The Sheriff and a ruthless ‘rustler’. It could well be the title of a western, but it was the prologue of the clear victory of the Real Madrid on Tiraspol that this Wednesday he began to write David praise, the player who inherited this summer the number ‘4’ of the mythical Sergio Ramos after arriving free from the Bayern Munich and that already begins to have stripes in the merengue team.
Praise, a top signing, opened the scoring against him Sheriff, as he also did in The league in front of Barça at Camp Nou, but could not finish the game due to a sprain in his left knee, “small”, as he said Ancelotti at the end of the match, probably caused by his overload of matches and he was replaced in the 63rd minute by Nacho Fernandez. His injury was undoubtedly the worst news of the night for whites in Transnistria.
It already accumulates 23 official matches this course
Counting the match against the champion of Moldova, the Austrian international has played since last August 14 a total of 23 official matches, 20 of them complete, in all competitions with him Real Madrid and with your selection. A very important drop for what is coming between now and the end of the year for the Real Madrid of a Carlo Ancelotti reluctant to rotations and that he returned to give continuity to the block that is giving such good performance.
Praise scored the 0-1 in Tiraspol with a free-kick with his left foot in the 30th minute that entered after touching a defender, which threw the goal away Athanasiadis. After two hours of play and 35 arrivals at the rival goal, the Real Madrid got ahead of the Sheriff with the help of the barrier.
In this way, according to the data analyst ‘MisterChip’, Praise became the first player of the Real Madrid that scores a goal from a direct free-kick in a game of Champions since September 19, 2018. The previous one had been written down Isco Alarcon against Rome at Santiago Bernabeu.
David praise made his debut as a scorer with Real Madrid in the victory at the Classic at Camp Nou. The defender opened the scoring in the 32nd minute after a play that began and ended himself. He started the counterattack stealing the ball back and gave it to Vinicius Jr. The Brazilian changed the game with a long pass to the right to Rodrygo, who saw the incorporation by the left of the Austrian and sent him the ball. The ex of Bayern he entered the area and defined with a powerful shot crossed with the left.
At Real Madrid, the Viennese defender is growing by leaps and bounds. With his free-kick goal, he opened the way to victory for a merengue team that is already classified for the round of 16 of the Champions and that the first place of the group will be played against Inter in two weeks. Those of Ancelotti it will be worth the tie.