Things are going from bad to worse for the Los Blancos. Just last month everyone presumed Madrid to be the runaway Spanish leaders, but things have changed. Massive disciplinary issues, an abysmal and open defence, and a criticized Kaylor Navas has seen Zidane’s men, perennially in a tight spot. In fact Real Madrid’s woes can only be matched by Lille in the French League for this passed two months. Zidane’s men haven’t had a lead at half time in the past two months have conceded in 98% of their matches.
Real Madrid managed to salvage an improbable 1-1 draw against SD Eibar at the Bernabeu during the first leg of this match earlier in the season. It was the first time in 11 years that the Basque side hadn’t been slaughtered at the Cathedral of the Santiago Bernabeu.
Today Zidane takes a depleted side to the Stade Ipurua with no Ronald, no Gareth Bale and no Morata. Ronaldo missed Friday’s training session with an injury, whilst Bale and Morata are both suspended for today’s encounter.
This could prove another taunting text for Real Madrid. After Real Madrid’s draw that felt like a loss against Las Palmas, Barcelona now top the table with 57 points, a point a drift from Real Madrid who come I second place. With Barcelona playing Celta Vigo today there’s a slight chance that Real Madrid could retain top spot by the end of the day. With everything to play for and a weakened side today’s fixture Real Madrid will either show character or fall to calamity…
Let us know in the comment box if you think Real Madrid can rise to top position again today