Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid, is said to be worried that three Barcelona players will hurt the club. According to El Nacional, a Spanish publication, Perez is extremely concerned about the decline of Los Blancos.
On Thursday in the Copa del Rey, the president of Real Madrid observed his attackers struggling to make life difficult for the Barcelona defenders. In the first leg of the Spanish cup semi-final, the two giants of La Liga clashed with one another.
Even though Los Blancos dominated their bitter rivals, they were unable to overcome the Catalan giants and lost 0-1. The outcome of the second leg, which takes place on April 5 at Camp Nou, concerns Florentino Perez.
The president of Real Madrid is especially concerned because Barca defeated his team despite missing three key players who will all be available for the rematch. Pedri, a key player in the midfield, Robert Lewandowski, a key player in the attack, and Ousmane Dembele, a creative outlet, all missed the game due to injuries.
However, Carlo Ancelotti’s team cannot afford to leave too much room between their midfield and defense because all three of them will be back for the second leg. Barca’s Ronald Araujo completely pocketed Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior, while Jules Kounde and Marcos Alonso dealt with Karim Benzema comfortably.
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Thibaut Courtois, a goalkeeper for Real Madrid, has stated that Barcelona did not merit their 1-0 victory over Los Blancos on Thursday (March 2). In the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal, the Blaugrana played against Carlo Ancelotti’s team at the Santiago Bernabeu.
After Courtois saved Franck Kessie’s shot, Eder Militao scored an own goal in the 26th minute to hand Real Madrid a 1-0 defeat. While Real Madrid had 13 attempts, none of them were successful, Kessie’s shot was one of Barcelona’s only two on target.
Courtois said after the game that the Blaugrana didn’t deserve to win. ESPN quoted TVE after the game as follows:
“Today, we dominated the game. Barcelona’s) defense was quite strong. We were extremely unfortunate to lose the goal. The ball went to them. The shot, which I saved, bounced off Militao and went in. They were taking the lead when they were not entitled to. It was difficult as far as we were concerned to make possibilities. It is challenging. We had a good time playing; We had complete command, but we were denied opportunities. They did a good job of defending.” The return leg between the two Spanish goliaths happens at Camp Nou on April 5.
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