Its presence also improves Fede Valverde, the great revelation of the season, which has played 1,692 ’(56.4% of the total). The Uruguayan does not perform the same when Casemiro is not there, because his presence allows him to pick up and show off his arrival to the attack (two goals and three assists). This afternoon at El Sadar, Zizou retrieves his seat belt … In the two league games that have been lost, Madrid has not passed the draw: 1-1 against Valencia in Mestalla and 0-0 against Athletic at the Bernabéu. This Casemiro course is vital in defense, but also in attack: Four goals and three assists. Casemiro rested against Real Sociedad in Copa del Rey and that explains part of the defensive fragility of Real Madrid last Thursday. The Brazilian does not have a replacement in the template. After Marcos Llorente’s departure last summer, Casemiro remained as the only pure defensive midfielder of the team. To this we must add the fact that he is in one of his best moments of his career.For all this, he has played all games except four (one of them for yellow accumulation). 2,580 minutes, 86% of the total. The data reflects its importance: only a victory in those meetings. And the victory came against Zaragoza, a rival of a minor category, in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey.