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REAL MADRID

Five reasons Real Madrid are not LaLiga champions

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Disappointment at El Molinón

Real Madrid’s LaLiga campaign got off to a stuttering start. Rafa Benítez’s first competitive fixture in charge of the club ended in a scoreless draw in El Molinón. Ronaldo and co. registered 22 shots against Sporting Gijon but couldn’t make any of them c

Kameni

Benítez and Zidane were both unable to beat Málaga. Real Madrid could only take two points in their two run ins with the Anchovies. In the first game, in the Spanish capital, Carlos Kameni withstood 31 shots without shipping a single goal. When the teams

El Clásico

Los Merengues managed to turn things around after the setback in Asturias and climb into first place for a short spell of time. However, that all came to an end in November. Firstly, Zizou’s charges were beaten 3-2 at the Sánchez Pizjuán and subsequently

Betis

Los Verdiblancos didn't get the memo about the 'Zidane Effect'. After getting the fans on side with two convincing wins at the Bernabéu, Zizou travelled to Seville for his first away game in the Real Madrid hot seat. Los Blancos really struggled to get go

Madrid Derby

The derby clash with Atlético marked a turning point. Madrid went into that encounter trailing Barça by nine points and were in direct competition with Diego Simeone’s team for second place. Atleti ran out 0-1 winners at the Bernabéu after rendering Zidan