A hole of four years

When Cristiano Ronaldo announced his departure from Real Madrid at the Olympic stadium in kyiv after having won the Thirteenth and third consecutive Champions League, a goalscoring hole began to open up within the Madrid team. Something that was expected. Since the Portuguese’s departure, and were it not for Benzema, who has scored 119 goals since then (among all competitions), the Whites have had different occasional scorers, but they have never been a help with french. With the exception of this year, with a super complementary Vinicius and who has 17 goals or 14 assists so far.

After Cristiano’s departure, It was demanded that both Bale and Benzema take a step forward. The French has given it, throwing the team on his back in the scoring facet (he scored 30 goals in all competitions) and in leadership along with other players like Ramos (until his departure in 2021), Modric… For his part, the Welshman, who started quite well in that season, was diluted little by little. Even so, he managed 14 goals, including a hat trick in the semi-final of the Club World Cup against Kashima Antlers: that was in December 2018. In the following six months he barely managed four goals… Third on the list of scorers for that season was Sergio Ramos, who scored more than ten goals ( did 11). Further back appear the names of Asensio and Isco, who scored six goals each… the dependence of Cristiano’s scoring facet began to be felt…

The following season saw Karim once again become the Madridista’s top scorer: he scored 27 goals. The Coronavirus League saw how Benzema was one of the key pieces for the Whites to secure the League title. Second on the list was the white captain, Sergio Ramos, who scored 13 goals (six of them in the final stretch of the championship), some of them key as against Athletic and Getafe. The difference between Karim and the Sevillian marks the offensive weight generated by the Frenchman. Third on the list was a rookie Rodrygo, who had just landed in Madrid (seven goals). Kroos, in his highest scoring season as a madridista, scored six goals, opening the way for a group made up of Casemiro, Modric and Vinicius, who each scored five goals.

But The most defining season of this scoring hole came in the 2020-21 campaign: Benzema scored 30 goals. The second white scorer of the course were a midfielder and an attacker: Casemiro and Asensio managed only seven goals each. Next on the list were Modric and Vinicius, who scored six goals each… It was a campaign of Karim dependence total. Even so, he was close to defending the League title, which eluded him in the final stretch…

In this season the Karim dependence has found in Vinicius a spectacular complementary partner. The young Brazilian adds 17 goals and 14 assists, forming a formidable attacking pair with the French. Asensio is the third top scorer, with 10 goals, while the midfield pair formed by Modric and Kroos add three goals each. But at the moment of truth, since Cristiano’s departure, Madrid is going through a goalscoring hole that is now in its fourth season… waiting for reinforcements (Mbappé, Haaland?) this coming summer…

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A hole of four years