Are we counting it in minutes?
Well, having an elite ATG player at his absolute peak who relished big matches and scored 50+ goals a season probably explains a lot of it.It's a bit baffling how they've managed to rack up 4 CLs in 5 years, while being relatively ordinary in league play for long stretches.
Stale has been the perfect word to describe Real Madrid for years. Ronaldo turning on God mode for Champions League knockout games has papered over an awful lot of cracks.Solari looking like a really dud appointment.
Not that a better coach would have necessarily had them performing at world-beater level, but he's absolutely brought nothing new to the table, tactically or otherwise. Already everything looks very stale. And that's before you broach the topic of the fact that he's basically gone to war with several major players.
Having referees in their pocket has helped. There's been so many bad decisions in knockout games over the years that have coincidentally almost all gone their way.Well, having an elite ATG player at his absolute peak who relished big matches and scored 50+ goals a season probably explains a lot of it.
Splashing out on Courtois was weird. Navas was better.Stale has been the perfect word to describe Real Madrid for years. Ronaldo turning on God mode for Champions League knockout games has papered over an awful lot of cracks.
Their lack of really big signings in recent years has been mystifying, 10-15 years ago they would have stopped at nothing to make Mbappe a Real Madrid player, for example.
Trying to save face by pretending to be injured. He was played out of position, but ****ing hell he was so bad. He's one of those players that the internet have hyped up way to much over the years, just a gaffe machine. Smalling for all his flaws is actually a better defender.Is Bailly injured or has Solksjaer simply had enough of his ****?