Madrid suffer worst goal drought since 1985

Real Madrid are suffering their worst goal drought in 33 years following a stunning 1-0 loss at Deportivo Alaves on Saturday.

Manu Garcia’s last-gasp header earned a shock win for the minnows, at the end of another toothless attacking display from Madrid.

Julen Lopetegui’s side have now failed to score in four consecutive games in all competitions, having also drawn blanks against Sevilla, Atletico Madrid and CSKA Moscow.

Madrid last went four matches without scoring way back in April 1985, during a streak that ultimately stretched to five fixtures.

Real Madrid have not scored since that victory over Espanyol, having been kept off the board in four straight contests.

Over that span, Madrid have lost 3-0 to Sevilla and held city rivals Atletico to a scoreless draw, following those results with a pair of 1-0 losses on the road to CSKA Moscow and Alaves.

Not a single player on the Madrid team for the match was alive when the club went through that poor run, with the oldest, Luka Modric, born in September 1985.

The silver lining for Madrid is that three of those contests were on the road and the one home fixture was against Diego Simeone’s stingy Atletico side.

After the international break, ‘Los Blancos’ will aim to end their barren run in a home game against Levante on October 20.

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