camavinga. Carletto’s men, who had only lacked the goal, began to lack oxygen. The whites did not stop creating opportunities in which they ran into an imperial Remiro again and again. Ancelotti tried to sharpen his attack with Asensio and Modric for Ceballos and Valverde, something that did not work.
Madrid, a team used to living off their punch, did not beat Real Sociedad on the night they played best football because they lacked a goal. La Real, for her part, knew how to swim and put away her clothes against a major opponent and entrusted herself to her goalkeeper. And if that hand from Courtois to Kubo… A goalless draw but with a lot of football. A game with a lot of cold on the thermometer and on the scoreboard, but a lot of heat on the pitch. The match in which Madrid made Barcelona winter champion by failing to defeat Real Sociedad.
REAL MADRID: Courtois; Nacho, Rudiger, Militao, Camavinga; Valverde (Modric 76′), Kroos, Ceballos (Asensio 76′); Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius.
REAL SOCIETY: I remir; Elustondo (Olasagasti 65′), Zubeldia, Le Normand, Aihen (Rico 46′); Zubimendi, Illarramendi;, Brais (Pablo Marín 54′), Kubo, Oyarzabal (Navarro 54′); Sorloth (Carlos Fernandez 84′).
REFEREE: Melero Lopez. He admonished Zubimendi, Nacho, Elustondo, Kubo, Imanol, Remiro
STADIUM: Santiago Bernabeu.