Reigning European champions Real Madrid will be looking to avoid what could be their worst start to a domestic season in over a century when they take on Real Betis in their La Liga clash on Sunday.
If Santiago Solari’s men fail to pick up all three points against Betis, they will create an unwanted record for their worst opening half to a league season in the 21st century.
Marca report that Los Blancos have never had such a low total of points after 19 games in LaLiga since 2005/06, in a season in which they managed 33 at this very stage of the campaign.
Madrid’s current season could also eerily remind some fans of the dismal times faced by the club just before the turn of the millennium in which Los Blancos could manage just 29 points from 29 games. However, they did win the Champions League at the end of that season in 1999/2000.
Real Madrid’s clash against Betis on Sunday will see two teams placed fifth and seventh in La Liga’s points table this season.
Los Blancos are fifth, on 30 points from 18 games whereas Betis have claimed 26 points from 18 games this season. Madrid could enter the top four in La Liga if they manage to claim all three points on Sunday night.