It is safe to say that Real Madrid are the mentality kings when it comes to football. Even in the toughest of times, the eleven players wearing white on the field know how exactly to engineer a comeback.
Sunday night was yet another special one for Ancelotti’s side. At the end of 45 minutes, Los Blancos were 2-0 down against Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pijzuan.
Vinicius Jr. and Dani Carvajal combined on the right flank beautifully five minutes into the second period before laying a ball into Rodrygo. The Brazilian finished with venom to give his side a route back into the game.
Los Blancos eventually equalised in the 82nd minute through a well-finished goal by Nacho Fernandes. With the score poised at 2-2 and just eight minutes to go, one expected the two teams to share the spoils.
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However, Karim Benzema had other plans. Two minutes into extra time, he calmly maneuvered the ball through the Sevillan defense before burying it into the netting.
Needless to say, the dressing room celebrations after the game were grand. After all, the team had pulled off an unbelievable comeback for the third time in less than a month.
Real Madrid now face Osasuna in La Liga before going up against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League.
It is going to be a tough month for the league leaders, yet one that could end with them having one foot in the UCL final.
€85 million-rated Serie A winger ‘dreams’ of playing for Real Madrid, claims father
Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia dreams of playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid, the winger’s father has revealed following the UEFA Champions League clash between the two teams last night.
Kvaratskhelia, 22, exploded upon arriving at Napoli last year, leading them to the Serie A title on the back of his explosive performances.
The Georgian winger has been impressing in the ongoing campaign as well, although he failed to score or assist in either of Napoli’s meetings with Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages.
Kvaratskhelia has previously spoken about how he has always been a lifelong supporter of Real Madrid and grew up idolising some of the club’s legends like Cristiano Ronaldo and Guti, among others.
Now, the 22-year-old winger’s father has revealed that his son has always dreamt of and continues to dream of playing for Real Madrid.
As quoted by Fabrizio Romano, Kvaratskhelia’s father said: “Khvicha always dreamed and still dreams of playing for Real Madrid. I am sure about it.”
Talking about the fact that the winger got to play against Real Madrid, Kvaratskhelia’s father added: “For Khvicha, playing vs Real Madrid was special. In my family, everyone is a Real Madrid supporter, except me.”
Real Madrid are in the market for attacking reinforcements, but they are looking for a centre-forward next summer and have Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland as their main targets.
As for Kvaratskhelia, whose market value stands at €85 million, it seems quite apparent that he harbours dreams of playing for Real Madrid. But it remains to be seen if there is some interest from Los Blancos in signing the winger.