This Tuesday Madrid faced Viktoria Pilsen for the Champions League in the middle of one of its worst crises in recent years, aimed to be an easy game for Madrid where the goals would appear and all would be happy, the goal of Benzema to the minute 11 confirmed the sensations.
However, the white team continued to miss opportunities and hitting balls on the stick, which led them to be booed for the second consecutive time to go to rest.
The second goal came from Marcelo’s boots at minute 55 after a cue from Bale that left him alone in front of the goalkeeper, 2-0 won Madrid and it could be a party, but with the changes of Lopetegui and Viktoria’s discount to 78, the Madrid finished it asking for the hour in the Bernabeú.
The desperate changes of Lopetegui, which I still try to understand, were half-hearted, Lucas started by Odriozola, right! the entrance of Valverde by Isco to 58, Who is Valverde? And the entry to the field of Mariano at minute 87 by Benzema, with Marcelo touched, a great mistake, who also ended up injured and leaving the team with 10 in the final minutes.
Bale and Asensio went out completely, they are not the same of the beginning of the season and despite Lopetegui has a show of talent in the bank called Vinicius Jr that does not stop breaking it with Castilla, does not give him any minutes and prefers to make Valverde’s debut that nobody ever heard to speak of. But the greatest success of Lopetegui in this match was leaving Ceballos out, it is not known whether by rest before the classic or a wake-up call. The Uruguayan stranger did better than Ceballos has done, Valverde was more upright and from his boots the second goal was born.
A victory that leaves bitter tastes with the injury of Marcelo and the lack of marksmanship, the crisis is not over yet and the position of Lopetegui will be at stake this weekend in the Spanish classic.