The Real Madrid came close to reliving the disaster of last season in Alcoy. The result does not reflect what Ancelotti’s team had to suffer against him Alcoyano. In the end, two rebound goals in the final stretch of the game gave Real Madrid a pass to the round of 16. A team, the white team, that achieved the goal but did not remove the doubts that arose after the defeat this past weekend. week against Getafe.
Ancelotti He confessed that he did not see the game last year and it seems that his players did not see it either. Or they forgot what happened, because the first part of Real Madrid was really very bad. Slow, without ideas and unable to overcome an Alcoyano who did not show himself to be from the First Federation. In fact, he dealt with you to Real Madrid who saw how Lunin on a couple of occasions and Cavaminga avoided the home goal that was well deserved. Real Madrid was neither there nor expected and it seemed that he was still on vacation, as Ancelotti said after Getafe. He was unable to overcome the pressure of Alcoyano who had very clear ideas of how he should play Real Madrid. Ideas that Ancelotti’s team did not have that saw how the disaster was close to repeating itself.
Nothing worked at Real Madrid whose only relief was that Alcoyano were unable to beat Lunin. This is how the game was when the 0-1 of Militao in the 39th minute. Like last year, the center-back finished off a corner kick to overtake Real Madrid, who did not deserve to get ahead on the scoreboard. That goal left Alcoyano ‘touched’ and relieved the whites who came to rest by sending the score, but not on the grass. There, Alcoyano was the protagonist of the first act.
After the break, something happened in the Real Madrid dressing room because the team was another. He had more attitude, clearer ideas when it came to getting rid of the pressure from Alcoyano. The locals no longer stole so easily near the Lunin area and in Real Madrid they appeared Camavinga, Hazard and Valverde, null in the first part. Also did Marco Asensio who entered through Mariano that he left injured as soon as the second half began. Real Madrid had controlled the game. He did not create clear occasions, yes, but he did not receive them either.
The meeting seemed more or less on track for the whites, but Alcoyano had not said his last word. Dani vega he tied in the 66th minute starring in a spectacular play that ended with an equally spectacular goal. The ghosts of the past reappeared for Real Madrid who saw how the draw gave Alcoyano air that went for the second goal.
Those of Ancelotti were no longer clear on it and doubts arose in the white ranks. Until the rebounds were allied with Madrid. The first came in the 76th minute when a shot from Marco Asensio hit a Alcoyano player and that dislodged Jose Juan that he couldn’t avoid the 1-2. Real Madrid breathed calmly two minutes later, in 78, when the 1-3 arrived that marked it Jose Juan own goal when trying to clear a shot from Isco. A goal born from a rebound by a Alcoyano player and that ended up being scored by his goalkeeper. The game had no more history and Real Madrid went to the second round of the Cup