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Vinicius, the new idol of Real Madrid (2-1)

It is the League of Vinicius. He is the revelation player because few could have imagined such a radical change. The Brazilian is already the main threat to his rivals. Lopetegui prepared a Sevilla to stop him with Montiel and the help of Ocampos and Fernando. Vinicius was covered for 87 minutes, until a work of art was invented to overturn Sevilla’s approach, put the Santiago Bernabéu at his feet and put Real Madrid even more leader. The Whites achieved their sixth consecutive victory thanks more to the momentum and mental strength of a team that won a tremendously competitive match.

The first pulse for LaLiga was seen at the Santiago Bernabéu where there was a roller coaster of sensations. From the initial impotence of Real Madrid, handcuffed by a Seville that showed judgment, to the impulse for the resurrection caused by an error by Bono after a distant shot by Militao. That, the genius of Vinicius and Thibaut Courtois stops, were the basis of the victory of Real Madrid.

Sevilla managed to disfigure Real Madrid while his physical lasted. With Montiel putting a brake on the danger that ensured Vinicius’s speed, he found the desired scenario from the order and clear ideas in Lopetegui’s proposal. Quick in transitions, with a good footing in possession. The figure of Fernando was imposed in the center of the field to reduce the recent brilliance of Casemiro, Kroos and Modric. Rafa Mir made Militao and Alaba suffer and Real Madrid, out of adjustment, did not reach the pressure.

If he also added weight errors in slate actions, the damage was assured. Nobody understood how the tallest player, Rafa Mir, was unmarked from a corner kick. Mendy ate Diego Carlos ‘screen and on the 9th of Sevilla he headed the net to leave Courtois’ stretched out at twelve minutes. The local instability of Real Madrid reappeared and there were moments when the second goal could fall for Sevilla. Dani Carvajal, imprecise in the ball exit, gave him two gifts to the rival that Rafa Mi wastedr. The first was brought out by Alaba under sticks and after Courtois rejected it with a heads up.

Slow, static, lacked movement into space. When Real Madrid had to attack from possession, he showed doubts. He had the resource of the distant shot. With Alaba and Kroos trying their luck before he won the lottery after Militao’s attempt. Came after Ocampos shot the crossbar. From 0-2 to a draw in the blink of an eye. Bono’s bad decision before the long shot. The doubt, the ball over and he rejects the post so that the most ‘smart’ of the class, Benzema, score the tie at will.

The importance of a pulse for leadership was felt in a duel of respect, with more fear than daring. He wanted to wake up from lethargy Ocampos, who requested a penalty from Alaba, and Marco Asensio, the only novelty of Carlo Ancelotti’s eleven, with two left-footed shots from the front that went around the goal. The first in the last seconds of the first act, the last on the only occasion that Real Madrid could run, thanks to Casemiro’s filtered pass. He did not find spaces to generate danger in static Real Madrid. With Vinícius closely watched but attentive to run against when Sevilla advanced lines in an action. He kicked it up at 70 minutes in a notice that invited Lopetegui to keep what he had.

Added to the physical wear and tear of Sevilla, it caused an end of uncertainty with Madrid dominance. With the impulse that they put Fede Valverde and Camavinga With his entry, Alaba finished off a set piece action, Kroos a free kick until the stellar appearance of ‘Vini’. Like a caged lion that broke free, with a chest control oriented to launch his career and invent a right hand to the squad in one of those shots that a few months ago went to the corner and now places in the squad. The evolution of a homeless footballer who led Real Madrid and who, together with a second saving stop from Courtois, down to Delaney’s head, they gave away a golden triumph in a duel of greatness.

There are six consecutive victories for Real Madrid, which is even more leader. He is first, alone, with 33 points. 4 more than Atlético de Madrid and Real Sociedad. 5 more than Sevilla. Real Madrid will play again on Wednesday against Athletic Bilbao in their postponed match.

Data sheet:

2 – Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal (Lucas Vázquez, m.93), Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Casemiro, Modric (Camavinga, m.74), Kroos; Marco Asensio (Fede Valverde, m.74), Vinicius (Nacho, m.91) and Benzema.

1 – Seville: Bond; Montiel (Idrisi, m.90), Koundé, Diego Carlos, Acuña; Jordán (Óliver Torres, m.82), Fernando, Rakitic (Delaney, m.71); Ocampos (Munir, m.90), Papu Gómez (Óscar, m.82) and Rafa Mir.

Goals: 0-1, m.12: Rafa Mir. 1-1, m.32: Benzema. 2-1, m.87: Vinicius.

Referee: Sánchez Martínez (Murciano School). He admonished Kroos (60), Carvajal (69) and Casemiro (91) for Real Madrid; and Acuña (34), Montiel (56) and Ocampos (84) for Sevilla.

Incidents: match corresponding to the fifteenth day of LaLiga Santander, played at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium in the presence of 45,000 spectators.


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