Real Madrid’s alternative front three

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Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo may be Real Madrid’s best three attacking players, but their return to Zinedine Zidane’s starting lineup in place of Lucas Vazquez, Alvaro Morata and Marco Asensio has coincided with Los Blancos’ worst form of the season.

Although there is no doubting that the BBC are the most talented forwards in the squad, their current poor form has led some to wonder whether the club’s alternative front three should be given more playing time.

It wasn’t until the clash with Sporting in the Champions League on September 14 that Zidane could start all three members of the BBC, given their respective injury concerns, but Vazquez, Morata and Asensio had each filled in well in the opening matches of the season.

They each took turns at covering the one or two vacant spaces in the team’s front line when needed and they did their job professionally, leading Real Madrid to a UEFA Super Cup triumph and to the top of LaLiga.

Asensio scored three times to start the campaign, while Morata netted twice and Vazquez, although he hasn’t yet got on the scoresheet, has provided three assists.

Now, though, the trio’s playing time has dropped significantly, but with the BBC once again the first names on the teamsheet the club dropped points against Villarreal, Borussia Dortmund and Eibar, while the Las Palmas draw was achieved with a front three of Ronaldo, Bale and Morata.

It remains to be seen if the BBC remain untouchable for Zidane in the coming weeks.

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