It was not easy to recognize at first glance a
that was missing
Ramos, Casemiro and Benzema
, the footballers who outline the identity of
in their respective plots of the field.
There were players like
Nacho and Lucas Vázquez
, eternal substitutes who appear from time to time.
There were others who have been much longer than parties, such as
Hazard and Mariano
And there was
, who has a bit of the second and does not want to end up being like the first.
It was a Madrid of unknowns for the game that required more certainties than those the white club has faced in its last autumn.
This time it was not one of those oddities, sometimes frivolities, that Zidane allows himself in his lineups, but an imperative of the circumstances.
A scenario that invited concern until five minutes later Odegaard played Benzema and invented a pass to the central adventurer integrated into the enemy area that Nacho played in Ramos's absence.
Hazard, again assuming the role of captain
, scored the penalty of tranquility.
There was the moral with which Madrid reversed the outcome of the fable that had been torturing him for a long time.
Six of their last seven European matches without Ramos on the pitch had been resolved in defeat.
The one of last night broke the dynamics because it was not a single footballer who filled the void of the center of Camas, but several.
Nacho in the defensive field and in the occasional adventures,
Varane giving solidity to the structure
, Hazard from the penalty spot and Lucas Vázquez putting all his heart to continue his eternal claim.
Another who is immersed in this dynamic, although he still enjoys an enthusiastic youth, is
Well, yesterday the Brazilian scored a goal ... on the first ball he touched.
His is a curious case, as he adds more goals in the Champions League (6) than in the League (4).
And until Inter crossed his path - he also scored in the
- he had not scored a goal with the first team since December, almost a year.
In short, it was all good news for Zidane's team on their trip to
kindly helped Madrid pass their tricky Milan exam with a notable high.
Before the double confrontation, the Chilean had promised to fight to win Madrid from his double status as a footballer for Inter and a former Barça player.
The reflection yesterday of that desire was a double yellow card in ten seconds, for protesting in a scandalous way for an action that was also well whistled.
Of guard court.
Now it is very difficult for Inter to go to the second round, while Madrid will achieve it if they win next week at
Without Ramos, without Benzema, with Casemiro for just a little while and after an atrocious start in the first two days.
The Madrid of the others fixing the mess of the Madrid of the usual.
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See links of interest
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Olympiakos - Manchester City
Ajax - FC Midtjylland
Atlético de Madrid - Lokomotiv Moscow
Inter - Real Madrid, live