The best is yet to come from Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid are through to the next stage of the Champions League as expected but they will need to up their performance levels ahead of the first knock out round.
The Spanish champions have done enough to progress from a group that also included the champions of Germany, England and Holland. They finished with a record of three wins, two draws and a single defeat.
Their attacking play was superb with 15 goals scored but the defence will be a big concern as nine goals were conceded. The only defeat during the group stage came away to Borussia Dortmund.
The side need to tighten up defensively because there is barely any room to recover over a two leg knock out tie. A bad match could see Real Madrid out of the tournament which will heap even more pressure onto Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho has proven himself to be very shrewd tactically through these group games which suggests Real Madrid won’t be looking to set ...