According to the latest data on 20 February, 2018, there is the ranking of soccer clubs in the world. Unfortunately, Real Madrid is ranked the fourth, which has been the No.1 for a long time. In 2017-18 season, Real Madrid missed the titles of La Liga and Copa del Rey. Although the team gradually played well with the aid of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale didn’t perform best. Therefore, Real Madrid lost his position as the first one. On the contrary, Barcelona became the No.1 because of Messi’s 20 goals and 11 assists and Luis Alberto Suarez’s 17 goals. And Bayern München was the next.
Real Madrid has completed their final training session ahead of this Saturday(24 February, 2018)’s La Liga meeting with Alavés at the Santiago Bernabéu. Zidane is confident with his team. He said that he was proud of the team and everything they were doing, and they were showing their character and personality.
Adidas, as the supplier of the mighty team, has been providing the most comfortable and breathable football jerseys for the squad. They unveiled the home shirt, away shirt and goalkeeper shirt for the 2017-18 season.
This well-designed goalkeeper shirt is mainly green. White Adidas three stripes are put on shoulders and sleeves. Adidas brand logo and the club crest are certainly printed on the chest. In addition to these logos, there is badge of La Liga on the right sleeve. Most noticeably, the logo of FIFA Club World Cup is printed on the shirt for the first time because Real Madrid won the sporting event.
The shirt provides maximum freedom of movement with raglan sleeves and lightweight fabric, helping players run freely and quickly. Furthermore, innovative Adidas climacool technology keeps them cool and dry throughout the match.
Gareth Bale who has been mentioned is a core player of Real Madrid. His talent had been discovered when he was young. He played a futsal match for Cardiff Civil Service Football Club at the age of nine, which had attracted attention of Southampton. Bale transferred to Real Madrid in 2013 and signed a contract until 2019.
Bale completed his Real Madrid debut in 2013-14 season and scored a goal that came in the 38th minute against Villarreal. His second appearance for Madrid came in a 6–1 victory over Galatasaray in the Champions League. His free-kick led to Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal of the game. On 28 September 2013, Bale made his home debut as a second-half substitute in a 1–0 loss to local rival Atlético Madrid. His fabulous performance helped Real Madrid win titles of Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Champions League in 2013-14 season.
In 2015-16 season, Bale played a hat-trick easily helping Real Madrid defeat Deportivo on January 10, 2016. On March 21, he scored one goal in a match of La Liga and surpassed Gary Winston Lineker as the English player who scored the most goals in the Spanish league.
Karim Benzema is a skillful, quick and prolific forward who plays for Real Madrid. Known for his positional sense and attacking movement, Benzema often creates spaces for his teammates such as Ronaldo and Bale. Besides, his strength and technical ability to hold up the ball allow him to provide assists for teammates.