“If Casemiro sees the yellow card against Real Sociedad, he will not be in the derby, but nothing happens,” said Carlo Ancelotti in the press conference prior to the duel against Real Sociedad when asked if the Brazilian, warned of sanction, could be a substitute at the Reale Arena as a protection measure in the face of the duel against Atlético de Madrid.
Finally, the Italian coach took the risk, started Casemiro and took him off the pitch in the 65th minute, with 0-2 in favor, and without a yellow card that would have left the spinal cord lame. The midfielder will be in the derby against Atlético de Madrid next Sunday at the Santiago Bernabéu just like Camavinga, his substitute yesterday, who was also one yellow away from the suspension.
Casemiro, yes, took a risk in a couple of actions that could cost him the card and even protested with excessive vehemence some decision of Gil Manzano, which is why Modric, captain due to Benzema’s injury, had to call his attention so that be contained in their claims.
Carlo Ancelotti, always cautious and seeing that the game was under control, decided to withdraw his midfielder from the game to give Camavinga 25 minutes before the end of the game. The change and the development of the meeting in the last minutes, with a firm Madrid and a Real knocked out that did not have the capacity to respond, gave the reason to the expert Italian coach, who incidentally was able to give one of his footballers a few minutes of rest. squeezed.