• Chronicle.Madrid is within close range

The tactical drawing that gave Zinedine Zidane the first title on his return to Real Madrid brought him closer to the second one last night, a much more important one. From Jeddah to Granada , from the January Super Cup to this summer League that his team could decide next Thursday, with a win at home against Villarreal. It is two points from the title, which is called a sigh. His game last night was seriously final, in a stadium where almost everyone has suffered this season. Granada, in the first half, melted at the good white presentation, dominating Madrid thanks to its five midfielders .

The system with which he surprised (and triumphed) in the Super Cup again worked out for the French coach, enlightened in this final sprint of the championship. Each shake to eleven gives him results, with nine consecutive wins and as many starting formations. He never repeated after confinement .

Before the foreseeable vigor of the Nasrid team, ZZ launched all his players. What happened? Control, Real Madrid rhythm and local suffocation. The plan completely matched the Marseillaise when in the first approximations of Madrid, two of his three compatriots in the team hit the Rui Silva network in two separate kicks. Unexpected, like his eleven, was Mendy's 0-1 .

ZZ transfer

In the good end of the lateral course also appears the figure of the coach, who claimed his transfer last summer. To the defensive display that he has shown since his arrival, the French striker is showing some joys in the opposite area that are being very beneficial for his own. Against Alavés, last Thursday, he took a penalty in the first minutes and last night, again at the top of his lungs, he slipped into dangerous terrain. Brave, he threw it long, began to run and, suddenly, he was strong enough to burst the ball at the goalkeeper's head.

Goal, great goal, rather, to release his locker. Many carry his friend Benzema, with 24 already after last night. Another dangerous arrival of the Whites resolved in the area. Feint, stop and kick to the net. Later, the network planted by ZZ in the medullarum kneaded the night until the second part allowed Andalusian awakening.

The good team of Diego Martínez demonstrated why it is the revelation of the tournament. Instead of being carried away, he got up with play and pride, as in the Bernabéu, on the first lap, when he was about to equalize 3-0. Yesterday he took advantage of one of Casemiro's few mistakes in recent weeks. He lost the ball and Granada mounted a perfect counter towards 2-1.

The goal seated the authors of the film and fatal his adversary, suddenly small. Forgotten his starting power, it fell to Madrid to put on the jumpsuit and work without brilliance to save a marker that tasted like alirón. It will be Thursday, if he wins Villarreal. With two draws, against the yellows and on Sunday in Leganés, it would also be worth it. Sergio Ramos pulled the tie under the line , five minutes from the end. A little closer. We have to keep going. To win what remains, "said the captain at the end, without hiding the anger at the sweats of the second half.

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  • Ferland Mendy
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