After a tough match in Seville, Real Madrid had to prove that the team is fighting for La Liga. It was a mid-week game on Wednesday night, and the Madrid side had to prove their good playing form.
There are up to 5 starting lineup players who can’t help the team because of injuries. Modric, Marcelo, Isco, Asensio, and Carvajal have injuries. At the same time, Zidane decided to rest most players of starting lineup because of Saturday match.
Real Blancos squad for Osasuna.
Loyal fans remember that Zidane had two teams in 2017-18. In 2018, the club won two main trophies, Champions League and Spanish Primera Division. Keep in mind that Zidane relied on “Team B” during that season as Los Blancos had lots of quality players on the bench. James, Isco, Kovacic, Morata, Asensio, and Vazquez were leading players in rotation.
Zidane is trying to do the same with Real Madrid this season. Isco, James, and Vazquez are still at Real Madrid. Vinicius and Rodrygo are perfect signings Valverde in the middle field would be an ideal fit. As it seems, Zidane decided to rotate starting lineup players in La Liga and rely on bench players.
1st half of the match
Areola made a surprising debut for Real Madrid. He played a full 90 minutes and has a first clean sheet. It was a bit boring match from start as none of the teams could shot on target in the first 30 minutes. Real Madrid increased the pressure, and Kroos was the first player who made a shot on target. German player shot from outside of the penalty area but failed to score. After three minutes, Kroos saw Vinicius on the left-wing and passed the ball. Without hesitation, Vinicius shot on target and scored his first goal for Real Madrid.
Brazilian youngster cried after scoring first goals. Teammates were cheering him after seeing tears. After the match, “Vini” was happy with goal and match result. Junior mentioned that he still has to work hard every day to become a better player.
2nd half of the match
Zidane substituted Vinicius and gave a chance to Rodrygo. Another Brazilian youngster could be an extra-class player. Real Madrid paid 45 Million euros to sign 18 years old winger. After his first touch, Rodrygo dribbled through two defenders and shoot so that goalkeeper could not react. Rodrygo scored his first goal for Real Madrid on 72nd minute of the match. Eighteen years old attacker is the first player born in the 21st century who scored for Real Madrid.