Reasons why Real Madrid are facing a crisis this termLast updated on Oct 21, 2018, 07:48 pm
After winning three consecutive Champions League titles, one would expect a club to perform at their very best, but such is not the case with Real Madrid.
Los Blancos, after losing Zidane and Ronaldo, have lost their mojo.
They are losing against weak opponents and going through a goal drought unparalleled in their history.
Here're the things going wrong with Los Blancos this term.
Lack of a consistent goal-scorer
With Ronaldo, Real did not have to worry about goals because they kept flowing freely from CR7's feet.
Though Bale is a wonderful striker, his injury woes have caused problems again, leading Real Madrid to go 481 minutes without scoring a goal- their longest goal drought in the 116-year history of the club.
Real should look for a striker during the winter transfer window.
Unable to deal with the sudden drop in quality
Without Ronaldo and Zidane, Real are short by two of the greatest icons in the history of football.
These two legends brought something different to the team.
Both their approach to matches and hunger to win are unparalleled, and a sudden departure of these two icons have taken a heavy toll on Real's approach to the game.
They will take time to adjust.
Lopetegui's history as club manager is quite poor
Julen had an unbeaten run of 20 games with Spain before he was 'poached' by Los Blancos.
However, his records as a club manager have not been impressive.
His first coaching spell saw him getting sacked just after 10 matches.
At Porto, Julen was shown the door after a period of silverware drought.
He hasn't been able to bring the best out of players.
Upcoming matches for Los Blancos
After losing to Moscow, Real will play their next UCL match against Plzen on October 24. After this, El Clasico is scheduled on October 28. However, the only sign of relief Real can have, is that Messi will be out due to a fractured arm.