A historical armor

first_imgA shield that, at this point, is already historic: Madrid only He has received 13 goals in 21 days, which has only happened twice more since the 1934-35 season (the first after the extension to 12 teams and in which so many days were disputed). With the same goals against Madrid reached the Madrid of Quinta del Vulture in 1987-88, as well as the white team of 1964-65, still with Puskas and Gento, although without Di Stéfano in their ranks. While the scoring production has ample room for improvement (39 goals scored; in 2011-12, the League of Records were 71), Zidane is pleased to have hit the key so that his team is impenetrable: “Keeping the goal to zero is a strength, it is proof that we are doing well. Defensively what we are doing we are doing very well. We are strong, we all defend. When we lose the ball, we recover it very high, with pressure after loss … If we do not fit, we have many possibilities to score a goal. It’s what happened to us today. ” Ramos, returned after his right ankle injury, insisted: “Sometimes you can’t play, but we always try. That you see a Madrid with commitment and identity ”. With that recipe, Madrid has been 19 games without losing, since it fell on October 19 in Mallorca. “Work, work, work. This is how things go, ”Lucas Vázquez closed. It is an iron Madrid.With that rocky and a goal of Nacho that is worth its weight in gold, Madrid drew forward the duel despite its offensive blackout: he only shot three times at goal, his worst data of the season in LaLiga. He also shot only three times against Atlético de Madrid in the Wanda Metropolitano, although in that case he tested more times outside the three suits (11) than in Pucela (8, second worst data in the White League). In the absence of lucidity above, Madrid took forward its game in Valladolid with the best defensive solvency exercise of the course. The pucelano team discomforted Zidane to the extreme, especially in the first half, but failed to translate it into real danger: four shots in total, none between sticks. Courtois went to the locker room with immaculate gloves. It is the third time in the current LaLiga championship that Madrid leaves the opponent without knocking on goal, he already achieved it in Pizjuán against Sevilla and in Bernabéu against Osasuna.last_img

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