Real Madrid accomplished the goal in their first visit to El Alcoraz (0-1) beating Huesca thanks to a great volley scored by Gareth Bale. It was the only thing positive in the game because Los Blancos played really bad and showed all the problems again. Thibaut Courtois was the best player, saving the team and wrapping up the three important points to continue in the title race.
Solari didn’t introduce many changes in the starting eleven. Isco and Asensio were again on the bench despite their good game in Copa del Rey, with Ceballos and Lucas Vázquez in the line-up. Both were really poor again, risking their participation in the next La Liga game against Rayo Vallecano. The Champions League fixture against CSKA Moscow will give Solari another chance to try new players.
The weather conditions were very tough to play good football. There was a strong wind blowing, difficulting the quality of the players. However, there is no excuse for this poor game against the bottom of the table, a team with only 7 points and new in the Primera División. Especially when Los Blancos found the goal in the first half, quite early, thanks to a great volley from Gareth Bale after a good assist from Álvaro Odriozola.
It looks like Los Blancos could have a quite game. Finding the goal early usually means being relaxed. But it wasn’t like this. The game seemed very similar to the one at Eibar, but the Basque team has more quality than Huesca, who missed many chances. Actually, Thibaut Courtois showed once again that he is one of the best goalkeepers of the world and he saved the three points for Los Blancos.
Real Madrid suffered until the very last minute, when Carvajal saved a goal on the line and also Courtois made a couple of saves. Solari’s team is already in Champions League positions but the game of playing is not improving. Only four points behind Barcelona means that La Liga title is still very open, but there are many improvements to be done.