Yesterday we saw a different match from Real Madrid players. PSG destroyed Zidane’s strategy in 3-0 victory on Wednesday. No one could believe that Los Blancos could secure a comfortable win at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan. Here are four main takeaways from the central match of the fifth round.
No one is bigger than Benzema
There are Real Madrid fans who hate Karim Benzema. Still, French strikers delivers another vital point for his team. Keep in mind that Karim took the leader’s role after Ronaldo’s departure, and everything is going as planned.
Karim Benzema scored the fifth goal in this season and topped the goal scorer list in La Liga. Benzema scored a screamer yesterday, and it was the perfect scene. Carvajal crosses softly in the penalty area, and Benzema plays with his head. It was an excellent header, and yet again, Benzema can’t stop scoring. After the match, Karim was happy and mentioned that he wants another golden shoe trophy.
Sergio Ramos is the leader of the defense.
When Ramos could not play for Real Madrid, the club lost consecutive five matches in the Champions League. That data talks a lot about Sergio’s influence on the team. With the help of Sergio Ramos, Varane is playing better and confidently.
We saw a perfect match from Sergio Ramos against Sevilla. Spanish defender dominated for whole 90 minutes and gave zero chances to his former club. Luke De Jong could not win any headers while playing against Sergio Ramos. So, because of the defender, Sevilla could not shot on target.
Gareth Bale helped the team in defense
Welshman was good while playing on counter-attacks but we should mention his play in defense. Gareth helped Carvajal a lot, and that was a decisive moment of the match. Dani Carvajal started game awfully as he got a yellow card, so Bale decided to help a teammate with his sprints. When Real Madrid wingers (Bale and Hazard) helped defense, Sevilla could not even cross the ball in the penalty area.
Mendy is the best signing of Real Madrid in summer
There were lots of skeptics who thought Mendy was too young or too bad for Real Madrid. Zidane followed his instincts and signed French defender. Mendy is a perfect signing of last summer of Real Madrid. We have not seen Hazard’s best yet, but we have already seen Mendy’s top game. The French defender is an actual wall in defense. No one could pass through him or even cross the ball from his side.