The recent loss against Dortmund verified a risky trend for Real Madrid. The Spanish giants have been displaying signals of weaknesses when playing away from home this season and are struggling to pick up any momentum when not at the Bernabéu.
The strength and stability of the previous season is missing and there is very little Mourinho can do to cover this up. Today they take on Mallorca and you can watch the match live here. Mallorca themselves require a win after losing their last game in Seville., and they will be looking to capitalise on Madrid’s slacking away form.
This season’s history will not provide Real with much confidence. Already, they have lost at Getafe and at Seville in La Liga, which was then added to by their lackluster defeat to Dortmund in the group stages of the champions league. Their best away performance this season strangely came at the Camp Nou in the 2-2 draw versus Barcelona, and were only prevented from winning the game from the formidable Lionel Messi.
The organisation, structure and sheer prowess that Jose Mourinho brings out of any club he manages are somewhat elusive this season, and the ‘Special One’ will possibly start having to reconsider his self-given title.
But knowing the former Porto and Chelsea boss, you would never put it past him to achieve anything in the world of football, so watch this space.