Real Madrid: 5 positives to take away from the pre-break games

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Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos

Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

It’s been a good start for Real Madrid with four games into the league already. Let’s reflect on some positives about the season thus far.

Real Madrid have not lost a game through the first five Matchdays of the 2020-2021 La Liga season. Here are the five biggest takeaways thus far.

Real Madrid’s defense is still exceptional

After a successful 2019-2020 La Liga campaign, Los Blancos boasted the best defensive result statistically in the top five leagues across Europe by conceding just 25 goals in 38 league games, with 19 clean sheets. Last season’s triumph was a tough one amid the lack of goals, but Zinedine Zidane’s side knew how to maintain the balance no matter how aggressive the opposition was.

With reinforcements such as Ferland Mendy and Éder Militão added to the star-studded backline of Madrid, the defence seemed impregnable to a majority of top Spanish teams. The defensive upgrade from last season was the biggest factor in winning the La Liga title and despite the recent injuries at the right-back position, it is no surprise that Merengues continue to keep three clean sheets in four matches.

As the Spanish all-time great Sergio Ramos leads from the back, Madrid is doing just the right thing defensively since football returned, and the fans have never been more satisfied with the defence.

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