|Rapahel Varane during the match against Chivas|
The Frenchman played 45 minutes in the first half, under the protective mantle of Carvalho on the left. Unlike the game against the Galaxy, in which he was to the left of Arbeloa, Varane occupied the right central defender position. If the Portuguese central has the virtue of measuring opponents and anticipate them in the plays, the same can be noted with Rafa, but with an height of 1.93 m.
Arbeloa, who played right wing, attacked from the start of the game on many occasions, like Marcelo. The tandem Carvalho-Varane was perfect on the coverage. He left the game recovering four balls and without any fault. The noble art of boxing is to hit without being hit; the art of defending is defend without faults. Varane got it against a tough and feisty Mexican team.
In the air game, he cleared a high risk move in 18' and impressed with his speed to cut the last three Mexican attacks of the first half. In the 39' made a sensational coverage from right to left, in the 40' solved the doubts of Carvalho pulling down and in the 42' came again on the floor to avoid the danger. Earlier in the 36', almost scored with a header on a free kick.
And the 'Child' added more positives after the game when Mourinho revealed he offers himself to play in the midfield if the team requires. He played the last two matches in Lens in that position. This child looks like a man.