Thursday, 12 March 2015

Suddenly Real Madrid Looks like an ordinary team.

Real Madrid who crowned two most prestigious trophy in last season,Champions League and World Football Championship,  suddenly looks like a very ordinary team.
 

The team is comprised with world best footballers, three of the four most expensive footballers in the world, recent Ballon d'Or owner Ronaldo one of them. This season inclusion of Rodriguez and German star Kroose has enriched the team quality and strength.

Though they have missed veteran Xavi Alonso who flew away for Bayern Munich and di Maria who has signed with Manchester United with record breaking transfer fee in Old Trafford's history.

It has been a great start for Bernabue team for this season, but their upsetting defeat against Athletic Bilbao pushed them to second place while rivals Barcelona has clinched first place in the LA Liga standings. In last six matches Real Madrid secured just two wins, one draw and lost two occasions against Athletic Bilabo and Schalke in Champions League.  Though they scraped into the quarter-finals 5-4 on aggregate despite a first home Champions League defeat since April 2011. 




                                                                                                copied from espnfc.com


Madrid's famous BBC(Benzema, Bale, Cristiano) combination is not in rhythm, Ronaldo who has scored 37 goals in this season already, surprisingly he is not looking dangerous enough in opponent box. While Bale and Benzema both are out of their best form, as a result counter-attack is not getting enough pace to beat defenders.

A recent slump, injuries becomes major blow for Real Madrid, Rodriguez, Ramos are out of squad, Jesse has joined after long gap, Modric has joined on last match, his inclusion added much more composure and well circulation of the ball in the mid field.

Madrid's latest star, Isco who has been sensational after getting chance in absence of Bale, but inexperienced sometimes plays big role in his performance,  no doubt he is excellent with the ball,but positioning and finishing is not good enough, needs to work on it.

Casillas also left behind his best form, in absence of Ramos,Varane and Pepe are failed to boost confidence, both are suffering for Poor positioning and lack of coordination.

Real Manager Ancellotti has admitted Real's poor performance and he hoped Madrid would bounce back to build wining streak again. 



                                                                                                    copied from insidespanishfootball.com


                                                                                   
Madrid fans are also dreaming that their famous BBC will be back in form, and will defend Champions League crown as well as top position in La Liga standings.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Why Ronaldo deserves Ballon d'Or again?

Earlier of last year, rightly he ended Messi's dominant to win his second Ballon d'Or.
Consistently starring for club ensured long awaited La Decima for Real Madrid fans and emphatically firing his country to the world cup, but failed to cross group battle hardle.

                                          photo credit:Google.com
Ronaldo became the fastest player in La Liga history to score 200 goals when, in his 178th La Liga game.

Here we enumerate the records he made in 2014 :

1. Most goals scored in a single Champions League season (17).

2. First player to score atleast 50 goals for 4 successive seasons.

3. Only the second player to win 3 Golden Boots.

4. First player in the history of European cup to score in the finals for 2 different teams.

5. First player to score atleast 10 Champions League goals in 3 successive seasons.

6. First player to score in 11 straight games (Club and Country).

7. Biggest gap between 1st and 2nd top scorer of Champions League (7).

8. Became the all time top scorer for Portugal.

9. First Portuguese player to score in 3 World Cups.

10. 
Only the third player in the history to score in 6 different major tournaments (Euros and World Cups).

11. Top scorer of European competitions (Qualifiers and Tournament) with 23 goals.

12. Highest number of hat-tricks in La Liga – 22, jointly held by Telmo Zarra.
Madrid fans are dreaming to first time defend Champions League title because of his firing performance.

                                                                                              Information has taken from Goal.com