Real Madrid-Manchester City Madrid looks out into the abyss

first_imgSterling changed everythingIt was, in any case, the impression that none wanted to be the first to make a mistake. The City, because I thought of Manchester. Madrid, because bringing Casemiro and Valverde together, which have become addictive, gives the team resistance and takes away surprise. The second half accentuated the collapse of Madrid, with three consecutive occasions of Mahrez, two ruined by Courtois. And there, in the abyss, as so many times in this agonizing tournament that has made Madrid a legend, Vinicius cleaned a ball to Rodrigo, who gave away more than a player of his position, and gave him the goal to Isco. By then he warmed in the band Bale, relay of one or the other.And then Madrid got excited as it usually does with the Champions League, a competition that is considered patron and benefactor and that usually fills its sails. Ramos had the second, the Bernabéu was thrown into the street, but the City, which was gone, returned with Sterling and tied in play on the edge of the VAR. Gabriel Jesus put his hands on Ramos’s back before finishing off the net. The goal was invented by De Bruyne and validated by Orsato. With a lost head, Carvajal made a penalty to Sterling who transformed the Belgian and Ramos saw the red one by push similar to the reverse, as a last man, to Gabriel Jesus with different punishment. A little poetic injustice. Madrid hangs off the cliff. Goals1-0, 59 ‘: Isco, 1-1, 77 ‘: Gabriel Jesus, 1-2, 82 ‘: From Bruyne CardsReferee: Daniele OrsatoVAR Referee: Massimiliano IrratiBenjamin Mendy (28 ‘, Yellow) Federico Valverde (47 ‘, Yellow) Modric (53 ‘, Yellow) Sergio Ramos (85 ‘, Red It was a rise and fall in which Madrid ended up on the shoulder, already seriously threatened to leave the Champions League in the second round for the second consecutive year. The ground collapsed under his feet in a disastrous end, before an Italian referee, Orsato, with two measuring rods. He gave a slight push to Ramos who gave the City 1-1 and showed the red to the center by another of the same intensity to Gabriel Jesus. Not even justice was from Madrid, whose game didn’t deserve better treatment either.There was no amendment to the whole, but Zidane left out Kroos and Bale in favor of Isco and Vinicius. It was an eleven in favor of work and public, because the Malaga has more goal than the German and because the Welshman has long incurred unfair administration of his talent. He also had a strategic intention: he imagined a very territorial City, served to Guardiola’s taste, tolerating the game to space. And there Vinicius’ speed is a knife. But the game did not go there. Madrid had more ball than expected and the Brazilian, less free field than he presumed. Still, it was the best.In return, Guardiola, whom Bernabéu will always see Blaugrana direct whatever he directs, left 41 goals on the bench (21 Agüero and 20 Sterling) to give strength to the team, with less positional players (Mahrez or Gabriel Jesus) and more predisposition to hinder the exit of the opponent’s ball. A tactical battle that followed the floral offerings between both coaches on the eve. The start was not up to the exchange of praise. It turned out sosote.The City clicked on that quick recovery, the Guardiola manual alpha, and It took him to reach the altar of Courtois, although the passing of the minutes strengthened him. And Madrid, which combined the long and short game, was at least on its way to the area. The last thing that was known about the team in attack is that when the events ran out it was justified by putting bulk centers in the area without any use because Cristiano fled, dwarfed Bale and disappeared Jovic, nobody gets to those shipments.And, nevertheless, the great occasion of Madrid before the break came product of that perverse game of the ball hung to the area. He put it on Mendy, nodded chopped Benzema, repelled Ederson and Vinicius increased his legend of fair gunman wasting rejection. Before he had had an occasion of the same size Gabriel Jesus, whose shot at close range Courtois took out, needing to re-clean his name. It was not necessary to investigate much to conclude that the danger of the City was in the diagonals of the Brazilian and in De Bruyne, a capital architect, in the positional game and against. At the edge of the break the English returned to have the goal, in auction of Gabriel Jesus saved by Ramos, Casemiro and Valverde. ChangesFernandinho (32 ‘, Laporte), Sterling (72 ‘, Bernardo Silva), Bale (74 ‘, Vinicius Junior), Lucas Vázquez (83 ‘, Modric), Jovic (83 ‘, Isco)last_img

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