Real Madrid signed a great performance in El Clásico but they were unable to get the three points out of Camp Nou despite controlling the game from the start to the final whistle. Now we want to go deep and give you our five conclusions after the clash in Barcelona.
Zidane makes miracles
The game was scheduled for October and, back then, the team was completely lost. However, Zidane had done it again and had put together a group of footballers to create a very good team. Los Blancos are now working perfectly, with high pressure and playing as a team. Besides, Zizou planned the game much better than Valverde, controlling every aspect of the clash.
Real Madrid controlled the game from the midfield. Los Blancos have probably the best midfielders in the worlds. The irruption of Fede Valverde changed everything, giving the team power and stamina to pressure in the rival box. Casemiro-Valverde-Kroos is the perfect mix of quality and power. Besides, if we add a fourth midfielder, like Isco or Modric, the quality arises and it’s easier to control the games. That happened at Camp Nou.
Zidane decided to reinforce the midfield, the best area of the team. This was done by eliminating the third attacking player, but the reality is that the attacking line is the weakest of Los Blancos. In these two last games at Mestalla and Camp Nou, the team was able to control the games and create chances, but only got one goal in the very last minute from a corner kick. Despite Benzema’s good performances, this is not enough for a club like Real Madrid and could be dangerous for the future.
Hazard is needed
The last point leads to the next one: the team misses Eden Hazard. Real Madrid need a star and Gareth Bale is no longer the key player. Los Blancos signed this summer a new Galáctico, who struggled to shine in the first months. However, Hazard was improving and improving and was decisive in many games. Now his injury has cut off everything but the team needs him to create chances and decide the important clashes.
In the first months of competition, Los Blancos were conceding goal very easily. We even remember the outrageous friendly game in summer against Atlético de Madrid. Now the team is very solid, with Courtois showing his quality as a top goalkeeper. Casemiro and Valverde stop every attack in the midfield, whereas Varane and Sergio Ramos are more focus. By not conceding, the team is earning more points every week.