The absence of Gareth Bale in the team for long periods; it was due to his injuries has cost them a lot of points this season. Mateo Kovacic’s took a long time to recover from injury, which forced Isco to take over the reins in midfield, putting the Spaniard out of his playmaking comfort zone.
Dani Carvajal, one of the most impactful players in the club, got injured for almost two months. Lone striker Karim Benzema got injured for a month and hopes were shattered.
Marco Asensio and Marcelo, too, have gotten injured this season, and the cycle of injuries has been worryingly repetitive.