Real Madrid 1-1 Valencia – Tactical Analysis

Real Madrid eliminated Valencia in the Spanish Super Cup in a penalty shootout.

1st Half

Real Madrid

In possession

During the first half the key was Valencia’s defensive line. They defended very high but Real Madrid was able to get out of the pressure without any problem because the ball holder could play with ease.

Real Madrid’s goal came from a penalty after a great long ball from Militao to Benzema.

Out of possession

Real Madrid continued to show the same defensive problems as all season, with constant mismatches and unpositioned players.

2nd Half

Valencia CF

In possession

As the second half started Valencia scored with a cross from the right wing. Lucas Vázquez never sees Samuel Lino who appears in his back to score.

Out of possession

Throughout the second half, Valencia improved the defensive system, being more aggressive with the player who had the ball.

The match continued without control and there were many transitions in which both goalkeepers were at a great level, highlighting this save by Mamardashvili, with an elite move to leave Vinícius with no space.

Other Analysis

AnalysisSpanish Super Cup