Real Madrid 3 – 0 UD Almería Real Madrid continue in the race for the league title, as was to be expected. In the same way that Barcelona consolidated their top spot with the drubbing of Getafe, Real Madrid earned three more points that keep them on the heels of the azulgranas. The victory over […]
30 de abril de 2015 Harvey Holtom - Sportyou
Real Madrid 3 – 0 UD Almería
Real Madrid continue in the race for the league title, as was to be expected. In the same way that Barcelona consolidated their top spot with the drubbing of Getafe, Real Madrid earned three more points that keep them on the heels of the azulgranas. The victory over Almería, one of the weakest teams in the division, did not bring the goal-fest that the Santiago Bernabéu faithful had hoped for. Madrid did not go into top gear and sealed the win in a perfunctory manner, with the minimum expenditure, and began to look ahead to sterner challenges: the visit to Sevilla on Saturday and, above all, the one to Turin next Tuesday.
Another one who started thinking about the future was Sergi Barjuan, the visiting manager; the 2-0 on the scoreboard shortly after the beginning of the second half, showed him that any chance he might have had of taking something away from the trip to Chamartín had definitively slipped away. The best thing about the whole evening was James’ fabulous left-footed strike just before half time. The Colombian’s volley, the best goal his team have scored for some time, woke the spectators from their slumbers and silenced the whistles that were beginning to make themselves heard. After the break, Toni Kroos held up the ball and then released it to Cristiano Ronaldo for the Portuguese to score but the visiting defender Mauro ended up turning it into his own net.
Five minutes from time, when it looked like the game was over, Isco found Chicharito out on the left of the area, the Mexican then found Arbeloa, practically on the goal-line and the full back tapped in before Cristiano, who was also waiting with his finger on the trigger, could get there. 3-0, game over.