Real Madrid They’ve struggled to maintain the lead this season
Real Madrid have climbed back on top of LaLiga Santander for the first time since March 8 and their remaining challenge will be to defend their lead until the end of the season.
Los Blancos moved level with Barcelona after beating Real Sociedad and, although they have collected the same points as the Catalan club, they have a better head-to-head record.
However, this season they’ve struggled to stay at the top whenever they’ve reached the summit.
This season their best streak on the top was one of four rounds in a row, from Matchday 21 to Matchday 24, while they’ve also been top after Matchday 1, from Matchday 6 to Matchday 8 and after Matchday 26.
There are eight remaining games until the finish line and three of the teams Real Madrid will play against are currently in the relegation zone.
In fact, Real Madrid‘s next two games are against Real Mallorca and Espanyol, two of these three teams.
Meanwhile, their last match of the season is at the Estadio Butarque against struggling Leganes.