On the grass of neighboring Getafe, Real Madrid remained undefeated in this 2022-2023 season. Thanks to an early goal by Eder Militao and despite the notable absence of Karim Benzema at the forefront of the attack, the Casa Blanca players made the difference to win by the least (0-1). Result of the races: the defending champion of Spain was temporarily ahead of Barça by three points and was installed as leader of the League. Good news before the Clásico scheduled for next weekend…
Benzema returns to normal… or almost
06/10/2022 at 21:10
It was an anomaly that had to be stopped. Author of a good start to the season with six wins and a draw in seven league games, Real Madrid had never managed to keep their cage to zero since the start of the championship. It’s done, and the author of this performance is none other than Andriy Lunin, a starter in the White House cage since Thibaut Courtois’ injury. To tell the truth, the Ukrainian goalkeeper did not have much to do to fulfill this mission. Yes, there was this shot by Carles Aleñá deflected for a corner (49th), but beyond the usual aerial or low exits, that’s all.
Tchouaméni almost scored his first goal with Madrid
From then on, the most difficult thing for Real was to open the scoring, and that was done very quickly. In the first corner of the game, the visitors found a foul from the rival when a cross from Luka Modric was finished off by Militao with a header at the near post (0-1, 3rd). The continuation ? A long stage of merengue dominance, symbolized by Modric, captain for an evening and impressive technical ease. That said, the Croatian was unable to widen the distance with his teammates to calm Real’s end of the game.
Aurélien Tchouaméni thought he offered his first goal with his new colours, but David Soria unleashed a saving parade (48th). Rodrygo thought of sealing the fate of the match, but his goal was logically annulled for offside (71st). Finally, Real achieved their precious advantage and Getafe, very aggressive like Damián Suárez with Vinicius Junior, was too timid offensively. Real Madrid did the job at the Alfonso Pérez stadium, and that’s the main thing. In the Classic next day, the rhythm of the match will probably be very different.
La Real continues and sees 8
10/05/2022 at 20:52
Real retirement points, Benzema frustrated
02/10/2022 at 20:54