After getting another three points against Valladolid, Real Madrid gets close to La Liga top. As you may know, Real Madrid had only two games played before the match against Valladolid.
Zinedine Zidane was impressed by Hazard’s recovery and the coach waited for his appearance that night. Unfortunately, Eden felt the pain in his ankle and he could not continue exercising. Exactly 8 hours before the match, Eden was left out from the squad.
Just like Eden Hazard, Toni Kroos was absent yesterday. He has a thigh injury. As Real Madrid’s coach noted, German players will be out for next four weeks. Eden and Toni will be back at the same time and fans believe that they can recover before El Clasico.
1st half of the match
Nothing serious happened in the first half of the match. The most interesting thing was the starting line-up of Zinedine Zidane. Real Madrid’s coach believes that variations and changing the main squad in every game could be a key. Just like previous tours, Zidane started his attacking line differently. After two straight matches as a starter, Martin Odegaard was on the bench. He did not play any minutes yesterday. At the same time, Isco started from the first minutes and he was very active. Fans were happy when they saw Benzema and Jovic again from the starting point. Zidane did not give a chance to Vinicius and Rodrygo to play from the first minutes.
2nd half of the match
Los Blancos started the second half with sharp attacks. After a few minutes, Zidane changed few players and the attacking line became worrying for Valladolid’s defense. At the same time, Thibaut Courtois had two big saves in the second half. Asensio and Vinicius created a big attacking line in the second half and soon Whites could score a goal. After the bad play from defenders of Valladolid, Vinicius used the chances and scored an easy goal.
Valladolid tried to score the match-tying goal but they could not. Belgian goalkeeper is delivering best performances in 2020 and fans enjoy it. Courtois had more than 5 big saves, and he deserved the MOTM status.