Although there was a victory in the opening match of the new season. However, coach Carlo Ancelotti felt dissatisfied with the performance of some players.
In the opening round of La Liga 2022/23, defending champion Real Madrid has a trip to the field of last season’s Segunda champion, Almeria. Coach Carlo Ancelotti surprised when arranging a squad consisting of many reserve players such as Nacho, Vazquez, Camavinga or Tchouameni.
With not the strongest squad, Real let Almeria open the scoring in the 6th minute. rookie centre-back Antonio Rudiger made a mistake in his position to give Ramazani a chance to face Courtois and beat the Belgian goalkeeper.
Towards the end of the first half, Real gradually regained the pace. The away team had consecutive good opportunities but neither Vinicius, Rudiger nor Lucas Vazquez could succeed.
The first half ended with a score of 1-0 in favor of the home team. In the second half, Real increased the pressure and continuously exercised the right to change people.
And finally, what was supposed to happen has happened. In the 61st minute, Vinicius’s finish was saved by goalkeeper Fernando Martinez, but Vazquez quickly equalized for Real.
In the 65th minute, the White Vultures completed the comeback when the substitute David Alaba took a dangerous free-kick that made goalkeeper Martinez give up.
The final result of the Almeria vs Real match was 2-1 in favor of the away team. Real had a rough start, but the important thing is that they still got 3 points on the opening day.
After the Almeria game, Carlo Ancelotti said to COPE, “Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni have not showed the talent that I saw in training, it is natural, this jersey is quite heavy.
“Even if the game wasn’t fantastic, I am delighted with it.”
Toni Kroos, Camavinga, and Tchouameni, two youthful midfielders, were Ancelotti’s unorthodox starting midfield trio in the league opener.
The Real Madrid manager, though, was obviously not pleased with how things went as he substituted Camavinga at halftime and Tchouameni early in the second half.