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Real Madrid defeats Cadiz in Barcelona LaLiga match before World Cup break

Toni Kroos scored and set up a goal for Eder Militao in Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Cadiz on Thursday. This was their final LaLiga match before the World Cup break.

After losing 3-2 to Rayo Vallecano, the champions are back to winning ways and are currently second on the standings with 35 points. They are two behind leaders Barcelona.

Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid coach, said that “I think we played good until the 2-1.” “If Modric had made the score 3-0… “If Modric had made it 3-0…

“It’s three well-deserved points, and we finish this first stage of our season well.”

Santiago Bernabeu was chilly on a cold night. The World Cup was just two weeks away and there was a feeling of ending the season.

Real Madrid was unable to stop Cadiz from being in a defensive mode.

Cadiz almost took a shock lead after Alfonso Espino, defender, fired a long-range shot which clipped the bar and went over. This gave goalkeeper Thibaut Courois a real scare.

In the 40th minute, Madrid scored when Kroos made a perfectly deep cross from the left touchline. It was a perfect corner shot that found Militao and he headed into the empty net.

Kroos stated, “The ball came to me and I couldn’t hit the ball with my instep.” It turned out great, I was able to help the team with their goal, and we are happy.

“I thought we played a good match, except for the last ten minutes. But we could have scored another. We won the game, it’s a well-deserved win.

Madrid took control of the game after the break, and Kroos doubled his lead in the 70th minute with a strong strike from a rebound.

Luka Modric missed an excellent chance to add a third after a perfect cross by Vinicius Jr. Cadiz got a consolation when Courtois failed at holding a long-range strike from Theo Bongonda. Lucas Perez then smashed the ball into the net.

Cadiz was 19th overall with 11 points.



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