Subject opened: December 2, 2021


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The great Escape!!

How Real Madrid managed to leave the Bernabeu with all 3 points is still unfathomable. Well they did something due to a usual Benzema goal and then saved after the Courtois man of the match save. We have to call him the Miracle Man at this point. He is however the 8th best goalkeeper according to the final results of the Yashin Trophy (equivalent to the Golden Ball for goalies). That’s right, voters at this esteemed award sort of think there are 7 best goalies. Marcelino may also feel aggrieved for not getting anything out of this game as his team had an xG of 2.7. The game was covered in detail in the Immediate Reaction, 3 Answers and 3 Questions and Player Ratings as well as the Managing Madrid podcast.

So why isn’t Ancelotti spinning?

An interesting report from Onda Cero’s Edu Pidal indicates that after the draw against Villarreal and the loss to Sheriff and Espanyol, there was an important conversation between Ancelotti and someone he trusts in the club, who recommended that he tour less and play with the best. . Now we do not know if it is genuine or not, but the coach has turned very little since and the team now has 9 wins and 1 draw in the last ten games.

Carlo could be forced to rotate soon, as Casemiro is now on 4 yellow cards with the Madrid derby looming. It might be better if he relied on Sociedad. The manager must heed the warning signs of the game against Bilbao if Los Blancos are to end up with a trophy at the end of the season.

Who is Marvel?

Weird question to ask on a football blog that I know of, but Los Blancos actually have a player named Marvel who recently caught the attention of President Florentino Perez after impressing in his first appearances for Real Madrid Castilla. Marvelous Antolin Garzon – known to most as Marvel is a much-loved 18-year-old center-back who many hope will be able to make that transition to the first team in the years to come. He has impressed everyone who has watched him so far this season, with the way he handled the rise to the particularly eye-catching Madrid side of Castilla.

Marvel made their first three appearances in the third tier of Spanish football for the club’s reserve side in October, demonstrating both their footballing abilities and their poise for Raul’s side.

His best performance came in a 0-0 draw against Barcelona B in the ‘Miniclasico’, after which Madrid president Florentino Perez walked into the dressing room to congratulate Marvel on his superb performance in keeping the Blaugrana at bay.


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