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Post by Onyx on Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:44 pm



Malaga vs Real Madrid discussion.

Saturday 15th March.




H2H Past 2 League meetings:

Home: 19th October 2013 - Real Madrid 2-0 Malaga

Home: 8th May 2013 - Real Madrid 6-2 Malaga



Injuries/Suspensions:

Malaga: Gamez, Darder, Eliseu, El Hamdaoui and Weligton.

Real Madrid: Ramos, Arbeloa and Khedira.


Malaga last 3 league results:

Osasuna 0-2 Malaga
Malaga 1-1 Valladolid
Almeria 0-0 Malaga


Malaga Current league position: 13th.

1. Real Madrid - 67 points
2. Atletico Madrid - 64 points
3. Barcelona - 63 points
4. Athletic Bilbao - 51 points
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13. Malaga - 29 points




Real Madrid players called up:

Goalkeepers : Casillas, Diego López and Jesús Fernández.
Defenders : Varane, Pepe, Coentrao, Marcelo Carvajal and Nacho.
Midfielders : Xabi Alonso, Bale, Modric, Di Maria, Isco, Illarra and Casemiro.
Forwards : Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Jese and Morata.




Real Madrid predicted lineup:

--------------Diego Lopez
---Carvajal--Varane---Pepe---Marcelo
--------Modric--Alonso-Di Maria
----------Bale-----------Ronaldo
----------------Benzema



Ancelotti pre match:

Carlo Ancelotti appeared before the press on the day before the league match against Málaga. The Italian coach analysed the game they face in La Rosaleda: “I have a lot of confidence in the professionalism, dedication and character of my players. Tomorrow's game is important, as is next Sunday's. At this point in the season all the matches are important and they are all equally important. The team trained really well and they have been well focused. We have to bring intensity and concentration to the game”.

“We are going to play with the same attitude and intensity as in the match against Levante because the players are aware that La Liga will be decided in the final match of the season. Málaga is an important game and we have to prepare very well for it against a team that has won in El Sadar and will be confident of improving”.

The Clásico
“The team is focused on this match and not thinking about anything else. Thinking about other things is not good. We have an important match and we are only thinking about putting in a good performance”.
WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT THE CLÁSICO AND WE ARE NOT THINKING ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT OUR RIVALS ARE GOING TO LOSE
“The most important match of all is tomorrow's and I will put out the best team possible without thinking about the possibility of yellow cards and suspensions. I do not know if Di María said that, but if he did I would be surprised. I know whether or not he is going to play, but I have not told him. If he receives a card, someone else will play against Barcelona”.

His philosophy
“We have to be very careful about all the matches. There is a good philosophy and that is the story of the lion and the gazelle. The lion, when it wakes up, thinks about running because it has to eat and if it does not run it cannot eat the gazelle. The gazelle also thinks about running because otherwise the lion will eat it. It does not matter if you are the lion or the gazelle, all you have to think about tomorrow is running”.

Arbeloa's injury
“We miss his attitude, his professionalism and ability on the pitch. We have to deal with it properly, as we did with Khedira. I worked with Nacho at right-back this week, he can play anywhere in the defence. Also with Ramos, as a last resort because he has played there before”.

Isco's new position
“It is just a question of getting used to it. He has to get used to that position, which is different to where he used to play. I have spoken to him and he is happy about the comparison with Seedorf. I have also spoken with Seedorf and he is happy that they compare him to Isco. I am sure that he can do well in that position. Di María was not used to playing in that position either, although he may have done occasionally for his national team, and he is doing well”.

Jesé and his importance to the team
“I speak to him every day. He is calm and understands the situation. He has helped the team a lot and will continue to do so in the coming matches. And he does not ask for minutes. Everyone has to be ready because maybe they will only play one minute but it could be the most important of the season”.

The Barcelona-Atlético clash on the last matchday
“We have not considered that situation because our destiny is in our own hands and we have to manage the situation correctly. We have a small advantage and we have to handle the upcoming matches. We can only think about ourselves”.

PSG as a Champions League opponent
“I have a good relationship with a lot of the PSG players. For me it would be an unusual match in that sense, but it is a strong team, like all teams who reach the quarters of the Champions League”.


Prediction:

Malaga 0-2 Real Madrid

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Post by sportsczy on Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:59 pm

We'll win. our form is too good for us to lose even if we lack a bit of intensity. Main thing is that the defense doesn't allow goals and that's the key in getting results even if you're not at your best.

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Post by Onyx on Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:16 pm

Bernd Schuster has conceded that his Malaga side are up against it when they face Real Madrid this evening.

The Costa del Sol outfit host Los Blancos on Saturday evening, and the German Coach has admitted that his men are facing one of the best in the world at the moment.

“We know how tough playing against Real Madrid can be,” he told a Press conference.

“They’re playing brilliantly at the moment and are extremely strong. We need to make sure we maintain stability in every line, as they’ll be pushing us back as often as possible, so we need to be ready.

“It’s crucial that Willy has a good match and we’ll try our best to impose our style of play. We’ll have to see how it starts, but I think it’ll be a great game.

“It’s a shame that we’re up against Madrid now, but it has to be done.

“The best thing is we’ve got nothing to lose, so we can be as brave as we like. I’m not a pessimistic person at all.

“If they let us, then we’ll try and focus more upfront, but we’ll need to have our wits about us the entire time.

“We’ll be looking for as many possibilities as we can against Madrid, not just in defence, but hopefully to throw a few surprises their way too.

“Real Madrid are a superior rival, but our boys are bursting with motivation, which can only be a good thing.

“The new players are really enthusiastic, as everyone likes to play against the big teams. We’re working on improving our tactics so the new boys can adapt to the team more.

