Club World Cup – Real MadridTwelve months have passed


From one Club World Cup to another: Whatever that's changed at Real Madrid in a year, From one Club World Cup to another: Whatever that’s changed at Real Madrid in a year, NewsExtra

From one Club World Cup to another A year has actually passed and something remains the exact same.
In2018, Real Madrid end the year by winning their third successive Club WorldCup, a seventh in their history, just as they ended 2017 by raising the trophy. On December 23, 2017, prior to a Clasico, Sergio Ramos revealed the prize to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Today, the Real Madrid museum will do the like the group continues to win, although this team has bit in common with that of a year earlier. Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo are history, but 12 months later, Genuine Madrid keep winning.From Zidane to

Just a year ago, Santiago Hernan Solari was training Real Madrid Castilla, some 13 points off of leading positioned Fuenlabrada in Group I of Segunda B. Now he is the coach of the very first team, who lost Zidane following celebrations of the 13th Champions League title, including a 3rd consecutive success, all of them under the command of the Frenchman.

Solari was still not the replacement. Julen Lopetegui arrived however didn’t make it to the festive season, as Solari kept constructing his case to lead  the European and world champions.A Madrid without Cristiano After losing Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo, the club’s biggest ever goalscorer, likewise left. He made it clear thathe desired to leave in Kiev though he had actually made up his mind long before.

A year earlier, he chose the Club World Cup last with a free-kick versus Gremio. On Saturday, he remained in the t-shirt of Juventus playing in Turin. Genuine Madrid without Cristiano exists, though he is still missed.The goalkeeper of Madrid is Courtois


Keylor Navas was Zidane’s goalkeeper and there was no argument over the primary shirt. Zizou went and Thibaut Courtois arrived, paying 35 million euros for the very best goalkeeper at the World Cup.

Lopetegui rotated him with Keylor, however Solari has put an end to the argument: LaLiga Santander, Champions League and the Club World Cup are all for Courtois.Flagbearer Bale A year back, there was no space for Gareth Bale, he couldn’t fit on the field with Isco.

However now Cristiano has left and Bale is the flagbearer, although he deals with the pressure at times. Not in Abu Dhabi, where he was the competition’s finest player and made his claim to be the group’s star. Isco on the bench.



Bale plays and Isco, essential to Zidane’s team, doesn’t . Solari has forgotten the Spain global, who has actually started only two times, against Melilla in the Copa del Rey and CSKA Moscow in a dead rubber Champions League tie. Isco didn’t even get a minute in the Club World Cup last and he is getting used to it. Punished with a seat in the stands in Rome, he is now left on the bench.Asensio, one step back


Without Cristiano, there was room for Marco Asensio, but he has not taken the step ahead that everyone anticipated. Under Solari, he plays more than Isco however still does not shine. In Abu Dhabi, he was ruled out by injury. It is worth awaiting him, but far more is anticipated from Asensio and his left foot.Llorente, midfielder for Madrid.

The discovery of Marcos Llorente has been key for Solari, having not had any role to play under Zidane or Lopetegui, who felt he wasn’t good enough. Solari played him against Roma with Casemiro out hurt and he has given that become untouchable. It stays to be seen what will occur when the Brazilian is back to complete physical fitness, however in Abu Dhabi he was the MVP in the last and scored a dazzling goal.Starter Lucas Vazquez


 With Solari, it is Lucas Vazquez and ten more, as he benefits from Isco and Asensio’s poor form which have actually seen him earn a regular area. The set-up stays 4-3-3, with Vazquez on the right flank. Under Zidane, he was a regular substitute, now he’s a starter.Modric, the Ballon d’Or RTVE Luka Modric declared the player of the tournament award at the Club World Cup in 2017 and in 2018 it was for Bale, though Modric can be comforted by the Ballon d’Or. A year on, he has the award that his play has deserved.The look of Vinicius RTVE The closing goal from Real Madrid in Abu Dhabi was scored by Vinicius Junior, a Brazilian youngster who was still playing for Flamengo a

year back, with his name on a white shirt in Madrid waiting on him. Now, he is living that dream, so what’s next?Closer to LaLiga Santander Madrid are not near to Barcelona, the LaLiga Santander leaders, however they are closer than last year. Last season, they ended 2017 with an 11 point difference , which ended up being 14 and with one game less played after the Clasico in late December. Now, it is an eight point difference with Villarreal still to play.And the Champions League?

Ajax wait for Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League, a much simpler obstacle than Paris Saint-Germain last season, who Los Blancos still beat on their method to raise the 13th Champions League title. Genuine Madrid understand how to win, whatever the circumstances.

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