Zinedine Zidane has a win rate of just 50% since returning to Real Madrid in March


Real Madrid suffered a shock defeat away to RCD Mallorca on Saturday. 

The hosts had just two wins from eight La Liga games and were in the relegation zone before kickoff, but went ahead early thanks to Lago Junior's seventh-minute goal.

Zinedine Zidane's side failed to find an equaliser on a day that they really missed Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale.

Without inspiration from the wings, Luka Jovic and Karim Benzema were ineffective together upfront as Los Blancos slipped to their first league defeat of the season. 

They are still second behind Barcelona, but it seems this result has been on the cards for quite some time now. 

In fact, being just one point off the top of La Liga this season is masking what's actually been a pretty poor run of results since Zidane returned to the Bernabeu in March. 

Real have played 20 matches since then, winning 10, drawing five and losing five. That gives the Frenchman a win record of just 50%. 

Considering the club spent £276 million in the summer transfer window, defeats against teams like Mallorca simply aren't good enough. 

Madrid's defeat at the weekend simply wasn't good enough

Zidane's 50% win record is the second-worst of any Madrid boss in the last decade. Only Julen Lopetegui's 40% record is lower.

That means the likes of Rafa Benitez and Santiago Solari, who are considered two of the weakest managers of recent years, were sacked with better win rates. 

Things aren't going to get much easier for Zidane this week, as Madrid play Galatasaray away in the Champions League. 

Real face Galatasaray next

With one point from their opening two games, Los Blancos need to come away from the Turkish capital with three points. Otherwise, they will really struggle to reach the knockout stage. 

But with Galatasaray supporters famous for creating an intimidating atmosphere, winning will be easier said than done. 

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