One less. That’s what the majority of Real Madrid fans should be thinking as the end of this sad season draws closer. With nothing to play for since March, it has been a strange time in the Spanish capital. There are six games of suffering to come, but not because of what’s at stake, rather for the lack of incentives. Karim Benzema sealed a point at Butarque as he, once again, proved to be the only Madrid player with a goal in him. The No.9 has been a safety net this season. He never drops his work rate, from the first minute to last, which is something that Madrid have been known for, but not this season. It has been Benzema who has saved Los Blancos in recent weeks, notably in the second half against Eibar and Leganes. Following Benzema’s lead, Fede Valverde, Casemiro, Luka Modric and Marco Asensio woke up in the second half, and them lifting their performances helped earn a point. There are six games left and they will go a long way to showing how committed each player is. Raphael Varane and Casemiro are improving, while Asensio and Valverde are also on the up.