of the central matches of the fourth round of the Champions League
will take place in London. The second match will be played by the
leaders of the group N Tottenham and Real. Teams, most likely, will
decide what team will win the first place in group as the Dortmund
Borussia after a draw in Cyprus is at distance of six points. The
opponents have terrible mood prior to the forthcoming match.
Tottenham had left Football League Cup recently, having lost to “West
Ham” and then in the championship it was also destroyed by Jose
Mourinho’s players. Real upset his fans too, having sensationally
lost to Gerona. Real at first was ahead but then it lost the game
threads and received two goals.
list of injured players of Real Madrid is still overcrowded. Several
important players didn’t come to London– Keylor Navas, Varane,
Bale, Carvajal, Kovačić. And the fans of Tottenham were really
pleased because of Kane ‘s return as the Spurs had experienced hard
times without serious forward. Real Madrid began a match more
closed British on its own half during the first minutes. But the
dense defense of the hosts didn’t allow anything except long range
kicks. Marcelo kicked (23 meters) and Hugo Lloris had coped with it
without any difficulties..
answered with quite a good attack of Kane. Harry decided to attack
from a corner of penalty area, but Francisco Casilla read his
maneuver, having taken away a ball. The teams were playing very
closely and didn’t allow any freedoms to each other. During the
middle of the first half the calm flow of the match was broken by the
hosts. Harry Winks cut smart diagonal on Trippier, Kieran shot at the
goal-area line where Bamidele Alli for a moment was ahead of Nacho.
Geometrically perfect the attack was drawn e by British players but
we should note that Kieran Trippier was in offside.
has rushed forward, having created two goal scoring chances. Both
times it was Cristiano Ronaldo to create them. In the first case the
Portuguese shot gates on the outside after solo run and a series of
flicks and then having used a cross of the partner put a ball
precisely into the hands of Hugo Lloris. The Spanish superclub
continued to attack, having nearly missed the second goal in
counterattack. Harry Kane in its final stage made strong shot and hit
Sergio Ramos. That
second half of a meeting was marked by a fast goal scored by
Tottenham. Bamidele Alli became the author of a double, by means of a
ricochet having scored from the line of a penalty box. Nobody met the
midfielder who ran about twenty meters with a ball of meters. Also
the pass made by Eric Dier for about 40 meters was successful. To
tell the truth, Real was weak in defense and especially in the
ten minutes Tottenham for the third time demonstrated the problems of
Real at defensing its own gates. Counterattack of British came to the
end with the striking Harry Kane’s pass on Christian Eriksen. The
Dane under a small pressure of Luka Modrić met with Casilla, having
surely over gamed him. The score-board showed the devastating score
which again allowed critics to fall upon the superclub from Madrid.
Alli managed to miss magnificent scoring chance for a hat trick. He
missed from a perfect position. And in ten minutes prior to a final
whistle, at the time when the team from London was so relaxed,
Tottenham grabbed a consolation goal. The clumsy attack of Real took
place at the right wing, a series of passes into the penalty area
finished with a rebound from Eric Dier and Cristiano Ronaldo sent the
most powerful kick on Hugo Lloris. Even the Portuguese didn’t
celebrate this goal, understanding well the helplessness of Real this
Madrid hasn’t lost a match with such a crash for a long time
already. And we don’t speak about the score but about the game.
Tottenham surely over gamed Real Madrid, having practically
guaranteed itself the first place in the group.