In the absence of being able to get an idea of the performance of Eduardo Camavinga, who to “celebrate” his 20th birthday, only walked for ten minutes on the grass of the Santiago-Bernabéu stadium with Real Madrid (against Cadiz). , 2-1, Thursday in La Liga), Didier Deschamps and his staff necessarily watched closely the behavior of two of the other midfielders selected from the Blues for the World Cup in Qatar (Nov. 20-Dec. 18).
Because Aurélien Tchouaméni (22 years old, 14 games 1 goal) and Adrien Rabiot (27 years old, 29 games, 2 goals), played 90 minutes. And above all because they will be two starters for the French national team, in the absence (due to injuries) of N’Golo Kanté and Paul Pogba. The ex-Monegasque did not really shine in the first period with Real Madrid, lacking aggression and above all precision, as in this pass to Rodrygo in the area (17th) or in a shot that was too high (25th).
Successful right-footed delivery by left-footed Rabiot
Instead, he was bloodier in the second half, as he showed with an excellent ball towards Lucas Vázquez (63rd), then with a recovery full of power and authority in the central circle, in front of two rivals (66th). In the end, his performance as a sentinel, with the usual Toni Kroos (brilliant and efficient, with a goal and an assist) and Luka Modric alongside him, proved to be very apt.
Adrien Rabiot against Verona. (Maurizio Borsari/Maurizio Borsari/Aflo)
On the turf of Hellas Verona with Juventus of Turin (who won 1-0), Adrien Rabiot has married a little with the same curve. In half-time in the first period, the “Duke” noticeably increased the pace in the second period, where he could have achieved a double assist, if Moïse Kean had converted the first (58th), a center with a line after ‘an authoritarian recovery. .
But the former PSG striker only scored in the second (61), right-footed by the left-footed midfielder. Although Juve faltered at the end of Serie A, Rabiot stayed strong until the end, adding five goals this season (three in the league, two in C1) and an assist.