Real Madrid arrives as an alleged victim at Camp Nou and Zidane does not like the victimhood external that they impute to him. The French coach presents the best balance of the Whites in the Messi era. He is the only Madrid coach of this decade to beat Barcelona in numbers that, like cotton, do not deceive: four wins, three draws and two defeats suffered precisely at the Bernabéu. The statistics are there to break them, but the bottom line is that the Marseillais has not yet lost on the Barca court, where he won two wins and three draws.
The facts show that Zizou has known, up to now, to plan the matches in Comanche territory and clearly surpasses Mourinho and Ancelotti in this comparison although both won final paths in the Copa del Rey against the Catalan team. Benítez, Lopetegui and Solari paid dearly for their defeats against the great enemy in the struggle for national and international power in soccer.
Today placed on the target Zinedine jelly to his men in their desire to respond to the crisis with a good match at the Barcelona coliseum. He does not leave a trace of resignation, does not think of a third consecutive defeat. His players want to respond to him and get him out of the quagmire they have put him in.
Ramos returns to bring order to the white team. Sergio Ramos and ten others play . The phrase is not an exaggeration, it is the pure reality of the internal feeling of Real Madrid. The captain's leadership is critical to the performance of his team. His hierarchy, his command and his way of putting order among his hosts, on and off the field, are virtues as legendary as they are current. The team led by Zidane seemed orphaned without the Sevillian when Shakhtar scored three goals at the Di Stéfano stadium. Weakness and defensive anarchy were a constant in the Champions League debut. The classic arrives in the lowest hours of Zizou and the presence of the Andalusian center-back becomes essential in the attempt to remove the white ship from the tornado.
The recovery of the solidity of the Madrid rearguard will be key to stopping Messi and Ansu Fati in a historic classic, without an audience for the first time. It is presumed that Vinicius will play in the visiting attack a duel of young people who are the battering rams of the revolutions that both teams need for a long time.