Real Madrid 7-0 Valladolid
Hail to the champions and bow to the majesty of real madrid as they have truly showcased their potential and destroyed valladolid in a performance which was the best I have seen in the past 10 years at the bernabeau. Real valladolid came in with a strategy which was both brave and shocking. I cannot really recall the last time when I saw a team’s defense keeping a high line at the bernabeau but real valladolid did that crime and as they say, don’t to the crime if you cant do the time. And real valladolid were battered and swiped off the pitch by real madrid inside the first half.
Real madrid looked sharp from the very first minute and played attacking football from the start giving the fans a goal fest which they deserved as now real madrid have not lost a single home game in more than a year, actually 365 days to be exact. Real madrid looked determined to dispel all the concerns and doubts that were being cast after the defeat to almeria and the white’s did just that by routing valladolid and thus, increasing the lead further to 8 points.
Real madrid did not even play their ideal 11 today as van nistelrooy, heinze, torres, pepe, sneijder, metzelder and also robinho (15nth minute into the game) were all injured or suspended which raised questions about what schuster’s strategy should be. As described by Diego Maradona “Schuster is tactically perfect”, Schuster outdid his counterpart by anticipating real valladolid’s strategy of defeding high up the pitch to cramp the real madrid’s midfield for room.
This was effectively dealt with by schuster when he decided to play two fast players on the wings to catch real valladolid off guard, with robben and robinho(before he got injured in the 15nth minute) both starting the game for the first time in this season and the gamble paid it’s dividends as real madrid was able to put 5 goals past real valladolid’s young goalkeeper, for whom the match turned out to be nightmare at the final whistle.
Real valladolid played ther hearts out for the whole 90 minutes although they were loosing by 5-0 for most of the game and credit must be given to them for their hard work and their character as they did not just lie down in front of real madrid’s artistry but instead tried to intimidate real madrid players by making rough tackles and pressurizing them in the first half. Real valladolid showed tremendous fighting spirit and courage by playing the way they did despite the thrashing they received.
First goal came in the 9nth minute when robinho and robben combined to confuse the real valladolid’s defense into stepping up for the offside whilst baptista sneaked past their defense and scored a nice clinical finish to get the first goal of the game, little did real valladolid know that this night was going to be their worst of the season.
Robinho retired on the 15nth minute mark and was substituted by drenthe, who proved to be one of the best players on the pitch that night for real madrid.After that, goals came pouring down in the bernabeau with guti slipping a nice through ball to raul who dribbled it past the keeper to finish with his right foot for the second goal of the night. Goals and more goals followed, in fact, real madrid scored 4 goals in fifteen minutes after raul scored his first goal.
Third came from robben 33rd minute, again guti was the maestro in the midfield with his precise killer passes to both the wingmen and guti’s eighth assist came when he found robben in his full stride with a pass and robben appreciated the quality of the pass with a cleverly tucked goal into the near post of real valladolid’s goalkeeper.
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