COURTOIS AVOID THE DISCOUNT
Madrid 'survive' the madness and win the Super Cup against Athletic (0-2)
Published:16/01/2022 - 21:26h
Updated:17/01/2022 - 01:01h
Despite Yeray's controversial penalty, Real Madrid managed a quiet victory against Athletic Bilbao in the Super Cup final. Luka Modric and Karim Benzema scored the goals
The Real Madrid has won to the Athletic of Bilbao by third time in a month and in this opportunity costs for a title. The great White House his twelfth Supercopa of Spain (remains to an of the FC Barcelona, with 13) and leaves the feeling that follows being very 'enchufado' in for the dispute of the competitions in this season... And that is the worst news for the Barcelona and rest of the clubs of LaLiga.
Carlo Ancelotti no especuló before the party and took out to his best possible alignment, taking in account the drops of Dani Carvajal and Marco Asensio. The plan did not fail him, of start, to the Italian. The Real Madrid went out to the field very 'mandón' and with spirits to advance very soon. The Athletic was conceding a lot of spaces, but benefited that the group merengue was not fine in the puntería.
Marcelino, as against the Athletic in the semifinals, kept his plan to hold in his field, shut in his field and take advantage of, whenever it was possible, of the contragolpes. However, the Madrid was presionando too and arriving to the area of Unai Simón with ease. Kroos Tested with a big finish that it crashed in the defensive saga, Benzema had his with a shot that left brushing the stick and Casemiro surprised with a finish that it found to the guardameta bilbaíno very positioned.
The Madrid was comfortable, but without lucidity and waiting for that a very very watched Vinícius could throw to run. The Athletic was shut in his field, avoiding that the command went elder, but appeared before the rest Rodrygo Goes and Luka Modric to raise of his seats to all the fans in the King Fahd Stadium. The Brazilian invented a jugadón, left in vertical for colarse in the area, where found to Luka so that it touched with the interior and won to Unai Simón.
The 'formality' of the Real Madrid
Marcelino bet by Nico Williams, the saviour of the semifinals, for the beginning of the second part, but was not sufficient so that the Athletic changed his image in Riad. Five minutes afterwards, Benzema finished with power to the arch of Unai Simón and Yeray crossed on the way. The balloon gave in the hand of the player rojiblanco and Soto Degree went to the monitor to review the played. The French did not fail in his expensive meeting to face with the guardameta Spanish and put the 0-2.
With the advantage in the marker, the Madrid tried 'sleep' the party and the Athletic seemed not having faith of traced back. Happened the hour in the clock, Raúl García tested in two opportunities. Muniain Sent a centre that hunted Nico happened the second stick, put it in the area and the mediapunta did not hit in his finish. Two minutes afterwards, went back to test luck, but the head butt left diverted.
The Madrid, without suffering the sufficient, was seeing to the Athletic near of his arch. Raúl was still in the research of the discount and commanded a powerful volley so that Eder Militãor crossed and sent it to the corner. The ex of the Carry avoided the 1-2 and in the launching from the corner went back to appear García for cabecear, but left too high. It was in the 83' when it appeared Courtois in two opportunities. Nico Serrano finished, but his centre finish in the hands of the guardameta Belgian.
Courtois Appears even when it seems impossible
The Real Madrid was living moments of madness in the field in front of the pressure of the Athletic, but without suffering the necessary. However, to fault of four minutes for the end, the VAR had to take part to signal a penal in favour of the ones of Marcelino and the direct expulsion of Militãor after 'save', literally, under the three sticks with the hand. The red was clear and the Brazilian left to the street in the middle of protests and complaints.
It arrived the ideal moment for the Athletic to discount in the marker and force some final minutes of 'slow death', but was imposinble in front of Thibaut Courtois that appears until when it seems impossible. The rojiblanco threw it strong to the half and the guardameta took out the foot, of way expectacular to avoid the goal, keep his goal in zero and argue him the 'MVP' to Kroos, Modric or Benzema.