Post-Bale Madrid blackout

The post-Bale Madrid suffered a blackout in the Reale Arena in its premiere in the 2020-21 championship. The Vinicius-Benzema-Rodrygo trident did not connect in attack during the 70 minutes that the three spent together on the pitch. The lack of hitting of the whites was decisive for the team of Zidane the season will start dry and with a sad draw.

It was again evident that the current champion of LaLiga Santander He suffers from a ‘9’ matador. Karim Benzema It continues to be the merengue reference in attack, but it lacks “partners” of height and resolution. Gone is when the French battering ram was accompanied Bale and Christian in that as idolized as criticized ‘BBC’.

For the story remain the 105 goals of the Welshman, recently re-caught by the Tottenham, in 251 games with the Real Madrid and the 450 so many of CR7 in 438 meetings dressed in white. Almost nothing. Now with Hazard and Marco Asensio in the dry dock, the attacking reality of this Real Madrid sows many doubts. Benzema and his two Brazilian ‘squires’ are not enough. Vinicius, alias ‘Vini JR’, remains faithful to its poor scoring numbers: just eight goals in 70 official matches, half of them in LaLiga, three in the Cup and one in the Champions League.

Rodrygo, For his part, he does not seem to have enough weight yet to decide at the top when his team needs him most. Zidane replaced him with the peculiar canterano Marvin park, a 20-year-old boy born in Palma de Mallorca, to a Nigerian father and a South Korean mother. The French coach gave this young winger the opportunity to make his debut with the first team of the Real Madrid, as it happened with Sergio Arribas (18 years old), another brand new Youth League champion and offensive product of ‘Factory’.

Zizou, who did not even exhaust the changes, preferred that they be released Marvin and Arribas instead of putting up Jovic or Borja Mayoral, two forwards he does not have, despite the great difficulty that his team showed to score a goal in their league start.