As if it were a sign of some mythological Madridista being, those who, like meiga, make and unmake in the destiny of the Real Madrid, This Tuesday in Valdebebas it only rained during the time that the whites’ match against Chelsea lasted.
And it rained a lot, literally and metaphorically, in a match of those in which no one can explain how Zidane’s team managed to get out alive. And, not only that, but with the certainty that nobody rules him out for the final in Istanbul. At the end of the day, a 1-1 against does not seem like a stumbling block for a squad that, after a first part of siege and fear, is capable of imposing the feeling that “nothing has happened here”.
Real Madrid will travel to Stamford Bridge next Wednesday to fight the second battle against Tuchel’s machine, which has among its ranks physical giants and fine talents that threaten the white machado. What happens is that Zidane’s team has premium stickers that can end up deciding the contest.
From one’s own goal to that of another’s. Real Madrid starts and ends with two life insurance who throw the team on their back when the center of the field proves to be made up of human beings who, sometimes, also fail.
The Belgian, five minutes after the start of the universal flood in the visit of Chelsea, already left a legendary stop as a warning that saved his team.
The Frenchman, who does almost everything, was the architect of the goal that leaves Zidane’s men alive in the competition he knows best.
Amid all the maelstrom of casualties and juggling to do eleven in recent weeks, there has been some great news for whites: no one doubts Eder Militao anymore. The Brazilian, at just 23 years old and without having had continuity, has become the owner of the defense in the most decisive stretch of the season and against teams such as Liverpool, Barça or Chelsea. Almost nothing.
The young man has shared a table and tablecloth in defense with Nacho -another of the great news- and with Varane who before the Chelsea team made more than one despair.
It is, therefore, logical to think, although Zidane’s mind is an impenetrable place, that it will be Militao who will accompany Ramos in the rear in the expected return of the captain.
With Carvajal’s injury, Zidane found in Lucas Vázquez an excellent substitute winger who not only complied but also won the trust of the fans again. However, Curtis’s was injured, making it mission impossible to set up a defense.