Girona come back to a 2-1 victory, ending a run of eight undefeated games for Real Madrid.
It is rare for Real Madrid to play on such a schedule, but this Sunday afternoon, the real madrid welcomed the Catalans of Girona in their enclosure of Santiago Bernab?u. If the Madrilenians are on a dynamic more than positive, with seven wins and a draw on their last eight appearances in all competitions, it's quite the opposite opposite, since Girona remained four league defeats in the championship, approaching dangerously of the red zone. For this duel, Santiago Solari turned slightly. Dani Carvajal and Vinicius Junior started on the bench, for example, while Luka Modric was suspended. Dani Ceballos, Alvaro Odriozola and Marco Asensio started the match, like Marcelo. In front, Eusebio could count on his formidable duo of attack consisting of Portu and Cristhian Stuani. In the end, when they had not won since November, the Gerundenses won 2-1!
The Catalans started rather well, with some interesting situations in the last meters of Madrid. In any case they had the leather in the first moments of the game, while the Merengues struggled to clear paths to the opponent's surface. It was however Lucas Vazquez who signed the first occasion of the game, with a big bridge of the surface but Bono left a beautiful parade in front of the Spaniard (17th). Behind, Stuani replied with a shot from the outside well repelled by Courtois (19th). Asensio offered himself a long rush in defense but his shot was too soft to really worry the Moroccan goalkeeper (21st). It was finally Casemiro who opened the scoring. On a good center of Kroos, the Brazilian won his duel with Alcala and Juanpe before catapulting the leather at the bottom of the head (1-0, 25th).
Eusebio's changes at the break have paid off The locals had taken over, and on a good center of Odriozola, Benzema was on the verge of restarting in front of the cages (31st). The troops of Santiago Solari were rather comfortable on the lawn, having seized the ball and being only very little worried by their opponent. It was necessary to note the good performance of Lucas Vazquez in front. Marcelo was sending him a shot above the bar. Alex Granell still shook the Bernab?u with this powerful shot from outside, which was close to the left amount of Courtois (40th). On the next action, Bono had a shot from Benzema (41st). The twenty-two players of the meeting thus returned to the locker room on a rather logical advantage and deserved for the Madrilenians. After the break, Eusebio made two changes, and Choco Lozano and Aleix Garcia came into play to reinvigorate the Catalan attack. Portu went right. But it was Bono who still shone on this attempt by Marcelo (46th). Karim Benzema, alone at the far post, missed the frame of the head (52). It was Real Madrid that continued to get the best chances.
Vinicius Junior came into play in the place of Lucas Vazquez (58). Choco Lozano forced Courtois to make a good save, and behind, Aleix Garcia sent the ball over the cage as it seemed harder to miss than score (60)! A real warning for Real Madrid, who then conceded a penalty after a hand of Ramos, itself consecutive to a post Stuani (64)! The Uruguayan goleador transformed wonderfully, taking Courtois to the wrong (1-1, 65th). The face of the match changed, partly thanks to Eusebio's coaching at the match, and Girona was more and more dangerous. Portu crushed the leather on the bar (70th)! He was, however, soon to be rewarded. On this shot Lozano hijacked by Courtois, the Spaniard had followed well and was able to send the ball to the bottom of the nets (1-2, 75th). Vinicius Junior tried to sign the revolt, with this individual action concluded by a shot not framed shortly (77th). The Brazilian nugget was still close to equalize (80th). Lozano won a new aerial duel but could not find the frame (84th). Sergio Ramos even got a second yellow, taking the door (90th). The score remained there, and Real Madrid dropped one place, third, ironing behind Atl?tico. Picture:maxapp