This is the first ever competitive game between Malmö and Real Madrid. We are talking about the fact that the big teams have to play two games per week and maintain a very high intensity and that is not always easy.
James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale have got the other four with doubles in a 5-0 demolition of Real Betis last month, but they have both been sidelined in recent weeks through injury. “We have to keep working and hit the target more”.
And with Sunday’s league derby date at Atletico Madrid rapidly approaching, a good performance tonight would help soothe nerves over his ability to face Los Rojiblancos if necessary. Marcelo’s defensive lapses aside, this team is starting to look like a well-trained Benitez side, which means that opposite side coverage, pressure on the ball and offside lines are generally taken care of, and that at least nine players on the pitch are pulling their weight in their defensive assignments.
To find out how to watch the Real Madrid vs. Malmo FF UEFA Champions League Group A match live online, see the streaming info in the final paragraph of this article. “Creating so many chances seems positive to me, but preventing opportunities on the counter-attack is something that we need to correct as well as managing the anxiety at the end of games”, he said.
Terrific goalkeeping from Carlos Kameni frustrated Real in Saturday’s goalless draw at home to Malaga.
However it is worth noting that whilst Cristiano Ronaldo has proven a bid success on an individual basis it’s fair to say that Real Madrid haven’t secured all that much by way of silverware over the course of the superstar’s time at the Bernabeu.
The Gunners were unable to sign any outfield players in the window, only bringing in Petr Cech from the Blues and are now pondering another attempt for Isco.
Rafa Benitez’ side are in a great defensive shape, conceding only one goal in their entire season so far.
Real Madrid have won 13 of their last 14 Champions League group games (D1).
“The more players they have unavailable the better for us”.
Their form has also been impressive as they have not lost in their last nine matches across all competitions.
Eduardo is a football analyst and has been a Real Madrid socio since 1995.