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Tops / flops Real Madrid – Atletico Madrid: Royal Benzema, invisible Griezmann

Carlo Ancelotti’s players, who put in a very good collective performance, confirmed their place as captain of the Spanish League against the disappointing Colchoneros (2-0).


Benzema of the highest class
Admittedly, Modric and Militao did well tonight, but we can’t help but highlight Karim Benzema’s performance. It was announced that KB9 is uncertain before the start of this meeting, and has already started this evening and to revive this meeting very quickly made its mark. It only took 16 minutes to become decisive, in a match that, at first, was not very good for Real. He’s at the beginning and end of his goal trajectory, and what a goal… As a true captain, the La Liga top scorer has repeatedly created his team’s game as well as reclaimed the balloon (like his good return to the 20’s). To return after a big week of absence due to injury, Benzema fired his team’s match perfectly, before emerging as a champion in the first half.

Vinicius, decisive double lane
Another excellent performance from Vinicius tonight, author of two passes tonight. He was able to exploit the spaces left by the Atletico defense in a strange way, and participated greatly in building his team’s match with great combinations with Karim Benzema in particular. More, smarter and more skilful in the last nod, Vinicius is giving himself double passes tonight. He was a real poison for 87 minutes, before he walked out with a standing ovation from the Bernabeu.


Diego Simeone, helpless
Facing a Real Madrid side in complete control after the opening match, “El Cholo” seemed to lack ideas for changing Ancelotti’s tactics. Helped by a little invisible Griezmann, Diego Simeone also failed to tackle the spaces left by the defenders for Real’s attackers. Like his two-goal defense for Real, the Argentine technical team was disorganized from start to finish. With a 1-0 lead in the first half, one could hope for a reaction from Simeone’s players, but while Felix and Lemar’s appearances were good, Colchoneros failed to overpower their evening rival.

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Griezmann, invisible
After his impressive performance in the Champions League, he could have used his stint this evening to win the final 11 from Simeone, but the Frenchman was ghostly. Aside from his superb free kick in the first half, Griezmann wasn’t dangerous once in 45 minutes. He was logically replaced in the first half by Felix, who would do a better half time than him.