Welcome to cfrealmadrid.com. Today our topic of discussion is the Match Review of Real Zaragoza vs Real Madrid. Real Madrid thrashed the Segunda División top team, Zaragoza in Copa Del Rey tournament with 0-4 win in the Round of 16. We have advanced towards the quarter final after this 4-0 victory. It has been the happiest week for the supporters. First we came on the top of the league and after that we qualified for Round of 8 in the Copa Del Rey.
It was a really a professional performance from Los Blancos. We secured our place in the last eight, extending our unbeaten run to 20 matches in all competitions. Real Zaragoza were simply outplayed tonight by us. Real Madrid is missing goals in their matches which was there in the last match. Let’s have a look at the Match Review of Zaragoza vs Real Madrid in detail.
Real Zaragoza vs Real Madrid-Match Review:
Madrid made eight changes to the team from that win from Valladolid last time. Ramos, Varane and Kroos remained in the team from the weekend. Areola, Carvajal and Marcelo came into the side to strengthen the backline. Valverde and James started in the midfield. It’s all change up front as Jovic was leading the forward line supported by Vinicius and Vazquez.
The match started with early goal from Varane making the Real Madrid lead to 0-1. He converted Toni Kroos’ cross from the close range. Next, It was Lucas Vasquez, who scored and made the score line to 0-2. Vazquez added a second goal with the German Kroos once again who created the opening. Real Madrid managed an easy 2-0 lead over Real Zaragoza at the break in their Copa del Rey round-of-16 clash. However, the opposition threatened us through Shinji Kagawa, whose strike on the ball was tipped over from the edge of the box by Alphonse Areola.
In the second half, Vinicius Junior made it 0-3 after playing a neat one-two with James Rodriguez. Karim Benzema came from the bench and then put the icing on the cake. He scored the fourth goal by stabbing a low effort home. The finishing scoreline was 0-4. Real Madrid made their unbeaten run to 20 matches in all competitions. We advanced to the next round of the Copa Del Rey with this prolific victory.
Areola is now the starter for Real Madrid in Copa Del Rey as a goalie. He made three crucial saves against Zaragoza. All these saves were within the Madrid box. His performance was crucial in keeping Zaragoza goalless. His confidence is increasing day by day at the club.
In the fullbacks role,Dani Carvajal and Marcelo started the game. Carvajal assisted a goal to Benzema after being played through by Brahim. He had 112 touches with the ball which is the most among the team. Carvajal also produced 3 key passes against Zaragoza. On the other hand, Marcelo, having low in the confidence now-a-days. He showed very poor effort in the first half. He had countless passes go astray in the match. However, he was improved as the match wore on and was a good companion to his fellow Brazilian, Vinicius, down the left flank.
In the heart of defence, Raphael Varane scored the opening goal, won all of his ground duels, had 4 interceptions, 3 clearances, and 2 completed tackles. His comfort at dribbling out of the back is such an asset . On the other hand, the captain Sergio Ramos was another consistent performer. He got some much needed rest after being substituted by Nacho in the 68th minute. However, he had 4 interceptions in the match.
In the midfield, Toni Kroos, Valverde and James started for Los Blancos. Watching the last match, Bayern Munich will always regret on selling Toni Kroos to Real Madrid. Toni was bossing the midfield against Zaragoza. His 95% passing accuracy and the above mentioned stats depicted his workrate. He had 111 touches, 2 assists, 3 key passes, 10 accurate long balls, and 2 completed tackles in the match.
Valverde had a solid game but slightly lower than we have been witnessing this season from his amazing box-to-box midfield actions. James Rodriguez had rough game in first third of the game but gradually grew as the game went on. He assisted a goal to Vinicius lately then.
In the forward line, Vinicius worked tirelessly on defense also. He even managed himself to complete 4 tackles. He was a constant threat for Zaragoza full back, Delmas. His speed, fire and agility are so lethal. He scored the third goal with a brilliant flick over the goalkeeper.
Lucas Vazquez is now back in the business for Zidane in the left flank. He played an excellent game against Zaragoza. The Spanish winger also found his name in the goal scorers for this match. His goal was a treat to watch. However, The Serbian Luka Jovic played for 73 minutes in the match. He failed to integrate himself with the rest of the team.
From the bench, Nacho played final third which allowed Sergio Ramos some rest. However, Brahim Diaz from the bench was very energetic and ambitious. He wanted to do something extra. Brahim set up the final goal with his hockey assist. He should be given some more minutes to build his confidence now. The last substitute, Karim Benzema scored last goal of the match. We hope from this goal, he found some rhythm for the next matches.
We have through to the Quarter Finals and draw against Real Sociedad in the Quarter finals draws in Copa Del Rey. Moreover, Real Madrid have an important match, hosting Atletico Madrid in the Madrid derby on Saturday. That’s all From today’s Match Review of Zaragoza vs Real Madrid. I hope you enjoyed this post. You can also make a comment on this post to give your feedback. Until next time, Good Bye! and Hala Madrid!