Thursday, September 29, 2016

European glory Alive

March 12, 2016 by  
Filed under La Liga, Serie A, UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) celebrates with Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match AS Roma vs Real Madrid on Frebruary 17, 2016 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI / AFP / ALBERTO PIZZOLI

The pulsating first half between Madrid & AS Roma ended goalless for its nearly High tempo contest, That means Real will secure quarter-final birth. Roma attacking force of Perotta & Edin Dzeko must intensify link up play to shake up Madrid experience back line in reliance of ample creative playmaking of Miralem Pjanic behind them, while Florensi Joining from deep to combine play with Salah & Rodriguez making penetrative runs to open spaces. Considering the reality of their host’s highly superior characteristics on the basis of overall style& quality, Luciano Spaletti’s side would have sensitively obligated to produce an extraordinary game-winning strategy not only to hold off Madrid talented attackers entirely, but even further creating a mere miracle of knock out punch as it seemed to be a sole wish for them if turning around the scenario. Accordingly, Once their effort appeared near to Paradise it would be described as a nightmare for not killing them, indeed such failure proved to be the most regretful case for Roma all evening. A fine break-through pass by El Sharawy inside the box set Salah with open chance to beat Navas, but he wasted his low range shot easily wide. Later on El Sharrawy neat exchange short pass with Pianij played over the box into Perrotta open run, but his shot saved by Navas at the near post. Their tactic had slim impact expectedly with Madrid diamond shape midfield of three men, a balanced task of press-open passing with versatility of Kroos in holding role to initiate mobility for Modric& Jese to build up  intricate passing across the midfield to gain possession& opening off the ball in transition implied it’s eye catching Final third touch, which rejuvenated their hunger earlier in the second half. Ronaldo neat combination with James Rodriguez on the left released Marcelo going up with pace, his deflected cut back in the box turned into a volley by James but Sceczney perfectly saved it. Now it was a more open match with flowing play by both sides, Modric short through pass set Ronaldo centrally before he picking James with space on his left, Colombian left footed strike went inch wide. Roma sparked a counter off a loss possession by Real in midfield, pianij released Salah forward, his run narrowly cleared by Marcelo but El Sharrawvy touch redirected it into Salah path, once again his neglected low range attempt failed to hit the net.

They were punished soon after for those miss chances. Kroos build up from deep played through Modric as he picked out substitute Vasquez with a simple touch on the right before he showing silky skill to beat his marker&sending in a short cross that finished by Renaldo’s timely brace underside of the net to vanish visitor’s hope almost certainly. Italians kept their ambition high when zeko linked up with Keita in midfield allowed Salah neatly combine with Florensi on the right, he waved around Carvajal with an slick touch to smash his shot but Keylor Navas brilliant diving save at the far post essentially denied Roma a great scoring chance after their fine interchanging play. The intense physical pressure virtually hammered Roma as Modric& Jese peer vision of dictating pace exposed Italians furthermore en route to stamp Madrid victorious show with a second goal. Kroos switching a pass in transition for Ronaldo to burst forward, freeing space for both James& Vasquez at his wide as he heads up& linking with James speedy overlap as Colombian finished a precise left footed brace into near post, sealing a delicious win for Real and a birth into the next round. Zidane first task as Madrid coach in European competition displayed a promising& confident character, although they were head above shoulder of Italian side over course of two legs, the win Boosted Madrid’s French coach a crucial momentum to remain their traditional Continental legacy alive once again during the much critical stage of this season for both Zidane and Madrid squad to earn a trophy. AS Roma meanwhile was fairly punished for being so frightened to impose an effective and clinical tactical approach in both legs, specially for their poor display at home and mainly for their lack of real encouragement in implying a needed spirit against one of the tournament’s top contender with bunch of talented individual and class at their disposal, which caused Italian side to be mostly toothless and allowing Madrid to control and kill their chances in for easier than it was expected. the result clearly brought in a difference in a class and pedigree between two sides.

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