Real Madrid’s season is quickly unravelling as far as La Liga is concerned, as their 1-0 loss to Villarreal on Saturday piled further misery on them.
Los Blancos are now 16 points points adrift of league leaders Barcelona, while they’ve fallen eight points behind third-placed Valencia.
Having suffered consecutive La Liga home game defeats for the first time since May 2009, things aren’t going to plan for Zinedine Zidane and his men and it’s resulting in pressure building on the Frenchman.
In turn, it remains to be seen how long he gets to turn things around as Madrid haven’t convinced in the cup or the Champions League this season either, and so serious question marks have to be asked as to why they’ve suffered such an alarming drop off from last season in which they were crowed Spanish and European champions.
One player in particular has faced the brunt of criticism and jokes, and that man is Cristiano Ronaldo. That’s to be expected given how prominent and divisive a figure he can be, and his form this season has been utterly woeful which has led to Real Madrid’s struggles.
The 32-year-old has scored just four goals in 14 La Liga games, a huge drop off from previous campaigns, and as he prepares to turn 33 next month, it has led to suggestions that he’s suffering with a decline in the latter stages of his career.
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