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ESPANYOL 2-1 MADRID

An imprecise Madrid minimizes the disaster of Barça with defeat against Espanyol

Published:3/10/2021 - 18:07h

Updated:3/10/2021 - 18:07h

Madrid failed to overcome a Espanyol who knew how to stand and took advantage of all his opportunities to sink a Madrid that has not won for three games

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To Carlo Ancelotti are happening him invoices his rotations, changes and little continuity in his approaches. The Italian trainer went back to 'revolutionise' his alignment and the Real Madrid suffered too much in his visit to the Espanyol, especially in the first part, in which the madridistas were very, toneless, imprecise and without finding in thefield , in front of the 'pericos' that yes went out to the field to struggle and try concern to Thibaut Courtois that, although it keeps on being a referent, little can do with a too soft defence and without ideas.

In the beginning of the crash began with a very intense Madrid, with the high pressure, but without effectiveness in the last metres. The first opportunity arrived after a mistake of Pedrosa in a pass that finished with the intercepción of Vinícius of the balloon. The Brazilian left it backwards for Karim Benzema, but his finish was very bad and Diego López trapped with ease. Shortly after, the French signed a big individual action inside the area girl, going of several defenders, but his finish was bitten and finish in the hands of the guardameta 'perico'.

In the next action of the party of danger, fell a vase of water for the group directed by Ancelotti. Embarda Did with a big arrival by the right, confining in the area and centring with danger so that Raúl of Tomás, without mark of any of the defenders merengues, arrived like a bullet to finish to bocarrajo in the first stick and open the marker. The party began to do too long for the madridistas, that could not raise head neither react in front of the goal of 'RdT'.

The return of the pair of gold in the medullary of the Madrid, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, did not generate differences. The merengues, full of ghosts, were totally out of the party, with approaches of 'Vini' or Benzema, but without danger, ideas or win to have them. The Espanyol achieved to dominate, without a lot of effort, but with seriousness in the field, something that propició the approximations of Raúl of Tomás, with a finish from the frontal that did not find goal, as well as of Óscar Gil with a far shot, that left went without danger.

Benzema Did not avoid the disaster

In the beginning of the second part, the Madrid showed a version more convincente and with David Praises more enchufado in his offensive facet, a factor that was helping to the madridistas to plant with more regularity in the area 'perica'. Precisely it was the Austrian the one who put first a centre to the that wanted to arrive Vinícius, but trapped López. Afterwards, it was Militãor the one who brushed the tie, with a finish powerful that did not find goal.

The good start remained cancelled with a new error of the Madrid in the defensive saga that finish with the second of an Espanyol that, with very little, was 'killing' to the Madrilenian. To the hour of party, Aleix Vidal received in zone of three chambers, left of Luka Modric by speed, threw a pipe to Nacho and finished planting in front of Courtois to beat it of spectacular way and increase the advantage of the Espanyol.

The Madrid did not react and the venues took advantage of to follow concerning to Courtois. A contragolpe of the Espanyol finish with pass for Darder, that remained only against the Belgian, but crossed it too much to command it was. The ones of Ancelotti had an opportunity, but without celebrating goal. Karim Benzema annotated a goal, cancelled by an offside previous of Jovic. Finally, the French, that almost always appears, recortó distances. It received a big balloon of the Serbian from the frontal, zafó of several defenders and shot from the crown of the area, adjusting the ball to the stick, inalcanzable for Diego López.

The Madrid looked for the tie and Hazard achieved it, but was cancelled. Karim Benzema cushioned the balloon for the finish of the Belgian attacker, that nailed it in the long square. It had been a golazo, but the position irreglamentaria of Karim was very clear. The ones of Ancelotti, finally, did not achieve to trace back a party in which they were not fine, only with lights, but with many grey. The magic of the 'cat' was not sufficient this time and the Madrid remains very touched before the stop of selections.

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