A Madrid with few lights and cloudy before Sergio Herrera skidded for the first time in the course against Osasuna and yields the leadership of LaLiga to Barcelona. Pasty for an hour, the final squeeze did not reach him. He lacked game, trusting in many moments to the centers to the area, and he was not even able to win from a penalty and against ten in the last stretch. He accumulated attackers – up to five – but he was always short of football. And, for dessert, in front of him he met a goalkeeper who, by action or simple presence, confuses Benzema like few others. A few months ago, in El Sadar, the red goalkeeper took two maximum penalties from the Frenchman in the same place, on the left. This time, again face to face, the nine white opted for force, strange in him, but nothing. His strong shot hit the crossbar. Those from Jagoba Arrasate, spirited at the start and sheltered behind afterwards, didn’t need heroics to scratch a point again at La Castellana.
Andriy Lunin, Dani Carvajal (Mariano, min. 85), Rüdiger, Ferland Mendy (Eder Militao, min. 73), Alaba, Dani Ceballos (Camavinga, min. 52), Aurelien Tchouameni (Federico Valverde, min. 52), Kroos (Marco Asensio, min. 73), Benzema, Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo
Herrera, Juan Cruz, David García, Unai García, Nacho Vidal (Aridane, min. 81), Brasanac (Aimar Oroz, min. 68), Jon Moncayola (Manu Sánchez, min. 81), Lucas Torró, Abde (Rubén Peña, min. 68), Kike García (against Budimir, min. 81) and Moi Gómez
goals 1-0 min. 41: Vinicius Jr. 1-1 min. 49: Kike Garcia.
Referee Guillermo Cuadra Fernandez
Yellow cards Dani Ceballos (min. 45), Abde (min. 46) and Kike García (min. 77)
red cards David Garcia (min. 77)
If Madrid remembered the Osasuna that made him bitter last year huddled in the trench and clearing everything, nothing to do with it. This time, the Navarrese were planted in the Bernabéu with much more rennet, raising lines. The barn of points from the start pushed them to more joys, and they did not come out badly. On the left Abde stung, the most persistent in the task -also with an arrival from the right-; but the visitors lacked edge to threaten the weird Lunin, started for the first time in three courses at home due to the sudden pain in Courtois’s sciatic nerve. He also had Nacho Vidal, who had a hole opened on his right hand, but he shot with his fingernail.
Madrid, meanwhile, as if nothing, accustomed to taking the days calmly and waiting to win by wear and tear. Nor did he suffer from excessive hot flashes in the playpen of his Ukrainian goalkeeper. 37 minutes it took to sew the first serious occasion. Vinicius found his field on the left, looked for Benzema and the Frenchman volleyed wide. Until then, a fuzzy team in attack, with little stem. Mendy took it off from above nine Gallo, Vini shot like a novice inside the area and Rüdiger nodded with his eyebrow.
But it is already known that with Madrid the past does not matter. Little by little he had played until then and out of nowhere he got the 1-0. Vinicius crossed from the front, nobody attacked the ball and it slipped into Sergio Herrera’s goal to the general astonishment. Rüdiger and Benzema were further ahead, however, the referee team interpreted that they did not interfere in the action. Three years ago, Vinicius nailed it from almost the same position and broke down crying like a child, already a victim of general sarcasm for his tribulations in front of the rival goal. This time, he accidentally scored. Life changes a lot for some.
The game, however, turned red again. Around the break, Unai García gave Kike García a run for his money, a man with a lot of perch who could with a wardrobe like Rüdiger. The visitor combed it wonderfully and slipped it through the square to Lunin. The Osasuna forward sang line and had bingo one step away. Two minutes later and before a Madrid in contemplative mode, Moi Gómez was put on the carpet to advance in the area, he sent Kike García and he must have seen it so clearly that he was left in the dark.
Ancelotti’s intervention was immediate. Camavinga and Valverde on stage instead of Ceballos and Tchouameni. A good portion of energy to shake Madrid. And, from there, the draw, the changes and the local need pushed Osasuna to recover the 2021 version in the Castellana, screwed behind and hunting for a counterattack. This was also shown with note.
Rodrygo had it, after a great pass from Benzema, and the Whites accumulated a good assortment of shots and crosses, more through push than lyricism. Carletto gave another twist, with Alaba on the left side, Camavinga and Valverde in the middle, and a fourth attacker (Asensio). Right there he found David García’s penalty to Benzema, after a tip-off from the VAR, and the red central defender’s expulsion. But not. Sergio Herrera was there to confuse the French again. Mariano still came out for the final charge. But neither. In the end, at the Bernabéu the Riau-Riau. First white skid.
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