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Real Madrid: 5 Improvements Team Needs to Compete with Barcelona
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Trailing third in La Liga 16 points behind their arch-rivals Barcelona, Madrid seem to have little or no chance of retaining the title they wrestled from the Blaugrana last season.

While Barcelona seem to grind out the results and have an almost-perfect record approaching the midway point in the season, Madrid have dropped points in fixtures they were easily winning last season.

The question is what do they have to do to compete again with Barcelona?

Here are five areas of improvement to do just that.

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