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Madrid forget the January slope with a pristine February

“We needed a streak like that,” he said. Zinedine Zidane after the victory of Real Madrid against Valladolid. The white team chained in Pucela his fourth success in a row thanks to a survival exercise led by Courtois Y Casemiro, supports of a Madrid plagued by a plague of injuries that has knocked out nine players.

Despite the casualties, the Madrid he has managed to regain a regularity that went bankrupt in a black January. The box Zidane was eliminated in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup against the Athletic, was lowered at the first change in the Copa del Rey by a team of Second Division B and got off the hook in The league with a draw against Osasuna (0-0) and a defeat against Levante in Valdebebas that left the French coach very touched.

The reaction of Madrid did not wait in the month of February, giving the reason to those who think that Zinedine Zidane he is a specialist in escaping the most difficult situations when it is most discussed. The Madrid He started the month beating bottom Huesca at home with the first comeback of the season (1-2) and against Valladolid he linked his third win in a row with the goal at 0. Yes against Getafe (2-0) and Valencia (2-0) the defensive work was key so that the whites only received one shot on goal in two games, before Pucela the figure of Thibaut Courtois.

The Belgian goalkeeper made three key interventions in Zorrilla to keep his team alive, later driven by a Casemiro who is already the second top scorer in Madrid’s League with 5 goals. Courtois He has already added 312 minutes without conceding a goal and stands as the great hope of Madrid to stop the offensive flow of a Atalanta that arrives thrown to the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions.

The Madrid of Zidane He was the great beneficiary of the day after Atlético de Madrid’s defeat against Levante at the Wanda Metropolitano (0-2) and the unexpected setback of Barcelona at the Camp Nou against Cádiz.

On Wednesday the Italian team will measure the status of Zidane’s team in the Champions League, the great yardstick of a Madrid that, although in the frame, arrives at the appointment with the highest morale.