Real Madrid suffers another defeat, undeserved if we go to the statistics of the game, but this is football and the Alavés was well planted and had its prize at the last minute with the goal from Manu Garcia after charging a Corner. This victory leaves Alaves in second place momentarily tied with Real Madrid with 14 points.
Many things to question in the white team, more than 6 hours without making a goal, what can Lopetegui do? he tried with a new attack front with Mariano, Asensio, and Vinicius but none of them could have a clear chance.
Is the problem in the core? It may be, Kross’s match was perfect, he recovered and dealt and he was the most vertical, Modric was uncomfortable, some imperfections, but he is essential for the balance of the team, Casemiro is the muscle of the midfield, the most physical, the one in charge of doing the relays to the lateral ones. These 3 in the middle of Madrid have given 3 Champions to the merengue team, but it seems that for the Spanish coach is not enough and has added another camper center, the young Dani Ceballos has become the favorite for Julen who wants him as the new 10, he played the 90 minutes without contributing with anything of the magic that is expected. Lopetegui prefers him before Casemiro, a boy with a lot of potential but still not at the level to be a starter in the white house, he looked slow, his passes are always warned always horizontal and without any spark.
This blow can make Julen realize many things, Mariano has to be the starter 9, run Benzema to the band or sit him on the bench, the team lacks spark, magic, the audacity that before was given by Isco but with his disease has collapsed and Ceballos is not a good substitute.
A FIFA date is coming just in the middle of the Madrid’s breakdown, perfect to reorganize ideas facing the end of the season that can be a Real disaster if they do not get the goal.