Alaba-Militao partnership

08 Dec 2021

Real Madrid were at crossroads this summer, having lost the defensive partnership of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane, which had been so important to the club’s recent success, but after just 100 days, the new pairing of David Alaba and Eder Militao has rendered the former a distant memory.

Some said it would be impossible to lose two superstars and still succeed so quickly, but Carlo Ancelotti has worked wonders with Militao, boosting his confidence and providing him with the reassuring presence of Alaba.

Real Madrid began their season on August 14, but it was not until August 28 that the duo first played together in the center of defense.

Los Blancos are flying high at the top of LaLiga Santander with an incredible secure defensive structure 100 days after that match against Real Betis.

They are both untouchable for Ancelotti, and they are crucial to the way he wants his team to be set up in games.

“The quality of the two is extraordinary,” Ancelotti enthused.

“They are different Militao is very strong and Alaba adapts very well. They understand each other and complement each other well.”

In the 17 matches that Militao and Alaba have played as a defensive pairing, Los Merengues have recorded 14 victories, two draws and one defeat.

In half of those matches the Spanish giants have recorded clean sheets, as well as conceding a grand total of just nine goals, which is incredibly impressive.

Next Match

Elche vs Real Madrid (On time)

POLL

Which player do you prefer?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
TOP SCORERS
Leo Messi 23 Goals Barcelona
Karim Benzema 21 Goals Real Madrid
Gerard Moreno 20 Goals Villarreal
L. Suárez 19 Goals Atlético Madrid
Youssef En-nesyri 16 Goals Sevilla
Lewandowski 10 Goals Bayern Munich
Haaland 8 Goals RB Salzburg
Harry Kane 6 Goals Tottenham Hotspur
Son Heung-min 5 Goals Tottenham Hotspur
Sterling 5 Goals Manchester City
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER