Julen Lopetegui’s rule as Real Madrid supervisor got off to a generally terrible begin, as the European bosses were beaten 4-2 in Tallinn by Atletico
We knew before Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup last that Real Madrid would confront Atletico Madrid without both Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo.
What we didn’t know was that the prevailing European heroes would likewise turn up in Tallinn without a safeguard.
Madrid’s back four were pitiful, gravely thrashed by the splendid Diego Costa, in any case fixed by their own particular incompetence.
Each objective Real yielded in their 4-2 vanquish at the A. Le Coq Arena included no less than one frightful blunder from a cautious point of view.
In that specific circumstance, it is inappropriate to allocate excessively of the fault to Julen Lopetegui, particularly given corrosion could well have been a factor in his players’ stunning messiness, yet this was a perplexing introduction for the Blancos’ new manager.
For sure, not since Michael Keeping in 1948 had a Real mentor seen his side surrender four times in his first diversion in charge and that the thrashing came because of their city equals just made the experience all the additionally bothering.
Demise, expenses and beating Atletico in European finals – they are the three constants throughout everyday life, to the extent Real fans are concerned. Therefore, this misfortune will just elevate the feeling of unease among the Bernabeu loyal in front of the new season.
The development had been covered in enough vulnerability, to the extent they were concerned. How might Real play without Zidane? How might they admission without Ronaldo?
The exact opposite thing Madrid supporters needed to see, at that point, was such a terribly incoherent, muddled show.
The bizarre and disrupting absence of strength was apparent from the off, as well, with Real surrendering the speediest objective in Super Cup history. Costa required only 49 seconds to open the scoring, exploiting not one, not two, but rather three Real mistakes.
Sergio Ramos cut a strangely latent figure as the Atleti striker ignored him to win his own thump on, while Raphael Varane got his footwork all wrong as he hurried crosswise over in a urgent endeavor to snuff out the peril, in this way enabling Costa to gesture the ball past him.
And still, after all that, however, Costa had no privilege to score from such an intense edge. His shot was wildly struck yet Keylor Navas was inexcusably beaten at his close post.
It was a slip-up that would have hit the Costa Rican hard. With new marking Thibaut Courtois ineligible to play in Estonia, the Super Cup spoke to a great open door for him to demonstrate that he won’t surrender his beginning billet without a battle.
Rather, he just gave Lopetegui an advantageous reason for dropping him during the current end of the week’s Liga opener against Getafe. The goalkeeper may not be the just a single sidelined either.
Varane deteriorated the more extended the amusement went on and it was he who was confiscated in the number one spot up to Atletico’s third objective, from Koke.
Obviously, Ramos, who had put Real ahead with a punishment, had done his focal protective accomplice no favors at all by unnecessarily putting him under strain while confronting his own objective and remained individually box.
Dani Carvajal was likewise jumped excessively effectively off the ball by Costa in the number one spot up to Atletico’s executioner fourth objective, while very what Marcelo was endeavoring to accomplish by keeping the ball in play before Costa’s prior equalizer is impossible to say.
Prior to the amusement, the inquiry had been whether Real would convey a similar front line without Ronaldo yet Marco Asensio did what’s needed to propose that he has a major season in him, while Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema consolidated for a stupendous objective that filled in as a glittering indication of their persevering class.