Since Casemiro's absence Madrid have conceded in every game

Real Madrid have conceded eleven goals in the eight games coinciding with the Brazilian player missing for Zidane's side.

Since Casemiro's absence Madrid have conceded in every game

Despite being on top of the LaLiga table, Real Madrid are still displaying a certain defensive vulnerability.

Defensive frailty

The absence of Casemiro seems to have a major factor in this situation and in every game where the defensive midfielder is missing Real Madrid have conceded Osasuna (2 goals), Borussia Dortmund (2), Villarreal (1), Las Palmas (2), Eibar (1), Betis (1), Legia Warsaw (1) and Athletic (1) (an average of 1.4 goal per game). By contrast, in the five games when the Brazilian has played this season, opposition sides managed to find the back of the net on just four goals (an average of 0,8 goals per match).

Light at the end of the tunnel for Casemiro

Casemiro is on the road to recovery since his fibula fracture sustained in the game away to Espanyol on September 18. It's hoped that the player can form part of Zidane's squad for the last ever Madrid derby to be held at the Calderon on November 19.