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What is wrong with Real Madrid?

What is wrong with Real Madrid?

Where are they now? Huddersfield were crowned English champions three years on the trot, from 1923 to 1926 under Herbert Chapman and now they languish in the play-off zone of what was once the old Third Division. Similarly, Arsenal won the league title five times in the 1930s (under the very same Mr Chapman whose statue now sits proudly at their new and modern Emirates home, and then there were the other ‘big’ clubs of the day – such as Burnley, Blackpool, Ipswich and Derby.

 

Football is always an up-and-down game, and even the mighty Real Madrid have suffered along the way. La Liga is similar to the Scottish League in that it is simple to predict which two clubs will be fighting it out for pole position – Real or Barcelona, with recent years dominated first by Barca under Frank Rijkaard and then the current crop of ‘Playstation’ footballers who’ve blossomed under the guidance of former midfield ace Josep Guardiola.

 

Losing to Osasuna was a blip in a tough season for Real Madrid. A season in which Los Blancos find themselves slightly adrift of their Catalan rivals, despite signing some massive players as well as recruiting the services of the world’s most special coach.

 

Real will, however, fancy their chances against Lyon in the knockout stages of the Champions League and may even be looking forward to that match more than Barcelona, who will meet an in-form Arsenal team thirsty for revenge from last season’s 6-3 aggregate mauling.

 

So Real Madrid, the self-named Galacticos, will have to look further than this season. They may yet overtake Barca, they may yet take the Champions League trophy, but it’s more likely that they will have to wait until next year. Having won La Liga so many times, as well as the Copa del Rey, one more year is nothing much to worry about. Is it?

 

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