At 17 minutes the courageous Saudis had already surrendered to the evidence. Their destiny was written: they would follow in the footsteps of Bayer Leverkusen, Feyenoord, Olimpia de Asunción, Atlético de Madrid (twice), Sevilla (twice), San Lorenzo de Almagro, Kashima Anters, Juventus, Manchester United, Gremio, Liverpool (twice times), Al-Ain and Eintracht Frankfurt. They will join the long list of illumination
three white victims when there is an international title at stake. In the last twenty years, only Atlético del Cholo has been able to defeat the whites in a continental or world final (in the 2018 European Super Cup).
The record is certainly impressive. Any similarity between the start of Madrid’s match in LaLiga and yesterday’s match in Riyadh is purely coincidental.
Aware that the spotlight was on them and certain of their solvency in the big events, the great Real Madrid of the finals appeared. The one who plays knowing he is superior, overwhelming his rival by his display of personality and skill, making it clear to him that this is forbidden territory, his private hunting ground.
Between the hierarchy of Modric, Kroos, Benzema and Carvajal and the unstoppable push of Vinicius and Valverde, the match soon certified white superiority. 2-0 before the 20th minute.
Al Hilal joined the party by collaborating with their fragility in defense, but on the other hand, when they had the ball, they attacked with self-confidence, taking advantage of the concessions of a midfield in which Kroos and Modric were no longer there to put pressure on the rival or in the great nights
. Thus it was soon 2-1, although the feeling that Madrid had the final under control never disappeared. The second part served to
Vinicius and Valverde completed the rout and were reunited with their best versions, confirming that they have plenty of talent and personality to take the lead in the post-match events.
. Also so that Ancelotti got angry despite winning the eighth club World Cup. He is not without reason:
The defensive verbena of the whites was embarrassing at times, a nonsense. Carlo knows that if he does not stop the bleeding at the back (34 goals in 34 games) his team will not lift any more titles this season.