Real Madrid’s grip on their La Liga crown seems to be slipping away as their title defense takes a turn for the worse. Find out what went wrong and why their title defense is in shambles.
There’s no sugarcoating it, folks. Real Madrid’s hopes of defending their La Liga title this season seem to be fading faster than my paycheck after a shopping spree.
In just over 3 months, Barcelona has managed to blow open a whopping 12-point lead over their arch-nemesis. And if Barca downs Girona tonight, that gap’s gonna swell to a jaw-dropping 15 points.
At the kickoff of 2023, Real Madrid and Barcelona were neck and neck, tied on points. But since then, Los Blancos have pulled a complete disappearing act, nabbing a measly 24 points out of a possible 42 according to Mundo Deportivo.
If we stacked up teams based on their performance this year alone, Real Madrid wouldn’t even crack the top 8! Meanwhile, Barca’s been cruising to win after win.
Sure, injuries have reared their ugly heads, sidelining some of Real Madrid’s star defenders and goal-scoring extraordinaire Karim Benzema. But that’s no excuse for this kind of slump. The higher-ups at the club must be shaking in their boots.
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Of course, the season’s not over yet. Real Madrid could still end up lifting four trophies, having already clinched the European Super Cup and Club World Cup.
They’ve also got decent shots at winning both the Champions League and Copa del Rey titles, particularly, the CDR. But as for the La Liga crown, that ship seems to have sailed.