It’s been a year to forget for Real Madrid.
It’s not because they’re not winning games. January was actually an amazing month for Los Blancos. They carried on their wonderful performance from 2018 as they went on an unbeaten run throughout the month.
Their winning run even continued into February. And this is where it all started for Real Madrid.
One would have thought a win over their fierce rivals, Atletico Madrid, would have bolstered their confidence. The 2-1 win over Ajax was overshadowed by VAR drama.
Their next game was against Girona in the league, which they lost.
There was a mini resurgence in their next games against Levante, which they won. That was on the 24th of February. Real Madrid has since played three games… and they’ve lost all three!
Any team can go on a three-game losing streak. Any team can lose form and then lose three games in a row. However, it’s the games which Real Madrid lost during that period that has caused uproar, from fans and the media alike.
In the Copa del Rey, they conceded three second-half goals from Barcelona, failing to score at home for only the second time this year.
They would go on to lose again to Barcelona that same week, in the league. This loss saw them fall 12 points behind league-leaders, Barcelona.
Their first leg advantage in their UCL game against Ajax was quickly overturned as they conceded two goals in the first 18 minutes of the game.
All of these three games were lost right in front of their home fans.
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Those three losses will remain in Real Madrid folklore. With each loss, the Santiago Bernabeu landlords lost a chance to win something this season.
They’ve now been knocked out of the UCL. They’re already out of the running in the league and there’s no Copa del Rey for them this season.
For the first time in quite a while now, Real Madrid will endure a trophy-less season.
As expected, all kinds of emergency meetings have taken place in Madrid. Some have been described as crisis meetings. Others have been reported as board meetings to strategize the next step for the team.
Analysts around the world have blamed Real Madrid for not replacing Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, all of that does not matter now. What matters now is that Real Madrid is in a big mess. The news is filled with rumors of the next manager. Some players are also rumored to want to leave the club as it seems the end of yet another Real Madrid era has come.
All of these can make things worse for Real Madrid. They’re currently placed third in the league. Dropping further down the table puts them at risk of not playing Champions League football next season.
For a club like Real Madrid, what’s the way forward from all of these? You can join the conversation by dropping your comments below.