Welcome to the cfrealmadrid.com. I hope you all are doing well. Real Madrid have played 19 matches in La Liga so far which means half of the season is over. Furthermore, Champions League Group Stage is over. So, we are here with the Mid Season Review of Real Madrid in all competitions. Its time to analyze our performance so far. At the halfway point of the season, Real Madrid are on the second spot in La Liga Santander 2019/20. We are also safely through to the Round of 16 in Champions League. So, Let’s analyze exactly how we did so far and what can we expect from the remaining 2020.
Real Madrid Mid Season Review 2019/20:
Domestic Season – La Liga 2019/20:
As of now, both Real Madrid and Barcelona have 40 points in La Liga. However, Barcelona is ahead of us on goal difference. Similarly, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla share 35 points with Atletico within the 3rd place and Sevilla in 4th place due to goal difference. Right throughout the campaign, we have 11 wins and 7 draws with a single loss in our wallet. Having only one defeat in 19 matches with a second spot in the league table does not mean that there are no problems, mistakes, shortcomings, and lapses our team and gameplay. We have to accept our mistakes and work on them in order to improve and really become the team we want to be.
From the start of the season, we are playing on the catch-up. We had a good start of the season with top position in the league as Barca was having a disastrous start on the other side. We could not capitalize on that opportunity. They chased us down and we came on the second spot. Barcelona slipped time and time again providing us an opportunity to take the lead. However, we couldn’t seize those opportunities as we slipped too. We ended the 2019 year on a bad note as we drew against Atletico Bilbao and gave an opportunity to Barcelona to take 2 points lead. However, we did manage to equal our points tally with Barca in the first fixture of January which marked our mid season. This is our story so far in terms of our position in the La Liga Table.
We have played 9 games in our home and 9 away from home in the 2019/20 season. We won 6 games in our home and the remaining 3 ended up as draws. As far as our away matches are concerned, we won 4 matches, drawn 4 games, and also tasted a defeat against Mallorca with a 0-1 scoreline. All in all, we managed 21 points in our home matches and only picked 16 points in away fixtures. Our draw matches could have been easily converted into wins. One important thing to note from our mid season is that our away performances have been a concern so far.
We have scored 33 goals so far. Out of these 33 goals, 26 goals we scored from the open play. Only three goals came from set-pieces despite having a myth that Madrid plays crossing game. Lastly, 4 goals came from penalties. We have 6.7 shots on target per match which is more than any other team. Furthermore, we have also 34 missed chances so far which is also the highest number of chances missed in La Liga.
It means that we lack finishing, composure, and breakthrough in our attacking line. We have created 43 chances, more than any team in La Liga, but we need someone who can convert those chances into the goals. We have 1.8 goals per match while Barcelona have 2.6 goals per match which depict our shortcoming until the Mid Season. Therefore, we really need to work on our front line because we need goals desperately.
Defensively, we conceded 6 goals in our home matches and 6 goals in our away fixtures. We conceded 0.7 goals per match, just below Atletico who have the best conceding ratio of 0.6. This means that our defense is doing an excellent job so far. Real Madrid always used to leak a lot of goals. However, we are much better and composed defensively until the mid season 2019/20.
We managed 10 clean sheets in 19 matches that is an impressive record. Thibaut Courtois is currently the leading goalkeeper in La Liga with 9 clean sheets in 16 games. We have taken 34 yellow cards and 4 red cards this season. We have 493 average passes per match just below Barcelona who have 577.9 as obvious. Moreover, we have 58.6% of average possession until the Mid Season. Injuries have stroked a great blow to our performance so far. Expect Casemiro, Sergio Ramos, Militao, and Areola all of our players have gone through injuries at some phase of this season.
Champions League Season 2019/20:
Real Madrid qualified to the Round of 16 and will face Manchester City in RO16 in the knockout stage of Champions League. We qualified from group A where we had PSG, Galatasaray, and Club Brugge as our opponents. Real Madrid won 3 games in UCL this season, 2 of the games resulted in a draw and we lost one game against PSG. We have scored 14 goals and conceded 8 goals in UEFA Champions League. We have not been up to the mark in the Champions League group stage. However, we played excellent games including the draw against PSG, 6-0 with Galatasaray, and 1-3 with Club Brugge.
We still have a lot a room of improvement in our attack. We really need to sort out our problems in attack and also need depth in the midfield. Well, that’s all from the Real Madrid Mid Season Review. What are your thoughts and suggestions on our performance until the Mid Season? What are the deficiencies and problems so far? Please share your thoughts on our Mid Season Review in the comments section. Until next time, Hala Madrid!