Let’s talk about how the year 2017 has been for Real Madrid with the achievement they were able to convene and the bright stars and also the ones you should look for in the year 2018.
The 2016/2017 season was superb for Real Madrid to say the least, doubling-up on the Champions League by winning it the second time in a row to winning the La-Liga which I think was lucky by the way with the likes of Barcelona coming just short of snatching the title, but as we all know, luck is a story, they won and that’s what matters. The Champions League wasn’t easy though, I watch almost all the matches and there where some heart-pumping moments just like the final match against Juventus that saw Cristiano Ronaldo score a sweet opener, but oh my!, but I have to say, Mario Mandžukićs goal was even better as it was shocking, the best in the match.
At the beginning of the 2017/2018 season, Real Madrid was slow to pace and they had an upcoming match with Barcelona at the Supercopa de España’s El Clásico showdown which due to Real Madrid’s form at that time I didn’t know they were going to obtain to their trophy collection. But the opposite was the case with Ronaldo first showing his brilliance by coming off the bench to score a jaw-dropping goal which also laid the part of him getting a jaw-dropping red card. Marco Asensio was also shinning at the El Clásico, scoring two wonderful goals in both legs (Ronaldo missed the second) and sealing the title for Madrid.
Madrid also took home the FIFA Club World Cup which was quite easy for me but we have also seen top teams finding it difficult.
The Big individuals.
Ronaldo is probably and undoubtedly the first in the list to consider when it comes achievements for the year 2017, many records were broken as usual like that of the Champions League (1st to core in all group matches) and the likes of Asensio as a young star also shared the limelight with amazing goals accompanied by great game-plays from the individual.
Isco is probably my best pick for all-around team performer, this dude holds the ball well, dribbles well lays the ball well and scores too, making him such a good player. Sergio Ramos also performed some magic as usual but, you saw this coming, the red card is mostly uncalled for but he is still the best at that position.
Marcelo, a good player as usual and he actually save Madrid with some goals and some with his weak foot. Toni Kroos and Luka Modrić were also amazing good player for the year with numerous assist to their name including goals.
Vázquez, Raphaël didn’t really shin for me when compared to the likes of Dani Carvajal and Casemiro with Gareth Bale coming on par with Benzema for me even if he has gone to the injury shop more than the saves Keylor Navas have made 🤦.
Can they keep up?
I really don’t know how to answer that question, Real Madrid has really been great in the Champions League even if they conceded too much, but the same could not have been said for there performance in the La-Liga and even stumbled again Barcelona during the December match 3 goals to nil, not bad though but will they survive to claim the La-Liga with such massive point differences or will they grab Champions League for the third time in a row? I just have to wait and see and I guess you should do the same.
What do you think about Real Madrid’s 2018 compared to 2017?