TEAM WITHOUT FOOTBALL AND SOUL
The analysis of the grotesque defeat of Real Madrid in the Champions League
Published:21/10/2020 - 21:48h
Updated:23/10/2020 - 00:47h
Madrid fell in the most painful way against Shakhtar Donetsk by 2-3. The whites made up the result after the ridiculous 0-3 with which they went to rest. The image of Zidane's men was terrible in all aspects
The Real Madrid hit rock bottom against the Shakhtar Donetsk in his première in Champions League and complicated his classification for eighth. The whites brushed the ridiculous after falling to the rest by 0-3, but maquillaron the result in the second part with the goals of Luka Modric and Vinicius Jr. Fede Valverde could empatar in the last instant, but the VAR cancelled it to him. At the end, the merengues fell with bang and showed that right now they do not give the minimum level that demands in Europe.
Although almost all the players disappointed and were not to the height, the big signalled of this defeat went back to be Zinedine Zidane. The French already went it after losing in front of the Cádiz does some days and this has not done more than leaving clear that his team does not work. Because the problems of this Madrid go much more there of the election of players, of his performance, of his problems of face to goal or of his defensive fragility.
The whites have all these problems, but the most worrisome is the fact to seem party after party a group that does not know to what plays. The Shakhtar removed them the ball in the first part and part of the second, dominated, commanded and generated sufficient opportunities as for golear. While, the madridistas presionaron little and badly, occupied still worse the spaces and did not know to attack in static in any moment.
The merengues give the feeling to be a group of players that carry playing together weeks or some months, something terrible taking into account that many carry playing together years. 'Zizou' Has not attained to assemble a team that want to and know to play. This Madrid depends only and exclusively of the individualities, as they showed Modric or Vinicius against the Ukrainians. Further of this, there are not automatisms, there are not ideas and, in summary, there is not football.
A team without defensive solidity
But the problems of the whites do not finish in his form to attack, since in defence also are a disaster. Raphael Varane does not give the at the front necessary step when it is not Sergio Bouquets, Militao is inconsistente and Marcelo keeps on being the same coladero of the past season. The defensive solidity demands two competent sides in defence, something that with the Brazilian in the field never will have the madridistas.
Neither the defensive system of the ones of the capital is the solidest, since, as in attack, occupy badly the spaces and are used to to choose badly the helps. In summary, the team is not worked and it is necessary to look to a Zidane that not even it is hitting with the election of footballers. This Madrid, his Madrid, is a disaster and the FC Barcelona could give them the shot of grace next Saturday in the Camp Nou.