Schedule and where to see the Real Madrid-Bruges de Champions


Real Madrid plays Tuesday at 18:55 against Bruges in Movistar Champions League. The Zidane team hopes to keep some keys of the draw against Atlético and improve on others.

1. Growth as a block

The radical change of the image left in Paris before the PSG to that of Sánchez Pizjuán, continued in the derby of the Metropolitan. Real Madrid was intense, matched the physique that Atlético always demands, fought each ball and was a block that left no cracks. The presence of Casemiro closer to the central than offensive players helped to balance. For the third consecutive game not only did he not score goals, but he also did not allow shots. Hardly a stubbornness of Savic after an action with the ball stopped. From there grows a team that relies on its offensive quality to decline the games.

2. Zidane and an unexpected surprise

He already has nine official derbies behind him and knows the virtues of Diego Simeone. To counter them Zidane introduced an unexpected surprise in his eleven, the presence of Fede Valverde in the center of the field. He kept his drawing with 1-4-3-3 but armed for the battle of the midfield. The physicist increased with a soccer player who bothered Atlético de Madrid at the start of the ball. He advanced a few meters to make great wear at the start of play rojiblanca. He torpedoed him successfully and subtracted him fluently. On the other hand he lost the pass between the lines of James Rodriguez or Luka Modric. He gained security with his decision and subtracted presence in rival area.

3. Courtois approaches stability

The Belgian goalkeeper had a mental strength in a new reunion with which his team was, feeling the whole atmosphere against him. Approaches stability after being firm in two of the most complicated outings of the league championship, Sánchez Pizjuán and Wanda Metropolitano. He had to respond to a single shot on goal but left a great feeling with one of those actions that mark matches that are decided by small details. His firm hand down cutting the trippier tense pass with danger of goal, was key in the first act. For the second game he left without receiving a single goal and transmitting security. He has in his hand against Bruges what he has only achieved on one occasion since he is Real Madrid, being three games with the goal to zero.

4. Hazard is installed in the inconsequential

He will not keep a good memory of his first derby. In light years of the leadership that is demanded, he left his worst game as a Real Madrid player. On one of those days indicated for which he was signed. The demand will increase for Hazard, who had rested in the game during the week to exhibit an improved physique and the reality is that it is far from the intensity that his rivals mark. As much quality as he has in today's football, it is punished not to be in full and Eden has enough to get close. The competition is not giving the expected improvement and in the derby it was inconsequential. He did not appear in attack to invent some dangerous action, filter a pass between the lines or shoot at Oblak's door. He was even seen duckling in some control and with numerous losses. Real Madrid expects more from him and an immediate reaction.

5. Nacho meets, Bale leaves commitment and Benzema stroked the goal

The problem of the left side, where Zidane chose not to force Marcelo to the loss of Mendy, put the focus on Nacho. A right-handed playing with a changed leg and that came out gracefully when Simeone gave the order to be searched. Sign defensively and even contributing more than expected with two raises in attack that left the clearest chances of Real Madrid. The first shot with power and without placement a committed Gareth Bale, who made great wear on defensive aids and did not get tired of running the band to try to create danger. The second ended in the key action of the match. A stub from Benzema to which Oblak flew to get a saving hand. The French scoring streak was cut in a derby in which he received fewer balls than he wanted

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