Is The Alaves Loss As Bad As It Looks" - football

Is The Alaves Loss As Bad As It Looks"

Game notes from Alaves-Real Madrid and thoughts about where to go from here I?m hoping the answer to that question is a negative, but I know I may be grasping at straws. I have been as frustrated as anyone over the team?s recent performances, but there were a few promising signs in this game. Or maybe that?s just wishful thinking. Either way, this was how I saw it.
8? - Bale?s first touch is just ridiculous.
10? - Odriozola is really good at manufacturing just enough space to get in a dangerous cross.
15? - Benzema looks so much better so far. Multiple shots on target, zipping in excellent crosses, active all across the pitch.
18? - This is the kind of play that looks good even when no goals are scored. They look energized and like they could make the breakthrough at any moment. 22? - Ramos to the rescue. He came across to save that ugly back pass with the quickness I?m used to seeing from Varane.
23? - I?m tired of hearing Phil Schoen saying ?Keylor Navas would have gotten that one.? I?m a huge Navas fan myself, and I have been against signing another big money goalkeeper every year lately, but Courtois is top class and is objectively playing well and getting better. He has always done this as an announcer. I remember when Barça swapped Eto?o out for Ibrahimovic - another move I was not in favor of - and he spent the entire season talking about what Eto?o would or wouldn?t have done. A little bit of this speculation makes sense. The constant harping on it is ann...
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