14 May

Real Madrid-Real Sociedad The disorder could to the epic

first_imgFrom the goal the Cup returned, with a more active Madrid, on the back of Vinicius, an essential figure. There is no deeper player in the squad. He repeated again and again without anyone accompanying his arrivals. Valverde, Ramos and Marcelo were also close to the goal. In return, Zidane’s team seemed as long as the worst day, with the trio upstairs lazy in the fold. That opened a highway to the Real in the backlash.Ramos took all the offensive licenses and Marcelo delivered too far back. He has lost the angel. Casemiro’s absence enlarged one and the other. And then Isak appeared, who studies for Ibrahimovic and progresses properly. In eleven minutes he scored three goals, the first invalidated by the VAR and the other two valid. Big striker, volley goals (after great play by Barrenetxea, far superior to Januzaj) and right-handed to the squad.A 0-3 like that kills anyone, but nobody like Madrid has come out alive from lunges like that. A quick goal from Marcelo, in clear error of Remiro, surpassed by his stick, put him back in the game. To the team and the public, for whom the epic is adrenaline. It lasted ten minutes. What it took to leave at the fingertips of the squad a shot of Vinicius, the most involved in the cause, and in shooting Merino to Areola in sending of Isak, the almighty of the party.The case was seen, but there is no competition with more progress than the Cup or player with more faith than Vinicius. They annulled a goal and gave another to Rodrygo, in a Bernabéu that flew from resignation to illusion. In the discount, Nacho minimized the white handicap. Of that Real daring of the beginning there was hardly anything left. Imanol had been collecting candles with the changes and managing time. The one that has run out of Madrid in this Cup. Zidane had rebuilt Madrid from back to front, shrinking the team, making him defensively responsible, inventing Valverde, raising Casemiro to the generalate. And suddenly, in the Cup, his damn competition, the worst of the past appeared to him: a gurpolargo, untied back, without order or concert, with Marcelo and Ramos in their worst versions. That, before a team from head to toe like the Real, did not slip, despite the heroic final onslaught. From the Bernabéu came out reinforced Odegaard and decorated Isak. Vinicius, again in highs, was no consolation.Zidane has mutated the traditional alignment of convenience in alignment of coexistence, which leaves the present outdoors to make the future better. It is in danger. He has used the Cup to keep Marcelo and James alive, players of great past and little future, so he can arrive; so that Areola remains in a state of alertness, although what he alerted this time was his presence; for Modric, Casemiro and someone else to cure fatigue and stress, common occupational diseases football; and for some to complete the master. Vinicius and Brahim, fundamentally. The Malaga is a player of craftsmanship and also of immediate uncertain future because it lacks continuity. Bale, suspected of severe escaping in the eyes of the public, now looks out of that coffee for everyone. It will be difficult to mend that emotional gap.So that hybrid team, mixed holders and substitutes, with more silk than corduroy, crashed into a very recognizable Real that only kept Portu, the top player of his squad in the sum of goals and assists. But the Imanol team is excellent in both areas and its average age provides a very long journey.In the white memory was that first swampy part against Atlético with five midfielders. So Zidane widened the field with Vinicius, his foreign affairs ministry, and placed Brahim as the third medium, behind James. It was an acceptance of the asymmetry with two half-pointers with more style than work and greater exposure to danger before a team of ammunition left over. That did not work out. Brahim played little as a team. James is on the verge of total disconnection, although he left a great shot that Remiro guessed.At the start, in any case, he lacked the cupper outburst. Madrid arrived with objections, without going straight to the point, and Real followed it, with soccer content and waiting for the error of others. He found it soon, halfway through the first part. Areola was wrong twice, first by rejecting badly a distant shot from Isak and then swallowing the satin and centered shot of Odegaard, who was on the rebound. The ball entered passed between his legs, a gesture that always snubes a goalie. The Norwegian complied with the code of good conduct of the loan and did not celebrate it. Feel close your return.last_img read more

22 Dec

Leipzig stand in Bayern’s path to 7th successive Bundesliga title

first_img Tags: German Bundesligatop The German Bundesliga has been dominated by Bayern in the recent past and if things stay the way they are, the Bavarians are poised to win it again this season.Going into Match-Day 33 of the 2018/19 season, Bayern hold a 4 point advantage at the top of the log and a win on Saturday, will see them crowned champions for the 29th time in history.In their way, however, stands a RB Leipzig side that has not lost a League game since January 19th.During that period, Ralf Rangnick’s side have won 10 of their 14 games and moved to within 9 points of the top of the table.With one of the best striking duos in German football at the moment, Timo Werner and Yussuf Poulsen, Leipzig have it in them to trouble even the best in the division.At the Red Bull Arena, where they will host Bayern, Leipzig have lost only one Bundesliga game this season, the 1-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund in January. It will take some beating to defeat them at home for a second time this campaign.For Bayern, they picked form at the right time and are currently marching towards the title on the back of a 9 match unbeaten run, winning 7 games along the way.Last weekend, they powered past Hannover 3-1 at the Allianz Arena, their 23rd victory of the season.Saturday’s game promises to be a thrilling encounter, one Bayern can lose but in the end, will most definitely win the League on last day.As Bayern are at Leipzig, second placed Dortmund will also have their hands full with the visit of Fortuna Dusseldorf.Dortmund have fallen 4 points behind Bayern all because of themselves. Tomas Tuchel’s side who at one point looked to be cruising to a first title since 2012, have not won in any of their last two games, losing 2-4 at home to Schalke 04 and then throwing away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at Werder Bremen.Dortmund drew 2-2 with Bremen last week. (Agency Photos)Still without the suspended Marco Rues and Marius Wolf, Dortmund will head into the game knowing defeat will hand Bayern the title.Dusseldorf on the other hand have nothing to play for in the season. Currently sitting 10th on the standings, Friedhelm Funkel’s side were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw away to 10 man Freigburg last week.With all that said, Dortmund are clear favourites for this one as they have not lost at home to Dusseldorf since 1986.With 8 of the 9 Match-Day 37 fixtures all kicking off at 4:30pm on Saturday, the other mouthwatering fixture to look out for will be Hoffenheim hosting Werder Bremen.Hoffenheim who sit 8th have endured a slip in form in the last two weeks, collecting only a single point out of a possible six. Consequently, they have dropped three points off the final Champions League spot and cannot afford any more slip ups.Saturday’s opponents Bremen also still have their sights set on European football as a string of favourable results can see them qualify for the Europa League.At the start of the day, Bremen sit 5 points of the final Europa League spot and with the sides above them exhibiting inconsistency, they cannot dare take the foot off the gas peddle.In the game that will be played on Sunday, Eintracht Frankfurt will be hoping to put their Europa League semifinal exit behind them and concentrate on securing the final available Champions League spot.Currently in 4th, level on points with fifth placed Bayer Leverkusen but with a superior goal difference, Frankfurt will be at home to Mainz at the Commerzbank Arena.Mainz have nothing to play for this season as they already secured their Bundesliga status but with French striker Jean Philippe Mateta leading their attack, they are very much capable of causing Frankfurt problems.The other Bundesliga fixtures to look out for this weekend will be Bayer Leverkusen at home to Schalke 04 and Nuremberg hosting Borussia Monchengladbach.The German Bundesliga fixtures this weekendSaturday, 11-05-2019 @4:30pm-RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich-Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen-Dortmund vs Dusseldorf-Leverkusen vs Schalke 04-Stuttgart vs Wolfsburg-Augsburg vs Hertha Berlinn-Hannover vs Freiburg-Nuremberg vs GladbachSunday, 12-05-2019 @7pm-Frankfurt vs MainzComments last_img read more