La Liga Match Centre News 

Deportivo 0-3 Real Madrid: Champions win but lose Ramos

Even though Real Madrid beat Deportivo 3-0, it was far from straight forward as the Romanian striker Florian Andone giving the Madrid defenders a difficult time all game.

He was incapable of finding the back of the net however, even from a penalty. Isco in particular, and Bale were the driving forces behind the Madrid victory.

Highlight of the game was certainly Casemiro’s goal however as Madrid displayed perfect patience, ball circulation and composure for the goal as all 11 players got involved in the attack.

Better times lay ahead for Pepe Mel’s side and Zidane’s march on having scored in 69 consecutive games, even if Sergio Ramos did pick up his 23rd red card of his career.

In the opening 5 minutes of the match, it seemed as though Madrid were going to cruise their way to victory against their opponents at the Riazor as Madrid dominated the ball early on.

It was Depor however, who created the best opening chances in the form of their Romanian striker Andone. His first 2 efforts were both saved by Kaylor Navas in goal for Real Madrid.

The battle between Andone and Sergio Ramos was one of the highlights of the match, particularly in the first half as the two very competitive individuals clashed (fairly) several times.

In the first half hour, the link up play on the left hand side for Madrid was most impressive where Marcelo, Modric and Isco connected well. Isco was given pretty much a free role, as he was often found on the right hand side of play also.

Zidane clearly has confidence and trust in the Spaniard to give him such freedom. Most of the play went through Isco at some point of each attack.

Isco’s freedom was made easier by the fact they had 4 v 3 in the middle of the park. This also contributed to the dominance of possession in midfield for the Spanish and European champions. It simply allowed at least one Madrid midfielder to be free at all times – usually in the form of Isco.

Deportivo players stood (incorrectly) looking for an offside following Modric’s shot on target, which was spilled by ex-Barca goalkeeper Ruben out to Benzema, who clipped it into the path of Gareth Bale who tucked it away comfortably on the 20 minute mark. This was Bale’s 6 goal in his 5 games against the Galician side. The Welshman has also become the first player in Real Madrid’s history to score the first goal of the season 3 years in a row.

With Real Madrid dominating possession around the midfield, Pepe Mel clearly instructed his team to allow Madrid have the ball and create chances on counter attacks by attempting to get Andone of the end of such attacks.

READ:   James' departure from Real Madrid was 'best thing', says father

Casemiro scored the second goal following some great play by Isco and Marcelo, where he crossed it low to the back post where his fellow Brazilian tucked the ball away. There were a total of 44 passes before Casemiro put the ball in the back of the Deportivo net – the longest build up to a goal since the 2005/06 season. The move also involved all 11 Real Madrid players in the build up.

Marcelo attacking threat is pretty obvious for Real Madrid and was one of the biggest reasons for them being so successful on the pitch last season. Since the start of last season, no other defender has registered more assists than the Brazilian with 11.

2 goals in 6 minutes for Madrid, showed how much the Deportivo defence was asleep, as they didn’t pick up Bale or Casemiro for either goal.

Nacho was once again, solid in defence. He was very consistent last season when played ahead of Varane and Pepe, with some within Madrid circles wanting to see the Spaniard being a regular starter. His positional sense is excellent, he is comfortable with both the ball on the floor and in the air. Once he recovers the ball, he gets it circulating right away and keeps it simple.

Early on in the second half, Isco broke down the left hand side for Real Madrid and played a ball across which was intended for Gareth Bale, Ruben was first to the ball however. Isco was once again proving a real thorn in the side for Deportivo all night long.

At the start of the second half, Madrid did not play as they were winning 2-0. They applied strong pressure on the Deportivo players, which made it difficult for them to come out from the back with the ball.

Sergio Ramos received a yellow card around the 55th minute of the match after pushing Fabian Schar in the face. One could very easily have viewed it as warranting a straight red. Part of Ramos’ game is that he plays on the edge. Incidents such as this can arise from time to time. The Madrid and Spanish captain enjoys such battles however and often plays his best under such circumstances. For the remainder of the match following this incident, the Riazor supporters whistled and booed Ramos every time he got on the ball.

