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Madrid beats Rayo by asking for the time

The Real Madrid achieved against him Vallecano Ray an agonizing victory by the minimum that allows him to lie down as the leader after a match in which he was able to score and where, again, he ended up suffering a great deal when it seemed that he had the situation under control. Ancelotti’s immobility when making changes almost cost his team the victory, melted again in the final section after offering a good version for 75 minutes and saved on the bell by Kroos, who avoided on the line 2-2 in injury time. The white fans again showed their discontent with several whistles in the final minutes.

The team of Iraola jumped to Bernabeu without any complex and pressing very high while the Madrid The game started with intensity in the pressure and rhythm in the circulation, a version very different from the one shown just three days ago and more in line with what his parish demands.

The Lightning warned at 30 seconds with a heads-up of Alvaro who went away and the team of Ancelotti reacted immediately and a quarter of an hour went ahead thanks to a brilliant counterattack cooked between Kroos, Vinicius and Asensio and that the German solved with a shot to the square. The referee invalidated the goal at the request of his assistant for offside of Vinicius but VAR he corrected the decision and the 1-0 went up to the scoreboard.

Unlike what happened against him Shakhtar, the Madrid He did not take his foot off the accelerator and continued to percuss, especially to the right with Carvajal and Asensio, more incisive than the occupants of the other shore. The Mallorcan, a starter in place of Hazard, offered his best minutes this season after chaining several insipid performances.

The team of Ancelotti especially appreciated the step forward of Casemiro and Kroos, owners of the spinal cord with the help of Camavinga, which entered through Modric and contributed the quota of physical strength necessary to counteract the intensity of the set of Iraola. The both of Kroos It did not undermine the morale of Rayo, who did not change his plan and continued to embarrass the exit of the white ball with very aggressive pressure. Although he had his options, he lacked fang and finesse in the area of Courtois.

Near the break, Madrid raised their level a point and chained several times in a arreón that found a reward thanks to the connection between Alaba and Benzema. The Austrian heeled on the left, put a measured delivery to the heart of the area that Dimitrievski did not interpret well and Benzema made it 2-0 to an empty goal (38 ‘).

A give and take of chances from both teams starred at the start of the resumption, with a Vinicius unleashed that did not score a Maradonian goal because Oscar Valentín took the ball on the goal line when the Brazilian had gotten rid of four Rayo players.

Rayo’s proposal led to an open scenario and the exchange of blows and counterattacks was a constant that Madrid did not know how to take advantage of to extend its advantage. Benzema and Asensio forgave very clear chances and left Rayo alive, who never gave up their attacking football and with the entry of Falcao forced the white rearguard to retreat a few meters. In the absence of a quarter of an hour, Baby crashed a left-footed shot into the post and immediately afterwards Falcao punished Madrid’s relaxation with an unappealable header that Alaba deflected and that put emotion into the last minutes.

The problem for Ray is that Falcao He relapsed from his hamstring discomfort and had to be substituted shortly after making it 2-1. Madrid does not teach and again incurred in the same vices that have weighed down in several games, gave up all the initiative and ended up hanging from Courtois’s crossbar, where Kroos, on the line he took a ball from Balliu in the discount that would have meant 2-2.

Subscribed to suffering, the Madrid he survived again in an agonizing end that blurs the good image offered by Ancelotti’s men for much of the match.

Real Madrid Vallecano Ray



1 T. Courtois 13 S. Dimitrievski
2 D. Carvajal 93 ‘ twenty I. Balliu
(6 Nacho) 24 E. Saveljich 80 ‘
3 Éder Militão (16 Sergi Guardiola)
4 D. Praise 5 Catena
23 F. Mendy 33 Fran garcia
14 Casemiro 23 Oscar Valentine
25 E. Camavinga 6 S. Comesaña
8 T. Kroos 7 Isi 60 ‘
eleven M. Asensio 83 ‘ (10 Baby)
(7 E. Hazard) 8 OR. Trejo 60 ‘
9 K. Benzema 83 ‘ (12 Unai lopez)
(17 Lucas Vazquez) 18 Alvaro Garcia
twenty Vinicius Jr. 9 R. Nteka 69 ‘
(3 R. Falcao)

Goals:(1-0) T. Kroos (14 ‘), (2-0) K. Benzema (38’), (2-1) R. Falcao (76 ‘)

Cards:L T. Kroos (29 ‘), I. Balliu (45’), S. Comesaña (68 ‘)L

Referee: Pablo González Fuertes (C. Asturiano

Spectators: 30,000 at the Santiago Bernabéu

THE BEST The rhythm and the constant chances of the game
WORST The relaxation of Madrid in the final stretch

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