Since 1988, this is the second time Real Madrid have conceded 12 goals after the first 18 rounds in La Liga.
After 18 rounds in La Liga season 2019-2020, only Atletico conceded less than Real Madrid (11 compared to 12). However, this is the best defensive record of the Bernabeu owner after 31 years.
The last time, Real Madrid conceded no more than 12 times after the first 18 rounds was the 1987-1988 season. That year, “White Vulture” won the championship at the end of the season and was also the team with the best defense in the tournament with 26 goals.
Since the beginning of the season, Thibaut Courtois and Alphonse Areola took turns taking main roles for Real Madrid. In particular, the Belgian goalkeeper has seven matches to keep a clean sheet, while the French junior contributes an additional match.
Throughout La Liga history, only two times Real Madrid have conceded fewer goals after the first 18 rounds. In the seasons 1961-1962 and 1971-1972, the team in white shirt 11 times conceded. On both occasions, they were crowned champions at the end of the season.
Defensive, but the record of Real Madrid cause fans worry. They scored 14 times less than Barca first team after 18 rounds, and achieved 1.83 goals a game. Real Madrid’s top scorer – Karim Benzema – is currently second in the list of top scorers, with 12 goals, one goal behind Lionel Messi.
Real Madrid scored the least goals in 10 years
At the end of 2019, Real Madrid scored 100 goals, 42 lower than last year and 78 goals compared to the 2014 record.
In 2019, the home team played 54 matches, averaging 1.85 goals a game. The last three games of the year, Zinedine Zidane’s teachers and students only scored one goal, in a 1-1 draw at Valencia in La Liga.
In the 2019-2020 season, they scored 14 goals less than their rival Barca in La Liga, although the Catalonia team did not have superstar Lionel Messi in the first month of the season.
Real Madrid goals are 42 goals less than in 2018. It was the time they had Cristiano Ronaldo in the first half of the year. The Portuguese superstar maintained a frightening goal, helping Real Madrid for the third time in a row to win the Champions League.