Modric: Real Madrid not in crisis

Pressure is mounting on head coach Julen Lopetegui, but Luka Modric is adamant Real Madrid will arrest its slump.

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric   -  Getty Images

Luka Modric denied Real Madrid is in crisis following its shock 1-0 loss to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.

Madrid succumbed to a second-minute goal from Nikola Vlasic on Tuesday as the holder crashed to a second defeat in three games.

Casemiro, Karim Benzema and Mariano Diaz all hit the woodwork for Madrid, who failed to score for the third successive match in all competitions for the first time since January 2007.

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Pressure is mounting on head coach Julen Lopetegui, but Modric is adamant Madrid will arrest its slump. "It's not a crisis but we haven't been performing the way we should," said Modric, who started on the bench.

"No doubt, we'll get back to winning ways. As for tonight, CSKA showed they are very well organised and have really good players. They used their chance, we didn't use ours."

Madrid, which drew 0-0 against city rival Atletico in LaLiga last time out having been outclassed by Sevilla 3-0, travels to Deportivo Alaves on Saturday.

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