Real Madrid started their 2019/2020 champions league campaign with an embarrassing defeat to Paris Saint Germain at the Parc des prince’s stadium. A brace from Di Maria and a third goal from Meunier ended a distasteful night for Los blancos.
A point worth noting was that PSG thrashed Los Blancos without their marksmen, Mbappe and Neymar.
Against Club Brugge, two quick goals from Bonaventure downed Madrid in the first half at the Bernabeu. Los blancos needed two goals from Ramos and Casemiro to savage a point.
Going on to play Galatasary in Turkey , Real Madrid went into the game devoid of confidence after collecting just a point from a total six. Zidane’s men grinded out a 1-0 win thanks to a goal by Toni Kroos.
In the fifth game of the Champions League goup stage, Karim Benzema put Real Madrid ahead in the first half, before adding a second during the closing quarter-of-an-hour. But PSG struck twice in the next four minutes though Mbappe and Sarabia to earn a share of the spoils.
With 11 points accrued, Los Blancos finished second, 5 points behind group leaders PSG.
The LaLiga Champions were paired against Guardiola’s cannons in the rounds of 16. In the first leg at the Bernabeu, Isco’s second half goal handed Real Madrid the lead, but the Citizens turned the game around with goals from Gabriel Jesus and Kevin Debryune.
Real Madrid were also defeated in the return leg in England and were knocked out by a very impressive Manchester City side.
Real Madrid have failed to impress in the Champions League since Ronaldo’s departure and have additionally failed to go past the rounds of 16 for the second year in a row.
With tortuous performances in the early stages of the competition, Real Madrid’s Champions League exit was only a matter of time.