Things remain the same at the top of The league. Barcelona and Real Madrid they remain co-leaders after a day full of emotions in which both suffered differently to win their matches. First it was the whites before the Alaves in the rain of Vitoria and then the azulgranas against the Athletic under the tromba that fell in the Wanda Metropolitano.
The victory of Madrid is one of those that win Leagues, as the white players affected after the game: "In these fields people always against Madrid leave everything. It has been a very hard game, with many fouls and many blows but they are matches in which La Liga is won in the end, "said Marcelo at the foot of the field. And is that the Brazilian and merengue costumes know what is the way forward to end up reconquering La Liga.
They have spent two seasons watching as Barça won the domestic championship almost without opposition and Madrid wants to be the same as it was in the 2016/2017 season. With Zidane he has the formula and it is that the white technician already follows in his footsteps at that time and has begun to make his rotations to have all the equipment plugged in. First they were Valverde and Rodrygo those who began to add (and much) without being the most expected and now is Isco Alarcón the one that has been added to the troop.
Everyone's Madrid and Barça de Messi
Zidane wants everyone to the fullest and is proving it. The Malaga exemplifies the French coach's plans with his players, also Bale, although the Welshman did not give what was expected of him to Alavés. With the second unit he won the 2017 title and wants to win the same this season. They are victories in cheat matches like that of Mendizorroza where the big ones end up leaving vital points.
Barcelona suffered to win Atlético, but their triumph had a different taste than Madrid. It is true that it is very important to add three points in a fief like the Wanda Metropolitano (where Madrid tied), but the reality was that Messi and this time too Ter Stegen They saved Valverde and company. While Madrid begins to be a block, Barça leaves more doubts and grabs the wraps of his star and the skill of his goalkeeper under sticks.
The road to El Clasico
There are just over two weeks left for El Clasico. The Camp Nou game can be decisive for the aspirations of both in La Liga, but both teams must face two more commitments first. Madrid will receive the Spanish first and then visit the Valencia. Barça, meanwhile, will be measured at Majorca at Camp Nou and then go to Anoeta to face the Real society. A simple a priori home game and a complicated visit for both of them before the 18-D clash. The best Madrid of the season puts pressure on a club that cannot leave points before El Clasico.