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Atletico Madrid 1 v 0 Real Madrid

HOW THE MATCH WAS WON by Keith Scarlett La Liga Atletico Madrid 1 v 0 Real Madrid After a difficult, yet victorious start to their Champions League campaign, Zinedine Zidane experienced his first Madrid derby as the coach of Real. His team lost to an Atletico Madrid that is simply satisfied to be collectively higher. Here

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AS Roma v Real Madrid

HOW THE MATCH WAS WON by Keith Scarlett Champions League AS Roma 0 v 2 Real Madrid In this match, Zinedine Zidane may have measured the road that still separates him from the great coaches. Facing a veteran, the "young" Zizou remained helpless, watching his Real Madrid side stumble over a well-organized team. It took a flash

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Atletico v Real Madrid - 07-02-2015

HOW THE MATCH WAS WON by Keith Scarlett La Liga February 7, 2015 Vicente Calderon Atletico Madrid 4 - 0 Real Madrid Real Madrid was humbled by their rival on the 22nd round of La Liga fixtures. With a defense reduced to a reserve squad due to the absences of Ramos and Pepe, Carlo Ancelotti's men

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Creativity in the Final Third By Real Madrid

By Stevie Grieve

Real Madrid went into the European Super Cup match against Sevilla on the back of a summer of spending on big names Toni Kroos, and James Rodriguez. It will be hard for Carlo Ancelotti to balance his squad trying to accommodate Sami Khedira, Xabi Alonso and Angel Di Maria within the starting 11, but this is a task the biggest manager must face if they are to be successful. Angel Di Maria brought balance and stability to the team, and a high assist ratio, something which Mesut Ozil brought to Cristiano Ronaldo (it seems as though assists aren’t enough to stay at Real Madrid).

With the players they have, creativity and quality in the final 3rd is not in short supply.

Ronaldo goal from Bale early cross – eliminated the possibility of the full back recovery


As Ronaldo switches play to James, Bale is wide to offer an outball should James be pressed. The main aspect of this scenario is that the

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Effective Counter Attacking

By Stevie Grieve

When Real Madrid played at home v Bayern Munich, many pundits (including myself) felt that Bayern would arise from their recent slump in form since winning the league and turn it around against Real Madrid.

Carlo Ancelotti however, has experience of multiple Champions League semi-finals and knows how to navigate his team to win against a difficult opponent. He knew that Bayern would come to dominate possession, so he wanted to do two things – leave minimal space between all of the lines across the field to stop Bayern from penetrating and getting into dangerous positions, then win possession and use the blistering pace of Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema, Di Maria and Coentrao to hit Bayern Munich on the counter attack, with Modric and Alonso staying to screen in transition.

Benzema Goal – Ronaldo finds Coentrao behind the defensive line

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Fabio Coentrao is an exceptionally fast full back, and outside of being a good 1v1 defender, he is also

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Chelsea v Atletico Madrid - 04-30-2014

HOW THE MATCH WAS WON by Keith Scarlett Champions League 2nd Leg (0-0 aggregate) Wednesday, 30 April, 2014 Stamford Bridge Chelsea 1v3 Atletico Madrid What we had on display in Atletico Madrid’s 3-1 win over Chelsea in the 2nd leg of their Champions League Semi-Final on 30 April, 2014 at Stamford Bridge was nothing short

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