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Real Madrid at risk of relegation in this alternative 2014/15 La Liga table

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The respective countries of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale, managed to contribute 89 of the 118 goals scored by Real Madrid overall in the 2014/15 season.

Los Blancos finished second ahead of dethroned champions and local rivals Atletico Madrid but behind Catalan giants Barcelona on 92 points.

Madrid’s Spanish contingent only managed to muster up 14 goals in 38 games, leaving them 18th place in the converted league table just in front of Almeria and Cordoba – who also finished in the relegation place in the real table.

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Athletic Club would have been league champions, this is predominantly due to their strict policy of only signing Basque players, with fierce rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid finishing fourth and sixth respectively.

Los Blancos only have eight players from the home nation in their first team, with Jesé being the only Spanish forward within their ranks. Isco and Sergio Ramos were the top Spanish goal scorers within the squad both managing to grab four goals apiece.

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New boss Rafael Benitez will not be threating about where the goals come from next season, as long as the Galacticos win a major trophy within his first season in charge.

Athletic’s Aritz Aduriz claimed the feat of being the top Spanish goal scorer in the league with his 18 goals overall.

Here's how the table would look if goals only by Spanish players counted:

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