Real Valladolid vs Real Madrid : Real has lost three matches in a row, two against rival Barcelona and the third to Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday, as the club has been knocked out of two tournaments and is likely out of the race in La Liga. With pressure mounting on coach Santiago Solari, could this be his final game in charge of the team.
Real Valladolid vs Real Madrid
Spanish Primera División
Place: José Zorrilla – Valladolid, ESP
Time: 3:45pm ET
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Real Madrid: While they’ll need to find someone to step up in attack, the biggest concern is the defense. With eight goals conceded in their last three matches, Los Blancos have fallen out of form and just look heartless. The club’s difficult moment has them on the verge of a disaster season without a trophy, and they need a miracle to get back into the league race. They’ll likely need to win most of their remaining matches to even come within striking distance of Barcelona. Real is 12 points back of Barca.
Real Madrid have had reality hit them extremely hard after seeing their hopes of winning any competition this season gone after being eliminated by Barcelona in the Copa del Rey before losing yet another Clasico to see them 12 points behind the leaders. If that wasn’t enough, a humiliating 4-1 loss to Ajax saw Los Merengues knocked out of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 and has ended their European dominance.
Real Valladolid: This team’s only goal is to avoid relegation, and sitting just three points clear is far from a comfortable position to be in. In games against superior teams, you just hope to scratch out a point. A win would just be an unexpected, massive boost for survival. Valladolid enters the game having lost four of five.