Real Madrid made no mistake in the first game of the new season. PhD student Almería took more than half in the lead, but still had to mine: 1-2.
A PhD student often has extra powers in top matches and that turned out to be the case against Real Madrid. Almería got the lead early in the game after Largie Ramazina was sent away after five minutes and passed Thibaut Courtois from about sixteen feet with a placed shot in the bottom corner. Umar Sadiq (former striker of NAC Breda) was then close to 2-0, while Karim Benzema left a mega chance at 1-1.
At first things went rough at Real Madrid, where trainer Carlo Ancelotti was busy coaching on the sidelines to fix things where necessary. He thought he could cheer just before the break by a goal by Lucas Vázquez, which was rejected for offside play.
The defense of Real Madrid had its hands full in the second half with Sadiq, who was at times dangerous for Almería. It was only after an hour of play that Real Madrid put things in order. Vázquez scored and should have made the 1-2 immediately. It still fell via David Alaba who had just invaded. With his first ball contact, the Austrian shot into a free kick beautifully. This prevents Alaba from losing points in the first Primera Division match.
👑 He just entered the field and does so with his very first ball contact: what a fantastic free kick! 😱 Real Madrid is now on a 2-1 lead 👏 #ZiggoSport #LaLiga #AlmeriaRealMadrid pic.twitter.com/8G2FwUxST6
— Ziggo Sports Football (@ZS_Voetbal) August 14, 2022