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jichenw

Asensio might be afraid of injury so he couldn't play like he used to. If he keeps on playing like this, I doubt whether Real Madrid should renew the contract with him or not.


Papa_Bear55

Asensio and Jovic do not deserve to play for Madrid.


KingEtame

1-0 coulda been 5 lol. Vallejo masterclass, Nacho masterclass. Camavibga wasteful, Kroos uninspired, Asensio worse than an empty slot, Jovic lazy. Lunin 👍


MysteriousMatter1413

"thx for the training session"


WhiteSTallion-

How many of you agree I have never seen a bad player like jovic playing for Real Madrid till now.


mechales__9

In my memory, supporting the team since 2005ish Him, and Hazard, and Woodgate have been the worst 3 players for us. Maybe Owen and Nuri sahin too Worst signings


mamakomamomo

Woodgate had a horrible debut but Real had a better defensive record when he was playing. I think Fernando Gago at times looked like he was a celebrity playing a charity match in our midfield.


dashunden23

You forgot Lucas Silva & Saviola, with the latest being dubbed Messi 2.0 during that era but produced jacksh*t.


The_Cat_2605

Hazard has been a terrible signing due to his injuries, but as a player Hazard is ten thousand times the player that Jovic is. He's a magician with the ball at his feet, Jovic can't even control a simple pass.


mechales__9

No doubt. Hazard issue isnt just injuries, mentally too. His bad decisions caught up to him, he was eating junk food snd not training properly in his early 20s, it catches up.


KingEtame

Gravesen


mechales__9

Yes and that asshole


WhiteSTallion-

He was the one who recklessly tackled players so transferred if I remember right?


hazzaan

Great to see Lunin has improved his distribution, he was shite with the ball at his feet last game he played. Vallejo might be our backup CB next season tbh, he did well today. Jovic might not be world class but we’re not helping him with Asensio as the RW. He needs to be fed than ball and he will score. He’s not linking up the play like Benz, we need to adapt the game after him. Nice to see Fede getting his shots off, he’s a very dangerous threat with his long distance finishing, we’ve seen that with the NT and rarely with the club. Overall a good performance by the team considering that this is just to rest and work on match fitness for the Final.


yourdaddyjust

I get that about Jovic that he's more like a poacher. I also think that mindless running like Mariano isn't any good either even though fans like to see it because it shows that he's trying. What's most frustrating about him is that as a box to box poacher his off ball movement is absolutely non existent and his positioning ability is very bad .


Madrid_Fan

Think he took a few more than usual today hope Carlo gives Fede license to take more shots he’s a killer with them


krispythunder

I know everyone here is saying how no one gives a shit about this match result but i just want to highlight one player , who has disappointed me so much this season, Mendy just seems so clueless on the ball never puts up a good cross or a good through baal his first touch is pretty much awful all the time , now i know that he’s our best option at LB and he has great defensive strengths but i mean to me he is starting to look like AWB, not that bad yet but i wish we bought some world class fullbacks.


Code__Lyoko

People who do not understand Real Madrid very well are giving you downvotes. Marcelo and Carvajal were so offensive, while Casemiro and Kroos would stay behind, and we are used to play that way a lot. If Prime Marcelo was playing instead of Mendy, it would be at least 1-1. Mendy had so many times a chance to send a proper ball in 16, but every time he does something different, and not useful. He is good at defense, but in order to play on that position, you need other skills as well.


vezzel

Mendy is a good defender, but I hate his offensive skills. He should be a back up defender and alaba should be the starter on the left back.


a_r_y_a_n_

This is actually true. Mendy's passing is really bad. His playing out from the back is awful. His physicality has also decreased since that injury. He gives away the ball at dangerous positions when being pressed.


a_r_y_a_n_

I don't mind the loss . We played really well when our important players were subbed in. But please for gods sake don't make me watch Asensio play again. Not even as a sub.Never seen a player so absolutely useless. Play some castilla players or hell anyone but just not Asensio. At least jovic has the excuse of not getting enough minutes but shitsensio had 10 times more minutes than he actually deserves.


taos__v

It would have been nice to tie the game 1-1. I fucking hate those rats. First they didn’t do guard of honor and then they hanged a poster outside their stadium insulting us. What a disgrace of a team. EDIT: A giant poster I might add


TOMOCHI-SAMA

Well now we see why Jovich, Asensio, wallejo and ko are on the bench, and why Benzema is 75% of all RM attacking potential. This kind of crazy influence I seen only in FCB season 2012-2013, where Messi basically we’re carrying alone dead club, but what Messi weren’t able to do in his prime , because of lack of spirit, Benz are doing already for 4 years stright and this whole season especially.


teo257

Benzema’s attribution to the whole final third has been the reason we won 4 UCL, he just didn’t score as much. Out of all the old guard including Ronaldo, Benz leaving would be the most devastating to this squad. That’s why we desperately need Mbappi unfortunately


TOMOCHI-SAMA

I know, but one atm too, we were toothless without Modrich in midfield.


kobomk

Vallejo was pretty good in most games he played this season


TOMOCHI-SAMA

Wut?


kobomk

I know. it's crazy, but he's pretty decent


craigularperson

I mean, Vallejo was one of our best players, what are you talking about?


