Expected to have been refreshed coming back from winter break, the Real Madrid team are still struggling to recover the form that saw them conquer the world football three years in a row after yet another home loss to Real Sociedad on Sunday. Although, they lifted the Club World Cup in December, beating Al Ain 4-1 in the final, Real Madrid are struggling in La Liga.
Real Madrid were beaten 2-0 at home by Real Sociedad on Sunday, piling more pressure on their 2018/19 league campaign while Barcelona continue to widen the gap after beating Getafe 2-1 same day. They are 10 points off Barcelona in January and are outside the Champions League qualification positions, keeping the dark clouds over the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.When Julen Lopetegui was dismissed after the 5-1 defeat at the Camp Nou, Real Madrid were seven points off the Blaugrana.
As they woke up on Monday, that gap was now into double figures after their defeat against Real Sociedad and Barcelona’s win at Getafe.Even worse for Real Madrid is that their struggles in recent games have been against teams who are fighting in the bottom half of the table.They beat Huesca and Rayo Vallecano, but had to suffer and found it hard to do so before being unable to beat Villarreal.These are three teams who all occupied the relegation positions.
Real Madrid will need to up their game if they are to stand any chances of qualifying to Champions League next season as it would be a huge blow for the world of football if they are missing from the competition.