In Madrid, there are mixed emotions. Satisfaction at the way the Merengues played the first leg but unhappiness with the result. Sergio Ramos accepted the error he made in not pressurizing Danny Welbeck but as the video clip showed that was a load of malarkey. The full back was basically trying to shove Welbeck off the ball. There appeared to be no intention of playing the ball from the very outset. This being Ramos, he also blamed referee Felix Brych for wrongly giving a corner as Shinji Kagawa apparently had the last touch before the ball went out.
Welbeck's header had Marca bemoaning Madrid's achilles heel. Set pieces. 34% of goals conceded have come off corners and free kicks. What can they do to stop these gifts? One person they can turn to for advice is Arsene Wenger. No, not really.