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In spite of the result and the anger at the refereeing from Hernandez Hernandez, 188bet Real Madrid have reason to pleased with their performance against Barcelona, different to what was seen in the second leg against Bayern Munich, and it bodes well for the Champions League final.
After the problems that they had against Bayern, they responded well to conceding early on and they did it through playing football. Modric, Kroos and Benzema were a triangle that controlled the ball and built Madrid's play that led to Ronaldo's goal. Madrid had long spells in possession of the ball and if they can impose this style against the speed of Liverpool's play then they are in a good position. 188bet
It was a fine performance from Casemiro, he constantly appeared to intercept when a Barcelona player had the ball. He won back possession and started attacks, it was this type of sweeping up in fron of his own penalty area that Madrid missed against Bayern.
If Benzema and Casemiro have improved their level then what can be said of Keylor Navas. The Costa Rican stopped Messi with two fine saves that meant Madrid could still hope for a win right until the end of the game. His display at the Camp Nou and some good blocks in the second half against Bayern at the Bernabeu are reason for optimism.
Gareth Bale played and scored. Asensio, Lucas and Kovacic came off the bench and all did well, especially the former. Zidane has created a block of 16 players, all of whom can be starters against any opposition. With fewer than 20 days to go until Kiev, and with Carvajal and Isco still to recover, the pieces are now in place with back-ups if necessary. 188bet