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Real in his garden

ByRoborto Sykes

Sep 30, 2020
The place only reminds them of good memories. Wednesday evening, four days after their victory snatched away on the Betis lawn (3-2), thanks to a new penalty goal from Sergio Ramos, the Real Madrid players will face Valladolid at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium, where they have known only victory. Due to the health crisis and the renovation works of Santiago-Bernabeu, which could however be accelerated during the pandemic, their matches were moved to this stadium which can accommodate 6,000 spectators and which is located in Valdebebas, within the center. training of club merengue. With undeniable success.

Inaugurated opposite Reims

Out of their six games played in this arena since the resumption of the last exercise in mid-June, the Madrilenians have quite simply made a hit, with six victories (against Eibar, Valencia, Mallorca, Getafe, Alaves and Villarreal) for 13 goals marked and only two cashed. A perfect record, coupled with an almost equally impressive series away (four wins and a draw), which allowed Real to win the 34e title of champion in its history, and the first since 2017. A lucky stadium therefore, which was inaugurated in 2006 with a remake of the final of the Champions’ Clubs Cup against the Stade de Reims, 50 years later.

When Zidane coached Castilla

The Madrilenians had largely won (6-1), and Sergio Ramos, already, had opened the scoring, before being overtaken by Julien Féret on the Reims equalizer. And who congratulated the iconic defender on this first goal? Zinedine Zidane, who is now his coach. After playing there, the 1998 world champion also trained Alfredo Di Stefano in this stadium, before the forced move this year. It was when he was at the head of Castilla, a reserve team at the head of which he officiated for 28 games in this stadium between 2014 and 2016, for a record of 17 wins, seven draws and four defeats. Will the Frenchman remain undefeated there with the first team?

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