Real Madrid standout can secure consistent starting position with strong showing against Las Palmas

Real Madrid’s Goalkeeping Dilemma

Defensive Struggles

Real Madrid may have the best defence in La Liga season, but over the last few weeks, it has been severely under pressure. 10 goals have been shipped by Carlo Ancelotti’s side in their last four matches across all competitions (seven to Atletico Madrid in two games, two to Almeria and one to Barcelona), which will certainly worry the Italian.

Goalkeeper Performances

During this period, Real Madrid’s two senior goalkeepers have played twice each, although neither has covered themselves in glory with their performances. Kepa Arrizabalaga was the latest to struggle against Almeria, and as such, Andriy Lunin will be back in goals for Saturday’s trip to Las Palmas.

Lunin’s Opportunity

Lunin had previously been out of favor under Ancelotti, but right now, the Ukrainian is trusted more than Kepa, to the point where he is more likely to cement himself as number one for the rest of the season. Relevo say that he could do so if he produces a strong performance against Las Palmas.

Decisive Action Needed

It seems necessary that Ancelotti will have to decide on a number one in the next few weeks, rather than chopping and changing every match. The lack of consistency is clearly affecting the Real Madrid defence, and right now, Lunin looks the most likely to be number one goalkeeper until Thibaut Courtois returns.

Ahmed Asmar

Hello, I'm Ahmed Al-Asmar, a sports writer specializing in sports news. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to studying and following various sports, gaining valuable expertise in analyzing and presenting sporting events to readers in a clear and engaging manner.
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