The third goal was tucked away by Toni Kroos following some one touch play from Benzema and Isco. The German’s strike was deflected off Schar’s boot but looked like Ruben would have been unable to save it in any case.

READ:   Real Madrid leave Ronaldo out of Leganes trip

Guilherme, along with Andone and Bakkali (before he was taken off injured) were the standout performers for Deportivo. Guilherme hit the crossbar shortly after Kroos putting the Madrid side up 3-0.

For the last 25 minutes, Real Madrid largely remained control of the match from play, bar another 2 Kaylor Navas save from Andone. The Romanian put in a sterling performance and effort for a player who was a fitness concern in the build-up. He was unable to get his goal however, even from the penalty spot where the Costa Rican international touched the shot around the post, where it was heading in any regard.

Zidane regularly makes a change at this point in the match when the game becomes a little stretched and brings on Vazquez or Asensio to add energy and freshness to the team. This is precisely what he did once again, by taking off Isco and Bale as well as the goalscorer Casemiro to give Marcos Llorente his debut for the club his father (Paco) and great uncle (Gento) played for.

Just as it looked like there may not have been any time for more drama in the match, Sergio Ramos received a harsh second yellow card for a rather tame tackle on Baorja Valle. It will go down in the history books as an unwanted record for the Madrid captain as it is his 23rd red card of his career.

Pepe Mel’s side overall will accept this defeat and will not be too worried about losing to the defending champions. Losing to the likes of Madrid, Atletico and Barcelona is not only accepted but expected. It is not these games Pepe Mel will rely upon to boost their points tally for the end of the season.

Andone’s display tonight gave a clear indication as to why Burnley are considering triggering his €30 million buy-out clause at the moment. After scoring nearly 20 goals last season, he offered Real Madrid the biggest threat throughout this match also. Such threat, ensured Madrid did not rest on their laurels also during the match. The one concern with the Romanian is that he isn’t that prolific in front of goal and really displayed that side of his game tonight as well as all the positives.

Holding onto Andone and adding Lucas Perez back into the squad will be at the forefront of the Deportivo managers mind before the transfer market ends. Should he be able to do this, there will undoubtedly be much better outings for the Galician side. Madrid have started the season as they would have wanted to; keeping a clean sheet and continuing their consecutive scoring run to 69.

Related posts

0 Thoughts to “Deportivo 0-3 Real Madrid: Champions win but lose Ramos”

  1. Really Appreciate this article, can I set it up so I get an alert email when you make a new post?

  2. Hey there could you let me know which blog platform you’re working with? I’m seeking to do my blog on mobdro for windows in the future but I am having difficulties making a decision.

  3. You are absolutely right and I understand you. When you wish, we might also talk around medical negligence, a thing that fascinates me. Your site is certainly fantastic, best wishes!

  4. It was actually amazing reading this article and I think you are totally right. Tell me in the event that you are interested in omega xl specifications, that is my principal expertise. I’m hoping to hear from you in the near future, take care!

  5. Hi there, after reading this amazing article i am as well cheerful to share my experience here with friends.

  6. Hi, I’m really excited I found your blog, I actually discovered you by mistake, while I was researching on Google for garageband for ipad. Nonetheless I am here now and would simply like to say kudos for a incredible posting and the all-round impressive website (I furthermore love the theme/design), I don’t have time to look over it all at the minute yet I have book-marked it and even included the RSS feed, so when I have the time I will be returning to read much more. Make sure you do continue the superb work.

  7. With every little thing which appears to be developing throughout this specific area, your viewpoints are actually relatively refreshing. On the other hand, I appologize, but I do not subscribe to your whole idea, all be it stimulating none the less. It appears to me that your comments are not entirely justified and in actuality you are your self not even fully certain of the assertion. In any event I did enjoy reading it.

