Real Madrid vs.  Cádiz - Party Report - December 19, 2021

(EFE) .- Real Madrid left two points in the visit of Cádiz to the Santiago Bernabéu (0-0) after a streak of ten consecutive victories that ends despite the 36 shots made by Carlo Ancelotti and that gives life to a League in which Sevilla is six points behind with one game less.

The Italian coach acknowledged at the press conference on the eve of the match that his team slowed down in the first parts to be able to press in the second, and this was what happened this Sunday against Cádiz, but without the final result he expected.

45 minutes of clear dominance, with 82 percent of ball possession for the locals against a Cádiz that had a clear plan: wait behind with a 4-5-1 and look long for ‘Choco’ Lozano as an escape valve, although this one hardly had participation and left injured to rest.

Given the lack of fluidity and clarity to play inside in the last meters, missing the figure of Luka Modric, Real Madrid seemed to return to previous seasons. He abused centers on the right, with Lucas Vázquez without hitting any of them and with no potential spiker waiting.

The distant shots appeared as an alternative, with Fede Valverde, Modric’s substitute, putting Jeremías Ledesma in trouble in the 26th minute, but he cleared the ball for a corner with one of those more showy saves that he used to make them seem more difficult. .

As Ancelotti warned, Real Madrid picked up the pace in the second 45 minutes. Chispazos by Vinicius who did not find a partner, unsuccessful attempts by a Hazard who is still light years from the one who arrived in the capital of Spain in the summer of 2019 and Casemiro, who will miss Wednesday’s match against Athletic due to accumulation of cards, such as the most clairvoyant in the center of the field.

A bad sign for the white team that the Brazilian is the one who squanders the most imagination. He filtered two passes overhead to Benzema, who was noted not to be one hundred percent, but both unsuccessful, the first offside.

Time passed without clear chances and Real Madrid had ghosts of the past against a priori inferior rivals. The defeat against the Sheriff (1-2) and the draw (0-0) against Osasuna flew over the Santiago Bernabéu, while Cádiz believed in getting the three points for 30 seconds.

Lost ball by Hazard when trying to surpass his marker, whistles at the Bernabéu and counterattack that Álvaro Negredo failed to complete and comply with the ‘ex’s law’.

Cádiz resisted the siege by clearing balls of all kinds and with any legal part of the body. 36 shots from Real Madrid throughout the game, 28 of them in a second half in which he was superior beyond possession, but the ball did not want to enter Ancelotti’s men this Sunday.

Result that reduces the advantage at the top with Sevilla to six points, with one more game, and that makes Cádiz fall to 19th place in LaLiga Santander with 14 points.