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Ten of Courtois 11 conceded goals have come from inside the box

Real Madrid Worrying statistics

The figures behind Real Madrid‘s defensive struggles show that Thibaut Courtois can’t solely be held accountable.

Of the 11 goals he has conceded this season with Los Blancos, 10 have come from inside the penalty area.

“We defend together and we attack together” is Zinedine Zidane‘s typical coach’s phrase, but these statistics prove that his team aren’t defending as a team.

Real Madrid have conceded just six goals in LaLiga Santander, the third lowest in the league behind Atletico Madrid and Athletic Club, and they’ve allowed just 14 shots from inside the area and one from outside.

However, 42.86 percent of these shots inside the area are reaching Courtois. If you compare that with Atletico, only 27.27 percent of the shots they face from inside the box reach Jan Oblak.

Tomas Vaclik is a busy goalkeeper; he faces 66.67 percent of the shots that Sevilla concede inside the box.

On the other hand, it takes just 2.3 shots to score against Real Madrid compared to 3.7 to score against Atletico, so Courtois has to take some of the blame.

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