Real Madrid took a big step, at dawn yesterday, after beating its guest Alaves in the 35th round of the Spanish Football League, where he strengthened his grip on the lead with the 80th point, in light of the continuous pursuit of his rival Barcelona, and three rounds before the end of the competition. The most important riyal was achieved by beating Alaves 2-0, thanks to the goalscorer of the French top scorer Karim Benzema and his young star Marco Asensio, but another element considered one of the most important secrets of the superiority of Real Madrid this season, is the Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who kept his net clean in 18 games from Out of 32, beating two other giants, the Slovenian Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak and Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen.
In terms of numbers, Courtois skipped seven hours of matches without receiving a single goal, and was decisive in important confrontations during the matches, whether in the time of "Corona" after the competition resumed, or before that. Real Madrid is enjoying the best defense in the "League" thanks to the defender's brilliance, but more because of the strength of the Belgian goalkeeper, who is the first in the rate of successful confrontations this season in the league, which is the most important reason why Real have not received more than 21 goals so far in 35 games. On the other hand, Atletico goalkeeper received 26 goals, and Stegen exceeded the barrier of 35 goals. The last keeper to keep his net clean in 17 games in one season, Real Madrid, was the historical goalkeeper Paco Boyo, during the 1971 season, but Courtois broke that number by reaching the 18th match. Courtois has played an important role in the eight consecutive victories for Real Madrid since the resumption of the competition, as he succeeded in addressing many of the goals achieved, most notably during the meetings of Getafe, Valencia and Real Sociedad.
Alaves meeting was the sixth game in a row with clean sheets for Courtois. "If we are not receiving targets, this is thanks to Courtois," Zidane said at the press conference yesterday. Courtois is expected to end this season of Jan Oblak's control of the title of the best goalkeeper in the "La Liga", having distinguished her for the past four seasons, as Courtois numbers are pushing hard to be the best goalkeeper among all, and among the best ever in all major European leagues. .
Zidan: We have 3 final matches ahead of us
Real Madrid coach, French Zinedine Zidane, expressed his happiness with the team's victory over Alaves 2/0, and said in a press statement: «We are here in the context of our attempt to win the title, and we still have three final matches before us. Everything is beautiful, but we are aware of the difficulties accompanying this competition. There are three games left, and we do not know what will happen. ” He added:
"I have always said that (La Liga) is a tough and complicated competition, and we have to accept that."
He kept his net clean for the sixth consecutive game after meeting Alaves.
Real Madrid's defense is the best this season in the "League" with 21 goals.