With heavy doses of suffering, Real Madrid entered the Champions League in the best possible form. King of conquests Big ears He came close to achieving a draw, which he contributed to in the face of a series of missed opportunities, which ended with the defeat of the newcomer Union Berlin and its wall, in favor of 1-0.
The match, which was largely controlled by Real Madrid, saw its first serious attack after just three minutes. Berns saw Rudiger block a timely shot in the middle of the small area, following a mid-high pass from captain Cheraldo Becker, in a moment that would momentarily hamper Ancelotti’s side.
In less than five minutes, Joselu won two aerial duels against Berlin’s defence, highlighting for the first time both Rano’s quality and the Spanish striker’s poor goal at the second attempt.
With no goals on the way to the dressing room, two things were very clear: a lack of creativity – despite the volume provided – white And Union’s impressive organization, they were not fazed at all by their first appearance in the million-dollar competition.
The shift from scarcity to waste was the climax
Wanting to fight their way to victory, the Merengues went through another horror spell with Gosens on the bench, followed by a wasteful second half and the raising of the Berlin Wall from the Danish influence: Frederik Runo.
In addition to the general waste promoted by Rodrigo and Joselu – especially these ones – the Al-Ittihad goalkeeper embodied in himself the wall that stood for decades in the city of Berlin, stopping the various attempts of the Merengue (dozens?).
Without giving up and despairing, Real Madrid managed to find an offside to the foreign resistance: Valverde scored before the shot that Bellingham was responsible for converting into a goal one meter from the goal line.
1. FC Union Berlin
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