Champions League Alert: Real threatens the Super GAU
Munich – Real Madrid are 16 points behind FC Barcelona after 2-2 at Vigo. Spain’s media ridicule the royalty, even the king’s class is in danger.
The Marca sums up the crisis at Real Madrid:”Adios a la liga y peligra la Champions!”, Spain’s biggest sports newspaper wrote on Monday – “Adios Championship, Champions League in jeopardy”.
“Real Madrid surrendered in the league,”rejoiced El Mundo Deportivo of Barcelona.”Adios, Madrid! Adios!”, headlined Sport, the second leaf close to the barca, full of malice.
16 (!) points behind FC Barcelona – “… and the first half of the season is not even over,”said Marca.
Even if Real were to win the game in the Madrid suburb of Leganes, which had been postponed due to the club World Cup, it would still be 13 points separating the defending champion from his arch-rival.
Seven points down on second in the standings, Reals local rivals Atletico Madrid, five points down on FC Valencia.
Many slippers are no longer allowed to afford the royalty, otherwise even their own claim to participate in the Champions League is at risk – only three points lead over fifth-placed Seville.
To miss the royal class – and this as the first club that defended the title in the royal class – would be the super-GAU for the Madrilenians, who are accustomed to success.
“It is one of the most difficult phases in recent years for us,”said Marcelo after another setback in Vigo.
Especially the defender was one of the big weaknesses in Real’s team against a strong Celta, the Brazilian was partially presented by his opponent.
No good prospects ahead of the Champions League fight in the last 16 against Paris Saint-Germain with their super strikers Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe.
In the midfield, Toni Kroos could not put his stamp on the game, despite his submission before the 1-1 draw, and also in Madrid’s offensive.
Cristiano Ronaldo is still close to a slim four goals in the current season, while Gareth Bale’s two goals in Vigo prevented him from going out of business.
“Bale alone is not enough,”AS found.
Last season, Zinedine Zidane and his team still dominated Spain and Europe, but now Real’s coach has to get his unsuccessful and disoriented team back on track.
“Smiling doesn’t help if you’re so far behind,”wrote Marca, looking at the head coach:
“The 16 points hurt and the fans forget about last season’s success.”