Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid began their preparations for the upcoming derby match between them Sunday in La Liga, under lot of uncertainties and lack of clarity surrounding the way to play their respective after their games Wednesday in the Champions League.
While Real Madrid overcome two-zero on the Swedish Malmo field away from home in a game that was only accomplished by the achievement of the Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo who set a new record, Atletico fell at home 2-1 against Benfica because of the weakness of its defenses.
Rafael Benitez, the new coach of Real Madrid, started the application of his new idea about the defenses of the Royal team, where Real received only one goal in eight games he has played this season.
However, the main problem is the offensive line and in its ability to also grab the admiration of the fans.
Benitez realizes the dangerous circumstances of his team who accepted his technical leadership when he was presented to the media and the public, where at that time he said: “The team has to play way better to win and he has to have a clear picture of what they want to play, we have to attack and score goals and play well if that’s possible. ”
In fact, Real Madrid, mainly, focus on defense and not receiving goals, based on his football stars in the leadership of the attack, this is exactly what happened in Malmo when Cristiano scored both goals of his team, which did not happen last Saturday, when the team Madrid’s fell into the trap of a draw against Malaga.
The Spanish newspaper “as” said, Thursday: “Benitez strategy is practical somewhat, depending on the substitution system between the players, in order to create a strong team on the pitch but lacks the aesthetic appearance.”
And now it’s all about anticipating what Real Madrid will present during the current season, and checking whether to continue to pursue the same strategy, or coach will choose to obey the wishes of the masses in hopes that some of the changes.
And Atletico Madrid suffers from the same period of doubt and confusion, but different from his city rival for the reason of his remarkable stumble in this season’s beginning.
Coach Diego Simeone Relies on filling the midfield with talented players, who can control the ball, but they fail to control the game and create opportunities.
The resort of Atletico Madrid to involve players like Angel Correa and Yannick Carrasco, a sign of the desire of this team to expand his aesthetic horizon, that’s why Atletico Madrid Brought the players Jackson Martinez and Luciano Vietto. however, and in spite of all this, there still an issue with the team’s engine who is making noise more than usual.
It seems clear that Atletico Madrid lost the other one his most important characteristics, namely defensive solidity, and that appeared clearly in front of Benfica, where the team conceded two goals that were not of the quality of goals that usually get into the net of Atletico.
The Spanish newspaper “Marca” said: “Atletico live a moment of confusion.”