Lunedi, 25 Settembre, 2017

El Clasico kicks off La Liga season

Modric Misses First Leg of Spanish Super Cup Talking Points from United's Valiant Defeat in the UEFA Super Cup
Pammachio Corsino | 16 Agosto, 2017, 16:58

Pre-season for Madrid was a disappointment.

Real Madrid pulled off a stunner at Camp Nou clubbed with Cristiano Ronaldo's controversial sending off as Los Blancos thumped down Barcelona, 3-1 in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup, on Sunday.

Valverde, of course, represented Barcelona as a player, winning the Copa del Rey and UEFA Cup Winners' Cup during two years at the club.

Less than three seasons ago, when release clauses started reaching the triple digit mark followed by the word "million", few eyebrows were raised, but not many really believed that those tremendously high amounts would ever be met.

Theo will provide back-up for Marcelo and is expected to develop into one of the best left-backs in the world. Players such as Casemiro are known to often attempt relatively risky tackles, but many others on the pitch seemed out of character for Sunday's match-up. "It should be analysed a little more". It is understandable that emotions are running high in such a prestigious match-up but this level of recklessness will destroy Real Madrid's ability to repeat a La Liga title run this season.

The 21-year-old versatile star rose to fame in the last campaign under the management of Zinedine Zidane and therefore, attracted interest from big teams. Fabio Coentrao, Diego Llorente, Mariano and Burgui have also left the club permanently. The last time they failed to score was against Manchester City in the 0-0 Champions League game in England.

Real Madrid failed to beat Barca last season as they've played a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou and lost 2-3 in one of the best El Clásico's lately thanks to Messi's 92nd minute victor.

"He didn't feign anything at any moment", protested Madrid captain Sergio Ramos. Madrid have been heavily linked with a move for Kylian Mbappe, but it is not like they need the French starlet.


The Spanish Super Cup is not a priority competition for Real Madrid, but the Portugal captain will be desperate to play a part.

"I'm going to say the same again - until the 31st, anything can happen".

"I am happy, but it doesn't mean anything".

So he should be.

Real Madrid are expected to start with Cristiano Ronaldo, and the talismanic forward will be looking to clinch yet another title for the Spanish giants.

While Barcelona have brought Gerard Deulofeu back to Camp Nou this summer, he is likely to be a squad player in the forthcoming season.

Local media reported a supposed new contract of the French man with Real Madrid, Zidane said he is happy about his situation at the club. And that is ominous news for everybody else.

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