THE BARÇA ALREADY HAS RIVAL
The Athletic takes out the shames to the Madrid (1-2) and will measure to the Barça in The Cartuja
Published:14/01/2021 - 22:55h
Updated:15/01/2021 - 09:18h
The Athletic Bilbao will be the rival of the FC Barcelona this Sunday in The Cartuja, after winning to the Madrid with a doublet of Raúl García, in front of the discount of Benzema
The Real Madrid fell crushed, deservedly, in The Rosaleda. The club directed by Zinedine Zidane was not to the height neither achieved to read the party and, again, the individual errors punished to the merengues. By his part, Marcelino has known to interpret what presented the Madrid and attained something that no any team had achieved: neutralise to Luka Modric and like this avoid that the centre of the field merengue achieved to shine, as it has done it in occasions.
The madridistas began very enchufados, with Eden Hazard trying create occasions combining with Casemiro. Marco Asensio also tried, but the fault of puntería has gone back to punish to the whites. Instead, the Athletic expected and had his fruits. Of the three grave errors of the Madrid in the first part, took advantage of two and converted to sentence, practically, the meeting in the first part.
Lucas Vázquez had been the best player of the Real Madrid in the last months, or at least one of the most stood out, but in front of the 'lions' turned into a nightmare for his own team. In less than 20 minutes, him 'gave' two goals to the Bilbao, with two very grave errors. After an error of the of Curtis by the right band, in which it yielded him the balloon directly to his rivals, Raúl García took advantage of and encaró in front of Thibaut Courtois, commanding the spherical to the interior of the goal with the interior of his right foot.
The pressure of the 'lions' did not stop and the thirst of revenge of Raúl García (that it was expelled in December in Valdebebas, in fifteen minutes) gave him the advantage to the ones of Marcelino before splitting to the changing room. After a new error of Vázquez, after holding on to his rival, Munuera signalled the maximum penalty for the rojiblancos and García defined without problems, deceiving to Courtois to the moment to shoot.
The Madrid pushed, but was not sufficient
In the second part, after the entry of Fede Valverde and Vinicius Jr to the field, the Real Madrid went back to enchufarse and generate danger near of the area of Unai Simón. Karim Benzema discounted for the merengues in a played that was marked by the controversy, by a possible offside previous of Casemiro, but from the VAR validated the so much. The action arrived from the left band, a pass crossed to Casemiro that did not seem advanced. However, after the pass of the Brazilian midfield player to Benzema is when it centres the doubt, but from the VAR validated it.
Minutes afterwards, Courtois saved the 1-3 with a paradón. Villalibre coló Free to the area and, entirely only, remained hand manually with the guardameta Belgian, that took out the hand of extraordinary way to avoid the definite disaster of his team. In the following played, Karim Benzema equalised the marker, but was cancelled by a position irreglamentaria very clear.
The Madrid dumped to the attack, but without effect. Segios Bouquets had one of the clearest opportunities in the 88, after a centre of Vinicius Jr that cabeceó the 'camero' very near of the stick. Shortly after, it finished Feerland Mendy, but was went by little. It reviewed in the VAR a possible penal for the merengues, but there was not at all in the action and finished the clash with the Athletic of Bilbao in a new final, in which it will confront to the FC Barcelona in The Cartuja.