After 90 minutes of humilation for Real Madrid in Vicente Calderon, we look at the possible consequences that can occur before the season ends. Agreed,
Real Madrid for the derby were missing some crucial players. However, they should have been able to compete with the class of Atleti.
1) Real’s loss might be Barca’s gain
With Real Madrid dropping all three points at Vicente Calderon, the deficit between Barca and Real will decrease to 1 point provided Barca wins the game against Atheltic. The loss of Real might just add the fire to the title race before the season ends. This might result in the battle where the winner of La liga can be determined on the last match day of the season.
2) Mental strength of Real Madrid Team
“The worst 30 minutes ever in Real Madrid’s history” was the response of Carvajal. Having been on the receiving side of a riot, Real’s mental strength to re-group and motivate themselves to start winning games again will come into context. If they cannot regroup, they might fall apart during the latter stages of Champions League when they meet the likes of Chelsea and Bayern.
3) Ronaldo’s form
Having been the key figure in Real’s champions league truimph, Ronaldo had a dream year he never thought of. He won trophies, scored goals at will in 2014. However, 2015 has not been anywhere near his usual standards. After serving a two match ban after a pathetic incident which included a kick on a player, Ronaldo’s performance against Atleti is very poor. He couldn’t affect the game to the level he desired. This could affect Real’s performance as they are often heavily dependent on Cristiano.
4) Athletico Madrid’s confidence to win UCL
Real Madrid has been arguably the best team in Europe along side Bayern. So beating a team like Real 4-0 will definitely boost Atleti’s chances to perform well at the bigger stages in Champions League. Having finished as runners up, this type of result might give them that extra motivation and confidence to become the kings of Europe this season.
5) Mario Mandzukic’s form
Mario Mandzukic is a perfect striker who burns his lungs for his fellow team mates. After having a terrific season with Bayern, Mandzukic filled the shoes left by Diego Costa perfectly and has been doing a very good work to his team of late. With such form, Mandzukic as always will be a huge prospect if Atleti want to win both La liga and Champions League. With Torres being a partner to Mandzukic, it will be horrifying for any defense to contain them.