Real Madrid’s Resilience: Overcoming Injuries to Achieve Defensive Dominance

Real Madrid Defy Expectations, Excel Despite Key Injuries

At the outset of the 2023/24 season, Real Madrid faced a daunting challenge with key players sidelined due to ACL injuries. Thibaut Courtois and Eder Militao were among the first casualties, followed by David Alaba in December, further exacerbating the team’s defensive woes.

Despite these setbacks, Los Blancos have not only persevered but have also thrived in adversity, demonstrating remarkable resilience under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti.

Deprived of their starting center-back pairing and top goalkeeper, Real Madrid has surged ahead, currently boasting a six-point lead atop the league standings. Remarkably, they have conceded a mere 16 goals in 26 La Liga matches, achieving a historic defensive record at this stage of the season.

This defensive prowess evokes memories of the iconic 2011/12 season under Jose Mourinho, when Madrid conceded just 32 goals throughout the entire domestic campaign.

With their current form, there is speculation that Real Madrid may surpass this record by the end of May, further solidifying their status as a defensive force to be reckoned with.

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