He Clásico has made Real Madrid forget of all your sorrows. He has turned the two previous embarrassing stumbles almost into anecdotes. In the white entity, everything is happiness right now after a victory that leaves the Madrid team very, very reinforced both for the result and for the great image offered at the Camp Nou.
The days prior to the visit to Barcelona were very tense with constant allusions that Zidane even played the position in the Barça fiefdom, that a defeat left him on the brink of dismissal.
The French coach himself acknowledged at the press conference on Friday that the situation was delicate, but reiterated his absolute confidence in his players and recalled what happened last season, when there were the same rumors before the decisive visit to Galatasaray in the Champions League in which the whites were risking their future in Europe.
But if Zidane’s Real Madrid has shown something, it is that on big occasions he always competes. Six times the Frenchman has led the Whites at the Camp Nou with a spectacular balance: three wins, three draws, zero losses. His record in the field of eternal rival is yet another milestone in Zizou’s coaching career.
The figure of the French coach comes out very reinforced, but he is not the only one to whom the Camp Nou game has been great for him. Being superior to Barcelona in their own field – even without an audience – shows that the current league champion is the favorite to win the title again and many of his players showed that, despite the veteran Real Madrid backbone, he still has a lot what to say.
The Classic has made it clear that Sergio Ramos is absolutely essential. From the defensive chaos that was seen against Shakhtar, they went to a solid team behind and with hardly any cracks thanks to the presence of the camero. As if that were not enough, he was decisive with the penalty he provoked and scored.
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Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos also gave a soccer lesson at the Camp Nou and Fede Valverde showed that he is ready to be indisputable in this team. Modric, who was not a starter, left samples of his tremendous quality when he took the field to manage the game at will and sentence him with a perfect goal of his class.
All the pieces fit together perfectly at the Camp Nou and not even Nacho’s injury disrupted Zizou’s plans. With the three right-backs injured, the Frenchman opted for Lucas Vázquez in that position and the Galician responded with a great game that surprised even his most staunch detractors.
Real Madrid now faces a week with a lot at stake, especially this Tuesday in the Champions League. Visit germany To face Borussia Monchengladbach in a match with little margin for error, they cannot afford not to score again. Maintaining the tension, the great must of this team, will be key.
They shone in the classic
Zinedine Zidane: From questioned to being complimented for his record at the Camp Nou: 3 wins, 3 draws, 0 losses.
Luka Modric: His departure coincided with a great white superiority. And his goal, full of talent, will always be remembered.
Sergio Ramos: It is clear that he is the most essential player of this Real Madrid. Leader behind and offensive reference.
Toni Kroos: He controlled the game at will and dominated midfield, especially when Luka Modric entered.
Faith Valverde: Huge physical display for a team that needs just that. In addition, he has criteria and scored a goal.
Karim Benzema: He missed a very clear occasion, yes, but otherwise he gave a clinic on how to play football and gave Valverde a goal.
Lucas Vazquez: Hero by accident. He entered because of Nacho’s injury in a position that is not his and he was one of the best.
Ferland Mendy: Unapproachable. He stopped Pedri first and Trincao in the final stretch. Absolutely no one passes through his band.