TOMOCHI-SAMA

Again, wut?


kv2408

Asensio. Is. Not. Real. Madrid. Class. Player. Carlo should've kept Jovic inside with two functional wingers alongside him, every time we tried playing without real centre forward it didn't end up too well


yourdaddyjust

Thing with Asensio is there are things he's very very good at. His shooting ability and dribbling is still very good but physically he's got nothing that's why whenever he sees a tackle coming his way he turns 180 and dribbles towards his own goal or backpasses . I believe somewhere out there there's a manager who has a system that can bring the best out of him.


Litterthug1

*Asensio post knee injury


KingEtame

That's the only one breathing, no?


Litterthug1

I just think there is still a good player in there as he was such a stud before and there are occasional flashes.


MTrain95

jovic was the worst player on the field, I can completely understand why Carlo decided to bet on Rodrygo as CF


craigularperson

The loss is basically meaningless. I think Madrid were clearly better in the second half and based on the chances it should've been a tie. I still think Atletico are somewhat lucky getting a fairly marginal penalty. But both team struggled to finish precisely. Weird game, Atletico are cunts and are both dirty and fall easy. Still don't understand how like Atletico made twice the much fouls but Madrid had twice the yellow cards. Benzema is crucial to our game, and if we had played with Vini and Benz from the start I am certain Madrid could've won, but given the league over it is very good to see them get rested. And I think most players really weren't really on, which explains the unstable performances. Vallejo however was outstanding.


[deleted]

Yeah most of our players were not taking it too seriously but a part of them still tried to push them to win lol. Simeone was somewhat thankful we didn't field a super strong team from start


arnabroy006

Bus Stand team plays so much defensive football that they cant even shoot on target. I doubt that if it wasnt penalty he would have scored that. Not a best performance from us but NO INJURY is the biggest gain against butchers


SlowProtagonist

This is the reason why Cama doesn't start bois. He's just so good coming off the bench and changing the pace of the game


frankfromr

So you are saying Carlo knows what he's doing? In my opinion the best starting XI for Real Madrid is the one that started against City in the second leg. A front 2 of Benzema and Vini with Valverde helping in attack and KCM in midfield. Then you can introduce the subs based on what's happening on the pitch, who's tired, who's not playing well etc and you can see Camavinga and Rodrygo coming on. But on the other hand you can't judge Camavinga on this match because this match meant nothing for Real Madrid, win, lose or draw won't change anything for Real Madrid season, so can't expect the players to give everything for such a match and risk getting injured.


SlowProtagonist

Yup cannot judge a player only on one match. But I've never seen starter Cama being better than sub Cama. And KCM is too precious to bench


kandamvazhi123

Start Lunin in the final for a +20 luck buff.. Liverpool gonna need 15 open chances to score 1 goal.


[deleted]

Good game, we still stay sharp without injuries. They can have the points. Savic will thank Rodrygo for knocking City out haha


FergieBall_FC

Never want to lose a Madrid Derby by any means, but considering the circumstances of what's done and what's to come, a 1-0 defeat isn't the worst thing. ¡Hala Madrid!


Finiciusjuniors-mom

Stinker from the entire team but we move.


Visual-Situation-346

Valverde literally doing shoot training with Oblak


NieThePiet

would have won that easily with our best 11 over 90 minutes. no injuries, only conceded due to a soft pen, okay.


Wesley_Okayyy

Celebrated that penalty like they winning the league…


Adviso_992

Honestly I odn't care, we've already won the league.


GregorioBue

No injuries against the butchers, I'll take it.


GiveUsRDR2

Unpopular opinion: Vini has been awful these past few games.


