Real Madrid: 5 burning questions after 3-1 win over Athletic Club

Real Madrid (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane
Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images) /

Real Madrid picked up their fourth win in a row on Tuesday night at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.

There is no such thing as an easy game in La Liga, but Real Madrid have seemingly successfully navigated the most difficult stretch of their schedule in the near future.

Los Blancos rebounded from another horrific loss to Shakhtar Donetsk by defeating Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and then Borussia Monchengladbach in a crucial Champions League fixture at home. Thereafter, Real dominated Atletico Madrid and took down Athletic Club, winning those last three games by a margin of two goals.

Real Madrid are starting to look more and more like the team that won its 34th La Liga title with an undefeated stretch this summer. Their struggles against the likes of Cadiz, Shakhtar, and Alaves are not so far in the past that they should be forgotten, because the issues from those matches could always come back to haunt Zinedine Zidane.

But right now, Los Blancos look like a team well and truly capable of completing a successful title defense after the weekend’s statement-making win over Atletico Madrid. A positive follow-up against Bilbao only furthers their progress.

Let’s look at five burning questions for the Royal Whites heading into Matchday 15 at Eibar.