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What a comeback
Again, it was not easy, despite Barcelona many injuries. Real Madrid put a bad performance in the first half. Alaba, again, below the standard. Look below Kiyan analysis:
Real Madrid have done *nothing* to make Barcelona uncomfortable. The sporadic press is easily sliced, and the build-up phase is a mess. Confused looks coming out of the back. Rare transition opportunities for Vinicius: 1) he has not options; 2) his decision-making has been poor.…— Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo) October 28, 2023
2nd Half was indeed better:
2nd half was much better. Don't overlook how much Camavinga changed the game. He was getting into central zones that completely opened up new outlets in attack. Great under pressure.— Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo) October 28, 2023
Modric had a calming presence and was quite mobile. Fede started to drive the ball forward more…
Ancelotti: 7th Clásico victory
Ancelotti has now surpassed Zidane in the number of El Clásico victories. Only Miguel Muñoz, with 16 victories, is ahead of the Italian now. More about it in the 3 stats article.
More game stats
It’s clear from Real Madrid passing network: the system looks much more like a 4-2-2-2. Again, Rodrygo very isolated in the right. For that kind of role, Joselu would probably do better, especially with Rodrygo’s current form, don’t you think? It would have been nice to see the passing network from the second-half.
Amazing, Lukita, 500 games for Real Madrid.
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