A Madrid-Barça at the Bernabéu without an audience? Does anyone imagine it? The truth is that it was not long, just a few days, to see such an empty game on the part of its essence. In fact, more than one contagion from the capital has already come out of that classic on Sunday March 1 played in Chamartín. In the hugs for the goals of Vinicius and Mariano the treacherous virus circulated. 0
Madrid won it and LaLiga was lucky to be able to celebrate its two great games properly, although the Camp Nou cost its own (it had to be delayed for a month and a half due to the violent demonstrations in October of radical independence). The Bundesliga will not be able to say the same, this Tuesday its Klassiker will be silent for the public.
At 18.30. the always volcanic Borussia stadium will host Bayern behind closed doors in a key duel for the resolution of the title. With four points of advantage plus the goal averaje almost guaranteed ( 4-0 in Munich ), the Bavarian club intends to leave the League sentenced, taking advantage of the fact that its historic rival will not have gasoline from its fans.
Few stands in Europe encourage like the yellow especially the wall at the south end, where 25,000 followers press for their own. The stands (literally) of Signal Iduna Park tremble when fans start jumping and singing, much more when Bayern is in front. The calm and tedium of the industrial Dortumund is forgotten for two hours there, where the environment -in temperature- has nothing to envy that of a Turkish or Greek stadium.
Two young stars
Without that encouragement Borussia must beat Bayern and push the title fight to the max. It would be the ideal script for this new Bundesliga, focused on the entire planet now after being the first league to start after the crisis of coronavirus . The local team has two important tricks on the field, both young, fast, offensive: Achraf and Haaland . The first is the Moroccan winger (21 years old) on loan from Real Madrid who is still in a remarkable growth phase in Germany. His position as an offensive winger, in the coach's three-center drawing Lucien Favre is allowing him to step on the area a lot and continue to evolve as one of the most promising lanes on the continent.
In his second campaign on loan in Germany has been consolidated at Borussia. Their numbers are powerful: 38 games, eight goals, 10 assists … On the last day he scored again. After being a father in recent months and playing for many clubs, the Real Madrid youth squad awaits news from the Bernabéu about his future. The cession ends on June 30 and Madrid has not yet decided whether to accept or accept Dortmund's request, delighted to continue with him.
] Zinedine Zidane likes Achraf, although in 2017/18 he didn't count on him very much. That ugly elimination copera before the Leganés left touched, in the eyes of the coach, several substitutes, such as Marcos Llorente or the side born in the capital of Spain but with the flag of Morocco. Madrid could use him to smooth the future signing of the scorer of the moment, the Norwegian Erling Haaland, 19 years old and a surprise figure of Borussia. His 10 goals in 10 days of the Bundesliga or the 10 he has had in the eight Champions League matches he has played this season define the aim of the boy, who has a total of 41 in 35 games this season, between his previous club, Red Bull Salzburg and Dortmund.
The Madrid management does not currently think of major operations, beyond lightening the template. The pandemic, the soccer recession and the economic unknowns that lie in wait for Spain and the sports sector put the transfer market at serious risk.
Therefore, for now Haaland continues to to be more than a target to control on the radar, with a view, if possible, to trying to get hold of it perhaps in 2021 . Madrid's good relations with Borussia give the Whites an advantage, who could use Achraf to oil the maneuver.
On Tuesday, Haaland's team depends on trying to tighten the Bundesliga . Opposite, at Bayern, Thiago will be missing, with a muscle injury.
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