Real Madrid went naked in the Champions League on Wednesday evening. It lost 4-0 to Manchester City and saw a new final ticket pass by.
Real Madrid was a bird to the cat in Manchester. It may even be happy that it only became 4-0. It could have been much worse and that was solely due to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
“It was probably one of the Belgian goalkeeper’s best performances since joining Real Madrid. It was a match in which he had to show himself and he really did,” says the Spanish Marca.
But the Red Devil did not get much help. “The problem is that he was let down by his teammates in Manchester. The rest of the squad failed miserably. Militao conceded a goal, Modric was a shadow of himself and was substituted, Valderde was lost all game, Vinicius couldn’t break free from Walker, Benzema confirmed that this is not his year, Rodrygo contributed nothing and Camavinga is not a left back .”
Courtois got a 9 out of 10 despite four goals against. “It didn’t become a bigger defeat because of him. Once again, Courtois was the best man at Real, he was able to postpone City’s glory march for a while,” it still sounds.