Atlético de Madrid beat Real Madrid in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. The team of Zinedine Zidane was the main contender for the title, but it was not enough to win the trophy. The defeat of the team in the home stadium of the reigning champion was a real disappointment for the fans.
The first match of the new season of the Champions League was held in the stadium of Real Madrid. The main favorite of the tournament was the team of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese player scored a hat-trick and made the score 3:1.
The main goal of the players of the Royal club was to win a place in the Champions league final. The first match was not successful for the team, but the fans were satisfied with the results.
However, the team was not able to win gold medals in the tournament. The following factors contributed to the failure of the club:
1. The failure of Ronaldo.
2. The lack of motivation of the leaders.
3. Injuries of many players.
4. Lack of a good bench.
5. Bad playing of the substitutes.
6. Poor organization of the game.
7. Unsuccessful tactical decisions of the coach.
8. Short bench.
It is worth noting that the team lost the first match against Liverpool, but managed to win against Manchester United.
In the second match, the Royal team was defeated by Barcelona. The Catalans were able to score a goal in the last seconds, but they missed a penalty kick. The failure was the worst in the history of the championship of Spain.
This defeat was a serious blow to the Royal Club, because it was the first time that the club lost in the Spanish Cup.
Real Madrid is the main favorite in the UEFA Champions League. The club has a good lineup and is able to play in the best league of the Old Continent. The Royal club has the following advantages:
* Excellent coach. Josep Guardiola is a specialist in the game of football. He has managed to build a successful team.
* Excellent bench. The players are ready to play at any time.
At the beginning of the season, the Madrid team was the favorite of all European championships. The Meringues were able not only to win, but also to qualify for the next stage of the competition.
It was the home match of Real against Barcelona.
Despite the fact that the Royal squad was not in the strongest condition, it managed to score the first goal. The goal was scored by the young midfielder Dani Carvajal. The player was able to make a pass to the forward Lionel Messi, who scored the second goal.
After the match, Guardiola said that the players had not yet recovered from the defeat in the previous match.
“We have not yet been able to demonstrate our maximum,” he said. “We need to find the right way to demonstrate it.”
The coach also said that he expected the Royal players to play with Barcelona. ”We have to play against them. We can not just relax,“ he said, adding that the Meringue team was “the best in the world”.
For the Catalans, the match was a chance to get into the Champions’ League zone. The coach of the Mersesia said that “Barcelona is a team that can not be underestimated”, and that it is the team that will be able to challenge the Royal.
You can always follow the development of the matches of the Catalonians on the website of sports statistics. Here you can find the information about the games of Real and Barcelona, as well as the results of other matches.
Madrid was the only team that managed to qualify from the group stage of a tournament. It was the second time that it happened. The previous time it was in the European Cup, when the team from the capital of Spain was defeated in the round of 32.
During the match against Barcelona, the Mertesacker was injured. The injury was not serious, but he had to rest.
He was replaced by the goalkeeper David De Gea. The veteran of the national team was able not to make mistakes, which was a good sign for the Meren.
Barcelona managed to get the first place in La Liga. The Catalan team is now in the top-4 of the standings.
If the team wins the next match, it will be the first step to the Champions’ League zone, where it will play against the team with the best record.
Football results of the most interesting matches of La Liga
The season of La liga is in full swing. The most interesting football matches are held in Spain. The teams are trying to get to the European Cups, but there are also some matches that are more important for the national teams.
Of course, the main goal for the teams is to get in the group of the best 4. However, it is also important to qualify to the next round. The top 4 of the league table is very important, because the teams that get into it will have the chance to enter the Champions Cup. In the Champions cup, the teams will play with each other.
There are a lot of matches that can be watched on the internet.