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Real Madrid plunge to new depths after officially breaking unwanted club record

Back to back to back European champions? You're having a laugh

Just a gentle reminder that this Real Madrid team are back to back to back Champions League winners.

But the post-Cristiano Ronaldo era is proving even more desperate for Los Blancos than surely anyone anticipated.

That’s because their terrible recent form has been compounded after they officially broke an unwanted 116-year club record.

Tweedledee and Tweedledum

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Tweedledee and Tweedledum

After failing to score in the first 55 minutes against Levante on Saturday afternoon, Real elapsed their longest ever goal drought in traditional 90 minute matches.

The grand total was 465 minutes – or nearly EIGHT hours – without scoring, which was made a million times worse by the fact Levante were also 2-0 up at the Bernabeu at the time.

That’s like giving Real the entirety of your nine to five daily work routine to score and them coming away empty handed.

Poor little Luka

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Poor little Luka

Marcelo did grab a goal back in the 72nd minute to finally end the barren run, but the likes of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio were again fruitless.

So what gives?

Well it maintains the truly extraordinary beginning to the La Liga season, with Levante now just a point behind Real and Alaves sitting pretty at the top after nine games.

The European champions have also lost three consecutive competitive games for the first time since May 2009.

On thin ice

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On thin ice

The manager?

Well Julen Lopetegui is walking a tight rope which will surely culminate in his sacking either this week or after next weekend’s Clasico against Barcelona.


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