Real Madrid before the Clasico: Benzema and Vinicius outline
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The first months since the return of Carlo Ancelotti are over — and the conclusion in Madrid fails mixed. The start was very good at least from the results. None of the first eight mandatory games was lost, there were six victories and two draws — but the successes were far not all convincing. For example, the 1–0 in the Champions League at Inter Milan fell into the category Happy, 2: 1 in the League in Valencia came late. After this series, two questionable defeats against Sheriff Tiraspol and Espanyol Barcelona were followed before the international match break.
But of course that is not abnormal if a new coach comes. Although Ancelotti knows the club s club from its first term between 2013 and 2015, but personally, there was one or the other question mark. Especially in the defensive has done with the royal a lot, because with captain and leader Sergio Ramos as well as Raphael Varane have left the club the two master-defenders. The vacant positions entered Nacho, Eder Militao or David Alaba. The new defense must first find himself, ten goals in eight league games mean mediocrity in the league comparison.
On the system itself nothing has changed with real. As well as predecessor Zinedine Zidane, once his co-trainer, makes Carlo Ancelotti act in the usual 4–3–3. In the offensive, the Blancos are namely occupied, with returnees Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard, however, have two of the actually auspicious offensive players often struggling with injuries. The power of the offensive of the royal so far, but with 22 goals, the Madriders are the ballermen of the league and have achieved seven hits more than the second best offensive team who surprisingly represents Rayo Vallecano — and more than the upcoming opponent Barcelona .
Benzema and Vinicius protrude out
The strong offensive of Blancos has so far two names this season: Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior. The Frenchman has long been in outstanding form — and has increased this season again. With nine goals in eight league games, he introduces the scorer list in Spain, he prepared seven hits. So on average, it is directly involved in two hits — an exception value. Six years ago, Karim was younger, but now he has a stronger personality. The player is still the same. I personally liked him before, and now I like him just as or even a little more, Ancelotti praised his protégé on the Club Website after the recent 5–0 in the Champions League at Schachtar Donetsk.
He has fun at work and is more effective in front of the gate.
Carlo Ancelotti About Vinicius Junior
At just that edge victory in Donetsk, the second attributable attributable artists Reals outstanding this year: Vinicius, who met twice. The Brazilian managed his final breakthrough this season. In recent years, the Brazilian dribblers were partly struggling with that he was not effective enough and the actions did not come to an end. This playing this season so far better, which show five goals and three templates in eight league games as well as two hits and two assists in the Champions League. He has greatly improved, has a lot of goals shot and has fun at his work. He was very fresh at the end of the game and has made many sprints. He has quality and is more effective in front of the gate, Ancelotti is done.
Experience in midfield — Kroos is back
After defense and attack still remains the midfield. Still, the three old bunnies Luka Modric, Casemiro and Toni Kroos are on board. The German ex-national player fell for a long time, but is now fit and stood in Donetsk as before at Espanyol in the starting eleven. Kroos makes clean and fine passes. He is not afraid if he is under pressure. I do not have to say anything about my midfielder, because they have gained everything to win. You just have to congratulate them, knows the coach .
But in addition to these three guys, Ancelotti has some options, for example new access and top youngster Eduardo Camavinga or Fede Valverde. In the first time, however, had to fit with a foot injury, ultimately did not apply in the Champions League after his country tour. I ll have to decide who will play against Barcelona. I ve spared Valverde because he came back on Saturday, and the others have trained very well. These are decisions that we have to meet in the next few days, is Ancelotti Not yet in the maps for Sunday.
with tailwind in the Clasico
It is clear: The victory in Donetsk was important for Real especially before this prestigious game at the great rival Barcelona. Also in this clarity. After the two defeats, a third party would have already significantly increased the pressure before the Clasico. This victory gives us self-confidence, but against Barcelona it will be another game and another story, Brakes Ancelotti. As always, in this duel, it is of course difficult to identify a favorite. Real came better in the season, but had problems in front of the Donetsk game. Barcelona had a big trouble at the beginning of the season, the departure of Lionel Messi looks of course. However, specifically, the return of ANSU Fati has clearly brightened the mood in the Catalans. In the table, the second Madrid and the seventh Barça separate only two points.