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The fans of Real Madrid who usually go to the matches of his team in Euskadi felt confused this Saturday. Ipurua is under construction and access to the visiting area is not the usual place. «Door 9? You have to go all the way around the field, ”the security guard tells the resigned Madrid. "I have already told 70. And I do not exaggerate, we have counted," he says. The road is long for those 70 white fans, but nice. More at least than in the rest of the Basque stadiums, where Madrid always enjoys a more hostile reception than in Eibar, where every visitor is well received.

Therefore, in the middle of the second part, with 0-4, the white fan ripped off with a song to the twinning: "It's First, Eibar is First!" Although that song was immediately forgotten when after the replacement of Fede Valverde , from that corner dyed white in Barça territory, one more typical of another neighborhood in Madrid was heard: «Uruguayan, Uruguayan!». The boy corresponded the gesture before putting on his coat and shelter from the cold and rain after an outstanding performance.

“He has been very good throughout the game. He is a different player, young, hungry and wants to do well. I am also happy for his goal, because he has a phenomenal hit and deserves it, ”praised Zinedine Zidane , who has found a midfielder in the Uruguayan from a profile different from everyone else, very useful to cover meters and protect Modric -or Kroos-, who is knocking the door down.

"Very plugged in"

The coach of Real Madrid began his serene appearance and ended it with a smile that was in crescendo question by question until he practically occupied his entire face. Because Zizou was a happy guy, extremely happy. «Yes, we are happy, all the players have been plugged in, very involved in the game and have demonstrated their quality in a very complicated field. The first part has been very, very good, ”said the white coach, who continually insisted that the victory against Eibar was comparable to that of Wednesday, against Galatasaray. At least at the level of happiness, which was what the entire press conference was about.

Of that and of goals, specifically those that Real Madrid has conceded in the last five games: none. A record that serves Courtois to improve the unbeatable record of its predecessor, Keylor Navas , and that, above all, removes the noise generated around the Belgian both last season and at the beginning of the current one.

"It's worth the whole team, now we go out to play the field with more intensity," said the goalkeeper, who thanked the work of his teammates. "What has changed is that now the ball does come in," said Dani Carvajal , who served 250 matches with the Real Madrid shirt in the Ipurua fief.

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