Whites are forbidden to fail
Winning a League is a difficult task that consists in maintaining a positive run and going “match by match” as a well-known neighbor of the capital says. The whole of Zinedine Zidane arrives at the clash after being able to certify his pass to the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey by 1-3 against the Unionists . In the meeting they highlighted the less usual as Brahim Díaz and his goals or Bale , who again had to retire injured. An almost usual situation in Welsh.
In the last match in the League he achieved an important victory at Santiago Bernabéu against Sevilla by two goals to one, the work of Casemiro.
Those of Pucela look forward to winning again
Eight are the matches that Real Valladolid has without knowing what it is to win. This Sunday in their stadium they will seek to turn it against a powerful rival. In the last match of the domestic championship he played at Sadar and reaped a goalless draw against Osasuna .
In addition, the pucelanos in their last performance on the green fell eliminated in the Heliodoro with a Tenerife that traced the initial goal of Sandro Ramírez. The Second Division team lay down the First team and made the pass to the second round.
The last game that faced Real Valladolid and Real Madrid was played in the first round of the League, on the second day . The whites did not have it easy and they failed to take the three disputed points. It was precisely the Blanquivioleta team who first took points from the Zidane team. Real Madrid dominated the game and had chances, but ran into a strong visitor defense. Benzema advanced to the meringues late, in the 80th minute and just seven minutes later Guardiola signed the boards.
Real Madrid has 11 undefeated games, it is the only one that has lost only once and the least thrashed in the First Division
The historical balance from the 1948-49 season to the current one is 56 victories for Real Madrid, 17 draws and 13 victories for Real Valladolid. In the last five games there have been three games won by the whites and two draws.
Real Madrid and Real Valladolid statistics
If something is standing out, the Chamartín team this season in the domestic championship is under the sticks. The goal defended by Courtois is the least scored. He has conceded 13 goals in 20 days and has left the goal zero on 10 occasions. In the list of teams less scored in the championship, behind the Madrid players are Atlético and Athletic, with 14 against; and Getafe and Sevilla, with 20 each.
Real Valladolid has been eight games without winning, but has only lost one in José Zorrilla this season
This factor has favored being in the fight for the leadership tied to points with Barcelona and second for goal difference. Zidane’s team has had 18 unbeaten consecutive games, eleven of which have been in the League. In the 20 games played he has won 12, tied seven and lost only one.
In the case of Real Valladolid occupies the fifteenth place with 22 points: four victories; Ten draws and six losses. It takes eight games without winning. The scoring record is 17 points in favor and 23 against, the same figure as the first classified in the League, Barcelona. To highlight his stadium as a fort where he has only lost one match.
Zidane: “It will be complicated, we play against an opponent who has only lost one game at home”
The French coach has reviewed the current events of the club talking about players like Bale, Brahím Díaz, Casemiro, Hazard or Vinicius Jr. However, he has emphasized the importance of thinking only about the next match against Valladolid and the Difficulty of the clash: “We are in a good moment and we want to continue with what we are doing. Every three days we play a game and there we must always demonstrate the best version. The same tomorrow,” he said.
Zidane stressed that they have to concentrate on making a good game tomorrow. “I try to give 100% every day, just like the players. We are in a good moment. The most important thing is tomorrow’s game,” the coach added.
Sergio González: “Learning from the negative, has to serve to detect what we have to do to be that strong Real Valladolid”
The coach from Pucelano has had to do self-criticism about the current situation of his team, but he has also valued the effort made. “I see a moment worried about the streak without winning. We have the frustration of having made more than correct matches to win, and we have not been able to win. Winning, with good or bad game, is the key from which the stigmata will break” , analyzed.
Believes that Real Madrid is the ideal rival to get the three points again: “A very powerful team is coming and hopefully after the game we all have the smile of satisfaction.” For this, he stressed that “” we, the two or three that we are going to have, put them in, and try not to be comfortable and make them run backwards. ”
Responsible for directing the clash between Real Valladolid and Real Madrid is Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea . A collegiate not absent from the controversy. He was a member of the VAR in the latest Camp Nou classic marked by arbitration decisions. He has already refereed Real Madrid against Levante, which concluded with a merengue victory.
At the controls of the videoarbitraje for this match will be Javier Rojas Alberola . The referee led this season the only defeat of Real Madrid in the League to date against Mallorca.
Real Valladolid: Masip; Antoñito, Kiko Olivas, Joaquín, Salisu, Raúl Carnero; Fede San Emeterio, Alcaraz, Oscar Plano; Sergi Guardiola and Unal.
Real Madrid: Courtois; Nacho, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Valverde, Kroos, Isco; Rodrygo Goes and Karim Benzema.