#sports activities TEN things we learned from LaLiga as Real Madrid edged out Atletico in the derby
This week’s ‘10 things we learned in La Liga’ is dominated by the derby with Madrid giving Atletico a lesson in the way to defend and take your possibilities that was so good it even impressed Diego Simeone.
Racism reared its ugly head earlier than the recreation however Vinicius and Rodrgyo had the final snicker as Madrid made it 9 wins from 9 in all competitions this season.
Elsewhere Barcelona beat 10-man Elche with a win constructed round a crimson card for the opposition and one other Pedri masterclass.
Betis’ Spain centre-forward Borja Iglesias grabbed his personal headlines as his group stayed third. And the Williams brothers, Isco and Balde all had a weekend to recollect.
Real Madrid took their possibilities and defended admirably to beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 on Sunday
TEN THINGS WE LEARNED…
Racism is just one ugly remark away from rearing its ugly head
It all began with a debate about dancing – was it disrespectful for a participant to jig, bop or samba after he scores a aim as Vinicius had accomplished the week earlier than?
Then a Spanish soccer agent showing on a late night time soccer present urged that Vinicius ought to return to Brazil if he desires to bounce, and that he shouldn’t ‘act like a monkey’.
This introduced all the hard-of-thinking out of their caves and ‘Vinicius is a monkey’ was chanted by a gaggle of Atletico supporters earlier than the Madrid derby began.
Time will inform what motion will likely be taken. As for the way things turned out on the night time – the dance goes on! Vinicius didn’t rating however he did get to have a good time with Rodrygo and with Valverde as each scored as they went high.
Vinicius Jr nonetheless danced with Rodrygo regardless of a gaggle of Atletico followers chanting racist remarks
Remarkably Madrid don’t miss Benzema
King Karim has missed the final 4 video games and the combination rating since is 11-2 in Madrid’s favour.
With the Vinicius-Rodrygo tandem and ‘Fede Express’ Valverde arriving from deep Carlo Ancelotti’s aspect stay an unstoppable attacking drive even with out their high scoring Frenchman.
Joao we have an issue
At first it appeared as if he had disappeared down the tunnel in disgust at being taken off. He then reemerged with ice on his hamstring.
Atletico Madrid’s document signing nonetheless hasn’t turn into the chief of his group’s assault – the position his expertise and price-tag each demand him to fill.
Joao Felix didn’t open his account for the season once more as Atletico misplaced the Madrid derby
Courtois is just human
It didn’t appear that manner final season however twice in the Madrid derby he got here to punch and made little or no contact.
In the first half he obtained away with it however on minute 83 Mario Hermoso scored from the mistake.
Simeone misses Diego Costa
‘Watching Real Madrid defend deep and attacking like that reminded me our our Atletico with Costa,’ mentioned Simeone after the recreation.
It’s the manner the supervisor nonetheless desires to play however he can’t as a result of he not has the proper gamers.
Ex-Atletico Madrid and Spain star Diego Costa accomplished his free switch to Wolves final week
The Nou Camp isn’t any place for 10 males
‘What was missing from your performance?’ Gerard Gumbau was requested after his group misplaced 3-0 to Barcelona.
‘Another man’ got here again the reply. Elche had Gonzalo Verdu despatched off after 18 minutes for hauling down clean-through Robert Lewandowski and from then on in they had been picked aside by a Barcelona aspect enjoying to the tune of the good Pedri.
The strugglers would have misplaced anyway however chasing an additional synthetic it not possible.
Balde’s Barca’s finest finest left-back
He’s not 19 till subsequent month and he has two Spain internationals to compete with however Alejandro Balde at the moment seems a greater guess than each Jordi Alba and Marcos Alonso.
He managed two extra assists at the weekend as Barcelona brushed apart Elche.
Barcelona teenager Alejandro Balde is outshining Jordi Alba and Marcos Alonso at left-back
Spain have discovered a centre-forward
He was solely referred to as up into the squad final week so the jury will likely be out for some time longer regards how he suits into Luis Enrique’s aspect however his membership type is off the scale.
Borja Iglesias obtained two extra for Betis as they beat Girona. He now has six targets in six La Liga video games.
Williams brothers take pleasure in being on the identical aspect
Inaki Williams might face brother Nico at the World Cup now that the former has agreed to play for Ghana and the latter has been referred to as as much as the Spain squad.
For the time being they’re in harness and each scored on Saturday as Athletic Bilbao went fourth.
Brothers Inaki and Nico Williams impressed Athletic Bilbao to a 3-2 win towards Rayo Vallecano
Isco can nonetheless disco
We began with dancing, so let’s end that manner.
Sevilla scrapped to hard-earned draw with Villarreal and once more a lean trying Isco was throwing shapes in midfield.
He huffed and puffed like a veteran in his first few video games as a substitute however he’s now one hundred pc and getting a tune out of him seems like Julen Lopetegui’s finest plan as the Sevilla coach continues for battle to show his aspect’s sorry begin to the season round.