Real Madrid were shell-shocked by La Liga minnows Girona as they threw away a one-goal lead to lose 2-1 at Estadi Montilivi. The Merengues, who finished champion last season, have lost two of their opening ten games of the new term. Real Madrid are currently in thrid place, 8 points behind Barcelona. In your opinion, what’s behind Real Madrid’s slow start to the season in La Liga?
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Experts of last DAILY TOPIC: What does Guardiola do differently with Man City compared to Barca?
@aliyar10Messi: I think he face here difficulties as compare to barca because in barca he have shape of players with magical skills and experience and talent while in city there are just 2 or 3 major players with experience but i think he know better of youth in selecting players like sane,jesus,gundogan and mendy And they are unexperience and have to play more with patience to handle pressure against mighty giants while. In Barcelona, he have combination of youth and experience and these qualities player know how to handle pressure thats why they are in Barcelona And tika taka at best The treble in 1st season was not easy to gain and he did what he has patience. In City he should show patience to win UCL and big trophies and make name as he is doing hard work.
@NiiArmah25: It will be difficult to compare the all conquering mean machine that Guardiola created at Barcelona with the number of goals scored matching that of the possession.
He has never shied away from his dogmatic principles in Tiki-Taka or possesesion based football even when he was struggling last season. A closer look at his Man City free scoring side speaks of a team that understands the demands of their coach. Moreover in the absence of Messi (all-in-one), he has duplicated the qualities the Argentine into his forward line…. sharing goal scoring duties amongst his attackers (Sane, Sterling, Jesus and Aguero), defence splitting passes (De Bruyne and David Silva) with energetic wing backs in Kyle Walker and Delph (deputising for Mendy).
The most important Pep has done with this Man City team is the shared responsibility on the shoulders of everyone that wears the sky-blue jersey….unlike Barca were 6 of the outfield players were supporting Messi, Iniesta and Xavi…..the entire X1 are playing as a unit and complimenting the efforts of one another.
@Zatcmsty: Comparatively newly promoted teams are much stronger than relegated ones. Apart from Newcastle and a handful of other teams like Juventus who were able to come out from relegation within less than two years of been relegated, most cubs that get relegated struggle a lot to get back into the premier divisions. For example, Nothernham Forest, Wolveshampton, etc.
Meanwhile, at least one out of every three promoted team stays in the premier division for over 5 seasons before seeing another relegation. Some even stay beyond that.
Take teams like Real Betis, Crystal Palace, Las Palmas, RB Leipzig, Southampton, West Ham United, Getefe, Hannover 96, and many others have stayed and performed considerably well after gaining promotion to their respective premier divisions.
For this reason, I think promoted teams perform much better and are stronger than relegated ones.
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