Benzema scored twice, Real Madrid defeated Villarreal at home and scored ten consecutive victories after the rematch, winning the La Liga title one round ahead of schedule. In this campaign, Real Madrid continued to rely on the center and the "power forward" to create goals in the winning rhythm, Courtois-led defense line withstood the pressure.
The fly in the ointment is that Hazard, whom Zidane had high hopes for, performed mediocre and failed to win in this highly anticipated championship coronation.
There is still a while away from the start of the Champions League knockout round, Zidane still needs to continue to adjust the striker, making good use of the Premier League MVP is the key to reversing the Premier League opponent.
After a night of fright as a guest in Granada, Real Madrid ushered in a significant coronation battle. Even if there are no fans watching the game, Real Madrid will strive to complete the home season with a beautiful victory. Zidane is included in the list of ten forwards and is ready to play offensive football.
The Love Song (ceramics) stadium is Real Madrid's nightmare, but Villarreal's record when visiting Madrid is very bad. The White Coats have the confidence to suppress their opponents at home.
As a "strategic conspirator" who prefers to make surprise soldiers in strong dialogues, Zidane is good at boldly seeking change, and the tight footsteps behind him did not stop him from stopping his rotation. Hazard has taken four consecutive games (only 8 minutes), starting in the home coronation game can be described as everyone's hope, Real Madrid's iconic king needs such affirmation and encouragement.
From bilateral forwards to wingers + midfielders, from four forwards to single arrows, Zidane has tried many types of striker configurations since the rematch.
In this campaign, Hazard and Rodrigo may be the sharpest wing type combination. Not only can the two players rely on their personal abilities to attack the opponent, they are also versatile players at both sides, who can create more in the offense. Variety.
Villarreal gradually contracted back after an unsuccessful opening attack. Calleja set the main battle zone in the midfield to try to steal Real Madrid's transportation line and shorten the distance of the counterattack after stealing the ball. Real Madrid players quickly entered the state, constantly pressing their opponents, looking for opportunities to threaten the goal.
Villarreal’s 4411 formation is relatively compact in defense, can block the wing well, and does not give Hazard and Rodrigo the opportunity to easily carry the ball.
Hazard withdrew to assist the midfielder to maintain the transportation line. Rodrigo was used to playing in the middle ribs. The two wingers' adduction effectively contained Huang Qian's defensive center of gravity. The wing corridor they left belonged to Mendi and Ka Wahar.
In order to contain Hazard, Huang Qian's defense line leaned to the right unconsciously, and the space on the left was larger. Carvajal responded to Ramos's long pass and completed Real Madrid's first shot in this field.
Failing to score a goal, this surprise attack turned into a horror. Huang Qian realized the shortcomings of the defense line being too forward and quickly switched to a low defensive mode, which brought great resistance to Real Madrid's offense.
Shoulder the main offensive task, Hazard's physical condition and game feeling are not in the best condition. The tough defense of the opponent's defender made him a little jealous, and Real Madrid's left offensive failed to fully expand.
In addition to retreating to the back midfielder to catch the ball, Hazard has also repeatedly come to the right to participate in the cooperation of Modric, Rodrigo and Carvajal, showing an active integration attitude.
Affected by injuries, Hazard has not been the core of Real Madrid's offense. Since the semi-finals, the Belgian has followed the principle of "small injury and large support", and his performance on the court has also appeared to be a little restrained.
However, Hazard is experienced and skilled, and his experience in the pseudo-ninth under Conte and Sarri has further strengthened his team consciousness. Just like the beginning of the season, Hazard started from the first mate, and patiently played around Benzema, using his restraint to create opportunities for his teammates and avoid being violated by opponents due to frequent breakthroughs with the ball.
Real Madrid's possession rate exceeded 60% in the first 20 minutes and completed 4 threatening shots. Villarreal was suppressed and breathless. After Real Madrid completed a wave of offensive, they intentionally returned to counterattack. Calleja's team had not had time to get familiar with the feeling of possession of the ball, and lost the ball because of a backcourt pass error.
Casemiro scored two consecutive games, Modric assisted Benzema to score.
Real Madrid took the initiative to slow down after taking the lead, Villarreal organized some offensives, and the wing became the focus of the two sides.
In the 62nd minute, Zidane replaced Vinicius and Asensio to maintain the vitality of the wing. The two players became the main force driving the oppression. Real Madrid launched the second wave of offensive, trying to kill the game early.
The starting winger failed to create damage on the flanks, and a large part of the scoring opportunities created by Real Madrid are crosses formed by the center and the side.
In this process, the ball holder seldom can completely get rid of the defender, the quality of the cross is difficult to guarantee, the responder often needs to complete the shot in the crowd, the shooting rhythm and footwork are naturally affected, and the opportunities created in the positional attack are compared. limited.
In addition to improving the rhythm, Real Madrid also needs to mobilize more resources into the offense. The continuous battle in the midfield of the ceremony consumes a lot of money, and Ramos, who has completed a rest against Alaves, is duty-bound.
With the overall formation moving forward, Ramos has more room for attack. Ramos didn't stop in place after stealing the ball in the midfield, but took advantage of the trend to attack. This is both his habit and the team's need.
Mendy and Varane played at the same time, and there were two "running men" behind Ramos, so there was less worries when going forward. Just like against Ebar and the Spaniard, Ramos' sudden advance disrupted the opponent's defensive rhythm and helped Real Madrid score a goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo left the team, Real Madrid encountered all four in the course of Bell's leadership, Zidane resolutely built a striker around Benzema after taking office, Real Madrid regained the La Liga championship, the value of the French center can be seen.
Not only to help Hazard to integrate into the team, part-time professional mentors of Vinicius and Rodrigo, but also to maintain the transportation line in the midfield of the ceremony, Benzema can be said to be more capable.
In the process of the Galaxy III gradually becoming the army, Benzema was not the focus of public opinion, but eventually became the brightest star in this championship season.
Real Madrid did not originally have the ability to compete on multiple lines. The sudden offseason and single-line mode changed everything.
Since the rematch, Zidane has completed a new round of the lineup under tremendous pressure, using a wave of ten consecutive victories to create history, and also completed the tactical reserve for the Champions League knockout. Since it can win the league championship without being optimistic, then the competitiveness of this Real Madrid in the European war should not be underestimated.