It is not usual that Zidane repeat exercises in successive workouts. His routines (especially in weeks like these, with many games in a short time) are based on the touch of the ball, physical recoveries and games in reduced dimensions. On rare occasions the French coach has ordered to influence a very specific task, but it is happening now with the goal. Madrid have two consecutive sessions relieving themselves in Valdebebas based on whiplash.
It is the medicine to fight the problem head-to-head. Shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot and shoot. The whites, who have just lost zero at home against Cádiz (0-1), know that now they are facing a tough test in the Champions League and they cannot stumble over the same stone. The last time Madrid were left unmarked in their field was on December 22, 2019 (0-0 against Athletic Club). But in this dilemma it is important to analyze not only the what, but the how.
That night the white team fired 20 shots, of which 8 were on target. Obviously this last figure coincides with the stops made by an exalted Unai Simón. Against Cádiz, last Saturday, the sensations were antonyms: the Madrid the match ended with only 2 shots on goal, one in each half, forcing Ledesma to make a single save (the other was crashed by Benzema on the crossbar). Against Shakhtar, neither the absence of chances nor of aim can be repeated. Zidane has commanded his players not to stop shooting in training. That it serves as both practice and relief.