Courtois’ spy videos and Karim Benzema’s idyll with the Super Cup

The Belgian goalkeeper admits that he had studied how Valencia gamers took penalties. The striker opened the scoring and provides 5 editions of the event by thrashing

Courtois for the final penalty from Valencia to Homosexual.EFE

when the Actual Madrid hesitate you may all the time depend on Courtois. He’s the superhero who seems when all else fails. He supported a workforce that performed trantrn, which gave life to a Valencia disguised as a lamb, able to giving him a chew however with no fang to rend him. Nonetheless, supportive and supported, he compelled the Belgian goalkeeper to be the perfect participant within the semifinal and to overview the homework he had ready.

Ancelotti confessed that his workforce doesn’t take penalties, however his goalkeeper does. The Belgian, who’s the perfect on this planet for a purpose, not solely saved order on the scoreboard through the first 90 minutes, but additionally went out of his technique to cease the cheeky homegrown participant Fran Prez in additional time and reviewed his psychological notes when he was heading to purpose within the penalty shootout. Half a dozen pair in 2022, the primary earlier than ral garca within the last in opposition to Athletic final yr. In the identical stadium, in the identical purpose.

“We do not practice batches, however I do watch numerous movies. I knew that cavani had thrown to the fitting the previous few and that homosexual fail one in opposition to Bond that he launched to the left and that he scored within the Cup last in opposition to Betis Within the middle. That is why I jumped to the fitting however not exhausting in case I went by the middle. They’re small issues that we discover out by watching movies, “confessed the goalkeeper. The Valencian captain shot within the center and there was his hand to take Actual Madrid to the ultimate of the Tremendous Cup.

Actual Madrid’s effectivity from the penalty spot and its maturity in tense conditions, infinitely better than that of Valencia, ended up prevailing on the chilly night time in Riyadh. Simply what the greater than 50,000 Saudi viewers needed.

Six targets from Benzema

It appeared that Actual Madrid was going to shake off a tidy rival when Benzema he went to the penalty spot to attain the primary purpose of the sport. There is no such thing as a Spanish Tremendous Cup with no French purpose. It has turn into a customized as a result of they’ve arrived within the final 5 editions. Marc in 2011 and 2017, when the competitors was nonetheless roundtrip, and the rival was Bara. However because the Tremendous Cup moved to Arabia, his targets have grown. He did them in 2021, 2022 and 2023, in several eventualities. Six targets in 5 editions, a feat solely surpassed by Messiwho has 14 targets in eight Tremendous Cups performed.

Benzema had paused with the Ballon d’Or beneath his arm. With out with the ability to present it off within the World Cup, the Frenchman, already away from the nationwide workforce, desires to overlook the dangerous style of accidents because of targets. In his return it couldn’t have been simpler. He arrived at this Tremendous Cup greased with the 2 targets that, within the last seven minutes, he scored in opposition to Valladolid in Zorrilla and, though it was of little use, the one he scored from a penalty at El Madrigal. In opposition to Valencia, additionally from eleven meters after he cmert couldn’t cease him, he scored his sixteenth purpose and strengthened his particular relationship with this competitors. After all, he had that and little else. Madrid didn’t generate hazard that it might make the most of.

A Madrid stadium… with transformed bogs

The white workforce received within the stands on the chilly night time of Riyadh and in a stadium of 62,000 spectators that didn’t refill. Cheered since he jumped to the warm-up, with a big banner within the background with the picture of the white stars, it didn’t appear that there was a rival with a pedigree in Europe, though he had come down. In Riyadh, Valencia existed just for about twenty irreducible followers who tried, however could not even make themselves seen when samuel lino bought the tie.

The stands started cheering with ols, shouts of Madrid, Madrid! with white flags within the wind and scarves, as a result of it was appreciated to cowl the neck and a lot of the shirts have been hidden beneath the coat. It was even appreciated to maneuver to do the Mexican wave. And when Benzema scored, absolute fraud, they have been uncovered with an ‘Ace, that is how Madrid wins’. From penalty. On penalties.

Within the stands, a majority of males, however followers have been seen, accompanied by their households, husbands and even in pairs of pals, one of many novelties that this Tremendous Cup has introduced, the place they’re not segregated. The opposite one, the one which pulls Luis Rubiales, the bogs. The king fahd stadium, which isn’t as trendy as its cowl signifies as a result of it’s about thirty years previous, was conceived for a male-only viewers. For that reason, there are girls’s bogs, however they’re famend males’s, with dozens of urinals. The one distinction was the presence of women on the door, maybe to keep away from embarrassing errors.

There have been efforts to provide the duel a Spanish coloration. Two dancers tapping on a stage subsequent to a guitarist in playback he was the attraction for the Saudis whereas the stands have been crammed. A couple of meters away, carpets unfold out, slippers lined up, and final prayers earlier than taking their seats. The contrasts of Riyadh.

The followers ran out of steam initially of the second half, simply when Valencia began and sowed doubts. The little that Actual Madrid might do to keep away from additional time ended up within the physique and within the fingers of Mamardashvili. After all, on penalties he didn’t work miracles. Cmert’s mistake was adopted by Captain Homosexual’s painful one within the final