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Sometimes lonely, in the heart of a first half where all of Real suffered, sometimes in lack of success, between failed attempts (50th, 58th, 68th) and loss of balls (72nd), it is nevertheless he who delivered his own against Atlético de Madrid (3-1, ap).
Forgotten at the far post, the Madrid captain, who should never be left a square meter on the meadow, has crucified Colchoneros who have long believed they have succeeded in a big blow.
It was without counting on this Real and its unsinkable captain.
The mark of the big ones.
Rodrygo overturns the table
When the Bernabeau redoubled their encouragement, the Brazilian winger, who came into play ten minutes earlier, took the opportunity to offer himself a fabulous solo raid to allow Real to pick up.
Still in sight a few moments later (82nd), he gave food for thought to those who demanded his entry tenure, even if Valverde was to his advantage before his exit.
In addition, the activity of Rodrygo, accustomed to decisive goals, participated in the awakening of his counterpart on the left Vinicius, at the origin of the exclusion of Savic (see below) and author of the third goal of the match (120th ).
Morata in the good memory of Real
The elder of the house has long been the hero of the evening.
Launched as a pro by Real, the Spanish international striker thought he was playing a very bad trick on his former club by scoring the first goal of the match at the conclusion of a marvel of collective action (19th).
But his third goal in three matches does not alone sum up the 30-year-old striker's full match, a real poison by his propensity to free others, his sense of the game and the fight until his exit on time. of play, then diminished.
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The penultimate rampart of long impeccable cleanliness, the Montenegrin central defender precipitated the fall of Atlético in spite of himself.
Much too passive in front of Rodrygo on the goal of the equalizer, the slender defender was above all caught up in his lack of speed when mowing down Vinicius and Camavinga in quick succession, which earned him a two-time exclusion (99th).
To the delight of Real.
The inefficiency of Atlético
Racing as rarely during the first half, like the action of the opening of the score, the Colchoneros will be able to regret their offensive inefficiency, in particular at the end of the match.
If the inexplicable failure of Griezmann is saved by an offside position (83rd), the counter-attacks wasted by Carrasco and company weigh heavily on arrival.
For his second appearance with the visitors, Depay brought movement and intentions but he too was caught up in his lack of success, especially at close range in front of Courtois (110th).
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