Zinedine Zidane’s Real won the third consecutive victory in all competitions. They scored 5 goals and have not conceded. More than a week ago, Zidane was in the sights of President Florentino Perez. The French legend faces the risk of being fired because of a series of failed achievements.
The 4-3-3 chart along with Kroos, Modric and Casemiro are important factors that keep Real on top of the Champions League. In the end, Zidane strengthened, while his colleague Diego Simeone had to change tactics on the other side.
That was when the Argentine leader quickly adjusted the scheme from 3 to 4 defensive players. Real overwhelmed Atletico. They held the ball 56.5 percent and launched 11 shots. They abandoned their aggressive attacking style from the start and replaced them with more conservative football.
The fact that coach Simeone did not allow Thomas Lemar and Angel Correa to kick in became one of the mistakes that caused Atletico to pay the price. Without this duo, Atletico’s firepower is weak. On the striker, Luis Suarez proved out of place because the surrounding satellites receded deeply to support the defensive front.
In the first half, Atletico did not release a shot. In 2020, this is the first time Simeone’s army has experienced such a terrible 45 minutes. However, Atletico’s play is partly bankrupt because Real’s midfield is playing too well.
Casemiro becomes a shield of steel in front of defense and plays an important role every time Real changes from attack to defense. The Brazilian midfielder also has a winning situation in midair and has a passing rate of 94 percent accuracy.
Modric and Kroos return with the perfect midfield pair. They help Real control the game with his ability to move, create pressure and precision when passing the ball.
The passing rate accuracy of Kroos and Modric is 97 percent and 90 percent, respectively. Before Atletico, Kroos was the creator for Casemiro to score the opening goal.