Recreativo 2-3 Real Madrid(01-March-2008)

Finally after 3 straight defeats, real madrid have won a game in the league which I think was a must considering that barcelona were just two points behind real madrid. Real madrid had a shaky start as always, recreativo took the lead in the 16nth minute when Martín Cáceres scored from an indirect free kick, he hammered the ball into the net from the far post.

 

Hats off to recreativo for playing an attacking game even with the lead in hand, not like other teams who just score goal and park the 11 man bus in front of the goal, they paid for it in the end but still, at least they tried. Real madrid got back into the game with the equalizer coming from none other than raul on 27nth minute mark. Drenthe provided a long ball into the six yard area to raul who headed the ball home.

 

In the second half real madrid still looked the slower of the two teams as recreativo coach urged his players to go forward and try to win the game. Both teams were playing at a high tempo, players began to show their frustration in trying to gain the upper hand in the second half. Beto was sent off for a scuffle with heinze and minutes later sergio ramos was shown the second yellow card of the game, he too was sent off.

Kleber Pepe came off the bench for drenthe. Raul could had scored a brace had he taken his chance after beating his marker but the keeper got a hand to it and the danger was cleared. Two minutes after coming off the bench, robinho scored a magnificent goal, curling the ball with his right foot to getitpasttherecreativokeeper’s