  8. Aw, this was a definitely nice post. In thought I’d like to put in writing like this furthermore – taking time and actual effort to create a really great article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and by no means appear to obtain some thing done.

  9. Hey there could you inform me which blogging platform you are utilizing? I am seeking to begin my own personal blog on how to track a phone number soon although I’m having trouble making a decision.

  10. I actually arrived over here via some other page relating to router page and thought I may as well consider this. I love the things I see thus I am just following you. Looking forward to looking into the site yet again.

  11. You’re completely right, I would really enjoy to know more information on that issue! I’m also fascinated by cheap smartphones since I consider it really is very cool presently. Keep up the good work!

  12. I’m not sure where you’re getting your info, but good topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for wonderful info I was looking for this information for my mission.

  13. Appreciate you sharing, great blog post. Fantastic.

  14. I value the article.Thanks Again. Awesome.

  15. I frequently look over your posts attentively. I’m also considering upvc window designs, you might write about that at times. Bye bye!

  16. Throughout the great design of things you actually secure an A with regard to effort and hard work. Exactly where you confused us was on the facts. You know, they say, the devil is in the details… And it couldn’t be much more correct in this article. Having said that, let me inform you what exactly did deliver the results. Your authoring can be incredibly powerful and this is probably why I am taking an effort in order to opine. I do not really make it a regular habit of doing that. Secondly, despite the fact that I can easily notice the leaps in reasoning you make, I am not convinced of just how you seem to connect your points that help to make the conclusion. For now I shall yield to your position but hope in the foreseeable future you link your facts much better.

  17. I enjoy what you fellows are now up to. This type of cool effort and coverage! Carry on the fantastic effort friends, I’ve added you to my own Arvind Pandit Kansas web page.

  18. I constantly look over your posts attentively. I’m likewise looking into luck patcher apk, perhaps you could write about that sometimes. Bye bye!

  19. I enjoy the things you guys are up to. This sort of clever effort and reporting! Carry on the great effort guys, I’ve included you to our house intercom site.

  20. What i do not understood is actually how you’re not actually much more well-liked than you may be now. You are very intelligent. You realize thus significantly relating to this subject, made me personally consider it from a lot of varied angles. Its like women and men aren’t fascinated unless it is one thing to do with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs excellent. Always maintain it up!

  21. I really like the things you fellows are now up to. This sort of great effort and visibility! Continue the amazing work friends, I’ve added you to my twitter followers web page.

  22. Our LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) HGV training is based in East London, and our LGV/ HGV courses are taught by qualified DVSA LGV & HGV trainers. LGV was formerly known as HGV, where it used to be referred to as HGV Class 2 (now called LGV Category C) and HGV class 1 (Now called LGV Category C+E).

  23. Hey. I just noticed this page and I certainly love it. I also love to chat about free movie websites occasionally. Great to be here, thank you!

  24. I would really enjoy to know new information on this issue! I am as well interested in top medical malpractice lawyers as I think it really is quite trendy now. Keep it up!

  25. Good day! I recently noticed your site and I honestly love it. I love to speak about personal injury attorneys occasionally. Good to be around, cheers!

  26. Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest authoring a blog article or vice-versa? My site discusses a lot of the same subjects as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other. If you’re interested feel free to shoot me an email. I look forward to hearing from you! Awesome blog by the way!

  27. I’m actually loving the theme of your site. Do you come across any web browser interface problems? A few of my website visitors have complained about my pokemon go iphone site not operating the right way in Explorer though looks awesome in Safari. Do you have any tips to aid fix that issue?

  28. Very interesting points you have remarked, appreciate it for putting up.

  29. You’re totally right and I totally agree with you. When you want, we could also speak regarding push lawn mower reviews, something which fascinates me. Your site is really fantastic, all the best!

  30. Hey, what do you really feel around home furnace? Pretty interesting issue, isn’t it?

  31. Hey could you tell me which platform you are dealing with? I’m planning to do my own website on free films very soon though I’m having trouble choosing.

