Real Madrid Fans Boo Despite Strong Start by Los Blancos

Real Madrid is in second place in La Liga the topflight football league in Spain just two points behind first place Barcelona after only 4 matches of 38.

Los Blancos are at the top of their group in the Champions League following their opening win against Shakhtar last week at home. So then why are the boo birds out at their home matches in the Santiago Bernabeu?

This past Saturday Real Madrid defeated Granada in league play by a single goal. However, for new manager Rafael Benitez the numbers to start the season look strong.

At Real, it is impossible to keep everyone pleased. Benitez unfortunately was not a popular choice to replace the very popular manager Carlo Ancelotti who was released last summer.

Even though the club is playing well, the boo-birds are already targeting the manager even though he deserves a great deal of credit for the strong start by the club.

Real opened its league play in Spain with a scoreless draw on the road against Sporting Gijon, but has since won its next three matches in La Liga action.

Its narrow win on Saturday brought out the jeers and whistles from a certain number of Bernabeu supports even though the club under Benitez has started as good or better than any first year manager in 15 years.

In four league matches, Madrid has not allowed a single goal, which no other manager has managed to start the campaign since 2000.

Two veterans Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos both said they had hoped to keep playing for Ancelotti but accepted Benitez and have improved with each match. Ramos was close to leaving the club during the summer but stayed on and has since signed an extension to his contract.

With the likes of Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale and many other world-class players it is hard to juggle egos and the wants of fans who want to see nothing but scoring.

However, as the Champions League gets underway, look for Real Madrid to be at or near the top of their group stage and in the same place at home in La Liga.

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