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Sport Before Clásico: Real under pressure

15:15  24 october  2020
15:15  24 october  2020 Source:   sport1.de

Zidane reacts to back-to-back stunning losses ahead of El Clasico

  Zidane reacts to back-to-back stunning losses ahead of El Clasico Wednesday's Champions League-opening loss to Shakhtar Donetsk is a bit different than losing to Cadiz, but both sting and come before a trip to Barcelona.And while Wednesday’s Champions League-opening loss to Shakhtar Donetsk is a bit different than losing to promoted Cadiz, both sting and come before a weekend El Clasico.

Zinedine Zidane urged his Real Madrid team to think positive and said critics are normal as pressure mounts about his future at the Bernabeu. "It certainly does not help but in the end no one will change that," he told ESPN when asked about the strain he is under . "It is the situation of football, it is like that.

"Zidane is under pressure , and many people both in the press and among the fans are talking already about two possibilities to replace him: Raul Gonzalez, the former player, who is now coaching the second team Real Madrid Castilla and Mauricio Pochettino.

Before Clásico, Real Madrid are already under pressure after the 2: 3 against Donetsk. The mood at FC Barcelona is completely different before the arch-rival duel.

Vor Clásico: Real unter Druck © Provided by sport1.de Before Clásico: Real under pressure

Before the prestige duel against FC Barcelona, ​​unrest broke out at Real Madrid. The reason: The embarrassing 2: 3 in the Champions League against the heavily weakened Ukrainians from Shakhtar Donetsk. Los Blancos go to the Clásico (La Liga: FC Barcelona - Real Madrid on Saturday at 4 p.m. in LIVETICKER) !

Many had expected before the season that Real would be ahead of Barca. At the Blaugrana, Lionel Messi caused a mess with emigration requests.

Towards a great return to Barça for the clasico

 Towards a great return to Barça for the clasico © Supplied by Sports.fr Very offensive, the left-back is a reference to his position. He inspires the neo-defender, Maxwell Cornet. Back from injury, FC Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba could be present this weekend for the clasico. Against Sevilla FC earlier this month, the Spain international suffered a hamstring injury. In a statement, the Catalan club announced that Jordi Alba would be absent for several weeks. Former defender Valencia would have saved time in their recovery period.

Pressure is mounting on Zidane ahead of Saturday's El Clasico showdown against Barcelona after Madrid tasted a third consecutive Champions League defeat for the first time since 1986, but the under -fire boss remains convinced he is the right man for the job in the Spanish capital.

Real Madrid won La Liga only three months ago because of their defensive steel and a relentless will to win but ahead of Saturday's Clasico against Barcelona © GABRIEL BOUYS Zinedine Zidane will find himself under more pressure if Real Madrid lose the Clasico against Barcelona on Saturday, for a

After a mediocre start to the season with ten points after the first five games and the embarrassing bankruptcy in the Champions League, Real's coach Zinedine Zidane is already under pressure at Los Blancos. "I'm the coach, I have to find the solution, but I haven't found it and that's why it was difficult for my players," the 48-year-old admitted and continued: "We deserve the criticism, all of us and me first. Fortunately we had a reaction in the second half. "

Real hopes for Ramos return

Real has disappointed so far this season, especially on the offensive! The hopes rest mainly on star striker Karim Benzema.

Particularly important for Real: the return of defensive boss Sergio Ramos. Without him, the Zidane team is often lacking in organization. Against Donetsk, Ramos was spared with knee problems.

Ronaldo gone, Messi leaving? Clasico decline encapsulates La Liga's problems

  Ronaldo gone, Messi leaving? Clasico decline encapsulates La Liga's problems Neither Barcelona nor Real Madrid are looking particularly strong, on or off the field, going into Saturday's game at Camp Nou. Goal explains whyOr is it? In the run-up to this weekend's clash in Catalunya, there has been a greater global interest in whether Cristiano Ronaldo will be cleared to face Lionel Messi in next Wednesday's Champions League clash between Juventus and Barca in Turin.

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Mark Langdon and Ed Aarons discuss wins for Liverpool and Manchester City, before Sid Lowe joins to dissect Madrid’s defeat, Bayern routing Atlético and a preview of El Clásico .

Real Madrid won La Liga only three months ago because of their defensive steel and a relentless will Before lockdown in Spain compressed the run-in and sharpened their focus It means it might not be a vintage Clasico this weekend but for Madrid it has become more important now, and for Zidane too.

"The most important thing is that we stay calm," Zidane swore his team.

Barca: Coutinho and Fati in top form

Barca are very different in the duel of rivals. After the turbulent summer with the change of coach from Quique Setién to Ronald Koeman, the confusion about Messi and the removal of Luis Suárez, the Catalans are surprisingly back in strong form - despite the 0-1 against Cadiz last weekend. Barca are currently only ninth in the league with seven points. However, the team has only played four games.

In the Champions League, Barca shot their warm for the derby and beat Ferencvaros Budapest 5-1.

Especially returnees Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati currently stand out in the star ensemble and want to put their stamp on the Clásico - Real, on the other hand, wants to make the disgrace against Donetsk forget.

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Barça-Real Madrid: the Catalan press cries scandal after the disputed penalty .
© Panoramic The day after FC Barcelona's defeat against Real Madrid in the Clasico (1-3), the pro-Barcelona Catalan press does not get angry not. The penalty generously awarded to Zinédine Zidane's men after resorting to VAR when the score was 1-1 crystallizes all the debates. Rather than point the finger at the lack of realism of the Blaugrana, sterile dominators, the media are focusing on this decision which tipped the fate of the shock of the Iberian Peninsula.

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