Defending in and around the Penalty Area
Liverpool had a different strategy from the one Real Madrid had, and definitely, the team with the best strategy has an upper hand in winning. Real Madrid emerged the winner over Liverpool by a 3-0 victory margin. But how did they outclass Liverpool? This is a question that will be analyzed in this paper taking into consideration the tact and technical skill that they applied.Real Madrid were the defending champions of this cup, and it was very critical for them to prove the reason why they are the European Champions. Karim Benzema scored twice while the magnificent Cristiano Ronaldo scored one during the match. Though Real Madrid maintained outstanding stability throughout the game, the pace of Sterling cause some problems in Real Madrid’s defense. The first goal from James Rodriguez was a very spectacle, Cristiano darted forward where he sublime a half-volley over the goalkeeper (GK). There was little the center-backs Dejan Lovren and Martin Skrtel could do, since he tactful did it so fast. The other two goals from Karim Benzema was score as a result of the same flaws that the defense had (Zauli, 2002).Real Madrid maintained offensive and defensive dominance throughout the game, which made them acquire offensive stability as well as defensive stability. the line-up in this game for Real Madrid was as follows. (1) Iker Casillas (C). (2) Raphael Varane. (3) Pepe. (7) Cristiano Ronaldo. (8) Toni Kroos. (9) Karim Benzema. (10) James Rodriguez. (12) Marcelo. (17) Alvaro Arbeloa. (19) Luca Modric.(23) Isco. Coach Carlo Ancelotti.Liverpool lineup was as, (22) Simon Mignolet. (2) Glen Johnson. (6) Dejan Lovren. (8) Steven Gerrard (C). (10) Coutinho. (14) Jordan Henderson. (18 ) Alberto Moreno. (24) Joe Allen. (31) Raheem Sterling. (37) Martin Skrtel. (45) Mario Balotelli. And Coach Brendan Rodgers.