Who knows if Rafael Benitez was upset after yesterday’s Real match?
Benitez, the current manager of the Chinese club Dalian Efang, was in charge of Real Madrid four years ago. He will never have a place in the list of Real’s best coaches. Even then, the two records are suggestive of Real Benitez’s tenure. One of those records broken yesterday. Real has never scored a goal in three league matches since moving to Benitez. Real scored a goalless draw against Atletico Madrid yesterday, so he was no longer on record. Benitez can be upset about this!
Real Madrid had not scored a goal in their first four games of the season during Benitez. Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo and Dani Carvahal were at the core of the team’s defence. Rafael Varan is slowly building himself up. The rest of the team’s defense was Nacho Fernandez, Alvaro Arbeloa. In the first match of the season, Real lost Beatrice in the second match by scoring a goalless draw with Sporting Gijon. Ramos-Pepe defeated Granada 4-1 in the fourth game, defeating Espanyol 3-1 in the third match. Real did not score a goal in any of these four matches.
Then four years have passed. Four matches drawn in the league are far away, Real could not miss the goals drawn in three matches. He cut the gap to a goalless draw against Atletico yesterday.
It started with a 3-1 victory over Osasuna. Real then beat Sevilla 2-1. Last night they scored a goalless draw against Atletico previous night. Real could not miss a goal in four matches drawn in that 20/1 season if he does not score a goal against Granada next week.
There is no longer a goal like Cristiano Ronaldo in the squad. As a result, there is no speed without conservative determination to bring a positive result to the match. For the last few months, Real’s maintenance was unable to do so. Ramos, Varan, Mendi, Carvahal, Marcelo and Militora have all started working on it. And the beneficiary is Real Madrid.