The 42 days that have Real Madrid dreaming of the double

21 Mar 2021

Real Madrid will go into April harbouring dreams of winning both LaLiga Santander and the Champions League, though this looked a long way off just six weeks ago.

On February 6, Los Blancos headed to El Alcoraz to take on Huesca with Zinedine Zidane facing crisis talk. In the weeks prior, his team had been beaten in the Supercopa de Espana semi-finals and humiliated in the Copa del Rey by Alcoyano.

The Frenchman’s fortunes – and results – were able to change, though.

Ten matches unbeaten

That win over Huesca was the first of a 10-match unbeaten run for Real Madrid, which continued against Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Zidane‘s side have won eight and drawn two of those 10 games in both LaLiga Santander and the Champions League. They remain the only team in Spain with title hopes at home and in Europe.

The second purple patch

Before Real Madrid dipped into a crisis in January, they were enjoying life. Between December 5 and January 9, Los Blancos had gone nine games unbeaten, winning seven and drawing two. Victories over Atletico Madrid and Borussia Monchengladbach provided platforms for success in the months ahead.

One defeat in 18 games

In fact, since December 5, Real Madrid have lost just once in LaLiga Santander, which was to Levante at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.

That’s a record of one defeat in 18 fixtures in the domestic competition, winning 13 and drawing the other four. This is how Zidane‘s men have mounted a title charge.

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