- Chronicle: Real Madrid chews fear
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Draw and thank you. Real Madrid saved much more than a point in extremis in the visit of the Bruges to the Bernabéu (2-2). The whites came down 0-2 in the first half and a defeat would have left them hanging by a thread in the Champions League. The heads of Sergio Ramos and Casemiro avoided a greater evil, although the consolation is not much: according to Opta, for the first time in its history, Real Madrid has failed to win any of its first two games in the competition.
The tie keeps him alive, but Real Madrid has exhausted any margin of error. These two stumbles leave the first place very far away, which except PSG has a shot, and turn the last four games into a dangerous hand against Bruges and Galatasaray. Mainly minor rivals, although whites may think otherwise when they see that the first date will be in Istanbul.
Specifically, the road map is drawn like this: on October 22 you will visit the Galatasaray and two weeks later you will receive the Turks at the Bernabéu. On November 26 he will receive the PSG and on the last day he visits the Bruges, predictably with the pass to eighths in play. History does not row in his favor. According to Mr. Chip , of the more than 150 teams that added a single point in the first two days, only 30 went to the next round.
Three trips in a row
Real Madrid is not recognized in Champions. The draw against Bruges is their third consecutive stumbling block in their fetish tournament: the elimination of last season in the round of 16 against Ajax (1-4, still with Solari on the bench), the disastrous premiere of this course in Paris (0- 3) and this unexpected stumble in the Bernabéu against the Belgian team.
And it's not just the stumbling blocks, but the fragility. And it is not only fragility, but also seen at home, where Real Madrid also links three straight shots: the 0-3 against the CSKA that closed the group stage of last season and again the defeat against Ajax and this poor 2-2 against Bruges.
"The second part has given us a lot of life in the Champions League. We still depend on us, which is the most important thing," Casemiro acknowledged in statements to Movistar , resigned to seeing the lesser evil. "The margin of error in Real Madrid is always nil, but I think that as bad as we played in the first part, the second went well."
Poor comfort for Real Madrid that will face the last four days as four premature finals. The first, in three weeks in Istanbul, forced to win so as not to see the Europa League as a lesser evil.
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