Real Madrid lost another match in La Liga. It’s been a tough month for Zinedine Zidane. Funny fact is that Los Blancos have zero wins in La Liga this month.
Injuries and covid pandemic
Real Madrid has serious problems with the health of players. First of all, we should talk about covid. Luka Jovic is now in self-isolation as he has covid. Militao, Hazard and Casemiro just defeated covid and now play in La Liga. As for the injuries, Los Merengues has a big list. Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal, Valverde – four players of the starting line-up are injured. Keep in mind that Casemiro and Odegaard also returned from injuries, so they are not 100% fit for the matches. Fans believe that injuries will lead to losing La Liga this season.
Alaves was better than Real Madrid?
First of all, we should note a good performance from Alaves. The team did everything – dominated the midfield, pressed Real Madrid’s defence higher, etc. The players of Alaves were fighting for each moment. They had three more days to prepare for the match, so they felt fresh during the match. Zidane still used the same line-up due to injuries. Modric and Kroos were main partners while Casemiro (who just returned from covid isolation) also played. Alaves scored two goals and both were caused by the players of Blancos. The first goal was due to Nacho’s handball and Alaves was awarded a penalty. The second goal that Joselu scored happened after a big mistake from Courtois.
Real Madrid scored a goal at the end of the match. Los Blancos players were very tired and they could not keep up with healthy Alaves players. Even Eden Hazard was injured after 28 minutes of running against Alaves midfield. Hazard was substituted right away. Experts believe that he may be out for the next few weeks which is tragic for Zidane.