Tuesday, November 8, 2022 – 8:11 PM
From / Ahmed Zahran..
Abu Dhabi, November 8 / WAM / After 12 consecutive matches, in which he maintained his unbeaten record in the Spanish Football League, Real Madrid’s defeat against Rayo Vallecano 2-3 yesterday evening, at the end of the matches of the 13th round of the competition, revived the competition for the title Title.
For the second match in a row, Real Madrid failed to win, to be the first time it has gone through this experience this season, as it lost 5 points in two consecutive matches to fall to second place in the competition table, leaving the opportunity for its stubborn rival Barcelona to retain the lead that it grabbed after its victory. Precious 2-0 against Almeria last Saturday in the same round.
With this, the strong competition returned to the top of the competition table before the matches of the 14th round of the competition, which begins this evening and extends until next Friday, knowing that it will be the last round of its activities in the Spanish League before the competition stops in preparation for the 2022 World Cup, which begins on November 20. .
After beating Barcelona 3-1 in the ninth round of the competition, it was believed that Real Madrid tightened its grip on the lead, although the difference at that time was only 3 points against Barcelona.
This belief came due to the level at which Barcelona appeared in the face of its traditional rival, which gave the impression that Real Madrid will gradually expand the difference with Barcelona and will remain monopolized at the fore until further notice and perhaps until the end of the season, especially with the departure of other teams, especially Atletico Madrid, from the lead race.
However, the defeat against Rayo Vallecano deprived Real Madrid of staying in the lead and gave hope to Barcelona to ignite the struggle again for the top in the Spanish League before the competition was suspended due to the World Cup.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admitted his disappointment with this defeat, but stressed that the season is still long.
Ancelotti said: “We lacked the strength and firmness shown by the opponent. We had chances to score, and the level of determination was low. This has nothing to do with the World Cup. We played many matches recently, and this happens with all teams. The end is difficult, especially when we play a game every three days. We are disappointed with losing the lead, but the season is long.”
Reda Abdel Nour/ Ahmed Zahran
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