And Real comes to real on their second match against another Real “Real Betis”. Directly responsible for three goals in a 5-0 drubbing of Real Betis, the Colombian attacker seemed to have found an early rhythm for the campaign.
Scans revealed a muscle tear in his left thigh and the midfielder is now out of action for four weeks.
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“I’m not making any comments [about De Gea]”.
The former Liverpool boss took the reins at the Bernabeu this summer following the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti.
Two goals from two matches would suggest the No. 10 experiment is taking root, but with Rodriguez out, Isco seems an ideal replacement. The Malagueño only featured for 60 minutes against Macedonia and would be thrilled to enjoy significant time in his preferred position.
Perez also said that he plans on speaking with National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver in October about a possible European National Basketball Association expansion. “I hope that he plays well, he already has my full trust”. Probably not. The move-though logical-might look a sign of weakness in the Spanish manager’s mind.
And the bitter spat could be set to return after Madrid’s president added fuel to the fire by claiming 55-year-old Benitez was the better coach.
He said: “He is a Madridista since he was a kid, he wants to triumph at Real Madrid and he has great faith in himself”.
Real Madrid have scored on each of their last nine visits to Catalonia in the top-flight, netting a total of 17 goals.
On paper it should be a victory for Real Madrid, but the Los Blancos have struggled to create chances without James Rodriguez in the side.
Pressing the issue appears Madrid’s best solution for an away win at the Cornella-El Prat.
Additional rotations can’t be ruled out either, such as Casemiro in for Toni Kroos, but surely Benitez will limit the number of changes to maintain certain cohesiveness in a team that still require more flying time under his system.