MADRID GAVE THREE STICKS
A Madrid without goal gives Barça the solo lead (0-0)
Published:22/12/2019 - 22:54h
Updated:22/12/2019 - 23:08h
Real Madrid left two points against Athletic and gave Barça the solo lead. The whites did not go 0-0, but they had very clear chances that they could not take advantage. Meringues gave up to three sticks
The Real Madrid could not fail against the Athletic if it wanted to finish the 2019 empatado to points with the FC Barcelona in the leadership of LaLiga. The ones of Zinedine Zidane knew it, but in the first part went back to sin of fault of effectiveness up. The French trainer decided to take out to the two perlas Brazilian that has the team and precisely one of them, Vinicius Jr, went the protagonist of the first big occasion of the merengues in the crash.
The extreme received a big pass of Karim Benzema inside the area, recortó of form magistral to Iñigo Martínez and when it had it everything in favour to do the 1-0 failed in front of Unai Simón. The archer of Álava took out the definition of the ex of the Flamengo with the leg and commanded to the fret the opportunity of the Madrid. To 'Vini' went back him to fail the puntería of face to door and showed that that keeps on being his big lunar.
Only some minutes later, Toni Kroos also had his with a big played individual in which only Unai Simón and the crossbar could avoid that it transformed in goal. The German drove during several metres, put in the area without that anybody went in him and in the definition found with the face of the put of the Athletic, that did that the ball finish crashing in the crossbar. They went back to have it the whites, that did not want to go of the first time without marking.
Only two minutes after the arrival of the Teutonic, the bilbaínos warned for the first time with a good shot of Iñaki Williams that saved Thibaut Courtois. The Belgian had not had to take part until this moment, but saved to the merengues with a big stopped in the first stick after the shot of the Basque forward. Fede Valverde, that was cuajando a glorious party like mediocentro defensive, went the culprit of this opportunity after a bad pass in the exit.
Although the 'lions' already began to bite, went the Madrid the one who more danger that carried in the first 45 minutes. Karim Benzema brushed the goal of head in a pair of occasions that stopped Unai. The French also had it after recortar to the guardameta Basque and define almost without angle, but a defence took it out under sticks. Vinicius Could mark in the refuse, but controlled badly and finish clearing the defence of the Athletic. The bilbaínos did not put nervous and, in fact, could go by in front to the rest with a so much of Kodro that cancelled the linesman by offside.
The Madrid did not have hit and left two points
The Madrid followed dominating after the go through the changing rooms and went back to crash against the wood with a head butt of Nacho. The canterano went in by Militao, that had to withdraw by a hit in the eye, and had it in a corner after a bad exit of Unai. The Madrilenian finished in the air almost without looking to door and commanded it to the crossbar. Shortly after, Benzema went back to have it with a good shot with the right that cleared the put of the Athletic.
The madridistas dumped , but the Athletic defended well and, besides, had the dose of necessary luck to mark in the Bernabéu. Luka Jovic, that went in in the second part to go to by the triumph, did the 'hat-trick' of sticks for the Madrid with a finish of head that went back to crash in the wood. In the last minutes, the ones of Zidane tightened, but did not attain to mark and will finish the year second to two points of the Barça, that finalises the 2019 like leader in solitary of LaLiga.