Nacho, before the nightmare of 5-1

One of the guidelines what Julen lopetegui, current coach of Sevilla, gave his players before the Classic in October 2018, it was that each player who acted in front of the side, helped him when defending. The then Madrid coach intended to close all possible gaps that could facilitate the entry to the Barcelona players. That day, Nacho played as a right back (I had already done it in December 2017, 0-3 at the Bernabéu in favor of the Catalans, and in May 2018: they finished 2-2). Carvajal had been injured in Moscow. He was diagnosed with a soleus injury: he stopped for a month and a half.

Lopetegui moved chips also, because in the last match before the Classic, Marcelo had to leave in pain. The technician's idea is that Nacho was embedded between Varane and the band, leaving Bale all the side to defend and attack … and the Welshman did neither one thing nor the other. Moreover, it did not help in defensive tasks: Jordi Alba had a freeway to get to the Madrid area. This is how the first goal of the game came: a boarding school for Alba, reaching the bottom line and center to the penalty spot. Coutinho opened the scoring.

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Today, Nacho returns to the same stage and in the same position: on the right side. His balance as a winger is not bad: 17 wins in 24 games (He also has five defeats, two precisely against the Barça team, and two draws). He last meeting playing there It was the defeat before him Cadiz (0-1). Today he hopes not to repeat the story of two years ago …