The last three most important investments of Madrid ( Bale and Hazard , around 100 million euros, a club record, and James , 80), have hardly contributed anything to a team that has conquered the League, and that speaks good for Zidane's work to counteract such a deficit through collective resources. However, having reached the decisive phase of the Champions League, a tournament of instants, against a rival who has players from the same segment in the attacking positions, the decline was insurmountable with final defeats. Varane's mistakes were rude, but Courtois and Ederson's number of saves speak for themselves of the difference.

The rival was City, which he formed with De Bruyne , Sterling and Gabriel Jesus , due to Agüero's injury and Guardiola's decision to leave Bernardo Silva on the bench . Really, a lot of fire. A list of 'top' strikers does not guarantee the titles, of course, and the test is experiences like that of PSG, currently with Mbappé , Neymar and Cavani , but it is almost impossible to reach them without a good part of them in the team.

Despite the din of the white defense at Etihad, where the absence of Ramos was evident , Madrid is a more compensated team than City in the rest of its lines, but not in attack, where Zidane forced a touched Hazard and testimonial in his first season in white, in which he has achieved a single goal, and opted for Rodrygo instead of Vinicius or Asensio . Beyond the nuances and preferences, and the titles, the three are still a few steps behind in the hierarchy with respect to Guardiola's attackers. By rank and by state of form, the only one who was at a similar level was Benzema . In his best year, the Frenchman has added 21 league goals. Since his contribution is much greater in the game than on the scoreboard, he would need a puncher by his side. Jovic's experience has been a fiasco and Mariano , a purchase in the interwar period. The role is still pending.

The transition to the era without Cristiano was channeled in a few months thanks to the return of Zidane, an icon for Madrid and its fans, the nonsense of Barça and the failures in Europe of the Portuguese striker, since the states of opinion are generated in glasses communicating. However, this should not separate Madrid from an accurate analysis, and the time to do so is after having won a League, calmly.

The intention of Florentino Pérez is not to make big signings this season, because the big signing is the stadium, a strategic operation for the future, and because the Covid-19 crisis has had a severe impact on the richest clubs, in which the 'merchandising' supposes an important part of the pie of its income. In the Madrid segment, between 100 and 200 million euros have stopped entering.

The commitment to the purchase of young talent works, and Vinicius , Odegaard or Valverde demonstrate it , but it is necessary to pace it so as not to lose competitiveness where Madrid has built its story, its prestige and its industry. The last Champions League, in 2017, he raised it with Cristiano, Benzema and the Chilean of a Bale who still thought about a future with the ball, not with the sticks. The impersonation of the first is a utopia and that of the second, expensive. The second elimination followed in the second round is not going to change the plans, because this Bale and this James, today in the market are worth less. The team goes on vacation and will come back on August 28 or 31 with the same thing, basically, but the club cannot escape the dilemma.

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