After winning the clubs 10th Champions League title, Real Madrid would have wanted to retain the title in the 2014-15 season. They made some important additions to the team and made sure that they still are a formidable side in Europe. Carlos Ancelloti would have wanted his players to recreate the previous season’s performance but it was always going to be hard for the club to reach those heights.
With the new season just a few days away, we will take a look at the previous season of Real Madrid. In this article we will try to concentrate on the best and the worst performances of the club in the 2014-15 season.
The best game for Real Madrid last season was the 9-1 victory against Granada at the Bernabeau. The team looked ruthless and was showing no signs of mercy over the Granada players. They played almost the perfect 90 minutes of football on the day and looked like a team that is going to find it hard to lose on a regular basis. The players also responded well and were playing at their best every minute of a football match.
They will have also loved beating Barcelona in the first leg of the El Classico at home. It will have been one of the sweetest victories of the last season. They beat La Coruna 8-2 away from home and beat Levante and Bilbao with a score line of 5-0 in two consecutive matches. On the last day of the league, they outscored Getafe with a 7-3 score-line to end the season.
They also knocked Atletico Madrid and Shalke out of the Champions League on their way to the semi finals of the competition.
Madrid with all its stars was not able to lift a trophy last season. Their most painful loss would be the 2-1 defeat away from home in the semi final of the Champions League. They drew the next leg 1-1 and were out of the cup on aggregate. Their hopes of a La Liga title were also dashed the moment they lost the away leg of the El Classico.
They were beaten 4-3 at home by Shalke but went through to the next round of the Champions League on aggregate. Another low point of Real Madrid’s season was their 4-0 loss against city rivals Atletico Madrid. They were blown away on the day and it was a game to forget for everyone connected to the club. They also crashed out of the Cop Del Rey after losing the first leg of the cup tie against Atletico Madrid.
They also lost to Valencia in the beginning of the season and the players will want to start the new campaign on a better note.
Carlos Ancelloti had to bear the wrath of a trophy-less season as he was sacked and replaced by Rafa Benitez at the club. The new manager has a lot of work to do on the squad and there is no doubt that the squad lacks a bit of depth. Let’s see what he can do in the new season.
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