Radinax

Yes, it's unpopular, when he gets the ball on his feet it's danger time for the rival team


165cm_man

Does the past few games include the first leg of the semi?


anonymous_acc2302

Not unpopular at all. He’s just looked no where near as good but because he’s so fast he’s a player that you always want to play because he can get a goal from nothing


sonicdash2129

Wouldn't say awful, inconsistent is a better term for it


ahusseini

Asensio just book an Uber to Milan after the game


Historical-Ebb-544

Vini played worse than Asensio. The fuck u waffling about?


evilmoi987

No one can play worse than Asensio


Historical-Ebb-544

Is so sad the only thing u can do is hate on Asensio. Vini can miss like 3 open goals and u will still not say anything bad about him. Our fanbase is a joke.


a_r_y_a_n_

The only joke here is you if u think Absentio played better than vini. Absentio is basically useless.


showmeyourmoves28

Fucking small club. Congratulations, you’ve almost secured fourth!


mylanguage

Decent run out - some good exp for the kids. Not our best performance but didn't like the look of the midfield trio


zejkk

Cross to Benzema tactic doesn't work without Benzema on the pitch


coolcalmjavi

Cholo begging 🥵


jmLogic-

Good match from Lunin and Vallejo


Vpriimo

At the end vallejo became just a liiil sloppy here and there but other then that very good match


No_Plantain_5495

Funny match that was entertaining


UnluckyPenalty2503

Meh


elcirujano13

That was fun


Pozitivitive

Atlético is so shit they needed a penalty to win this lol


ayamyam

And it was a bullshit pen lmao 🤣


TheBlank5

Thanks for the free training session Atleti, and you don't drop points this week as you often tend to lately. No injuries, we're solid.


NieThePiet

Simeone celebrating like he won a CL final


LeftButtcheek69

Unpopular opinion : we should've let jovic and sencio out. He might work when he 2 functional wingers crossing to him.


MysteriousMatter1413

Even with 10 wingers, not gonna work at Madrid


laal88

Yeah I think so too


Madrista_sr4

Jovic won't work out anymore in real Madrid in any position in any tactics.


Mkhitaryan10

Excellent last 10 minutes by us. Could have won it if we buried our chances. No injuries most important thing.


aqua_puss

I’m okay with this lost . Thank god no injuries let’s go


frankfromr

This should be seen as a friendly from the POV of Real Madrid, even the starting XI is good enough to beat this Atletico Madrid side if Real Madrid needed the 3 points, the players are not gonna sacrifice their fitness by getting injured for useless 3 points. Good thing Ancelotti rotated.


GregorioBue

Now that Jovic is out and Benz is not on the pitch we are crossing so much...to Rodrygo and Lucas Vasquez. I mean, Rodrygo header against City was amazing, but it's definitely not his strenght.


EatAssAndFartFast

I mean there is no way to score when your opponent is a pussy like Atletico which parks the bus against Celta vigo


WWECreativegenius

Imagine having to do this against our B squad lmao


FlacidBurny

They did miss a lot of 1 on 1 chances though…fucking losers


shlooged-

Can’t wait until we have Mbappe down the left.


FlacidBurny

And gnabry down the right with asensio in at number 9🔥🔥🔥


a_r_y_a_n_

Asensio??..This is a joke right.


mylanguage

IMO if this was the Ceballos, Cama, Valverde midfield this would have been a different game - Cas, Cama and Kroos are all more inclined to recycle possession as their first option - I feel the skillset doesn't mix well


EatAssAndFartFast

The only sad thing is the undefeated record at Metro politano is broken


papi7098

The fact that Vallejo played great gives me more hope to just put him in rotation and maybe our defense would solidify


JaksikO

More defenders? tf is this


SuaveRico

I dont want these cunts in the UCL next season.


Sir_Bradulkar

They'll be out during the grp stages


blackmushh

man vini cmon bro. Not good enough. Hope he gains some form before UCL final


MelodicMachine1356

Would've had an assist already if it wasn't for nacho


Bludgeoned-Testicles

Haha mate this a friendly.


Kixot123

the only equalizer I want to see is fede's shot


ahusseini

come on vini


BidFew207

Lmao. We are making the Wanda Metro so nervous. Like they know one goal lead isn't enough


mylanguage

Lmao Modric is so incredible - you can just see he's floating out there and is a class above everyone on the pitch going at half speed.


JaksikO

Could use a little bit of 🤨 magic


mylanguage

I feel a Cas - Kroos- Cama midfield is just not set up for any of them to be successful overall tbh - not a combo we should use that often if ever


rawdawgking47

Nah you trippin


JaksikO

Atletico are actually parking the bus against a B team lmao


MTrain95

Its not a B team no more


DanyLave

Cmon rodry do your thing


mylanguage

Love you Vallejo!


craigularperson

Lol, Lucas Vazquez is our target man.


MeltedBanana

for a header lmao


miri258

I mean His head is glorious tho


BidFew207

All in all. I enjoyed this game. First game in months that doesn't give me respiratory problems.


Soccer_Vader

lmao 5 min no way


l_ftd

Koke’s face looks like he’s always smelling a fart


Adarshcr7

Atletico are grade A cunts. You can't change my mind


Sir_Bradulkar

No need to


mylanguage

Vini has opened up a ton for us - we are far more dynamic


Soccer_Vader

Can;t see that much added time in this match


mylanguage

Telling you Cama seems to win every header - hope he can start working on that attacking the ball in the box as well


papi7098

Ngl let’s come back these last minutes to fuck with them 😈


FergieBall_FC

Ahh Nacho... that was the equalizer right there.


