Madrid battered Roma 3-0 at home in the first game of their latest Champions League defence last month, but the Spanish giants have only found the net once since that win.
Nikola Vlasic scored after 65 seconds to earn CSKA a memorable Group G win at the Luzhniki Stadium on Tuesday, with Lopetegui left to ponder his team's problems in front of goal.
3 - Real Madrid have failed to score in three consecutive games in all competitions for the first time since January 2007 under Fabio Capello. Drought. pic.twitter.com/ZvDmFAq4Yh— OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 2, 2018
Madrid, who only signed Mariano Diaz to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, had 26 shots against CSKA, the most they have hit without scoring in a Champions League game since Opta began recording such data in 2003-04.
26 - Real Madrid attempted a total of 26 shots against CSKA Moscow; their most without scoring in a Champions League game since the start of 2003/04. Effort. pic.twitter.com/OTpZGP6jjn— OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 2, 2018
Casemiro, Karim Benzema and Mariano were all denied by the woodwork but goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, who was sent off in added time, had few saves to make with Madrid only getting four of their efforts on target.