The Real Madrid 2020-21 is being a team of streaks. Irregular. Unable to stay on a stable line of performance for a long period of time. His season has seen phases of good results (beyond the discussion about the height of his football) with others of continued disappointment.
An irregularity that, after tie loaned this Monday to the Real
Society at Di Stéfano (1-1) it has led him to be out of the Cup, to lose the Spanish Super Cup in the semifinals and to face the visit this Sunday to Wanda (16:15) with the garter rope around the neck.
Phase 1: Promising start-up
LaLiga started the white team with a draw at Anoeta (0-0) after which they chained three consecutive wins against Betis (2-3), Valladolid (1-0) and Levante (0-2). 10 points out of 12 possible cannot be considered a bad balance to start the course. A moderate optimism reigned in the white square.
Phase 2: More defeats than victories
However the Cadiz It gave the surprise in Valdebebas (1-2) and the team entered the second streak of the season: in the next six league games it added only two wins (one of them at the Camp Nou, 1-3), for three defeats and a draw: 0-1 against him Cadiz, 1-3 in the Camp
Nou, 4-1 to Huesca, 4-1 in Mestalla, 1-1 in Vila–real and 1-2 before Alaves.
Interspersed, the first five days of the league of Champions left a poor balance of two wins (both against the Inter), a tie (in Monchengladbach) and two losses (both against the Shakhtar). In total, a sequence of 11 matches ended with four wins, two draws and up to five losses.
Phase 3: The Resurrection
Those of Zidane arrived at Pizjuán on December 5 with the French very disputed. And there they changed the sign of their matches again, achieving the first of six consecutive victories, five in the League and one in the Champions League, which returned the waters to their course.
Along the way, Sevilla, Borussia M’Gladbach, Atlético, Athletic, Eibar and Granada fell. Six out of six. The ‘Happy‘He had returned to settle in the white team.
Phase 4: Four KOs in seven games and goodbye to two titles
But this Madrid chameleon disguised himself as a weak team again and entered a quarter
phase of the season, alternating victories with draws or defeats in the League: two victories (against Celta and in Mendizorroza), two painful draws (in Elche and Pamplona) and one defeat (against Levante in Valdebebas) in their next five commitments.
A few ups and downs aggravated by two KO voices, which cost him the first two titles of the campaign: 1-2 against the Athletic in the semifinals of the Super Cup and 2-1 against Alcoyano on the Copa del Rey. Balance of this series of seven games: two wins, one draw and four losses, in addition to two titles on the road.
Stage 5: Five wins in a row
The Madrid of a thousand faces reappeared to re-chain four garter wins (Huesca, Getafe, Valencia and Valladolid), to which was added the one achieved in Bergamo in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions against Atalanta. Despite the plague of injuries that plagued the team in this phase, it seemed to have found its way again.
Does phase 6 start?
Until this Monday, when the Real society brought him back to reality by robbing him of two points in Valdebebas, forcing him to go to the Wanda yes or yes for the three points and with the certainty that a defeat against Atleti would almost mean goodbye to LaLiga: would be eight points behind the leader, who also has the extra ball from a pending match. It remains to be seen if this draw against Real opens a new streak of results, the sixth, in this Real Madrid 2020-21.