Federico Valverde Saturday conquered the new league with real madridHe was a regular fixture for most of the matches, despite having sprained his left knee collateral ligament in the first classic round against Barcelona after colliding with Gerard Pique.
At the start of the season, the Uruguayan started the first eight dates, with the Merengue team led by Carlo Ancelotti scoring five wins, two draws and one loss. In the first stage against Alaves, he made a great individual move that ended with Karim Benzema winning 3-0.
On the fourth day, he added another assist to the French player in the 5-2 victory over Celta de Vigo, Certifying that in a new season, now under Italian technical guidance, he will also continue to play an important role in Real’s scheme due to his energy, strength and versatility..
Valverde was a substitute for the first time in La Liga 2021/22 in the Clasico on the tenth date against Barcelona in October at the Camp Nou (the ninth stage match against Athletic Bilbao was postponed to December).
Before the culé, the Uruguayan came in the 72nd minute instead of Rodrygo, but he had to be substituted in stoppage time by Dani Carvajal because he could not continue due to severe pain in his left knee after falling without resistance after a strong blow to the head with Gerard Hamred .
The day after the classic 2-1 win, Merengue’s health confirmed a collateral ligamentous ligament sprain, an injury that deprived the Uruguayan midfielder in November’s double qualifying date (which would be the end of Maestro Tabarez’s tournament at the helm of La Celeste) and in four matches League (against Osasuna, Elche, Rayo Vallecano and Granada).
On November 28, Valverde officially returned to play, and entered the 73rd minute of the Seville match in the 15th stage of the Spanish League, the match that ended with Real’s 2-1 victory to prove himself in first place, as he had recovered in the past history.
The Uruguayan came off the bench for the next three matches (Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad and Atlético Madrid), and returned to be part of the league’s eleven-man squad on December 19 in a 0-0 draw with Cadiz; Three days later he completed 90 minutes in the 2-1 match against Athletic Club.
Already in 2022, the Uruguayan was a substitute and did not see any action in the sudden defeat against Getafe on the 19th. Then he entered the conclusion of the victory over Valencia, playing the last eleven minutes as a right-back against Elche and playing the entire second half against Granada, who almost succeeded in ending This superbly good team play included Marcelo’s assist.
In February and against Villarreal, Valverde returned to play from the start, and repeated the ownership on the next date (25) in a 3-0 win over Alaves. Then he came in the 61st minute against Rayo Vallecano, and he missed the Real Sociedad match due to the flu and started against Mallorca, where he got his first yellow card in the Spanish League 2021/22 because of this difficult interference on Kubo.
In the 3-0 win over Mallorca, the Uruguayan also played a key role in opening the scoring, causing a foul at the opponent’s start and allowing Benzema to help Vinicius.
Once the match against Mallorca is over, Valverde approached the stands and presented his shirt to a handful of Uruguayans who were at Son Moix.
Later he played a difficult 4-0 defeat against Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu. The former Peñarol was one of Real’s main offensive weapons before Barcelona opened the scoring in the 29th minute. The Uruguayan even hit this low shot that required goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
After the South American qualifiers ended, in which Valverde qualified for Qatar 2022 with La Celeste, Real Madrid’s recovery in La Liga and back-to-back victories over Celta de Vigo (where Pajaretto played 16 minutes), Getafe, Sevilla and Osasuna (the Uruguayan completed 90 minutes against these three teams) allowed him an advantage. In the table will be non-deductible.
Against Getafe, the Uruguayan hit two shots that could have become his first goal in the league. First with an overhead shot that required goalkeeper David Soria.
Then with this free kick that passed next to the left post.
Against Sevilla in the history of 32, Valverde played almost as a right wing, which is his fourth place as a starting player in the Spanish League 2021/22, and he shared the field of play from the beginning, for the first time in this league, with three other players in the midfield as clearly as Eduardo Camavinga Toni Kroos and Luka Modric. The Uruguayan played mainly inside the right side (sometimes he did it on the left), but he also played with eight players in a 4-4-2 game and even provided a hand on the side.
With the victory of this league, in which Valverde has played in 27 of the 34 dates he played so far (he was a starting player in 17), the Uruguayan adds his fifth title with Real Madrid, the team with whom he renewed his contract last August. 2027, in which he will continue to strive for greater fame and raise more cups.
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