To the Real Madrid It came out (almost) everything in a day that would have been round if not for the worrying muscle injury of Karim Benzema, which could be out for the next few games. Only that blur, which is not minor, clouded a perfect day for their interests.
The team of Carlo Ancelotti He jumped onto the pitch knowing the defeats of his main rivals. Fell the Athletic Against all odds in the Wanda Metropolitano against Mallorca in the discount. For more mattress derision and white joy, he scored so much Take kubo.
Before the Barcelona de Xavi suffered his first defeat at home at the hands of Betis to lower himself further from the head of the League. The Catalans are 16 points behind but they have a game with him Seville, his closest pursuer now eight points behind the whites. The colchoneros are 10 with one game less.
At Reale Arena Madrid It started, yes, with bad news: the muscle injury of Karim Benzema, his best and most decisive footballer. Luka’s entrance Jovic, rescued from ostracism by an Ancelotti who could not hide his concern when Benzema left the pitch.
But even that went well for Madrid, which also did not lose Casemiro, threatened with sanction, for Sunday’s derby. The Serbian striker hardly counts but he entered the game on the right foot and plugged in. After the break he became one of the architects of victory. First he assisted Vinicius with a great maneuver and 10 minutes later he struck the final blow with the 0-2, his first goal of the season.
The defensive anxiety shown against Athletic and Sevilla evaporated at the Reale Arena, where Real were unable to put Courtois to the test in the ninety minutes largely thanks to Militao. The central completed an exhibition in his area to the despair of everyone who approached his area of influence, which is not small.
In an almost round day, Madrid comes out strengthened but loses Benzema. In return, Carlo Ancelotti enlists a reborn Luka Jovic for the cause. There are already eight consecutive victories and no one in LaLiga seems capable of sustaining their rhythm.