Wednesday, February 1

Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid: Los Blancos win derby; match stained by racist chants geared toward Vinicius Jr.


The Madrid derby wasn’t brief on drama because the Wanda Metropolitano noticed Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid on Sunday, 2-1. But it was one other unhappy day for the game with racist chants being heard clearly outdoors the stadium earlier than the match.

After Real scored two targets within the first half by way of Rodrygo and Fede Valverde, they managed to carry on pretty comfortably regardless of Mario Hermoso getting a purpose again late on. 

Los Blancos have gained each match that they’ve performed this season, they usually backed up their protection of Vinicius Junior after Koke spoke out about his dancing forward of the sport. Vini Jr. even obtained abuse from some Atletico Madrid followers upon entering the stadium with chants of, “You are a monkey, Vinicius you’re a monkey.”

The subject of Vini Jr’s dancing spiraled uncontrolled a bit earlier than the match, however this was clearly crossing the road by a large margin. La Liga or Atletico Madrid have not completed something in regards to the chants as of but. Vini Jr would have the final snicker although, serving to his group beat their rivals.

“There’s no room for racism, and it is actually dangerous that these chants occur and clearly, it may be a minority of followers however that is racism and we have to name it like it’s,” Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois mentioned after the sport. “I hope that somebody can discover out who these persons are, there are cameras all over the place and a few individuals do not perceive what they’re saying. That’s an issue. Like even for me, there’s nothing racist to me, however for those who stand behind the purpose and listen to what I hear each recreation, it is not good and there are children with their mother and father insulting me within the worst method.”

“What schooling is that this on your youngsters? I believe that is the issue, the most important drawback of the stadium is that this as a result of it appears like while you come to a stadium you possibly can say no matter you need with none penalties, and if it is racism and it is heard by cameras or mics then possibly you are able to do one thing about it. But in any other case, individuals from the stadium throw issues, they shout disturbing issues and that is an enormous drawback. So it is all about schooling.”

More targets, extra dancing

Rodrygo opened the scoring for Real Madrid within the 18th minute enjoying because the striker whereas Karim Benzema missed one other match as a consequence of damage. After enjoying the ball to Aurelien Tchouameni, the midfielder obtained the ball excessive of the protection to a streaking Rodrygo for the opening purpose. After scoring, Rodrygo and Vini Jr got here collectively for a samba dance within the Metropolitano.

It was incisive passing by Tchouameni as he has helped Real Madrid transfer on seamlessly from Casemiro. Roaming the middle of the park, Tchouameni was in a position to get ahead for passes like that whereas profitable a sort out, making six clearances, and profitable two interceptions. Involved in each part of play, Tchouameni has been a powerful addition to the squad whereas permitting the entrance three to cook dinner the opposition. 

Valverde then scored purpose was fairly good off of Vini Jr’s shot off the submit as he scored for the third recreation in a row.

Defense faltering

Jan Oblak was anticipated to overlook the match as a consequence of damage and he might have wished that he wasn’t current as two of the three photographs on course that he confronted reached the again of the online. On Real Madrid’s second, Vini Jr beat him at his close to submit earlier than Valverde knocked it residence. He wasn’t helped a lot by his protection as Atleti missed extra tackles than they accomplished however that is a part of why Atleti are struggling a lot on the season.

Sitting seventh within the league, Atletico Madrid have allowed six targets in six matches, not holding a clear sheet of their final 5 in all competitions. Diego Simeone expects his group to problem for the highest of La Liga each season however trailing Real Madrid, Barcelona and Real Betis by 5 or extra factors already, Atleti will likely be fortunate to problem for a Champions League place not to mention get into the combo for the title if they do not clear issues up.

Real excellence and composure

Real Madrid are an fascinating group as a result of it feels inevitable that they will discover a method in matches. Atletico Madrid took extra photographs at 12 to 6 whereas additionally profitable the xG battle 0.89 to 0.79, however the one quantity that issues is the 2-1 rating in favor of Los Blancos. Carlo Ancelotti is likely one of the greatest man managers on this planet, trusting his gamers to make the proper determination, and when you might have the standard that Real have on the pitch, that is fairly straightforward to do. Performing with out Benzema, his Real group weren’t pulled into the event by getting gamers despatched off within the brawl that Dani Carvajal ignited as a consequence of his sort out on Angel Correa.

Vini Jr did not even trigger an outburst after he was pushed to the bottom by Axel Witsel whereas attempting to present up Atleti with a rainbow try. A superb mixture of petulance whereas nonetheless holding their heads, Real Madrid appears able to disregarding any opponents that they could face. With the shock of the season Osasuna up subsequent adopted by Shaktar Donetsk, Real Madrid ought to be capable to hold the nice type going as properly.


2022-09-19 03:12:21 Chuck Booth

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