Real Madrid are missing 19 goals from Hazard and Jovic

Had 20 between them this time last year


Posted Monday, October 28, 2019 by Marca.com

Real Madrid are missing 19 goals from Hazard and Jovic

When Real Madrid got to work on their squad reconstruction last season, one of the areas in most need of improvement was the depth.

Cristiano Ronaldo's exit left a goal-shaped hole in the team. Karim Benzema was the only one who stepped up in the attempt to replace the Portuguese's efforts and ended the season with 30 goals, only outscored by Lionel Messi (51), Robert Lewandowski (40) and Kylian Mbappe (39) across Europe.

Those chosen to aid Benzema in his efforts were Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic and nobody doubted their abilities when they arrived.

Hazard scored 18 for Chelsea last season as they won the Europa League while Jovic was bagging them in for Eintracht Frankfurt, ending the campaign on 27, an impressive tally for a 21-year-old.

Jovic, 900 goalless minutes

Alarm bells are ringing at Madrid though as he is yet to demonstrate the level expected of him. Between injuries and poor form, he's only been left to play a bit part.

As for goals, he's yet to net for Los Blancos, only scoring against Red Bull Salzburg in pre-season.

Since last scoring on June 12, he's accumulated 12 appearances and 900 goalless minutes.

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At this point last season the two had 20 goals between them, each with ten.

Jovic was Eintracht's battering ram, and had Europe's elite on alert.

Hazard started the season in scintillating form too, scoring ten in hist first 12 games.

Six goals from the second line

Paul Pogba was wanted so Madrid would have had more of a threat in attack from deeper.

Toni Kroos and Casemiro have scored twice, Luka Modric has one and James Rodriguez another.

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