Soccer review:2018 MIS-FORTUNE FOR REAL MADRID AFTER EL CLASSICO SHOWDOWN by Odukoya Adeniyi


The taste of victory and success is equivalent to drinking a  wine of flavour and sweetness. Hard work and preparation yields absolute success. This Real Madrid club is not an exception to that sentence, having involved in mega transfers, purchasing the services of world class players over the years. It's now the right time to reap the rewards of the seed sown.

Real Madrid after adding the Club World Cup to the accolade of titles claimed this year 2017. With no doubt this year has been a record breaking year for the club, manager and some spectacular players.

Los Blancos defended their champions league title becoming the first team to ever successfully defend the trophy by winning it twice, went on to claim the LA liga title, collecting the Supercopa de Espana with the Uefa Super Cup and Club World Cup.

Just like my Spanish friends would say 'Hala Madrid' indeed super fantastic Madrid. It is savagery not to pick some extra ordinary players that have been the inspiration behind Real. Madrid's success and achievement. Amidst all other players the Portugal star man Cristiano Ronaldo  has been superb this year bagging numerous individual awards like the recent award Ballon d'or levelling with Argentina forward Lionel Messi on winning the award five times over the past ten years.

He has single handedly won some important matches for Real Madrid with his classical performance example victory against Bayern Munich would forever be inscribed in the heart of numerous Madrid supporters.

This success once more is accountable to the mega transfers carried out by the club but this is something the current Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane left out during this summer transfer window, he opted out the idea of making new signing, neglecting the custom of the club then he sold exceptional players who were always making a difference, the likes of Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata and Bayern Munich star James Rodriguez(loan).

This idea has really affected the Los Blancos season so far negatively, having suffered defeats from inferior clubs both in the champions league and la liga. The recent defeat suffered against arch rivals Barcelona. Statistics states that Barcelona have been a blistering form this season, topping the la liga table, proceeding to the round of 16 in the champions league. Meanwhile this Barcelona side have not tasted defeat this season, a form analogous to Manchester City's current run in the Premier League.

The El Classico showdown was as important as the champions league final for Real Madrid, in the league table they trail behind Barcelona by 11points with one outstanding match to play. The match was a walk over for the Barcelona side defeating Real Madrid by three goals to nothing. Courtesy of goals from Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi's penalty and Aleix Vidal. The defeat widens the gap and points between both teams to 14points. This is a sign that 2018 might just be the year for Barcelona if Real Madrid don't act fast. And it seems impossible to replicate the success of 2017 in 2018. The El Classico is sign of Real Madrid mis-fortune to come in 2018 if the required transfers are not made to save the club from this mess.


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