Real regain its balance with a big victory in the absence of Zidane


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Madrid: After two draws in the past three stages and the exit of the Super Cup semi-finals at the hands of Bilbao and then the 32nd round of the Cup competition at the hands of a third-class team, Real Madrid, the defending champion, regained its balance with a big victory over Alaves 4-1 Saturday in the twentieth stage of the Spanish Football League. Foot, in the absence of his French coach Zinedine Zidane, due to his infection with the Corona virus.

And without Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal, Nacho, the Brazilian Rodrigo and the Uruguayan Federico Valverde for the injury and under the supervision of the French assistant coach David Bitoni due to the injury of his compatriot Zidane with “Covid-19”, Real poured its anger on Alaves, who brought down the royal club 2-1 in his home late In November, however, he has only won one match since then, leading to the dismissal of Pablo Machin and his replacement by Abelardo Fernandes.

Real entered the match against the backdrop of a humiliating exit from the cup on Wednesday at the hands of Alcoyano 1-2 after an extension in a match that the latter completed with ten players, which increased the pressure on Zidane, especially since the team also came out last week from the semi-finals of the Super Cup at the hands of Bilbao and won only once in The last three stages of the league.

But he rose up on Saturday and resolved his confrontation with Alaves in the first half, which he ended with a 3-0 lead. Brazilian Casemiro started with a header after a corner kick by German Toni Kroos (15), then French Karim Benzema after a pass from Lucas Vazquez to Belgian Eden Hazar, who turned the heel into a scorer. The royal club, who shot it in the net (41).

Hazar ended the game with a third goal after a neat pass from Kroos after the latter lost the ball from Alaves defender Robin Duarte (1 + 45), but Alaves returned to the atmosphere at the beginning of the second half through Jose with a header after a free kick (60).

However, Benzema hit again and raised his tally to 10 goals in the league this season, after a pass from Croatian Luka Modric and a quick counterattack after a dangerous attempt by Alaves was stopped by Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (70).

Real raised its score to 40 points in second place, four points ahead of its arch-rival Atlético, who meets on Sunday at Valencia, with Argentine team Diego Simeone in a postponed match as well.

Nusiri puts Seville in third place

Moroccan Youssef Al-Nassiri continued his brilliance this season and rose to third place in Seville temporarily by scoring a hat-trick over Cadiz 3-0.

The Andalusian club fully reported that Villarreal’s knot continues in front of its host Huesca, who imposed on the “yellow submarine” a tie for the fourth confrontation between them, this time without goals, in order to lead it and become third temporarily, two points ahead of Barcelona, ​​who is guest of Elche on Sunday.

Once again, Al-Nusiri played a decisive role in the eleventh victory of Seville by scoring his second three this season (35, 39 and 62) after his first against Real Sociedad (3-2) in the eighteenth stage, and the third in his professional career after the first against Real Betis in February 10, 2019, in the 23rd round, when he was defending the colors of Leganes.

The 23-year-old raised his tally to 12 goals in the league this season, to lead by a goal difference against the Argentine star in Barcelona, ​​Lionel Messi, and to 16 in all competitions.

Coach Julen Lopetegui was “really happy with the team’s mentality and behavior, but we are now looking forward to the Valencia match” on Wednesday in the cup final price, while the match star Al Nusri said, “Focus is the key when it comes to scoring goals.”

In the other match, Huesca began to form a knot for his guest Villarreal after forcing him to settle for a draw with him for the fourth match in a row, this time without goals.

The “Yellow Submarine” team entered the meeting looking to compensate for the two points that they wasted in the last stage against Granada (2-2), but collided again with his knot Huesca, who imposed a tie on him for the fourth time in a row in a series that began in December 2018 (2-2 and 1) -1, 1-1, zero-zero today).

Tenth for Huesca and Villarreal

Huesca succeeded this time in a draw against his opponent, despite the fact that the latter imposed himself this season as one of the strongest teams, as he only tasted defeat twice, while his host only tasted victory once, it was on December 12, when He defeated Deportivo Alaves (1-0), which put him at the bottom of the table with 13 points, tied in ten of his 20 matches.

Villarreal coach Unai Emery said, “We were not satisfied because we wasted two points, but despite that we gave solid performance and prevented them from creating chances. We imposed our control but found it difficult to create chances to resolve the match.”

Like Huesca, Villarreal scored its tenth tie of the season for eight wins and two defeats, and Emery referred to that by saying, “Draws are good if they come with wins. If you draw and then lose, then draws hurt you. Today we wanted three points, but we faced an opponent fighting for a result that suits him. We defended well and we have to appreciate what (Huesca) has to offer. ”

“The team is on the right track. Work must continue to reach more stability that will allow us to fight in order to be among the top four,” he concluded.

With this point, Villarreal raised its score to 34 points and retreated to fifth on goal difference behind Barcelona and one point behind Seville.

After the start of a promising season that put it in the lead, Real Sociedad continued its disappointing performances and lost its second victory only in the last ten stages after it beat its next opponent in the cup final price Real Betis with two clean goals to Alexander Isaac (48) and Mikel Uyarsabal (57), by conceding two goals in Final minutes via Sergio Canales (85) and veteran Joaquin Sanchez (2 + 90).

The Basque club raised its score to 31 points in sixth place, compared to 27 for its Andalusian competitor in eighth place.


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