Sir_Bradulkar

Oblak becomes someone else against us


Kingsleyk83

That’s on a platter for Nacho


ahusseini

omg nacho


mechales__9

And thats why ladies and gentleman, I dont think Nacho should start ahead of Alaba at CL final. Love him though.


Blueeye5000

He was a beast today both at lb and cb.


DanLaurent

Not like they are good at heading either lol


Mkhitaryan10

Nacho that was you mate


TimothyX7

Nachooo!!! How 🥺


Godlike1236

Valverde is soooo underrated


craigularperson

Madrid has had enough chances to at least get a tie.


JaksikO

No idea ehat we just did but it kinds worked


Vpriimo

All of you knew benz wouldve buried that


MeltedBanana

The price we pay for lack of depth in centre forward position


mylanguage

Oh Nacho almost had it! haha I would have loved that - good cross vini


TheBlank5

Ah Nacho, that was a big one.


BidFew207

Oooou so close


Adarshcr7

Nacho wtfffff, come onnnn


Sir_Bradulkar

Nachos ffs


papi7098

finally asencio does something today


evilmoi987

Nachoooooo


izquall1490

NACHO! Almost there laddd. Love you still ❤️


ahusseini

Card them wtf ref you coward


NieThePiet

good try Asensio


mylanguage

This is the best keeping of Oblak for a year


ayamyam

Madrid derby: ❎ Valverde long shot practice: ✅


ogeezyuno

I hate saying the refs are biased but holy shit today the ref is going to change his financial future 💸💸💸


mechales__9

I love Vallejo, he gets on Atleti nerves, he can be their new pepe. Keep him for that reason solely alone


craigularperson

Atletico has twice the fouls, but Madrid has twice the yellow cards. Makes no sense.


areyouhungryforapple

God i want Valverde to score a long range screamer sooo bad


Teukkabasketball

I want to see Valverde shoot this one!


MeltedBanana

Atleti losing composure...


Soccer_Vader

I swear if Asensio tries his luck, imma be really mad


ahusseini

That’s a card son


papi7098

Let Valverde take the free kick I want to see something real quick


aarion21

can the atleti players do anything but bitch and whine


mechales__9

Valverde is incredible, So much potential to be a massive player, hes not a traditional midfielder. He needs a bit of work on his shooting and just trying to be more creative with passes.


Modrixinho

Idk why they dont pass the ball 2-3 times when modric has a lot of space. They dont see or they wana prove themself. Vini cama


gengooo

That Valverde shot reminded me of that CR goal when he celebrated by pointing to his thigh


Xxallahuakbar69xX

Fede Valverde long shot goal in the CL final, making my prediction right now


SuaveRico

X2


EatAssAndFartFast

This boy found his way into my heart after he tackled Morata


koaamz

Damn Fede genuinely has a rocket in him


Share4aCare

Holy shit Valverde hahaha


mytosysticfibrosis

Mendy you’re not a winger please :’)


perucho1993

If Benz comes on I'm putting money on a comeback


HideoKojimaTheThird

I really like Valverde.


FergieBall_FC

The world's not ready for a Fede Valverde bombazo from long distance 🚀


Adarshcr7

Why tf it looks like vini is trying to pass when he shoots. No power at all


Real_Colinio

Valverde scoring a banger in the final i can feel it 🤞🤞


WingEater69

Vallejo looks like the night stalker


Nathem

Lmao true


aqua_puss

Is it coming?


No_Plantain_5495

One day Valverde. One day.


JaksikO

Valverde put on the shooting boots today


UnluckyPenalty2503

Fede is so unlucky


maanvendraaa

He's gonna score like that one day. You'll see.


undercover-_-

fede bro calm down we already won the league


ahusseini

omg


notusedusername2

Lol again fede


Vpriimo

If a ball hits my face with a valverde shit i probably die


Kixot123

lads, this is not even a friendly. it's fede's shooting practice session


mojojojoba

Petition for Valverde to shoot at least 3 times a match


TimothyX7

HOLY SHIT FEDE


NieThePiet

Valverde has some shoots


jmLogic-

One day it will go in Valverde don’t worry


evilmoi987

one day he'll get it


awesome1ru

We need a new CB alongside Rudiger, Militao can't be a starter next season Plus Alaba at LB with Vini would be deadly


Hetlen

What a shot Valverde, keeps me on the edge of my seat


No_Plantain_5495

Great possession


JaksikO

Can we just score one lucky goal, to ruin their day


craigularperson

Atletico is like the poster-boy of going into tackles like a street-fight but instantly fall when being fought back, like they are dying on the beaches of Normandy.


Murrderer

Is Rodrygo playing on strike?