Jovic, first designated

The game against Rangers was a first contact, but left a bad feeling with the contribution of the Serbian, disconnected and substituted at halftime.


Few conclusions can be drawn from the match against Rangers, which was much more rolled than Madrid, which also lacked its main players. But Jovic's disconnection was very striking, practically invisible and without participating. More is also expected from Odegaard (although he participated in the white goal) and from Isco.

The one that follows is the one by one of the first friendly ...

Lunin: There is a goalkeeper although last season we hardly saw him. He gave a recital of stops of all kinds in the first part, in which he supported Madrid. And spectacular and sure to be overlooked. If you have to put a mole, it was that he lacked some precision with his foot.

Odriozola: Great physical display, as always, but not very incisive or successful in attack plays.

Nacho: It looks like, if Varane leaves, he will be the titular central defender. He has a lot of work and is in an incredible moment of security. Now he is the one who commands the team from behind. But he was unlucky. First he saw yellow for a tactical foul and then another because he lost his hand with Kamara ... And he was sent off.

Chust: He ended up cramped. Very attentive throughout the meeting and without failures, he did make a very strange clearance inwards that made Lunin very angry.

Marcelo: Ancelotti gave clues about what the future of Marcelo could be in Madrid when he made him play in attack, ahead of Marvin, almost the entire second half. He put a great center to Arribas that the youth squad wasted by finishing high with his head. He finished almost as a center forward.

White: Ancelotti gave him minutes. I wanted to see it carefully because it is going to be important this season for sure. He lacked some forcefulness in the 2-1 play, but he made a great match, very attentive to the coverage in the rises of the wings. There are substitute guarantees for Casemiro.

Odegaard: Some transition towards the attack driving the ball very good, like the one that originated Rodrygo's goal. But much more is expected of the Norwegian. Almost all eyes were on him. Perhaps I accuse playing a little more behind than I did at Arsenal. Not surprisingly, it is a 10.

Isco: It went from less to more. In the first part, it was very difficult for him to come into play. In the second, he insisted on appearing in all areas of the green and Madrid thanked him. Ancelotti made him play (albeit with great freedom) as a false nine when Arribas entered the field for Jovic. Isco ultimately improved when he abandoned the responsibility of a fixed position in the media.

Lucas Vázquez: Good news that he returned to play after his serious injury. Madrid needs him. A couple of good orientation changes and the penalty for that play where he fumbled the ball and Rangers tied.

Jovic: Invisible. He intervened very little in the game, although it is also true that Madrid in the first half did not create much with the ball. But that disconnection is an alarm in the coaching staff.

Rodrygo: Very good the play in which he scored the goal for Madrid although he had some luck because the rebound left the ball bouncing to send it to the net with the outside of his right foot. An oxygen ball given the uncertainty of whether he will be able to have a place as an extra-community in the League at the start of the championship.


Up: He replaced Jovic at half-time. At the beginning of the second half he influenced the game a lot for the better, then he disappeared a bit. He was able to score with his head. He didn't even need to jump, so comfortable was his position, but he threw it high.

Marvin: Little was seen

Miguel Gutierrez: Ancelotti advanced to Marcelo with the entrance of the canterano in the field. He associated well with the Brazilian and even had a chance to score, but the ball hit the post. He was very participatory, he tried everything. That's the attitude.

Gila: Between him and Antonio Blanco they left the house without sweeping in the area in a high ball ... and that cost 2-1.

Morante: In the game he was very tangled when the coach gave him entry.

Dotor: Despite having little time, he managed to come into play.

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