In recent weeks, Real Madrid is at great disposal. Members of the royal family go from Nasr to Nasr, not with any team. Carlo Ancelotti’s team defeated, among others, Inter, Atletico Madrid, Seville, Real Sociedad or Athletic Bilbao. For the last time – in all competitions – Los Blancos suffered the bitterness of defeat at the beginning of October, when they lost 1-2 to Espanyol. Sure, Sunday’s competition with Cadiz is no longer as demanding as the Madrid derby, but the Los Blancos coach still warns his players. He realized it wouldn’t be a picnic for his players. Especially since the Italian could not bet on a few players who are currently in quarantine.
As predicted by Real Madrid, Real Madrid definitely did better in the first half. The hosts held the ball for a long time, but nothing came of it. The Kingsmen lacked accuracy and had great difficulty building appropriate opportunities that could end with a shot. Fede Valverde had the best chances in the first 45 minutes. The Uruguayan thrived from a distance, but luckily for Cadiz, Jeremias Ledesma was at the post, boasting an excellent tackle.
The guests focused on the match from the counterattack and it must be admitted that they were able to quickly pass the ball to their opponents’ half many times with several passes. They can also be commended for their determination. In turn, in the white colors of Real Madrid, Eden Hazard’s performance was again mediocre, which may not surprise anyone. The Belgian got a chance to play on the right, but the effect was that this side of Los Blancos posed almost no threat under the opponent’s goal.
After switching sides, the game’s image didn’t change at all. The owners of the land pushed more and more with each passing minute, but they banged their heads against the wall. Cadiz pushed into the defense as Carlos Acabo shared the referee. With long parts of the game, the entire team was practically sixteen, so the Kings had trouble creating one hundred percent positions for themselves.
At times, they managed to threaten Jeremias Ledesma’s goal. In the 56th minute, Eden Hazard could have entered the list of shooters. The Belgian seemed to have a great pass from Toni Kroos, but he didn’t hit the ball well. A few moments later, Vinicius Jr. took advantage of his speed and agility. But the Brazilian did not score any goal.
And at the end of the second quarter of the match after the break, the guests came out with a very dangerous response, which ended with a shot on goal through Thibaut Courtois. Alvaro Negredo, who turned up at the start of the second half, was a bit wrong. Literally one minute later Karim Benzema fell in the penalty area of Cadiz. However, the judge remained adamant and decided not to impose a penalty.
Real Madrid created some good chances for themselves, but the result didn’t change anymore. Members of the royal family interrupted their wonderful handwriting.
Real Madrid – Cadiz 0:0 (0:0)
yellow cards: Housemiro – shut up
true: Courtois – Vazquez, Militao, Alaba, Mendy (82. Nacho) – Valverde (70. Jovic), Casemiro, Kroos – Hazard, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.
Cadiz: Ledesma – Acabo, Valle, Cala, Espino – Alarcon (90 + 4. Marcos Mauro) – Alejo (71. Chapela), Johnson (85. Bastida), Fernandez, Sobrino – Lozano (46. Negredo)
Sunday in the Spanish League
In the first La Liga game on Sunday, there was a confrontation between two teams close to each other in the league table. Granada was the favorite in this match and did not disappoint their fans. The hosts defeated the team from Mallorca 4: 1. 39-year-old Jorge Molina showed a hat-trick in this competition.
Granada – Mallorca 4:1 (1:1)
Objectives: Jorge Molina (20′, 61′, 90+1′), Antonio Puertas (90+6′) – Daniel Rodriguez (24′)
And broke Inaki Williams and Athletic Bilbao. The Basque Country Lions snatched three points against Real Betis in good shape. The Basques won the Spanish League for the first time since October 23. Andalusian players lost points after a run of four straight wins.
Athletic Bilbao – Real Betis 3:2 (1:1)
Objectives: Inaki Williams (2′, 72′), Oscar de Marcos (89′) – Juanmi (6′), Nabil Fekir (52′)
Getafe, who had been scoring regularly for some time, faced Osasuna in front of a home crowd that entered the competition after three straight draws. Both teams lack efficiency. Dario Boveda scored a three-point goal in the third minute of extra time.
Getafe – Osasuna 1: 0 (0: 0)
Objectives: Dario Boveda (90 + 3′)
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