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Real Madrid accused of being in crisis after Atletico Madrid defeat

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Media in Madrid are still reeling from he shock derby result on Saturday which saw Atletico comprehensively brush Real aside 4 - 0 at the Vicente Calderon.

The result meant that Real have failed to beat their Madrid neighbours in six attempts so far this season and newspaper Marca has claimed there is a 'state of emergency' at the club.

Inquest pending

Details from the report claim the defeat provoke 'enormous anger' from Real president Florentino Perez while manager Carlo Ancelotti will seek explanations from his players after their dismal performance.

Despite the claim depicting a Real disaster, Madrid are top of La Liga although Barcelona cut their lead to just one point as they produced a magical display to beat Atletic Bilbao 5-2 on Sunday night.

The performance could not be in greater contrast to Real's with fans immensely satisfied after goals from deadly attacking trio Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez contributed to the win.

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Real will be keeping an eye over their shoulder as Barca's performance sends an ominous warning to their rivals.

Ronaldo parties hours after defeat

Cristiano Ronaldo has also been heavily criticised after celebrating his birthday with a party just hours after Real's heavy defeat.

The Ballon d'Or winner was voted the worst Real player in the madrid derby by Marca but that did not dampen his spirits too much, celebrating his 30th birthday in style shortly after.

Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has moved quickly to jump to his clients defence, claiming the former Man United man was far from in the party mood.

“He [Ronaldo] was very angry. Any player that loses a game and more so, Ronaldo, who is a great professional, who continues to be the best professional in the world, would be angry.

Pre-planned party

“The fact is his birthday party had been organised more than a month ago and he had family coming from abroad. He didn’t want to cancel out of respect for the people that came.

“What is inadmissible is that somebody takes advantage of a private affair to release a video. Ronaldo was devastated after the defeat and people spent two hours trying to cheer him up.”

Although he may have had a weekend to forget, Ronaldo has scored 2 goals and set up nine in just 19 league appearances to fire Real Madrid to the top of La Liga.

Boo-boys target Bale

World record signing Gareth Bale is also enduring a time time at the Bernbeau at the moment, coming in for heavy criticism.

The former Spurs and Southampton winger has been accused of selfishness on several occasions his year and not passing to colleagues in better positions than him.

The booing towards the Welshman got so bad that Ronaldo has had to urge supporters to be 'nice' to his team-mate.

Keeper conundrum

Long-serving keeper Iker Casillas committed a horrendous error to gift Atletico's first goal which presents Ancelotti with another problem.

Many fans are calling for Casillas to be replaced by Costa Rican international Keylor Navas who enjoyed an impressive world cup.

Rodriguez injury

The former Chelsea managers life has not been helped by an injury to Colombian James Rodriguez who will be out for two months after breaking a metatarsal bone.

This story shows just how hard life is at Real Madrid, to appease a very demanding club.

Madrid are top of La Liga and are favourites in a last 16 Champions League tie with German side Schalke 04; not the form of a club in a 'state of emergency'.

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