“They’ve improved a great deal.”

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Post by Onyx on Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:06 pm

Real Madrid: D.López; Carvajal, Varane, Pepe, Marcelo; Modric, X.Alonso, Isco; Bale,Benzema, C.Ronaldo

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Post by terrance511 on Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:49 pm

lol benz...
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Post by Onyx on Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:50 pm

Good first half. Bale best player so far.

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Post by FalcaoPunch on Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:12 pm

Ffs Isco :facepalm:
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Post by terrance511 on Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:51 pm

.. our passing tonite is horrible.

only carvajal seem ok for me.
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Post by Onyx on Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:18 pm

Good to get the 3 points.

Also yeh, the passing was sloppy at times. Need to practise passing under high pressure.

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Post by izzy on Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:22 pm

Don't care, 3 points is 3 points, don't care how it was achieved.
Also, another clean sheet.

Yohan Modric wrote:Good to get the 3 points.

Also yeh, the passing was sloppy at times. Need to practise passing under high pressure.

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Post by Onyx on Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:31 pm

Whenever we've faced high pressing, the passing hasn't been very consistent. The ball has been lost too cheaply. Hopefully that'll improve though since the team are getting used to a new style of play.

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Post by FennecFox7 on Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:01 pm

Anymore excuses for isco?

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Post by Valkyrja on Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:05 pm

Giggity5313 wrote:Anymore excuses for isco?

one of his worst performances in a Madrid shirt, and he had many bad ones. but this was pathetic. he didn't pass the ball more than 20 times

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Post by FennecFox7 on Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:19 pm

He's still young, so he DOES have time to get hit act together...

I'm a madrid fan obviously, so I want him to do good. But I think we overrated him before and I was right now..

Regardless on how bad I think he is, clearly he wasn't at his best. but thats on him

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Post by Onyx on Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:00 pm

In his post-match press conference, Ancelotti clarified his celebration following the win, before discussing his team’s performance, with which he is satisfied.

“I’m happy because it’s important to win here. It wasn’t easy. Hence, that’s why I showed so much happiness in my celebration. I didn’t look into the stands. I celebrated by looking at the sky, not the stands. Heaven called me a bastard many times and that’s why I said thanks…

“The match was very difficult because Malaga put a lot of pressure on us. We had the opportunity to score a second goal but we didn’t have bad luck. There is always suffering in a 1-0 win. It wasn’t a great game in regards to the play on the pitch but we were solid in defence and attitude. We didn’t allow a single scoring chance. The result was very good and important.

“You can’t always win 2-0 or 3-0. We worked hard and I’m happy. It wasn’t the worst game. It wasn’t spectacular but we did some good things. We miss the final pass and yet, we complete a lot of plays. We also must factor in the match Malaga played. They worked hard and played very well.”

Ancelotti spoke about the injury to Karim Benzema, who was forced to leave the game after a run-in with Cristiano Ronaldo before discussing the role of returning hero, Isco.

“Benzema has a bruised thigh and couldn’t continue.

“Isco did well as a left midfielder. He played with balance. Then he played deeper and out of position when Benzema got injured and played there without issue.”

Ancelotti concluded by stating that his team is fully prepared for next week’s El Clasico.

“We had a great attitude and we’re ready to play ‘El Clasico’.”

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Post by guest7 on Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:33 am

Di Maria with 2 world class close-assists. :bow:

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And this pearl:


Goddayum  :wub:
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Post by shadexticos on Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:07 am

Isco may have been performing badly but we all know it is because of the change in formation and his position.
We saw how exciting he was when he was playing in his favoured position.
We saw how he played the U-21 match last week.
He is a quality player and not overrated.
He won the golden boy award in 2012 and that is no mean feat.
I believe his problem has a little to do with his ego.Ego in the sense that he is not accepting the fact that he has to change his style to suit the team.
He believes 'since I am this good playing in my position and the whole world including my employers know this, why do I have to play in a role that wouldn't allow me to exhibit my entire arsenal of skills'

Just my opinion.
Ozil showed a similar attitude and wasn't putting too much effort into adapting.
Di maria responded perfectly to the situation isco finds himself in.
I believe Isco just has to accept the new role, concentrate on gaining more playing time by watching past players and adapting to the role perfectly, regardless of the uncomfortable sacrifices, and when he makes the position own, he can begin to re-invent the position and add his magic touch to it

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Post by shadexticos on Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:22 am

@Yohan Modric
Its really annoying how we pass under pressure.
We are still miles away from being a perfect team, perfection in terms of cohesion and not players because it is suffice to say that with this formation, we have 11 players who are perfect for their roles.

What I noticed is that during our period of adapting to this new formation, we weren't playing tough and ambitious opponents.
They were mostly sides contented with a loss or a honourable defeat and therefore didn't pressure us that much.
The fact that the formation has a solid defensive base, combined with our super-talented attacking trio, we have been able to prevent rare goal-scoring chances and score goals at the same time.

Thsi gave us the believe that the formation was perfect but when we finally played athletic bilbao, a team who pressed aggressively, like every team in the modern game should, we faultered, big time but the defensive set-up of the formation and our resolution ensured we didn't suffer a defeat.

What I am tryin to say is that this formation was not formed when we played ambitious and courageous teams so its normal for it to overwhelm us when a team puts pressure on us.
I believe as we go into this last games, where the opponents are fighting for the league, top 4/champions league spot, europa league and battle to avoid relegation, we would see teams put more pressure on us and the team would be able to grow even further.
If it doesn't grow, then it means this formation is incapable of doing that in the big games.

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Post by FalcaoPunch on Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:20 pm

Or maybe Isco tries too hard to do too much with the ball?

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