We have become used to Real Madrid, breaking all kinds of records, both in the league and in Europe. However, as balancing their excellence, there are some unwanted items they have put since the beginning of this season.
Let's take a look at them …
3. Lowest attendance at Bernabeu for a decade
⚪️ Real Madrid's presence for the season's first match:
? Their lowest La Liga presence in 9 years.
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The first game in the 2018-19 La Liga season saw Real Madrid host the Getafe in Santiago Bernabeu. A possible 2-0 profit margin for the hosts has been expected but not the number of people who bothered to appear.
Only 48 366 souls decided that it was a game worth hosting, which is only a few thousand over half of the stadium's entire capacity. It became the closest closest home team for almost a decade to the Spanish giants who break the record held from the last game 2008-09 when Los Blancos played Mallorca.
Overall, it was the last league match before Cristiano Ronaldo joined the club from Manchester United and the Getafe match was the first since he left.
2. Longest goalkeeper in club history
Christmas Lopetegui did not help itself? After a fair goal scoring beginning of the season from Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale, both strikes went off boiling.
With Vinicius Junior and Mariano Diaz winning the bite to get an impression, it was easy with the coach to give them a chance to record a claim.
The fact that the former Spanish coach continued with his big name came back to bite him in the end. After his goal against Espanyol on September 22, Real then finished a full-time play 465 minutes without scoring.
Sevilla, Atletico Madrid, CSKA Moscow and Alaves all held a side that always seemed to do under Zinedine Zidane, win, lose or draw.
When the match against Levante struck 55th minute, and still without goals, reached the new record, Marcelo then scored in 72nd minute in a game like Real still lost at the end.
1. Worst start of a season of 17 years
Winning four in opening five league games did not reveal what would happen to the Lopetegui side, but then they fell off the rock to have a better phrase.
Some people blame the coach, other players, but the fact is that they win their next six games, which meant a loss in the Champions League to CSKA Moscow, which meant that Real Madrid had its worst start on a 17-year campaign.
How strange then, since Lopetegui's termination, Santiago Solari has watched three wins from three games, scored 11 goals and not granted any.