0-0: The posts prevent the victory of Real Madrid

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CHRONICLE | 12/22/2019 | Alberto Navarro

The whites had chances to beat Athletic but crashed three times with the sticks in the last game of the year.

  • The league
  • Round 18
  • 12/22/2019
Santiago Bernabeu
The Real Madrid He finished 2019 by drawing with Athletic a match that deserved to win. The posts prevented the victory of the whites, who created clear opportunities to score but crashed two balls on the crossbar and another on the stick. The first occasion was in the boots of Vinicius Jr. He recovered the ball in the opposite field, combined with Benzema in 12 ’and cut to Íñigo Martínez when it seemed that he was going to shoot, but Unai Simón was more successful in the hand to hand. Seven minutes later, the goalkeeper was equally inspired by deflecting a shot into the crossbar with his shoulder inside the penalty area. Kroos

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The inspiration of Unai Simón was saving Athletic, who in one of his few approaches to the local area made thoroughly use Courtois after Williams' tight shot in 31 ’. The ball was still the whites, who responded a minute later. Kroos handed the ball to Benzema, which was planted in the area, a nice cut was invented before Unai Simón and Núñez, under sticks, was this time the savior of the Basque team. Already in 43 ’, the referee annulled a goal to Kodro for offside.


The Real Madrid He continued making merits to mark after passing through the changing room tunnel. Kroos he took the corner in 59 ’and Nacho, which had just replaced Militão, crashed into the crossbar his head shot. Also tried Bale, which replaced Rodrygo, with a shot from the front in the 70 ’that did not find goal by little. Two minutes later Zidane made the last change and gave entry to Jović by Vinicius Jr.

Jović, to the stick

The minutes passed and the Real Madrid He threw himself with everything for the goal. He could do it in 86 ’. Center Carvajal and the beautiful head shot of Jović crashed into the post, which prevented the Madrid goal for the third time in the game. Luck was elusive to whites, who deserved more.

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