Real madrid suffered a shock defeat at the hands of CSKA Moscow in their Champions League cluster G stage game on tuesday night.
The defeat marks the third unsuccessful and goalless game for the defensive champions within the current campaign. The La Liga giants have won only 2 out of their last five games in all competitions.
The squad saw notable absentees as manager Julen Lopetegui started FIFA Player of the Year Luka Modric on the bench, whereas regulars like Gareth Bale and captain Sergio Ramos, were missing.
CSKA scored the winning opener when just 2 minutes courtesy of Croatian winger Nikola Vlasic, who is presently on loan from Premier League club Everton.
The defeat leaves Real madrid at third place within the group with CSKA at first place on four points and AS Roma in second with third.
Following the sport, Real madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has admitted that former associate Cristiano Ronaldo's absence is being felt at the Bernabeu.
While declarative that the club needs to maneuver on from the Ballon d'Or winner, Navas aforementioned the club contains a massive hole to fill when Ronaldo's move to Italian giants Juventus.
The keeper said, "Cristiano left the bar terribly high at Real madrid. you can not cowl the sun with a finger."
"He created several goals whereas he was here, but it's already the past and that we cannot board the past."
"We area unit unhappy as a result of that they had one likelihood and took it."
"We created some stellar chances, however couldn't get wise in. In each game you want to score goals and we had some chances to try and do so. we tend to were unlucky."
"We wish to begin scoring again within the returning games."