Bale, Closer to the World Cup; Sergio Ramos and Isco Score for...

Bale, Closer to the World Cup; Sergio Ramos and Isco Score for Spain


Many Real Madrid players are going back to the Spanish capital after playing with their national teams these last days. Some of them shone in the qualification games of the World Cup and some other will have to suffer to get the ticket for Russia.

The best Real Madrid player this week was Isco Alarcón. The playmaker astonished the world with his performance against Italy scoring two goals. He was able to find the net again in the thrashing victory of Spain against Liechtenstein (0-8). Sergio Ramos opened the scoreboard with a header. This time, Dani Carvajal and Asensio had some rest, whereas Nacho Fernández played the second half.

Gareth Bale was also an important player with his national team these days. Wales won both games against Austria (1-0) and Moldova (0-2) and they are now second in their group, gaining options to go to Russia. However, the Real Madrid player couldn’t score in both games.

Cristiano Ronaldo was able to score a hat-trick in the victory (5-1) against Faroe Island, including a great volley. He played the 90 minutes against Hungary (0-1) and gave the assist in the goal of André Silva.

Marcelo could go back to the Spanish capital earlier, so he missed the game against Colombia (1-1) because he was suspended. Casemiro was on the Brazilian bench after playing 90 minutes against Ecuador (2-0).

Keylor Navas also had to travel a lot of kilometers to face USA and Mexico. The goalkeeper was very important in the historic victory in the United States (0-2) and he helped Costa Rica to draw (1-1) against Mexico.

Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic started the game against Turkey (1-0), but they couldn’t get a point, so the qualification get tougher for Croatia. Modric played all the minutes in both fixtures against Kosovo and Turkey. Toni Kroos also played both games with Germany (1-2) against Czech Republic and Norway (6-0).

Finally, Achraf scored his first goal with Morocco against (6-0) Mali, whereas Mayoral and Ceballos played with the Spanish national team under-21. Federico Valverde, currently on loan at Deportivo la Coruña, scored a very important goal with Uruguay against (1-2) Paraguay.