La Real, a rocket in the Europa League


La Real settled into the aristocracy of the Europa League after playing three out of six matches in the group stage. txuri urdin is one of the four teams out of 32 in the group stage to achieve full success, three out of three, and, taking into account the difference in goals, there is only one team that they surpass, the German Freiburg. In addition, it is the second time in the entire continental history of the Gipuzkoan team that they managed to count their first three duels by victories. The sky is open in Europe for txuri urdin.

Freiburg (+6 on balance of goals), Real (+4), Betis (+4) and Belgium’s Saint Gilloise (+3) are the only teams to have added all nine points in these opening three games . This is something that, for example, some of the favorite opponents to win or, at least, to go far, such as PSV, Monaco, Manchester United or Roma, have not achieved. Arsenal are two from two, but have one game left to play, which has been postponed for the day.

Another point and classified

The txuri urdin squad is one point away from certifying their pass to the next round. Everything indicates that the first place will be played against Manchester United, who lead by three points after their first victory at Old Trafford. If Real beat Sheriff next Thursday (9pm) at Anoeta, they will surely finish first if they also win or draw in the final duel against the ‘red devils’, regardless of what happens in Nicosia against Omonia in the middle. If the Gipuzkoans and the British win their next two matches and the Manchester team beats Real 0-1 on the final day, it will be the goal difference that determines who comes first. That’s why it’s important to try to score.

Surprisingly, in this Europa League Real Madrid is not in the top positions of offensive statistics. He is fifth in possession (59%), but for example 24th of 32 in shots on goal. However, it stands out in some defensive sections, such as duels won (it is fourth with 36) and in clean sheets, where it is one of the four teams that present two of three.

Second best start in Europe

La Real began its continental participation with three victories in as many games (0-1 against United, 2-1 against Omonia and 0-2 against Sheriff). There is only one precedent in the history of Real where the start – up to this point – has been brilliant. In the UEFA Cup -the Europa League in its old format- of the 1998/99 campaign, the txuri urdin team started with five victories (2-4 and 1-0 against Sparta Prague, 2-3 and 3 -0 at Dinamo Moscow and 2-1 at Atlético), before being eliminated from the Vicente Calderón.

This is a Europa League to dream about, especially if Real are capable of holding first place.

Source: La Verdad


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