Little white hand in a good rehearsal for Wembley with Courtois

Madrid is reaching the end of the season in its best form.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
14 May 2024 Tuesday 10:29
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Little white hand in a good rehearsal for Wembley with Courtois

Madrid is reaching the end of the season in its best form. The whites dispatched Alavés unceremoniously on the day the team offered the League Cup to its fans at the Bernabéu. The match came without tension because neither team had anything at stake, with Alavés already saved. Ancelotti chose to do a dress rehearsal for the Champions League final. The starters played with one exception and one doubt. Instead of Rüdiger, a fixture at Wembley, Militão took over. The doubt is in the goal. Against Alavés Courtois played again, and he did very well. It is no longer clear that Lunin will play in the final. Not at all.

The match went to Madrid very soon. Alavés came out wanting to bite but Madrid lowered their spirits very quickly. At ten minutes Bellingham scored with a slanted shot, almost from no angle. Ancelotti said on Monday that the Englishman was not looking for the top scorer, but his goal puts him squarely in the fight. The 2-0 was the work of Vinícius who took advantage of a great pass from Camavinga, in the 27th. The chances came in all colors in the Vitorian area and it was Valverde who made it 3-0 with a shot into the top corner on the edge of rest.

The second half began without a change of players and Madrid followed the same dominating plan. Camavinga almost scored a Maradonian goal after dribbling over someone who got in his way. Alavés shook off their dominance and Courtois avoided several goals and the match became a give and take, with Vinícius in a stellar plan on his wing.

Arda Güler came on for Camavinga and Vinícius made it 4-0 in the 70th with a very hard shot after a great pass from Bellingham in a play started by Valverde. The Bernabéu timidly sang “Xavi stay” and later loudly “Toni stay” when Ancelotti replaced Kroos with Ceballos. Rüdiger also came in for Militao.

The white party continued until the end, with the brave Alavés in search of a goal that would make up their time at the white coliseum. After a counterattack led by Rodrygo, the ball fell to Güler, who did not forgive the 5-0 score. The Turk has a love affair with the goal. There would still be some more opportunities for the whites. The Bernabéu said goodbye to its delighted team. Madrid offers very good feelings heading into the final, where it can complete a historic season.