You have to go back to January 2007 to track down a Madrid that was like the current one, three consecutive games without a goal. What's more, he has two goals in the last five times. And even more incredible: in Moscow, against a rather elementary CSKA, he was not able to beat Akinfeev, who had conceded at least a Champions goal in 45 of the last 46 games. The shadow of CR grows and grows beyond repair for now. And it has left a bad fario: three times the Real Madrid crashed on the posts.
There is no Madrid player as accurately as the German Kroos. But in times of general turmoil, even the German left a blur just after taking off his tracksuit. Barely over the first minute, Kroos, very left, wanted to spin with Varane with a pass to boat soon. An unexpected prize for Vlasic, who drilled Keylor's goal. Real, with doubts after his bumpy transit through the League, was sounded. To the point that the young CSKA (23 years on average) seemed what is even remotely: a fearsome team.
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Álvaro Odriozola leaves
Stunned Madrid, with dislocated feet, the team sewed by Lopetegui – with Isco, Marcelo, Ramos and Bale at home and Modric and Courtois in the shadow of the Moscow bench – took twenty minutes to land in the game. There was no way for the visiting group to synchronize, as if everyone were mistaken for strangers. The way was none other than the ball, his familiarity waiting for the CSKA to be portrayed as what it is, a very flat set.
From Casemiro, Ceballos and Kroos, Madrid found a float on the ball. Once the ball was trained, it encapsulated its rival, who increasingly took refuge in the ropes of Akinfeev, the goalkeeper who, in that same scenario, sent Spain into the World Cup in the last hurray.
Madrid grew in stages. First, the ball in property. Then, the balance, favored by Lucas, player makes the system more flexible and allows permuting the 4-4-2 in defense and the 4-3-3 in the forefront. And, later, he faced the challenge of the last meters, the biggest ballast without CR and Bale. It is no coincidence that in this Madrid the attack is a Musketeer affair. As if ten had to be the one who was a Christian now. To the auction was dedicated Casemiro -with a shot to the right post of the Russian goal-, Nacho, Carvajal, even debutante Reguilón, approved at his graduation. The strikers were missing. Benzema, nomadic as he is, this time was encouraged in the final stretch of the first act. A savage shot went for a span and a header splintered the crossbar. More cost to Asensio, who had not dictated until the second time. Rest to which the Madrid arrived with a bad news. Carvajal, injured, gave way to Odriozola. As Reguilón, the other side, another that enlisted for the first time in the European Cup. And in the Real the laterals are not minor matter. Not much less.
The visitor siege intensified after the intermission. Goncharenko's team did not disguise. Against the predictable Real Madrid charge, he shielded himself with five defenders. Blocked the central area, surprised that Lopetegui cut the reel to Lucas, the most determined to clean opposites from a band. The Guipuzcoan coach preferred to anchor Mariano with Benzema in the central area of the ranch of the veteran Akinfeev, author of a good stop in the awakening of Asensio, who tested him from long distance.
Before the CSKA enchironado, Real had the goal very close. To the Russians, to many moons. The Spanish box only found slits for the distant shot, luck to which was animated without success Asensio, its better puncher outside the border of the area. In the opposite direction, Nacho, Odriozola and Keylor aborted the counted counters of the local group. By then they no longer had the escort of Casemiro, retired in favor of Modric. Neither the Croatian found the potion in front of an adversary who turned the perimeter of Akinfeev into an Amazonian area. Before the CSKA defensive squad almost nobody was inspired. And when someone was, Mariano's case just before the added time, again a post frustrated Real. Varane's head was hit by a thumb. And Madrid did not even have time to prove Kynats, substitute urgency goal Akinfeev, who at age 35 was expelled as a child. For the moment, the Real has little consolation in the League as in his fetishist European Cup. CR syndrome …