LeagueThe status quo is at the top in Spain. Atletico Madrid has the best odds. They have their fate in their own hands. No, Real Madrid after the draw with Sevilla (2-2). Hazard came just ten minutes before the end and saw up close how goalkeeper Diego Carlos had diverted a cross-heeled kick from Kroos into his own goal.
There are no goals on Saturday, so there is no winner in the Spanish summit match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. Carrasco & Co. had their chances in the first half, and Barcelona took the second.
In the first half that got off to a slow start, Ter Stegen saved furniture for Barcelona three times. Llorente, Suarez and the powerful Carrasco – whenever Atletico made an opportunity, was present – they shot the last piece in Germany. But the best chance in the first half came through Messi. After a spectacular slalom from midfield, Oblak extended an unparalleled goal.
Even after the break, nerves were tense. Moriba shot the ball away, and Pique headed in Oblak’s hand, who also fired moments later with Messi’s free kick from his cage. Then Araujo was rejected 1-0, rightly, for offside. Diego Simeone’s goal more and more to draw, his plan worked. Although he breathed a sigh of relief when Dembele nodded at a chance in the last minutes and Messi’s free kick flew away. But 0-0 after a balanced football match.
So Real Madrid had its destiny on the title in its hands.
Eden Hazard did not start the match against Seville. This was met with cheers from the Madrid press. “We are very happy with Zidane’s decision,” AS wrote before the competition. Hazard is on the bench, so that he learns what is going on about Real Madrid.
At Saturday’s press conference, Zidane returned to the London incident.
“Eden apologized and did well. He didn’t mean to hurt anyone. He’s a Real Madrid player and he’s going to fight for Madrid,” Zidane defended his player. “What happened. Let’s focus on football. Eden knows what to do on the field and he will do it. It is true that we have not yet witnessed the danger that people want to see. But I think he will succeed. It’s complicated because of what happened, but he’s contracted here and wants to work here.” I hope he can quickly show what kind of player he is. “
Real had to face Sevilla without Sergio Ramos. The 35-year-old Captain had another muscle injury. Real Madrid has not revealed how long Ramos will recover, but according to Spanish media, he will miss his last four league matches. Ramos may have already played his last game for Real Madrid. His contract with the club expires after this season.
However, Seville had a good organization last night and it was no longer flashy at Real Madrid. Odriozola was offside with foot, so VAR called up the referee with Benzema’s opening goal.
The target fell on the other side. Rakitic cleverly nodded a cross to Fernando, who hit the edge of the small defensive line in the opposite direction.
Real Madrid looked a little uninspiring, Seville had the luxury to look at it a little.
Just twenty minutes before the end, substitute Asensio drew 1-1. Remarkably, Hazard was not among the first invaders. punishment?
Fifteen minutes before time, a plot twist appeared out of nowhere. Benzema managed to exit a corner kick in favor of Sevilla. The French player was blown up by goalkeeper Bono and demanded a penalty kick. The video referee jumped, but saw Militao’s arm near the corner of Seville before the counter.
The ball is not for Real, but for Seville immediately. Rakitic took full advantage and sent Courtois in the wrong direction.
Zidane added Hazard in the last ten minutes. Our compatriot saw up close how Kroos tried to win the draw with the final shot in overtime. The German’s shot deflected in the wake of Hazard’s goalkeeper Diego Carlos. Hazard scored the goal behind his name first without knowing it very well, then it was later revealed he was Diego Carlos’s heel. Either way: 2-2.
In the standings, Atletico Madrid have two more points than Barcelona and Real Madrid. There are three more days for the match.
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