Vazquez will no longer help Real Madrid

Vazquez will no longer help Real Madrid

There is another loss in the ranks of Real Madrid. This time, Lucas Vazquez has dropped out until the end of the season.

The problems in the defense of Real Madrid are becoming more and more catastrophic. In the Saturday El Clásico, the footballer was seriously injured in the 43rd minute of the match and was replaced after a collision with Sergio Busquets.

The cause of the injury was a sprained posterior cruciate ligament of the knee, due to which the Spaniard will no longer appear on the pitch this season. This will be a problem for Zinedine Zidane especially ahead of the second leg against Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-finals.

It is still unclear whether Raphael Varane will play due to a positive coronavirus test before the first match. It is also known that Sergio Ramos will miss the match. Now, when on the right wing of the defense, Real will not have either Daniel Carvajal or Lucas Vasquez. Whom Zidane will put on the right is unclear, but in any case it will be a lower-quality replacement and the Frenchman's only advantage is that this player will be fresh.

We personally don't understand what Liverpool will look like in the second leg. Now, for the most part, everything is in the hands of the Merseysiders, since they will dictate the rules of the game at Anfield. Robertson, along with Mane, can crush anyone with their pressing, but if the hosts play as inertly as in the first half in Spain, they have little chance.

In addition, Liverpool also have colossal problems in the back. Yes, Phillips and Kabak have played more than one match together, but positional mistakes they make can destroy all of the Reds' chances. Even in the match with Aston Villa, Liverpool could not quantitatively stop Watkins' attempts.

It seems to me that the match should turn out to be no less efficient than the match in Madrid. The defense of both teams is in a terrible state and everything will depend on the attacking connections. Whatever Karim Benzema or Junior Vinicius are, they look more stable even than the played combination Firmino - Salah - Mane. If Liverpool succeed, it will be a bigger phenomenon than their comeback against Barcelona. Now, for the advancement to the semifinals, the Reds have much less prerequisites solely due to the instability of the line-up and the attacking players in the implementation.