Despite all the drama we have had to endure in recent days, it has become easy to forget that Real Madrid had a match today – or that there is even one season left to play. Cadiz managed to slip through all three points last time after a 1-0 win at Valdebebas, and players and employees are concentrating more than likely to belong elsewhere recently, this important game could prove just as complicated . Madrid continued to suffer from a severe lack of availability of the player, which means that the player from Castilla, Antonio Blanco, received a start just a few days after his debut in the first team. Castilla players Diego Altube, Víctor Chust, Miguel Gutiérrez and Sergio Arribas all made the bench. Marcelo returned to the line, leading the team back.
After a misleading start, the game quickly settled in favor of Madrid and they managed to continue and create a real danger. After an initial penalty call was rejected for a shirt on Rodrygo Goes, the Brazilian was then fouled inside the area for not giving the referee a choice. Karim Benzema is a name I saved, so I don’t have to write it every week, and he easily eliminated the penalty to make it 1-0. One name I didn’t save was that of Álvaro Odriozola, who ate a Benzem’a cross to go through the goalkeepers’ feet and doubled the lead. Madrid was now in full swing and it wasn’t long before Karim put his luggage on second. There were a few initial shouts of offside, but due to the fast movement of the ball in the penalty area – Benzema’s tap-in confirmed the 3-0 score line at the break.
As the already overworked legs started to get tired and five new faces appeared – the game became easier and more relaxed. Mariano came in and did everything except to score, while rotating the goalkeeper before a wide shot. Casemiro also came close to a fourth for Madrid, but the ball somehow flew over the target. Certainly, Cádiz was finished and dusty and never posed a threat in the second half – allowing Madrid to easily maintain their 3-0 advantage and secure the three points. This victory currently puts them at the top of the standings, as both Atlético Madrid and Barcelona play tomorrow. With everything that has happened in the last few days, what do your boys think about both the game and football in general?