However, the performance in the first half lost us the game. And our weakest point was the midfield.
The midfield trio of Aurelien Tchouameni, Fede Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga clearly lack understanding. They could not withstand the constant pressure applied by the Catalans, and Madrid spent most of the first 45 minutes without the ball.
Here’s an example of Camavinga’s mistake nearly leading to a goal.
In addition, we can’t really say that this midfield trio had enough creativity in them. There was Valverde hitting the bar with a long shot, but that was more of a lucky chance than anything else.
In the second half, the coach subbed Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric on. Madrid then finally got hold of the ball and created several chances from the midfield. The finishing was poor, though.