Yesterday, Spanish club, Real Madrid fell to yet another defeat. This time in the hands of relegation bound team, Girona.
The Los Blancos were beaten by 2 – 1 in front of home fans again this season after another poor performance. This is not their first dismal performance this season. In fact, their season has been plagued with a series of low level performances both domestically and in Europe.
Just last week, they managed to scrape a 2 – 1 victory over Ajax Amsterdam in their first knockout stage match of the UEFA Champions League. And they owed their victory largely to a few favorable Video Assistant Referee (VAR) reviews.
After their slump yesterday, I put together 5 of the unwanted records they have set this season. Take a look:
- Lowest First Game Home Attendance in 9 Years
Real Madrid sold Portuguese forward, Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus during the summer transfer market and they felt his absence immediately the season started.
The Spanish club recorded their lowest home game attendance in the first game of the season since the 2008/09 season. Funny enough, their previous low attendance record was set in the last game they played before signing CR7.
- Longest Goal Drought in Club History
After their goal against Espanyol in September 2018, Real Madrid went on to play 465 minutes of football without scoring a goal. It was their longest time spent actively playing football without scoring a goal.
- Worst Season Start in 17 years
Even though they had initially recorded 4 wins in the opening 5 league games of the season, Real Madrid could only manage just one win in the following six games, including recording a 3 – 0 Champions league game loss to CSKA Moscow. The loss condemned them to their worst start to a campaign in 17 years.
- Worst Ever Home Defeat in Europe
The 3 – 0 loss to CSKA Moscow also meant the Los Blancos had suffered their worst ever defeat at home in a European competition in the club’s history.
- Worst Goal Scoring Record in 25 Years
At the start of this year, Real Madrid had only managed to score 26 goals in the league, making it their poorest goal return at that stage of the competition since the 1993/94 season.
Even though things are looking bad for them right now, they are still in the contention to win a record fourth Champions League trophy back to back.
Do you think they can win it?
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