Iker Casillas will be on Tuesday the goalkeeper for Madrid in Turin. His return to the goal comes at a time of the team’s defensive weakness not at all attributable to Diego Lopez, whose actions have saved the team some goals sung .
However, the fragility of the Madrid defense is obvious. In the last three games (Barcelona , Sevilla and Rayo ), they have conceded seven goals . Despite the fact that Diego Lopez avoided, without going any further, a shot of Jairo could assume the 3-3 in the match against Sevilla, and other strike of Alberto Bueno, who deflected the fingertips to the left post bottom of the goal in Vallecas, 3-3 could also be a game that Madrid deserves after such a horrendous performance.
Obviously , it is not a problem of the goal keeper , but of the defenders. Even more: overall team performance, before Rayo, Madrid was again on the verge of blowing a three-goal lead. They gave up 23 shots of the rival group , six of which were on goal . No doubt a symptom of the weakness that the team has been showing since early season.
In this context , the return of Iker can provide extra peace a dose of much needed equipment. The goal of Móstoles only conceded one goal – against Juve , precisely – in the 205 minutes played to date. Without it sticks, the average rises to a goal every 66 minutes. Definitely a noticeable difference when it comes to approach the game in Madrid can seal the mathematical form access to knockout stages of the Champions League , the only competition in which , to date, Casillas is flaunting the ownership.
Anyway, the return of Casillas, doesn’t guarantee that the problems in the back are over. It’s important to keep in mind that Juventus have very powerful players on attack and can be very lethal at their Arena.
With the trident Cristiano, Benzema, and Bale working on one cord, the “Merengue” offense can score a goal, if and only if Benzema jumps in the field with all the intensity necessary in Turin.
Maybe, Casillas return to the goal, can stop for a little the critics that Carlo Ancelotti is receiving since the beginning of La Liga, but in reality, this team has not found an identity in their style and that is what really matters for this team.