Real player received 4 Cups with just 10 matches

Alvaro Odriozola, a full-back on Real’s payroll but on loan to Bayern, has won four titles since early 2020.

Odriozola won four titles in the 2019-2020 season

Growing up from the Real Sociedad furnace and joining Real summer 2018, Odriozola was a potential defender of Spanish football. He reached the 2017 European U21 final with Spain and was called up to the team since 2017 when Julen Lopetegui as a coach.

Odriozola made 22 appearances in the first season of 2018-2019 with Real. But into the second season, things went wrong for the 1995 defender from a red card in a defeat to Real Mallorca in October 2019. After this match, Odriozola was forgotten by Zinedine Zidane, although it cost Real a transfer fee of 35 million USD.

The last time Odriozola played for Real was a 3-1 victory over Brugge in the last round of the Champions League group stage. In the previous five games in the Champions League, the 24-year-old defender made only one appearance on the bench and four games unregistered. The match against Brugge was the Spanish defender’s fifth match since the beginning of the season.

In an attempt to save his career, Odriozola accepted a move to Bayern Munich on a half-year loan agreement. However, his playing time has not improved with just five times on the pitch, with three replacements.

Alvaro Odriozola qualifies for the medal with four games in La Liga

With four games in La Liga for Real, he qualifies for the medal. The same thing happened at Bayern. Odriozola has been on the medallist in both domestic competitions, although only on the pitch three times in the Bundesliga and one at the DFB Pokal (National Cup).

Last Saturday, Odriozola replaced Joshua Kimmich in about 20 minutes of the second round of the return leg against Chelsea in the Champions League and provided Robert Lewandowski with a 4-1 victory. Bayern reached the quarterfinals, and if they won the title in Lisbon, Odriozola would have won the treble.

In total, after 10 appearances for the 2019-2020 season, Odriozola received four titles: a La Liga, a Bundesliga, a DFB Pokal, and a Spanish Super Cup – where he did not play but was registered by coach Zidane. On average, Odriozola won a title after 153 minutes of play.

Full of title, but Odriozola’s future is blurred. Bayern did not intend to extend the loan agreement of the Basque defender, and Real also had Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, and Nacho playing the right-back.

Real is getting closer to La Liga when winning over Granada

Zinedine Zidane’s teachers defeated Granada with a score of 2-1 in the 36th round of La Liga on July 13, recreating a four-point gap with Barca before the last two rounds.

Granada 1-2 Real

After a match outside the suspension, midfielder Sergio Ramos and right-back Dani Carvajal returned to reinforce the defense for Real. The leading team also gained a balance thanks to the important attacking stars such as Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, Isco.

Just winning two more matches to win this week, Real plays focused immediately after the opening whistle. Granada could not resist, despite taking advantage of the home field and regaining its form. Real even opened the scoring on the 10th. Left-back Ferland Mendy soloed through two opposing players, then shot from a narrow-angle to hit the top of Granada’s net.

The match

In this match, Mendy started the match with Marcelo injured. The opening goal showed that the French defender completely deserved the faith of coach Zidane.

Soon to find inspiration, Real continued to press down on Granada. They just need to wait another six minutes to double the gap. After escaping down the left edge of the penalty area, Benzema cut his right foot to beat the goalkeeper Rui Silva.

Granada also staged several dangerous attacks, but not enough to score in the first half. Real defense, especially goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, excellent prevent any intrusive intent of the home team.

Coach Zidane launched Rodrygo and Asensio in the middle of the second half, but their youth could not help Real improve the attacking front. Granada continued to put the visitors in the defensive position.

The defense once again became a fulcrum for Real

Patiently defending to the last minute, Real defended was a 2-1 victory. This is the most important step of the season when they reached 83 points – more than four points compared to Barca before the last two rounds.

Real only need to beat Villarreal at home on July 16, or Leganes on July 19 to take the throne. Zidane and his students can also win the match by drawing the last two matches, due to more than Barca.