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Asi Asi Asi Gana el Madrid
It almost seems like Real Madrid start to play well only when their tournament life is on the line. It’s maddening. Usually a 3-1 lead should be comfortable right? Not to this Real Madrid. They don’t like to be comfortable. They need to be down 3-0 before it registers in the coach’s and players’ mind that they are about to be knocked out. And so it was this time around as well. Someone unknowingly asked for a Remontada and somehow the stars aligned to provide one and seal Los Blanco’s place in the semi finals. Onto City/Atletico for more ‘suffering’. That’s ten semifinals in 12 years now.
The team at Managing Madrid covered this game extensively in the immediate reaction, player ratings and 3 answers and 3 questions articles as well as the Managing Madrid Podcast.
2010/11: Semi-Final— TC (@totalcristiano) April 12, 2022
2014/15: Semi Final
2021/22: Semi-Final* pic.twitter.com/WTtqH6sHHc
I know it. You know it. Why doesn’t Carlo know it?
Remember Carlo’s bizarre comments after the Copa Del Rey loss “I was waiting for extra time to make another change, but unfortunately they scored and we ran out of time”.
Here’s a dose of reality. Whether it’s City or Atleti next the suffering will be on another level. KCM will start as always possibly along with Fede and Los Blancos will be either down and out or fighting for their lives. We know it could be different with young Camavinga in there but apparently he’s a ‘use only in emergencies player. Both Casemiro and Kroos aren’t suited to these types of high intensity games and by now there’s enough evidence to prove just that but Carlo like Zidane will live and die by KCM, so strap in everybody. If you have any hopes of winning this tournament it’s not too late to adjust your expectations. In a way this team has already met its objective in the UCL I would say.
| Ancelotti: "Camavinga can play from the start surely. But when you have Camavinga, Valverde and Rodrygo from the bench who are fresh you can change the game."— Madrid Xtra (@MadridXtra) April 12, 2022
€30M that will be remembered as a historic bargain. pic.twitter.com/09g9fDLEIE— Madrid Xtra (@MadridXtra) April 12, 2022
Oh and guess what? The second leg of the semifinals will be played at the Bernabeu.
️ @MrAncelotti: "The more we suffer the happier I am." #UCL— Infinite Madrid (@InfiniteMadrid) April 12, 2022
Peter Schmeichel: "That Modrić pass should be physically impossible. First of all, he gets pace on it, then distance, then height, how can you do that?!" #UCL— Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) April 13, 2022
Jamie Carragher: "Where does Luka Modrić come in the list of the great #UCL players, like Iniesta and Xavi?"— Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) April 13, 2022
Thierry Henry: "He's with them, not just in the #UCL, but for anything." ✨️ #rmalive pic.twitter.com/0rqAY8Tzke
Jamie Carragher: "That pass was one of the best passes I have ever seen, it was absolutely perfect, it was gorgeous to watch. You think they're dead and buried and Chelsea might get another one, that's one of the best passes I've ever seen." #UCL pic.twitter.com/LjVoyeUJ5W— Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) April 13, 2022
@lukamodric10 #UCL pic.twitter.com/c0AoKItDNp— Madrid Xtra (@MadridXtra) April 12, 2022
That winning feeling! pic.twitter.com/ZiyRnYkuZ3— Madrid Xtra (@MadridXtra) April 12, 2022
It meant everything. pic.twitter.com/JO9UckEyX0— Madrid Xtra (@MadridXtra) April 13, 2022