Real Madrid's Spanish-Dominican forward Mariano lies on the pitch during the UEFA Champions League group G football match between PFC CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid CF at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on October 2, 2018. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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The last time Real Madrid went three games without a goal was in January 2007 .Madrid have scored four fewer goals than in their first two group games than last season, coincidentally the number Ronaldo had by then.Any team would miss Ronaldo's sheer weight of goals after all, he hit 30 for nine consecutive seasons but it was only a fortnight ago his departure was being hailed as a boost to balance, unity, not to mention Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.Madrid did hit the woodwork three times.After a bright start under Lopetegui that included four goals in his first three league games, Benzema has gone six without any.Madrid have three games before facing Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Oct. 28, a match that is shaping up to be a battle of the beleaguered, though much could change before then.
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