Match Report Real Madrid 0 – Athletic Club 0: The Posts Avoid...

Match Report Real Madrid 0 – Athletic Club 0: The Posts Avoid the Victory


Real Madrid couldn’t finish the year with a victory at home and only could draw (0-0) against Athletic Club, who was very lucky and knew how to defend. Los Blancos had many chances and hit the posts three times but the team has only scored one goal in the last three games. Now Zidane’s men are two points behind FC Barcelona in the title race.

Zinedine Zidane gave the opportunity to Rodrygo and Vinicius, both absences at Camp Nou. Especially Vinicius shone in the first half but he showed again a lack of goal, missing two clear chances. Actually the first important chance was for the Brazilian winger, but Unai Simón made a great save. Also some minutes later, Unai saved his team and the ball hit the bar after a shot by Toni Kroos.

Los Blancos didn’t play brilliantly but they had many chances and control the game absolutely. Athletic only defended, and they did it great, but didn’t create danger. However, the only player who found the net was Kodro, but he was in offside.

The team struggled in the second half, but there were another two posts. First was Nacho who hit the bar with a header after a corner kick and lately was Luka Jovic with a perfect header but he has no luck in his first months as madridista. Los Blancos are not finding the goal in the last matches and this is a big problem.

Benzema is the only player scoring goals, and a team like Real Madrid cannot trust only one player. Actually, Sergio Ramos is the second scorer of the squad, with two goals… Luckily, now there is time for holidays because the team needs Eden Hazard especially, but even Marcelo or James Rodríguez, players that can offer something different in the attacking line.