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For all the points being made about Real Madrid’s incredible offensive abilities, their defensive frailties seem to be getting completely ignored.
Against Galatasaray, Real Madrid’s defense was shaky to say the least. Sergio Ramos and Pepe again looked like they could make a mistake at any moment, and Ramos eventually did when he was sent off.
It is hard to notice the defensive problems at Real Madrid due to just how well the offensive is playing. But it is clear that there are a lot of holes in front of the keeper.
In this case, it doesn’t just come down to the defenders. The midfield alignment provided little cover throughout the match, and against a stronger rival Real Madrid could pay the price.
When it really comes down to it, Real Madrid’s offense is doing more than just carrying the club. But tasked with playing against a world-class opponent, the defensive problems could cost Los Blancos the match.
La Decima is an achievable goal this season. But if the defensive issues aren't fixed, they won't be winning the Champions League.
What did you learn from Real Madrid's victory? Can Galatasaray advance? What do you make of the defensive problems? Leave your thoughts and comments below!