The “Real Total” portal described Alaba’s performance in the 1-1 win in the Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City as “extraordinary”.
“David Alaba was a ray of hope, he was an excellent support,” wrote the “Marca”. The main focus was on the Madrid defense because city striker Erling Haaland was in top form recently. The Norwegian only had 21 ball contacts against Real.
That’s why “Mundo Deportivo”, which is close to FC Barcelona, didn’t shy away from praise for defusing the goalkeeper. Accordingly, Haaland “suffered” from Real’s central defense.
Vinicius Junior put the Spaniards ahead in the 36th minute. Kevin De Bruyne (67th) equalized for the guests. The second leg follows on Wednesday, May 17th.