Real Madrid The French has not yet taken a step forward in the Champions League without Ramos
Lthe last time he Real Madrid jumped to a Champions League match without Sergio Ramos, the white team sank and Zidane he was about to lose his position. It was on December 1 in Kiev before the Shakhtar and the Madrid it was on the brink of elimination in Europe. The spotlights after that defeat (2-0) pointed to Zidane and Varane, who is haunted by the legend that it makes waters when he plays in Europe without Ramos. This same season it already happened to him in the debut of the competition, also against Shakhtar, on a night at the Di Stfano in which Early It was not up to the task and in which Militao it was even worse. But the reality is that once again without Ramos, the French central did not take the expected step forward.
And how these matches against him Shakhtar, in the past another good handful of black nights of Madrid appear and Early without Ramos in the team. In the photo of the 1-4 ante el Ajax, Sergio Ramos appears sanctioned in his private box and Varane desperate next to Nacho, the couple that will go out on Wednesday in Brgamo. There was also Varane without Ramos on the night in which Juventus almost raised the 0-3 first leg of the season 17-18. And in the last KO of the Champions League, Ramos was not there either. It was against City, in August last year, and the French center-back experienced his worst night as a Real Madrid player. Fail on both goals and led to the 2-1 victory of the Guardiola.
The spotlights in Brgamo will again point to Early, that without Ramos has the pending subject of a great night of Champions. The one on Wednesday, moreover, is especially delicate, since along with Ramos there will be eight other companions missing. Among the absences, Carvajal, another pillar in defense of Real Madrid. Its the turn of Early step up and claim yourself as a team leader. Also, with Benzema practically ruled out, he will have to wear the captain’s armband. Gallons and responsibility for the French in a capital night for the future of the season.
Forgotten those dark nights before the Shakhtar, Early is signing a season more than remarkable. He’s dribbling injuries and leading the team in defense since Ramos’s operation. Salvador in Huesca With two goals, that brace started Madrid’s great run this season, with four wins in a row and three games without conceding a single goal.
Varane adds this season 2,566 minutes spread over 29 games and he is the outfield player of the squad who has played the most this course. With two goals to his credit, his balance is logically almost the same as Madrid this season: 17 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses.