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Almeria Vs Real Madrid
The game is fast-paced from the post and chances come quickly from all angles. Lucas Vázquez had the first chance of the match with a wild finish – but it was the hosts who struck first as he took advantage of Antonio Rüdiger’s deep position to beat the outside of the net and past Thibaut Courtois. Fede Valverde then tried to answer himself with a powerful effort which the goalkeeper successfully parried. Karim Benzema was up to the task as his effort crashed onto the crossbar, and Valverde decided to take another shot from the impossible. Rüdiger came close from a corner but the keeper kept his cool – before Almeria went close to making it two with a superb strike. The home defender tried to save it all, until Vazquez found the net first time – but the referee said it was too close. Halfway and all that remains to be done.
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La Liga champions Real Madrid lose 1-0 to newly promoted Almeria after 6 minutes pic.twitter.com/XEGIdFpFB5 — B/R Football (@brfootball) August 14, 2022
Real Madrid haven’t really been able to create chances, but they need to start being more clinical if they don’t want an opening day. They started the second half on the front foot again, forcing a string of dangerous shots into the box. Benzema saw a shot saved well inside the area – but it was Vazquez who found the net again and this time it counted. Vinicius Jnr showed good pace in the penalty area before closing down, Benzema couldn’t pick up the loose ball – but Vazquez could. He smashed the ball under the crowd to bring Madrid back into the game. David Alba was brought on between the second substitutions to seal the three points and his first touch helped Madrid do just that. Indeed, Madrid had a free-kick in a good position, but the Austrian curled home. Casemiro came on to deny the home side a reply, but saw little of the ball afterwards. They could have scored an equaliser, but Courtois struggled to stop a low shot and deny his enthusiasm. Eden Hazard has looked sharp since his arrival, which bodes well for Real Madrid. After much time, including a dangerous header saved by Courtois – the referee finally called a halt to seal Madrid’s three points. For Los Blancos
Carlo Ancelotti opted to switch before the first La Liga match of the season. Five players from the UEFA Super Cup victory were rested: Militao, Alaba, Casemiro, Modric, and Carvajal. In their place came debuts for Tchouameni and Rudiger and minutes for Camavanga, Nacho, and Lucas Vazquez.
It proved to be a difficult game in the south of Spain and Almeria took an early start thanks to a goal from Ramadanuddin. A few tweaks and personnel changes from Ancelotti transformed the second half. Lucas Vazquez’s goal and David Alaba’s direct free kick secured the result for Madrid.
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Thibaut Courtois—7.5: Despite limited attacking presence, Almeria still had 10 shots, half of which went to Courtois.
Lucas Vazquez—8.5: He won all of his games, had 2 steals, scored multiple runs on the weak side of the game, scored an unearned run, and scored a run. Lucas Vazquez did a great job.
Antonio Rudiger-6.5: Struggling with the aggression of Sadiq and Ramazani for the first 20-30 minutes of the match, gave Nacho a bad word for the opening act. Growing into the game, Almeria put everyone forward and played a lovely long ball to Karim Benzema, but failed to score.
Nacho-7: Like Rudiger, struggled early but settled into the game. Center backs work better in purpose – deciding to rise together or fall together. Those kinks worked themselves out and both were better. Despite the physicality of the match, Nacho handled Umar Sadiq with ease and was too aggressive to go out against the Nigerian.
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Ferland Mendy-4: Bad against Frankfurt on Wednesday and not good tonight. Little to concede in the final third when Vinicius was desperate for a partner on the left.
Tchouameni-6: A hot start, but with good moments to go forward. Some of those moments include: an off-ball to Benzema, a high pass to Vinicius on the break, and some great pressing to force Girona into a conversion. Some chemistry with his teammates is still lacking, and there are huge differences between Tchouameni and Real Madrid’s defense.
Eduardo Camavonga —5: A disappointing performance for the young Frenchman after his impressive form in pre-season. Failed to find a rhythm and was fouled before the end of the half. Luka Modric was replaced at half-time.
Toni Kroos—7.5: Three key passes, one disallowed assist, a game-high 115 passes and 81 pass success rate at 97. The German has started playing at a very high level.
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Fede Valverde — 7.5: Played with the shock of the rest of the team in the first half. He ran two impressive ball-carrying sequences in the first 45 and tried to prevent a scoring chance. Finished the match with 4 key passes and 4 shots, but at least one goal.
Vinicius Junior-8.5: Another difference maker. Girona tried to double Vinicius and his teammate Kaiky defended well in key parts of the game, but Vinicius did not tire and blocked the effort. The Brazilian excelled at breaking through the back five and helped open the scoring with a shot that went into the path of Lucas Vazquez for the first goal.
Karim Benzema—6.5: A quiet night for KB9 still included 3 shots, 4 key passes, and 1 big chance. Unfortunately for the Frenchman, he failed to convert two big chances thanks to a low pass from Vinicius and a ball over the defense from Toni Rudiger.
Luka Modric-7: Came on at half-time for Eduardo Camavanga. His introduction gave control and orientation to the team.
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David Alaba-8: Seconds after stepping onto the field, he scored the game-winner. A direct free kick from outside the box is the perfect way for Alaba to come in and score a world goal. He finished the match as a left-back and his 15 minutes on the left was far worse than his team-mate Ferland Mendy’s.
Eden Hazard—7: Played as #10 with a midfield of Kroos, Modric and Valverde. It blends well between the lines with great precision and skill. A new season brings new challenges and new goals, and after much speculation Real Madrid will begin their La Liga 2022/23 campaign at Almeria’s Powerhorse Stadium with an unexpected level of difficulty.
Almeria took an early lead and the team’s two out-of-form goalkeepers, Lucas Vazquez and David Alaba, sealed the tie and started the season on a high.
Winning from behind is now second nature. Last season, 20 points, or 23.3% of Real Madrid’s La Liga total, came from returns for Ancelotti’s side. The statistics for this period are divided into three parts.
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Since Ancelotti’s return, this mental strength and belief has become a common theme. Last year’s Champions League campaign saw a number of historic victories, and this season, the campaign continues.
Madridistas would prefer not to go into a match with a newly promoted team after six minutes, but Almeria are Segunda champions.