10/01/2021 at 10:15 AM CEST
Real Madrid have become a vulnerable team in the Champions League when they play at the Santiago Bernabéu: of the last seven games played, they have only won one (6-0 vs. Galatasaray in 2019/20) and recorded four losses and two draws. The unexpected stumble in front of Sheriff Tiraspol has set off alarms among white fans.
Those of Carlo Ancelotti, who despite the bitter defeat they continue to depend on themselves to be first in the group, returned to show some defensive fragility and the Moldovan team prevailed in the final stages of the match with a historic goal from Adama Traoré. It is the fourth time that a team has debuted with victory against Real Madrid at home after Juventus (1962), Arsenal (2006) and Liverpool (2009).
#OJOALDATO – Real Madrid have only won 1 of their last 7 Champions League matches at the Santiago Bernabéu:
1-2 Manchester City
– MisterChip (Alexis) (@ 2010MisterChip) September 28, 2021
The statistics do not take into account the 2020/21 edition of the Champions League: the works at the Santiago Bernabéu and the impossibility of the public being in the stands forced the team then led by Zidane to compete in the Ciudad Deportiva de Valdebebas as a local. The real Madrid defeated Inter, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Atalanta and Liverpool, drew against Chelsea and fell against Shakhtar Donetsk.
A feasible schedule to be first of the group
The defeat on the second day against the Sheriff leaves Real Madrid in second position with three points. The Whites will play a large part of the round of 16 classification against Shakhtar Donetsk in a two-legged game: first they will travel to Ukraine and later they will return to the Santiago Bernabéu, where they could seal their presence in the next round based on the results of the Sheriff – Inter.
Carlo Ancelotti’s team also depends on himself to qualify as group winners. The last two matches of the group will be in Moldova, where they must win yes or yes, and later he will receive Inter, a rival he already defeated in the last edition at home.