The Georgian goalkeeper made unrealistic saves in the match against Real Madrid. And then the fight started. Video
Anatoly Romanov May 21, 2023, 22:50 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.
Vinicius was sent off and Ancelotti’s team lost and lost second place in the championship.
Real Madrid after being eliminated from the Champions League may lose second place in the Spanish championship. Of course, for Carlo Ancelotti’s team, the silver of the Examples does not have much value in the context of losing gold to Barcelona, because the ticket to the Champions League for next season is still in his pocket. However, it is very unpleasant to leave Atlético’s neighbors ahead.
Obviously, for this reason, Ancelotti did not give rest after the match against Manchester City to some of the first team players. Courtois, Militao de Camavinga and Vinicius Junior de Benzema came out against Valencia in the starting eleven. The Italian coach of the “creamy” understood that the hosts would be as loaded as possible, as they continue to fight for survival.
In the first half, Real had 72% possession of the ball, but the guests lacked sharpness in attack. Now the former champions of Spain delivered a single shot into the goal of the Georgian goalkeeper Mamardashvili. Valencia hit the target five more times! It is logical that in such a match the locals opened the scoring in the 33rd minute. Kluivert received the ball in the penalty area, turned around and shot at the far post. There, Diego López got ahead of the gaping Mendy.
In the second half, Real Madrid needed to save the game, so Ancelotti began to launch his other stars into battle. Immediately after the break, Rodrigo appeared on the field, and at the end of the hour of the match, Kroos with Modric. “Creamy” increased possession up to 75% of the time, became much more aggressive on the opposing goal. With 45 minutes remaining, Madrid connected 10 shots and four on goal. However, they suffered a third consecutive defeat away from home in the Example.
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The end was especially hot and nervous, culminating with the dismissal of Vinicius Junior, as usual. Mamardashvili’s saves saved Valencia in discount after shots from Valverde and Kroos. And after that, Vinicius struggled with the hosts’ goalkeeper: Mamardashvili ran to tell the Brazilian “a couple of sweeties”. Other players also stopped the participants in the conflict, something similar to a fight began. And Vini hit the Valencian player in the face. After studying the replay, the referee showed the Brazilian the red card. The striker, leaving the field, also provoked the fans, for which he was escorted to the locker room by the entire team.
The referee added 10 minutes to the second half, but this time he was also defeated! In minute 102, Real Madrid, who was down to ten men, experienced a moment of madness. Tired defenders of “Valencia” missed the pass to Benzema, who tamed the ball in the rival area with two touches. It would have been a goal, but Mamardashvili once again saved the team, it was his fifth save. He approached the Frenchman and did not let him break free.
Mamardashvili became the man of the match according to the statistics website Sofascore – he scored 8.2 points. And Vinicius is the worst, he only scored 6.1 points. Again failed match of the Brazilian, as in Manchester. The forward landed a single imprecise blow, gave a single key pass. Vinicius has two blows in more than 90 minutes.
A nightmare season finale for Real Madrid, with Madrid now one point behind Atlético Madrid. In the three remaining days, Ancelotti’s team will face Rayo Vallecano (at home), Sevilla (away) and Athletic Bilbao (at home). And Atlético still has matches left with Espanyol (away), Real Sociedad (at home) and Villarreal (away).