“I don’t always have to be the protagonist,” he said. Thibaut Courtois after the victory in the Reale Arena in a match in which he did not have to make a single stop because the Real did not shoot at the door even once between the three suits. The Real Madrid yesterday completed the best defensive performance of the course, nothing to do with the hurried triumphs against Athletic and Sevilla, where Courtois saved the whites.
With Courtois almost as a spectator in Donosti, the Madrid was sustained largely by a Eder Militao superb. The Brazilian center-back had a superb performance against Real Sociedad and consolidated himself as one of the most dominant centers in the world. Militao made his footing in the game with a decisive action to avoid a point-blank shot from Isak in the 11th minute. The center-back noticed the Swede’s movement late but reacted wonderfully by stretching his foot to ‘stop’ his shot.
It was the beginning of the exhibition of Eder Militao in San Sebastián. According to the data of Sofascore and Opta, the former Porto made 10 punts, won nine of 12 games, was only dribbled once, made four successful innings, two anticipations and two blocked shots. All this without committing a foul in 90 minutes. In addition, in the final stretch, he recovered a ball and filtered a great pass into space to Vinicius, who failed to make it 0-3.
The Brazilian central defender is consolidating match by match as one of Madrid’s mainstays. He is the most used field player (he only rested against Granada and one minute against Shakhtar) and his partnership with Alaba has made forget Ramos and Varane. Ancelotti He did not hesitate to praise them after the meeting.
“The individual quality of the two is extraordinary, they work a lot together. Physically Militao he is very strong, with an incredible passing game “, valued the coach, who already has his starting defense in full force to the relief of Courtois, escorted yesterday by a Militao colossal.