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Madrid can’t buy a goal in barren derby draw
- Updated: September 30, 2018
Real Madrid failed to score again in the La Liga as they drew goalless with Atletico Madrid in the Madrid derby at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.
As expected, their local rivals were resolute in defence but Los Blancos were not clinical enough as Jan Oblak stood between them and a goal.
It was the same story at the other end as Thibaut Courtois’ heroics in goal against his former team ensured that Atletico Madrid didn’t steal all 3 points from the Bernabeu.
It can be recalled that Julen Lopetegui rued his side’s missed chances after the Sevilla defeat. However, it was same of the same, as Madrid failed to score in their second consecutive La Liga game.
This now takes it to 2 goals in their last 4 encounters and this should be a cause for concern for Julen Lopetegui as his side appear to have lost their scoring touch in the La Liga recently.
Los Blancos failed to yet again capitalize on another Barcelona slip at the top of the log. Another concern that could arise was the withdrawal of key man Gareth Bale from the game. This was reportedly due to an adductor injury.
For a side that already has key men in the likes of Isco on the sidelines. the addition of Gareth Bale to the list would not bode well for Julen Lopetegui and his men who appear to be struggling to get amongst the goals.
The run of Real Madrid’s failure to beat Diego Simeone’s men at the Bernabeu in the La Liga stretched to the seventh consecutive year due to the result.
Real Madrid dominated the game as expected in terms of possession with a whopping 66%, whilst having more goal attempt and shots on goal in the process.
The Los Blancos will now travel to face an in-form Alaves in their next La Liga game and we’d get to assess and maybe ascertain what appears to be hindering the side from scoring goals. Presently, Julen Lopetegui’s men can’t buy a goal.