For the first time since the start of the 2023-2024 season, Real Madrid tasted defeat against neighbours Atletico Madrid in the capital's derby 3-1, at the top of LaLiga matchday six.
This bitter loss confirmed that Real Madrid are struggling this season against their former players, who are impressive against the club.
Of the three goals conceded by Real in the derby, Alvaro Morata scored two, having previously worn the shirt of the club "Royal" in two different periods in the 2013-2014 and 2016-2017 seasons.
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Morata became the first player among the former stars of Real Madrid to score two goals against the team in the history of the Spanish league, according to the newspaper "AS" Spanish, where he invested two crosses from Samuel Leno and Saúl Niguez scored the first and third goals of the "Roji Blancos" in the fourth and 46th minutes.
After Morata and his teammate Antoine Griezmann's goals, Real Madrid have conceded 6 goals in the "LaLiga" since the beginning of the season, 4 of which came through former players of the "royal" club.
The newspaper confirmed that 66.6% of the goals conceded by Real Madrid in the domestic competition came from its former players, 3 of these goals conceded the team in the first 11 minutes of the start of the matches.
Before Morata Sergio Arribas was the first player to punish Real Madrid for missing out, scoring for Almeria in the third minute of the second round when he headed Lucas Robertone's cross into the net of goalkeeper Andre Lunin.
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The Valdebebas jewel did not celebrate his goal out of respect for his parent club, and in the end Real Madrid won the game (3-1).
After Arribas came the turn of Getafe's Borja Mayoral, who scored against the "Merengue" at the Santiago Bernabéu in the fourth round at the 11th minute, taking advantage of the mistake of defender Fran Garcia and then goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, before putting the ball into the net, but Real Madrid came back with the score and won 2-1.
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Mayoral is known as a graduate of Real Madrid's academy and played 33 matches in several tournaments and at several different periods, according to data from the site "Transfer Market", which specializes in player statistics.
The Merengue will suffer again on Saturday when they visit the Montilivi stadium to face Girona on matchday eight, which includes a former Real Madrid player, Miguel Garcia.
Fortunately for Real Madrid, when it receives Las Palmas tomorrow, Wednesday, in the seventh round of the Spanish league, the "Canaries" team does not have a player who has previously worn the shirt of the "royal" club.