Reigning European champions Real Madrid are the supreme force in the European continent right now, according to a survey conducted by renowned magazine France Football. In the light of Real Madrid’s stellar start to the season, the magazine conducted an online poll to find out what do their readers make of Real’s impressive showing this campaign.
The website posted the question – Are Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid currently the best team in Europe? – and 69% of the 8000 participants who answered it said that the Los Blancos are the team to beat in the continent right now. The fact that the 11-time European champions are in a class of their own this season is certainly irrefutable.
Zinedine Zidane’s side are currently on a 30-game unbeaten run and are just six games away from surpassing the longest unbeaten run in the club’s history. Considering their current form, Zidane and co. could eclipse the 26-year old record.
Real Madrid are currently on top of the La Liga table, 4 points ahead of arch-rivals Barcelona, having picked up 30 points from their 12 league games. Madrid are also the leading scorers in the division with 34 goals to their name. Real Madrid’s most recent success in the La Liga was at the Vicente Calderon as they handed Atletico Madrid a 3-0 defeat courtesy of a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick.
The Los Blancos followed that impressive display by ensuring their qualification to the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League by defeating Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday. Goals from Raphaël Varane and substitute Karim Benzema on either side of an Adrien Silva penalty helped the visitors secure all three points at the Estádio José Alvalade.
Real Madrid can march on to the pre-quarters as group champions if they get the better of Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu on the 8th of December in their final group game. Real next face Sporting Gijon on Saturday in the quest to consolidate their position at the summit of the league table but they will be without the services of Gareth Bale who picked up an ankle injury during the win against The Leões.
The Welshman limped off in the second half of the contest after being on the receiving end of a Sebastian Coates challenge and is now a doubt to feature in the El Clasico on the 3rd of December.
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