The three-time winner of the Champions League is not going through its best moment, he visited Moscow in the search of returning to the goal, after two dates without being able to win or score a goal. In addition to the latest results, Marcelo and Bale’s injuries as well as Isco’s disease have affected the operation of the equipment.
Lopetegui would take the decision to face CSKA Moscow without Sergio Ramos and with Modric on the bench. The game would start with a quick goal from the home side after a bad pass back from Tony Kroos that Varane could not reach and Nikola Vlasic would not forgive putting the only goal of the game at minute 2.
Real Madrid had the possession of the rest of the game but without any danger, they were like the ugly son of Guardiola “We have the ball and we do not care about losing” or the Spanish National Team that was eliminated in the World Cup at the same stadium, they made 1000 passes but none with depth or to create danger.
The Madrid would have their moves isolated but the pole would tell them not 3 times. First to a header by Benzema, then a break from Casemiro and finally, the most dangerous thing that would come from the bench, Mariano would also hit the ball on the post. The match would end with Madrid winning possession with 72% but only with 4 shots on goal. It is becoming a horizontal team, nothing to see the game they showed to win 3 times the Champions in a row.
Apart from the defeat, this encounter has left another injured, the right back, Carvajal that adds to the problems that Lopetegui has to face, he has endeavored to control the midfield giving confidence to Ceballos, who does it very well but the matches are not won by taking the ball, the matches are won by scoring more goals than the opponent. This is something that Lopetegui has to understand, it’s time to revolutionize, with Mariano from the start and give Vinicius more minutes.
Another bad game from the Real Madrid and the whistles will begin to sound.