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Above is our first video on Real Madrid’s struggles this season under Julen Lopetegui.
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Real Madrid have been struggling this season. Though they sit only two points off the top of the table, they have failed to win and score in their last four games across La Liga and the Champions League. Part of this is down to the tough schedule and injuries Los Blancos have suffered. Sevilla, Atlético Madrid, and Alavés are by no means easy opponents and those encounters have been made all the more difficult with the absence of Isco and Marcelo.
But that doesn’t let the team off the hook. Asensio and Benzema have not performed well enough and the latter, in particular, has failed to increase his likelihood of scoring after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Lopetegui has contributed to the issues as well. The excess fluidity in his system has been too much to handle for many of his attackers and he could rectify this by designing more defined attacking patterns.
However, no matter what he does, he is unlikely to solve the goal scoring problem. Unless Benzema steps up big time, Real Madrid are probably going to be lacking in this department until they are able sign a quality forward this winter or next summer.