In fact, it’s not a comeback to use. What did you say Florentino Perez after Saturday’s league match at the Bernabéu, “the true comeback was that of Manchester“. It went from 2-0 to 2-1, from 3-1 to 3-2 and from 4-2 to the final 4-3. three comebacks in one they have left the door of the end from Paris open for Ancelotti’s troops: winning by one implies extra time; for two, the trip to Paris.
All those parameters the Italian coach manages perfectlywho has spent two days in Valdebebas making his men aware of the need to play with heart Y with head equally for overcome to that City of Guardiola which to date has shown few cracks. But Ancelotti knows that the environmental factor will help a lot to his own, especially at the beginning, and he wants his players to keep the public hooked. It’s about scoring first. True, before the PSG and the Chelsea Madrid started uphill and still managed to get ahead. But it is already known that whoever plays with fire gets burned and the slogan of the italian to his men is take advantage of the initial intimidating pull of the Bernabéu to go to a high starting pressure that allows him to find a gap to beat Ederson before Courtois makes his first gloves. Yes brands first, the Bernabéu will continue ‘on fire’ and that will intimidate City, which has already been warned by what happened to two great teams like PSG and Chelsea, for whom it was worth nothing even getting ahead of the electronics.
Once you get ahead on the scoreboard it’s easier to manage time and dose efforts. The game is long and the pressure from City on all lines will force that midfield versatile Madrid (the return of Casemiro is essential to not leave freedom of action to Rodri and to assist De Bruyne in scoring), Kroos, Modric and Valverde to move like never before so as not to lose control of the ball. It will be in the last half hour when, depending on how the match goes, Carletto will be willing to his second assault unitwith young energy of Rodrygo, Camavinga and Ceballos.
Logically, there are guidelines to give Benzema and Vinicius a lot of play, although the Brazilian will have to bear the mark of Canceloabsent at the Etihad due to suspension and a bastion for the defensive system of the citizen. Behind, Carvajal Y Mendy spaces must be closed before Zinchenko, Mahrez Y Foden, while Military Y Nacho They must be very alive against Gabriel Jesus, who is in great shape and has already scored in the first leg.
In any case, Carletto believe that football is a mood and after the wing garter belt his locker room is euphoric. These days he repeats to his boys “on Wednesday we come back safely against City”. Paris and the possibility of the 14 is well worth one last effort.