Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw at home to Tottenham in the Champions League on Tuesday night may have taken them a step forward to the knockout stage of the competition they have won for the past two seasons, but it also set a n unwanted record for Zinedine Zidane’s side.

Real Madrid Endure Worst Start At Home This Millennium
Real Madrid have struggled in their own home this season

The 1-1 draw, which came after Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty cancelled out Rafael Varene’s own goal means that after seven matches in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium this season, this is Real Madrid’ s worst start to a season at home this century.

Real Madrid Endure Worst Start At Home This Millennium
Valencia players celebeate as they nick a point from the Bernabeu with 2-2 draw

Tuesday’s draw means Madrid have won three, drawn three and lost one of their seven matches in front of their fans, with the wins coming against APOEL Nicosia in the Champions League and Espanyol (who have not won in the Bernabeu in over 20 years) and FC Barcelona in the return leg of the Spanish Supercup in August.

Real Madrid Endure Worst Start At Home This Millennium
Real Betis scored an unlikely last-minute winner in clash at the Bernabeu

These are the worst series of results for Madrid at home at the start of the season since the 1998-99 season when with Guus Hiddink in charge, they kicked off the campaign with three wins, two draws and two defeats.

Real Madrid Endure Worst Start At Home This MillenniumGoals have also been much harder to find for a side used to hitting the opposition net on a regular basis with supporters in the Bernabeu only being able to cheer a Real Madrid goal 11 times.

Real Madrid Endure Worst Start At Home This Millennium
Real Madrid endured an equally bad start at home 19 years ago in 1998

That is the second worst tally since the year 2000, tying with the start to the 2004-05 season when a Real Madrid side coached briefly by Jose Antonio Camacho and then by Garcia Ramon also kicked off with 11 goals in 7 games.

Real Madrid Endure Worst Start At Home This Millennium
Tottenham battled neck-to-neck to clinch a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid

Real Madrid have a chance to improve on those numbers when Eibar visit the Bernabeu at the weekend, but fans can always take heart at their results away from home: although Madrid are struggling to convince in front of their home crowd, on the road they have been unstoppable with 13 consecutive away wins in the Liga Santander.

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