The blackboard.- Zidane gave a new lesson to those who believe that he is only a motivator and an aligner. In full plague of absences due to injury and sanction, a defense with three centrals was invented, leaving the bands to Marvin and Marcelo. This allowed the rescue for the Brazilian soccer-samba, which reminded us of the long-awaited good times. Marcelo, with his back well covered by Mendy ‘La Roca’, took out his magic wand and dedicated himself to his mischief, getting out of control behind Getafe because such a player is so unpredictable that it is very difficult to cancel him. The footballing and emotional joy of Marcelo infected the rest of the team, who never broke down and who knew how to maintain his tactical balance and his idea of the game even going to rest with his glasses on the scoreboard. This Madrid believes in its coach and that will facilitate the reintegration of the whites on the highway that leads to that League that ten days ago seemed as far away as Vladivostok and that we now imagine as feasible as that of the Burning Nail 2007. Marcelo and Ramos were on that team. Surely if they continue the dynamic of good results they will know how to convey to the group their experience of those crazy games that led to an impossible League … which rests in the Trophy Room of the Bernabéu.
Toothache.- This is how Álvaro Benito defined the Getafe of my admired Bordalás at the Carousel, but he recognized that the condition of an uncomfortable team capable of tactically disarming you with its advanced fanatic pressure is staying halfway this season. In fact, Bordalás made six changes regarding the Pizjuán with the intention of rescuing those virtues that the azulones are losing. He sacrificed the talent of Kubo, Aleñá and Mata, but the dramatic thing for the Alicante-born is that when he gave the three in to win the game is when the goals of Madrid arrived, after Benzema opened the ketchup pot with an imperial header . By the way, the magnificent pass came from Vinicius from the right. If they give the Brazilian confidence and ownership, we are going to have fun in this final stretch of the course. Vini is removing many stones from his backpack and in the last minute he made a game that could only be aborted with a foul that prevented the goal of the day. Keep it up, crack.
Long live the quarry.- The times of hardship, economic and gambling, have historically allowed the kids of Factory. This time it was the turn of Marvin Park, a Mallorcan with a Nigerian father and a South Korean mother, who did his job in the right lane. And the final half hour of Sergio Arribas, a 19-year-old from Madrid who is an all-rounder with self-confidence and character, is magnificent. This guy is okay.
The rain.- Madrid have re-engaged in the fight for the title after two triumphs in the rain, cold and wind. On Saturday at El Alcoraz and today at Di Stéfano (stadium located in the Ventorro neighborhood, as Javier Herráez revealed to us), the team has given a lesson in energy, fighting spirit and commitment. For this reason, this victory goes to my friend Javier de Lucio, partner and subscriber of Madrid since the Champions League began to fall in color, and for Pedro Castro, a Portuguese based in the capital of Spain who is unconditional of whites, Cristiano and from Sporting de Portugal, leader of the Lusitanian league (with our consolidated Adam in goal!). The two coincide enthusiastically after the 2-0: “Atleti, get ready. Here we go!”.