Dermot Corrigan: Real Madrid lacking spark.
Dermot Corrigan recaps what you have to know from the weekend’s La Liga activity as inquiries stayed over Real Madrid and Barcelona in spite of huge wins.
Marcelo as man of the match is not a decent sign for Benitez
There ought to host truly been a gathering climate at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu for Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Levante.
Prior to the amusement, Cristiano Ronaldo flaunted his fourth Golden Shoe grant as Europe’s top scorer to the group and after that scored his 324th goal for the club to end up Madrid’s unequaled top scorer. A late wonderful solo goal by sub Jese Rodriguez then sent Rafa Benitez’s side top the table.
Notwithstanding, there was a downbeat state of mind around the ground, which was halfway because of the soggy climate however for the most part down to the absence of sparkle in Madrid’s play.Benitez says wounds are an issue, and unquestionably Luka Modric, Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez were missed. Indeed, even along these lines, there was still an unbending nature and absence of suddenness about the group. Levante did not have a finisher like Ronaldo in their side, however they made various astounding risks, and even edged ownership in the first half.
It was telling that Madrid’s most inventive and included player was left-back Marcelo, who scored a fine opening goal and had 115 touches of the ball general – twofold the 67 from out-of-structure Germany midfielder Toni Kroos.”I’m very happy,” Marcelo said after the game. “I try to play with excitement and joy to make the fans happy. To hear them singing my name gives me immense joy.”
Marcelo did have an excellent game, but the Bernabeu really wanted more attractive football from their whole side.