Vince, Real Madrid, who knocks out Barcelona and takes Clasico and primacy of La Liga. At the Bernabeu, under the eyes of the great ex Cristiano Ronaldo, the Merengues make the three points their own thanks to the goals of Vinicius, deployed on the left in the trident chosen by Zidane, who collects a Kroos filter, enters the penalty area and, thanks to a deviation of Piqué, hole a, so far, unsurpassed Ter Stegen, and, surprisingly, Mariano Diaz. Little, very little Barcelona, with Leo Messi who, observed by the old rival sitting in the stands, is almost never seen, even making the last punishment wrong to put into the opponent’s area.
In the second half I blaugrana can be glimpsed with Griezmann in the first half and, above all, in the final of the first 45 minutes, but the game has always been in the hands of Real Madrid: worse, more aggressive, physically fresher, with a super Carvajal on the shields. Ter Stegen’s performance was applauded, as long as he can keep his feet up. Mariano Diaz’s entry onto the pitch was crazy: on his championship debut, he entered the 92nd and definitively closed the match. He had only played in the Super Cup.
On Monday 16th the draws for the Champions League knockout rounds took place in Nyon (Switzerland), in addition to those of the Europa League. For the champions there were some very interesting draws in terms of clashes between teams.
The most balanced matches are: Chelsea-Bayern, Atletico-Liverpool, RealMadrid-ManchesterCity, on which it is difficult to make a prediction.
Probably the team that had the most favorable (lucky) draw was Juventus who will play Lyon. Even Tottenham was lucky, meeting Leipzig, which on paper is perhaps even easier than Lyon. Barcelona will meet Napoli, which although it is a difficult team, is certainly not a big danger. The atalanta, the Italian team that for the first time arrived in the Champions League and even in the round of 16, will meet Valencia. This will be a very interesting game. In theory, Valencia is favored which, as is the case in Spanish tradition, will be very difficult, but it is not certain that it will win.
The favorite teams for the Champions League final victory are surely Manchester City and Barcelona. Real and Juve have a good chance, in addition to PSG. The other teams will have a hard life.
Last night Juventus beat the atletico madrid with an extraordinary dybala goal. He pulled a free kick in a very angular position with respect to the goal. The goalkeeper could do little, obviously because he did not expect a shot from that position by the Argentine footballer. Once again Dybala is confirmed as the leader of the team, at a time when Cristiano Ronaldo is in a state of decline. Despite the fact CR7 signs in the National team, in Juventus it seems that you find some difficulties. This year, however, compared to last year when Allegri was there, the team seems less dependent on Ronaldo. And maybe it’s good because this year in addition to Dybala there is also Higuain, who has already scored some goals in Serie A.
Dyabal however in this game did not make a feat in the goal but also in some moments of play. Incapacitated twice, the Argentine footballer stopped the ball in a masterly manner, gaining the applause of the team-mates who were on the bench, and also the ovation of the entire stadium.
Dopo una nottata magica passata davanti alla TV con Sky di casa sono andato a dormire soddisfatto di un impresa miracolosa della Juve con una rimonta difficilissima.
Grazie alla tripletta di Ronaldo la Juve accede ai quarti di finale, dove si spera questa volta abbia un sorteggio più fortunato… considerando che l’Atletico era una delle squadre più forti.
Oggi a ora di pranzo sono andato all’edicola del centro e TUTTI I QUOTIDIANI SPORTIVI ERANO FINITI. Mi domando: ma la gente si ricorda di essere tifosa solo quando vince la squadra e compie questi miracoli? Anche io compro il giornale in occasioni speciali… ma assistere alla pubblicazione dei post su whatsapp di gente che consideri morta sportivamente è allucinante.
Ad ogni modo si è assistito a una conversione planetaria della gente verso la squadra bianconera. Infatti vedendo i tanti video pubblicati su youtube sulle azioni più salienti della partita ho visualizzato centinai di commenti che elogiavano CR7 e la squadra che hanno cominciato a simpatizzare per entrambi…
Una cosa è certa: CR7 si dimostra molto più forte di Messi perché fare imprese di questo genere con squadre italiane e dir poco difficile se confrontate con gli altri campionati, dove le partite e il gioco è molto più semplice.
Aldilà dell’esito della Champions (che io spero nel migliore dei modi…) è stata una Notte Magica!!!