Another miracle of Madrid in the Champions League

Another miracle of Madrid in the Champions League

NOr it will be a comeback, like the one from the eighties that turned the Bernabéu into a madhouse against Borussia itself. Nor will it serve to enter a continental final, but the 93rd minute proved once again that Real Madrid is capable of making the impossible come true. He was on the canvas in the 87th minute and the character of the King of Europe appeared to save his neck. He avoided a dramatic defeat, forced almost to a plenary session in the last four games, and won by nose what he had deserved per game. Borussia Moenchengladbach behaved like a great one and knocked down their rival with two shots, but received the blow of the wounded beast. Nobody shows as much strength in the agony as Real Madrid. Nothing made us suspect at the start that the game would be so poisonous, but Borussia’s first shot went to the cage. That’s how it is. After a remarkable half hour of Real Madrid, with good arrivals but without clamorous occasions, with fluid play and remarkable individual actions, especially by Lucas and Asensio, the Champions League highlighted the defect that lowers white expectations, its lightness in the areas. As much as he generated in the German field, although he closed losses well and recovered balls quickly, his best option was a long shot from Kroos that Sommer cleared, making it less complicated with his hands than with his feet. The 8th target, usually a safe with the ball at his feet, lost one where he should not have been, the team fell apart and between Plea and Marcus Thuram, two big and very fast points, they put Gladbach ahead.The German goal was an undeserved punishment. With what is given to retouch eleven, Zidane traced the Camp Nou lineup with Lucas on the right-hand side. Well done , because Madrid needed to reaffirm its inertia from Barcelona. The block worked in almost every respect. Well placed, pressing with order when he lost and managing possessions with patience and judgment. Asensio and Lucas turned the right wing into the corridor to make danger, because on the left neither Vinícius nor Mendy hit the overflow. There was hardly any pain in the center, with Valverde reaching every corner. In fact, Borussia, a team crazy for vertigo, could not find spaces to run. They had enough the foalswith coming together to close spaces. That was where Lainer shone, chasing Vini into the heart of the area to get a goal ball out. The point is that the Germans accepted their role as dominated and loaded the silver bullet into the revolver. They came out of movies. The goal damaged the white self-esteem, which was not explained how it could be down on the scoreboard. He looked for the quick equalizer with a long and accurate combination of Lucas and Valverde, but Asensio’s final shot found a good response from Sommer. There were no more relevant actions before the break, although the white dominance was absolute and remained after the break. There was little to change and much to dwell on. As soon as he returned from the locker room, after a corner conceded by Sommer, Asensio volleyed to the crossbar, deflected by Hofmann. Then it was Elvedi who blocked another shot from Marco. It seemed that the tie was about to fall. Already.Late reactionIn the second arrival of Gladbach the quality of his forwards again decided. A center from the right fell to Plea who volleyed, took Courtois and Thuram, in the small area, pushed the net. Mendy’s position on the wing canceled the offside. The 2-0 eliminated the white confidence and multiplied the Germans, who were able to thrash. Courtois took a heads-up to Plea taking advantage of the visitor’s confusion.Relay time. Zidane retired Vinícius, misguided as in the old days – he sent a pass behind Valverde to the corner – and Hazard entered, but it was not the Belgian who was the shock. In fact, he missed a heads-up with Sommer from close up after a genius from Benzema. Yes, it was the French who rescued Madrid by volleying a left behind from Casemiro with his head. It was 87 ‘, a world for the masters of the last minutes. When the fans asked for a quick center, Madrid made the play , Modric served, Ramos left and Casemiro converted a miraculous draw. Many aspects will have to be corrected, including understanding how you are about to lose a game that you dominate with authority. You must also use the emotional arreón to regain the pulse in the Champions League. There is nothing missing. Everything remains to be conquered.

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