Not so long ago, Militao was portrayed as the villain but he never lost hope and Zidane kept the faith in him. At the moment, Militao is loved and wanted by all in the team and he is ready to carry the legacy of Sergio Ramos and obviously, he would add great value to the Selecao as well.
The clash against Real Betis was very important. Yes, the schedule is hectic and there are injury issues; but still, Real Madrid have been pulling things off amid the crisis – a victory against Betis would have been beneficial in a tight title race, sadly, it seems that the opportunity to defend the La Liga title looks thin.
There is no doubt in thinking that Lionel Messi is enjoying himself in Barcelona and every match he is showing the intent of the yesteryears – skill, pace and the predator like attitude. Whereas Real Madrid struggled to net any goals Getafe, Barcelona, led by the brilliant Messi thrashed the same opponent brutally.
Until and unless the season ends, there is no clear winner in La Liga. But the scenario was completely different a few months back where Atletico Madrid were way ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona; but right now, La Liga is Atleti’s to lose. Real Madrid and Barcelona are closing in.
Well, well – the Barcelona winning train is not stopping in La Liga. Whether it is fair or not, Ronald Koeman’s side is enjoying a terrific run making the fans happier each match and slowly and steadily they are almost there to leapfrog Atletico Madrid and secure the top place.
After the international break, the Los Blancos met Eibar – one of the weakest sides in La Liga. But, Real Madrid have been a unit who have struggled against the weaker opponents this season and thus, before the start of the match, fingers were crossed.
In Real Madrid, Erling Haaland would be the perfect torch-bearer of the great Cristiano Ronaldo. The President of Real Madrid – Florentino Perez must not let Haaland slip out of his hand.
Benzema was the hero of the match once again and it was his 22nd goal of the season – 16 of them coming in the La Liga. This man is the most underrated strikers in world football right now and the time has come to give him his due credit. He is an absolute legend.
Real Madrid are still alive in the competition, but still, they need to overcome the sluggishness.
Bartomeu has experienced the cult of individual players in the team, back-stabbing as per rumours, humiliation, jail sentence, and then bailing out – the lean-patch continues to prolong.
With Atletico Madrid slipping up against Levante, Zidane missed the opportunity to gain some ground on their league-leading rivals.