Zidane does not allow laughter in Cádiz and keeps Madrid in the pulse of the League

The white team imposes itself with authority after the image crisis of its president for the Super League and the leader sleeps

Benzena scores a penalty for Madrid’s first goal.JON NAZCAREUTERS

The siren songs of the president of Madrid did not separate the coach from reality, and reality is the League. Zidane went back to mending his team, with comebacks like those of Early O Casemiro, headlines, ms Carvajal, but low like those of Modric, to save an ordinary party, in Cdiz, but a delicate moment. If the failure of the Super League, which is the failure of Florentine, would have followed the capitulation in the fight for the title of Madrid in Carranza, the thing would have given, although out of season, for more than a joke. The team, at least, did not contribute to the laughingstock.

Zidane changes the pieces and the lines depending on the circumstances, and that speaks well of his work as a coach. It is not the usual thing in a big one, and less in Madrid. Neither is the plague of casualties, and it is that everything is exceptional in the era of the pandemic. In Carranza, he returned to the three centrals to free two back lanes in defense, as they are Marcelo Y Odriozola. The action of the second goal linked them from coast to coast with a restorative flavor for Donostia. That is how his colleagues understood him at the time of congratulating him. The Brazilian gives a much better tone with three centrals, because his thing is something else: attacking.

Ahead of the defense, a double pivot, an unusual formula in ZZ Madrid, with Antonio Blanco as escort of Casemiro. The quarry player, who made his debut in Getafe, played with authority and impudence, being the first to shoot on target. He has workmanship, physicality and courage. The rest, I will see. Rodrygo Y Vinicius they accompanied Benzema to close a 3-4-3.

Sin Modric ni Isco ni Asensio, Madrid seemed to lose their presence in the midfielder, but they did not need it due to their good control of the game and the inability of Cdiz. The failures of Behind Y FaliUnlucky, they made it easier for Madrid to gain a three-goal lead before the break and to start thinking about dosing forces. You will need them for what is left.

Rodrygo Penalty

After an action in which the Madridistas claimed a penalty from Rodrygo, the VAR had no doubts about the demolition of Iza to Vinicius in the area. I immediately claimed the attention of Mateu Lahoz. Benzema did not fail. Before the Cdiz could return to the crash, something I tried through Mauro and a shot of Nephew, stopped by Courteous, Madrid will benefit from the situation that can most anger lvaro Cervera: suffer a counterattack after having a crner. Marcelo and Nacho, again at a great level, they connected with Benzema, whose center was finished off unopposed by Odriozola. All running, the way ZZ likes it.

The Frenchman again benefited from the bad vigilance of the Cadiz before the break to extend the score, with Casemiro in the process, a fact that led the Cadiz technician to make four changes at once after returning from the dressing room. By then, Zidane was already thinking about Betis and, especially, about Chelsea. Early, who was returning after passing the Covid, was the first to leave the field. ZZ gave Carvajal minutes, with which Madrid returned to a line of four defenses, which is the one with which Zidane has played the great games, such as against Liverpool or Bara, beyond the casualties. The return of the full-back is key, as he is a ‘titularsimo’ mistreated by injuries this season, in which he has not been able to find regularity.

Among the changes made by the Cadiz technician at halftime, the most significant was Negredo, one of the references of the Cdiz. He had reasons. The player from his opponent’s quarry had little to do with the one who forged a good part of the victory of this same Cdiz in Valdebebas. The Madrid that he found at home had nothing to do with it, neither because of the height of the season, nor because of maturity and concentration. He was received with the shirts alluding to the crisis in the Super League and the shout of some fan on the way, but Zidane did not allow more laughter.


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