RECOVERED, BUT VULNERABLE
2019 raises doubts about the reliability of Real Madrid in Santiago Bernabéu
Published:30/12/2019 - 11:19h
Updated:30/12/2019 - 11:19h
Real Madrid closed 2019 with disappointment at the Santiago Bernabéu, and it is not the only one that has had to accept in recent months. The whites say goodbye to a year that has raised doubts about its reliability at home
The Real Madrid expects to return to the fight by the titles in 2020, and for this has to say goodbye to an irregular 2019. The project that Florentino Pérez carries time treating of reflotar has not achieved to walk with firmness in spite of the changes in the bench, that saw to happen to Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari before the return of the son pródigo, Zinedine Zidane that has braked the sinking and has contributed a bit of stability.
In spite of the always tranquilizadora presence of the French, no everything are joys for the 'merengues', that sack a year with more penalties that joys. In LaLiga and the Glass of Rey have been his domestic opponents those that have carried the cat to the water, and in the Champions League was the increasing Liverpool the one who imposed his law after an unexpected white defeat to the heat of his fans, that has accustomed partly to the discontents.
The team has seeded doubts on his reliability in Santiago Bernabéu, less consistent that of habit in spite of that, like sucede in the majority of powerful clubs, is used to to be a fortín difficult to conquer. The recently returned technician has closed the brecha and has not fallen from the month of May, but the balance in 2019 is not to be proud: In 27 parties accumulated 16 triumphs, five ties and six defeats.
January began with disappointment home in front of the Real Sociedad (0-2), followed of three victories that would be little more than a mirage (3-0 to Leganés in Glass, 2-0 to Seville in LaLiga and 4-2 to Girona in Glass). In February, after surpassing to the Sportive Alavés (3-0) arrived the disaster, because it tripped in front of the Girona in the championship of the regularity (1-2) and buried a semifinal copera of form sounded in front of the FC Barcelona (0-3).
March did to fear the worst, because it lost again against the Barcelona and the Ajax gave the hit in the Champions. If the 0-1 of the culés escocía and left to the very touched whites in the First Spanish Division, but was the disaster in front of the Dutch. Between excesses of confidence madridistas and pranks on the ones of Amsterdam, the group of Erik have Hag claimed with football, and did it with a 1-4 in a historical temple.
These two accidents did that the triumphs in front of Celtic of Vigo (2-0) and Huesca (3-2) knew to little, the same that those that arrived against Eibar (2-1) and Athletic Club (3-0) in April and the one who achieved in front of the Villarreal already in May (3-2). Precisely, this last month closed the campaign in the capital, and it hizó with another sounded defeat against the Real Betis (0-2), that in the day 38 showed that the staff did not give for much more.
In spite of the reinforcements veraniegos, the path home keeps on being a Russian mountain, since they combine performances memorables with parties to forget. In the new course warned the Real Valladolid (1-1), and followed the carousel against Raise (3-2), Osasuna (2-0), Witches (2-2), Granada (4-2), Leganés (5-0), Betis (0-0), Galatasaray (6-0), Real Sociedad (3-1), PSG (2-2) and Espanyol (2-0), before another 'prick' in front of the Athletic (0-0).
The Real Madrid wants to première 2020 with titles
Although it is true that the Real Madrid is not a regular group, also is it that it is a dangerous applicant in the fight by the trophies, and that will start 2020 treating to fatten his vitrinas. Looking askance to LaLiga, the Glass of Rey and the Champions, the whites aim to the Supercopa of Spain, to which went in of rebound and in which, if they surpass to Valencia, will measure to the victorious of the crossing between Barça and Athletic.