The priorities set at the beginning of the season remain unchanged ahead of the new year, as Real Madrid look to LaLiga to end Barcelona’s dominance.
The Blaugrana have won six of the last eight league campaigns, with Los Blancos only winning one in that time, a historic dry spell for the club.
Madrid still ahead in the total league title count, 32 to 24, Barcelona have nonetheless been able to catch up while enjoying a golden generation and era, much to the dismay of the Madridistas.
“Winning the league is the objective,” Luka Modric said. “For me and for everybody.”
That being said, the solid start from Zinedine Zidane’s side this year is the type of consistency they’ve yearned for in year’s past.
After an international treble of trophies, Real look to the domestic campaign to prove themselves once again, already three points ahead with a match in hand.