The best version of Real Madrid was seen at Sánchez Pizjuán, a very tough stadium, and Los Blancos got the victory (0-1) thanks to a header by Karim Benzema. Zidane’s mean beat the leader of the table and now they are topping La Liga after a very difficult week after the tough defeat in Paris. The team is still alive and competitive, despite all the bad games during this start of the season.
Because despite all the trouble in this start of the season, Real Madrid are now leader of La Liga, together with Athletic Club, four points ahead of FC Barcelona -also in a deep crisis- and one point ahead Atlético Madrid, rival in one week. And Los Blancos survived on a very tough stadium like Sánchez Pizjuán, where last year were thrashed (3-0) starting the end of Julen Lopetegui’s era.
Precisely, the Basque coach couldn’t get vendetta in his first clash against his former club. This is the first defeat in the season for Sevilla, who have started brilliantly the year. However, they were very tired after a long trip in the Europa League and Zidane knew how to handle the game.
Finally, Los Blancos were a serious team. Mendy was able to control Jesús Navas, and Sergio Ramos gave stability to the defensive line. Besides, Casemiro was the king in the midfield, so Sevilla didn’t have any chance during the 90 minutes of the game. Offensively speaking, Zidane tried again with Bale, Hazard and Benzema, and both the Welshman and especially Hazard had good chances to score. However, we need to be still patient with Hazard after his injury.
The one finding the net was again Karim Benzema. Now topscorer of the competition, the Frenchman sent to the net a great assist gave by Carvajal with a good header in the second half. He didn’t do many things else, but this goal is valid for the three points and a new confidence in the project. However, Osasuna at home and Atlético Madrid during the weekend will be a new test for this team.