Real Madrid are officially in crisis after Saturday afternoon's 0-1 La Liga defeat at home to Villarreal, and coach Zinedine Zidane is now in serious danger of losing his job, with his inability to even explain what is going wrong testing the nerves of everyone around the club.
Real Madrid is 16 points behind the leaders, Barcelona, who travel to Basque to play Real Sociedad on Sunday night.
Real Madrid, the defending La Liga champions, are now fourth, 16 points behind leaders Barcelona.
Real Madrid were the better team in the opening forty-five minutes with the best chances seeing a header from Gareth Bale being ruled out for an offside infringement and a free-kick from Cristiano Ronaldo hitting the cross-bar.More news: Golden State edges past Raptors 127-125, DeRozan scores 42
Playing like this, Madrid are simply not a very scary side and there is much work to be done if Los Blancos are to have any chance of beating Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Otherwise, we may just see Klopp making his way to Real Madrid soon, although it'll also depend on the German feeling the need to end his spell at Liverpool.
Numerous team's issues were in evidence against Villarreal.More news: Seattle Seahawks reportedly hire Brian Schottenheimer as OC
In the waning minutes of the match, with Real Madrid pushing everyone forward, the Yellow Submarine put on a clinic in how to counterattack from a corner kick, surging forward to score the game's only goal. It has never been able to overcome this big of a gap and win La Liga. The situation is what it is, and we have to try to make the most out of it. Villarreal are a team that likes possession, but we have played a good match in general.
This was a season in which Madrid were supposed to dominate.
In La Liga, Javi Calleja's side are in sixth, just four points behind Madrid, but they will be without midfielder Bruno Soriano, defender Ruben Semedo and reserve goalkeeper Andres Fernandez on Saturday, while forwards Nicola Sansone and Roberto Soldado are doubtful. In football, there are bad runs and we will change that together as a team.More news: Panic in Hawaii over warning of 'ballistic missile strike'