Rio Ferdinand expressed doubts about manager Carlo Ancelotti’s choice of not using Antonio Rudiger as a starter.
Real Madrid was defeated 0-4 by Manchester City in the second leg of the Champions League (UCL) semifinals of the 2022-23 season held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England at 4:00 am (Korean time) on the 18th. . After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, Real failed to advance to the final with an aggregate score of 1-5.
A head-to-head match between Man City, who boasts an overwhelming win rate, and Real, who has the ‘Champions DNA’. It was a face-to-face confrontation between the ‘champion candidates’ to the extent that the winner of this match was considered to be the owner of the big ear.
The situation was more favorable for Manchester City. Man City, who has been showing a better flow than Real this season, recorded a 1-1 draw thanks to Kevin De Bruyne’s equalizer in the first leg away from Santiago Bernabéu. As Man City, which boasts an extreme form at home, it was very encouraging that they did not lose on the road.
The second round was greeted like that. As expected, the initiative was held by Man City. Real chose local defense rather than forward pressure against Man City’s cute team tactics. It was the intention to launch a counterattack by causing the opponent’s mistake. This seemed to fit until the first half of the first half. However, with Bernardo Silva’s opening goal in the 23rd minute, Real’s plan was completely ruined. Manchester City, who scored the opening goal, continued to press and scored an additional goal in the 37th minute to consolidate the victory 카지노사이트.
After allowing a two-point lead, Real changed their tactics in the second half. It used more active forward pressure rather than regional defense. Rudiger and Marco Asensio were put in to make changes. However, the effect was minimal. Rather, Eder Militang’s own goal and Julian Alvarez’s key goal came out, accepting a humiliating score of 0-4.
After the match, Ferdinand criticized Ancelotti’s choice. He expressed his doubts about not using Rudiger, who effectively blocked Elling Haaland in the first game, in the second game. According to British media ‘The Sun’, he said, “I really don’t know. I watched the first game and thought, ‘Is there a defender who can finally stop Haaland?'”
“Last year, coach Ancelotti lifted the big ear with Militang. He was indispensable to the team last season. So Ancelotti trusted Militang once again. But that was a loss. 1 How can you take a player who did so well in Game 2 out of Game 2?”