Decoding Real Madrid's 2020-21 season in numbers
Real Madrid will be aiming to defend the Spanish league crown as the battle for the title intensifies. Second-placed Real are six points adrift of leaders Atletico Madrid in La Liga. With 11 games to go, the fight is expected to last till the last gameweek. Meanwhile, Real are alive in the Champions League and are aiming to go far. Here are the details.
Real's key numbers in La Liga 2020-21 season
After 27 gameweeks, Real are placed second in the Spanish league standings. They have claimed 17 wins, six draws, and four losses. Notably, Los Blancos have the third-best goal difference in La Liga this season (+24). They have forwarded the third-highest number of goals in the league (46). Real have conceded 22 goals so far. They could slip to third if Barcelona win tonight.
Real will aim to make things count in the UCL
Real topped Group B with three wins, one draws and two losses. They forwarded 11 goals in six games and conceded nine. Los Blancos won their first leg away at Atalanta (1-0), with the hosts being reduced to 10 men. A positive result in the second leg will see Real reach the quarter-finals.
Real have lost once in last 17 La Liga games
Real have faced just one defeat in their last 17 La Liga games. The defeat came against Levante on January 30. They have won five of their seven games since then (W5 D2). In this run of 17 games, Real have managed eight clean sheets.
Real faltered in domestic cup competitions
In the Copa del Rey, Real were stunned 2-1 in the round of 32 by Alcoyano. The third-division outfit came back from behind to stun Real. Los Blancos have not lifted the trophy for seven years. They have won the Copa del Rey only twice since 1993. Earlier, they were beaten by eventual champions Athletic Club in the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup.
Real Madrid's Benzema has been terrific this season
Real Madrid legend Karim Benzema has led the show from the front this season. The veteran Frenchman has the third-highest number of goals in La Liga this season (15). He has also contributed with five assists. Benzema has 20 goals in all competitions this season.