Eliminated from the Cup, nine points away from Barcelona in the League (with the 5-1 of the first round thinking about goal-average) and waiting for the second visit of Valverde’s team in Chamartín today, the white team has one bullet left. The one that has been saving his life the last seasons.
The Champions League, Madrid bet everything on its competition, the most difficult, to save a season of irregular play, many injuries and especially lack of goal. In addition to the unknowns in the locker room: Because Isco, recovered from his illness, was again left out of the call, because Bale only emits signs of disconnection, because Marcelo is already the substitute left winger and rightly, because Asensio has been left for the minutes of garbage with 0-3 on the scoreboard, because Mariano, the only pure forward of the squad, was not even on the bench, and because Brahim does not exist for Solari.
There are many problems for the white team and more for Solari who only had the good news of Vinicius and Reguilón. Safe for his band, always creating danger but they are missing the most important thing, the goal.
It is a reality. Real Madrid has scored 87 goals this season, 37 of them at home. An average of 2.02 goals per game. Even in the poorest seasons with Cristiano Ronaldo, in terms of goal numbers, 103 goals in campaigns 10-11, 12-13 and 17-18, the difference is huge because there are 16 goals difference. The record number of goals belongs to the season 131 goals, a difference of 44 goals.
All the great technicians can pass by the bench of Madrid and all will suffer the march of 50 goals per season and the low signing. More than Lopetegui’s or Solari’s fault is Florentino’s fault and all the white administration by not signing a substitute of Cr7 and when they will see no title will run innocent blood.