  32. Thanks a lot for your superb write-up! I certainly liked it.I’ll make certain to save the site and will often come back from now on. I wish to encourage you to definitely keep going with the wonderful job, even think about canon printer setup too, have a superb morning!

  33. Appreciating the commitment you invested in this website and in depth details you offer. It really is amazing to come across a site now and then that is not the same unwanted re-written information. Great read! I have saved your blog and I’m including your RSS feeds to my own bitcoin account website.

  34. Heya, you’re certainly correct. I constantly go through your site content attentively. I am likewise interested in pc games, maybe you might talk about this at times. Have a great day.

  35. Thank you very much for sharing this info, I saved the site. I am additionally struggling to find information on ocean freight forwarder, have you any idea the place where I might come across a thing such as this? I’ll come back in the future!

  36. There is great upgrades on the style of the site, I truly like it! My site is dealing with fast shipping and presently there are quite a lot of things to do, I am currently a newbie in web development. Take care!

  37. I always look over your site content thoroughly. I am likewise focused on hd movies online, you might talk about that at times. See ya!

  38. Throughout the grand scheme of things you get a B- just for effort. Exactly where you confused us was first in the details. As as the maxim goes, the devil is in the details… And that could not be much more true here. Having said that, allow me reveal to you what did give good results. The article (parts of it) is actually very persuasive and that is probably why I am making an effort to comment. I do not really make it a regular habit of doing that. Second, even though I can easily see a jumps in reasoning you come up with, I am not necessarily sure of how you seem to connect the ideas that help to make your conclusion. For right now I will, no doubt yield to your position but hope in the near future you actually link the facts much better.

  39. I enjoy what you dudes are now up to. This kind of cool effort and reporting! Keep up the excellent effort guys, I’ve you to my dental clinic blog.

  40. Thank you for this excellent article! I actually liked it.I’ll be sure to save this website and will come back in the future. I want to encourage you to keep on with your great posts, perhaps write about Arvind Pandit also, have a fine evening!

  41. Let me know if you’re looking for a writer for your site. You have some really good posts and I feel I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d absolutely love to write some articles for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please shoot me an e-mail if interested. Thanks!

  42. Thank you for this excellent article! I actually liked it.I’ll be sure to save this website and will come back in the future. I want to encourage you to keep on with your great posts, perhaps write about Arvind Pandit also, have a fine evening!

  43. I enjoy what you people are now up to. This kind of cool work and coverage! Carry on the fantastic effort guys, I have incorporated you to my personal how to watch free movies webpage.

  44. I really enjoy the article post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

  45. I really enjoy the article post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

  46. Background Removal Service

    Thank you for this excellent article! I actually liked it.I’ll be sure to save this website and will come back in the future. I want to encourage you to keep on with your great posts, perhaps write about Arvind Pandit also, have a fine evening!

  47. I’ve recently started a blog, the information you provide on this website has helped me greatly. Thank you for all of your time & work.

  48. Many thanks for discussing this, I bookmarked this page. I am additionally trying to find info on modem router, have you any idea where I might come across something such as this? I will be back in a little while!

  49. Many thanks for discussing this, I bookmarked this page. I am additionally trying to find info on modem router, have you any idea where I might come across something such as this? I will be back in a little while!

  50. “I am so grateful for your blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on…”

  51. Many thanks for discussing this, I bookmarked this page. I am additionally trying to find info on modem router, have you any idea where I might come across something such as this? I will be back in a little while!

  52. pron best

    2LLXo6 Pretty! This has been a really wonderful article. Thank you for supplying this info.

  53. I really enjoy the article post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

  54. Thank you for this excellent article! I actually liked it.I’ll be sure to save this website and will come back in the future. I want to encourage you to keep on with your great posts, perhaps write about Arvind Pandit also, have a fine evening!

  55. I really enjoy the article post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

Leave a Comment