REAL MADRID

Real Madrid, from feast to famine in just one year

A year ago Zidane's men consolidated their lead at the summit of LaLiga, now the side are 10 points off the pace and with a goals-shy "BBC" .

Cristiano Ronaldo.
Jesús Rubio / P.-P. Marcou Diario AS / AFP

A year is a long time in football. Last Saturday Real Madrid finished an away Madrid derby in stark contrast to their situation in the 2016/17 campaign. Last seasons game at the Calderón was also played on match-day 12 of LaLiga but this time things are different for the Bernabeu outfit with only Isco's performances being one of the few positives for Zidane currently.

Head coach Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid CF reacts on the bench prior to start the La Liga match between Club Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano

Last year at this stage of the campaign, Madrid's 0-3 away win in the derby coupled with a FC Barcelona draw saw Zidane's men pull four points clear at the summit of the table. At this point last season Madrid had six points more than now, were undefeated in the league and had bagged 12 goals more than their current haul of 22.

LaLiga Santander table after week 12

2016-2017 season 2017-2018 season
Pts G W D L GF GA GD Pts G W D L GF GA GD
1 Real Madrid 30 12 9 3 0 34 10 24 1 Barcelona 34 12 11 1 0 33 4 29
2 Barcelona 26 12 8 2 2 32 13 19 2 Valencia 30 12 9 3 0 32 11 21
3 Sevilla 24 12 7 3 2 22 17 5 3 Real Madrid 24 12 7 3 2 22 9 13
4 Villarreal 22 12 6 4 2 19 8 11 4 Atlético 24 12 6 6 0 16 6 10
5 Real Soc. 22 12 7 1 4 21 13 8 5 Sevilla 22 12 7 1 4 14 12 2
6 Atlético 21 12 6 3 3 25 11 14 6 Villarreal 21 12 6 3 3 19 12 7

BBC drought

The lack of goals is a major concern for the Santiago Bernabeu club with goal-scoring proving to be an issue for the "BBC" trident who at this point last season were responsible for 17 goals (13 more than the 2017/18 season). Cristiano had bagged 7 goals at this point last season with his tally this campaign being the solitary strike against GetafeBenzema's case is no better with the French striker having played 84 minutes more than his Portuguese striking partner and just has three goals to his name whilst Gareth Bale's season has been hampered through injury.

BBC after LaLiga week 12

2016-2017 season 2017-2018 season
Player GP Min Goals Asist. Min./gol. GP Min Goals Asist. Min./gol.
Cristiano 9 761 8 2 95,125 8 720 1 2 720
Bale 11 942 5 2 188,4 5 396 2 1 198
Benzema 9 472 4 1 118 8 556 1 2 556

Source: Opta.

The four goals that Morata last year have been shared among Asensio and Isco with two a-piece whilst Ramos, Varane and Modric have yet to find the target.

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
2Valencia 30 9 3 0
3Real Madrid 24 7 3 2
4Atlético 24 6 6 0
Full standing
Next matches
Real Madrid - Málaga S-25/11 16:15
Athletic - Real Madrid S-02/12 20:45
Real Madrid - Sevilla S-09/12 16:15
Fixtures

*Update 20 de noviembre de 2017