Liverpool 0 Real Madrid 1
Italian coach, not interested in copious tactics or experimentation, thanks to the physical and psychological management of talent
Paradox has an ugly habit of considering the successes of conquerors as “miracles”. Carlo Ancelotti He has won four champions as a coach, the most wins in history. After winning his last European Cup at the Stade de France in Paris, he himself reiterated that he could not believe what had just happened. But, beyond the skill with which the Italian coach wields arrogance, his victory is logical. And they go far beyond survival exercises. Ancelotti is not interested in the exhibitor’s specific strategy or experiment, but in the physical and psychological management of the talent. And oh, probably, no opponent accepts.
Ancelotti went on to face the terrifying Liverpool final without doing anything new and with the plan everyone had hoped for. He also didn’t mind continuing his habit of making his lineup public long before his rival. I drew that 4-3-3 mutant with the right inclusion of 4-4-2 fede valverdeenergy needed to counteract red, Real Madrid’s coach, convinced of what he had found in the first half hour, arranged for his players to protest as much as possible, courtois as an impassable final frontier. Limited in defense with two lines of four footballers –vinicius tried to help mendy in the sphere of influence of request, HENDERSON You arnold, modricHe was left hanging by the side, waiting to resist until the end of his legs Benzema Looking forward to better times.
The idea of attacking in a rapid frontal transition for the turret konato – dance partner vinicius– You Van Dijko Couldn’t have been suitable, so Ancelotti bent the game where it needed to be: the scoring lane. valverdetoo careless for robertson,
jurgen kloppo, with a 4-3-3 that Mann swung between the lines every time, he was confident that his advanced pressure would bring the game closer to his interests. Although the lack of effectiveness in that first half hour of dominance began to undermine the emotional stability of his players, drive and emotion decreased. Midfielders’ lack of ideas red This caused Liverpool to go too long and even lose ground in possession of the ball (50% in the end). So much so that his attacks, although many of them ended in white territory, were losing coherence. Liverpool shot 23 times and lost. Real Madrid, three. He scored one goal and the other was cancelled.
Courtois to Carvajali
Although Real Madrid’s victory was called a . can be explained by the stages of courtois Having starred in one of the best performances in history in the European Cup (the goalkeeper made nine saves), Liverpool began their descent into hell on the coast where the least flames were expected. Colombian louis dazia footballer whose influence since his arrival is such that he has forced the man to be at the center of the attack and firmino You diogo jota To be substitutes, they were called great torments. Dani Carvajal, Not only was this not the case, but the white winger erased the winger from the game at the best moment of the season. Luis Dazs was substituted for Klopp 25 minutes ahead of time.
Liverpool coach was cured of this cause fabinho You thiago, Play . was long before the scheduled increase of cross, whose final stretch was heavy in the government of duel. a requestAfter his final injury, at least, he lacked explosiveness and didn’t open the ground when he needed to, leading to a sore throat. uncontrollable for a man get rid of You alabas In the first act, I tied him in the second casemiro Which increased with the passage of minutes. While Alexander-Arnold was, at times, the only creative and offensive resource on the inside when he shouldn’t, Vinicius slipped in the goal that would decide the Champions League.
Real Madrid’s success lies in the simplicity and consistency of its mechanisms. The hardest thing in football.
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