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Madrid’s Glaring Weakness: 3 Lessons Liverpool Must Learn From Real Madrid’s 2-1 Win Over Barcelona

For the first time in 14 years Real Madrid have recorded their first back to back win over Barcelona. Los Blancos recorded the victory by displaying unimaginable team work, zest and goal eye for goal.

In just two games, Real Madrid have had 4 players who found the back of the net. This is to prove how confident Zinedine Zidane’s men.

So how do you beat them

In the first 10 to 30 minutes, Real Madrid go for the kill- Real Madrid attack incessantly from the first 10 to 30 minutes, score the goals, control the game and then drop deep to defend and counter attack when opposition come at them.

Its a smart move orchestrated by Zinedine Zidane and his coaching staffs who have realized that their main players no longer have the legs to run for the entire 90 minutes so therefore, they’ve to kill off the game off fast and quick.

The first 10 to 30 minutes is when Real Madrid explodes to life and attack wildly. Liverpool must keep them at bay, control the game and shoot whenever the chance presents itself.

Toni Kroos is the danger man not Luka Modric– Its was Toni Kroos that picked out Vinicius Jr with a world class lopping pace and again assisted Asensio for the third goal. The German was also the man that score the second goal against Barcelona.

Kroos is the man Liverpool must be wary off cause one pass from the German can instantly change the pattern of the game. He has feel very uncomfortable at Anfield.

Jordan Henderson would’ve been the perfect player to mark him out of the game, hopefully, Fabinho can do a job on him.

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Casemiro acts like a 5th defense in defense while Modric plays too deep- With Lucas Vasquez expected to miss the clash at Anfield due to perceived hamstring injury, Real Madrid will come to Anfield with a defensive mind set.

Zidane is not a stupid coach, he watched Liverpool’s heroic 4-0 comeback win over Barcelona and will certainly play a more defensive game.

He already has two goals to protect and his team isn’t in the best physical shape to match Liverpool’s intensity and gegen pressing. He will play deep and hope one of his world class midfielders trade in a world class pass for Karim Benzema or Vinicius Jr to score.

In fact, expect Real Madrid to relinquish possession to Liverpool early while Madrid try over and over again to orchestrate a counter attacking move. Fast players like Vinicius Jr and Asensio will be in extreme edges of the flanks waiting for Luka Modric or Toni Kroos to find them with a fantastic lobbing pace.

When they get the pass, they will run the full of the pitch before squaring it for Karim Benzema to finish. Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander Arnold must be cautious of those two, knowing that Virgil van Dijk and Joel Gomez are not their to cover them while Alisson Becker seems to have developed an appetite for making high profile mistakes.

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