Chronicle Real Madrid dies and lives in Nervión to take a bite out of the League
Controversy "There are things that are difficult to understand, such as the evaluation of the hand of Diego Carlos"
The Real Madrid
could not believe the data when they consulted it.
36 years old
, on his way to 37,
, including extra time.
120 minutes in which the Croatian, like the rest of his teammates, grew as the clock drew closer to the end.
A constant this season that has reached its zenith in recent weeks, just when
's team needed it most .
, all eyes are on the same person:
, head of physical training, "
" during the preseason and "
» during the course to prevent soccer players from forcing and thus control the plague of injuries that have weighed down other seasons.
The past, with
, was the best example.
When in 2021 a squeezed Madrid fell at
in the Champions League semi-finals, the name of Pintus kept appearing in the minds of the board.
Whether or not
left the bench, the return of the Italian, at that time at
, should be the great signing of the summer.
That's how it went.
Announced Ancelotti, Madrid hastened to release a statement about Pintus.
59 years old
three European Cups in a
row also bore his surname, and whatever happens in these last weeks of the course, the high echelons of the Bernabéu already know that they have not been wrong:
Madrid is flying under his command
The last ten minutes are white
After the mini-
carried out after falling in the first leg against
, in which the players went back to work with the
they already used in July, the physique of the Madrid squad has passed over some of the most powerful teams of the continents.
The French suffered it in the quarter-final second leg, when Madrid made
22% more high-intensity sprints
(between 21 and 24 kilometers per hour) than they did, and
suffered it , who lifted the Champions League a few months ago based on a physical and vertical game.
At the Bernabéu, the whites covered
more total distance
in extra time (35.4 kilometers compared to 35), including the high-intensity one, with
for Ancelotti's men and 938 for the Londoners.
, after the Champions League beating and with the only news from
Militao and Camavinga
, Madrid flew again in the final stretch.
He started the duel stiff, but ended up sweeping the Sevilla area to caress the title, something he has been repeating all season.
Nobody scores more goals than Ancelotti's team in the last minutes of the
league, something directly related to Pintus' work.
It is his work.
So far, he has scored 16 and only conceded two.
For comparison, in that stretch, Atlético has a scoring balance of 12-6 and Barça 14-7.
In addition, he is also the least scored.
If we extend the stretch to the
last fifteen minutes
of each date, the statistic is
, an outrage that only the rojiblancos come close to: 19-7.
so far, they conceded little, but
Nacho and Benzema
made their data worse.
are white: that's where Madrid scores 68
% of their goals
(66 total already), with their first goal appearing on average in the
, the latest minute in the League alongside Real.
A fact that does not prevent them from being the
team in the championship with a six-goal advantage over Barcelona (60).
An exceptional physique and the logical talent of his squad do the rest.
The club's medical staff has also welcomed the arrival of Pintus.
Not counting the coronavirus, nursing has gone from
last year to
But it is not so much the quantity as the quality.
The seriousness of the problems is much less: they are
minor muscle problems, bumps and flu
The Madrid squad accumulated
167 absences in the last league
this season, a figure that weighs on the shoulders of
(17 games out),
Overcome the German's pubalgia months ago,
only worries about a spine that breathes after the problems in the months of April and May of last year.
In this 2022, between Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba (1), Casemiro, Kroos (1), Modric, Valverde, Rodrygo, Vinicius, Asensio and Benzema (3) add
five absences due to muscular problems
A blessing for any team that aspires to win the regular tournament.
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