Real Madrid have sent the internet into meltdown after setting an unwanted piece of history in their humbling Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.
Madrid’s 3-0 defeat to PSG ramped up the pressure on coach Zinedine Zidane, who was lambasted by angry fans after the match.
Midfielder Casemiro offered no excuses for Madrid's 3-0 loss to PSG, admitting his team were below their best.
However, that frank admission only begins to tell part of the story about just how bad the 13-time champions were, with an ugly 16-year first painting a worrying picture.
While Madrid had two goals ruled out, they failed to record a single shot on target in a Champions League game for the first time since Opta started collecting the data in 2003-04.
Reports in Spain claim it’s the first time in 578 games across all competitions that the Spanish giants have failed to register a shot on taget in a match.
That's despite boasting an attacking ensemble that includes the likes of Gareth Bale, Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema.
The incredible statistic left the football world in a collective state of shock.
0 - Real Madrid failed to have a single shot on target against PSG tonight, the first time they have failed to do so in the UEFA Champions League since Opta began collecting such data in the competition in 2003-04 (in 167 games). Shy. #UCL #ChampionsLeague pic.twitter.com/t4c3yhtHar— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 18, 2019
For the first time in 578 games Real Madrid has not had a shot on target.— Tashe☺♥ (@EmpressTashe) September 18, 2019
Real Madrid: Zero shots on target. That's utterly disgraceful. #RMUCL— Wendy (@rikayla) September 18, 2019
@realmadrid lose 3-0 to a PSG side without there frontline and have a total of ZERO shot on target for 90 minutes. This was as poor of a performance I’ve ever seen from a Real Madrid side. It’s a team without inspiration. A team without ideas. #ZidaneOut #ThibautCourtoisOut pic.twitter.com/2Iw7fAYnel— Ibrahim D Danfulani (@DDanfulani) September 18, 2019
📊| Real Madrid failed to register a single shot on target in a Champions League game for the first time since the 2003/04 season. pic.twitter.com/STS61NGAPC— RMOnly (@ReaIMadridOnly) September 18, 2019
So Real Madrid didn't have any shot on target against PSG!!! 😨 😨 😨— AIYEBO OLUSOJI (@MisterSojay) September 18, 2019
Real Madrid didn't have a single shot on target tonight.— AS TAMBAYA 🔴 (@Astambaya) September 18, 2019
And Their front three cost over £200M
Real Madrid is the Spanish Man united😂
You mean Real Madrid has zero shot on target?— Uchechukwu Obiakor (@iamekwurekwu) September 18, 2019
Real Madrid had no shots on target vs PSG. None. Zero. Nothing. 0️⃣— KING BENJAHMIN👑 (@Ambenjahmin) September 18, 2019
I still remember when they said they didn't need this Legend right here😜😄😂😂😂#ChampionsLeague #ATMJUV #PSGRMA pic.twitter.com/HEz4ilxjSW
Real Madrid failed to get a shot on target.— Seyi Sola (@shelocs) September 18, 2019
What disgraceful performance from Real Madrid tonight.— Adebayo Bankole Akintunde (@AdeBanqie) September 18, 2019
A brace from Angel Di Maria and a late Thomas Meunier goal saw PSG to their dominant victory in the Group A clash at Parc des Princes.
‘No excuses’ for poor Real Madrid performance
Casemiro said there was still time for Madrid to recover, but the midfielder lamented a below-par performance.
"We have not played well, they [PSG] have had control of the game and we know that it is difficult to play here," he told Movistar.
"They are very strong, they have great players. There are no excuses, we have not played well, but there is still time for many things, to keep working.
"There are many things ahead."
Bale and Benzema had efforts chalked off for Madrid, who were left bottom of a group that also includes Club Brugge and Galatasaray.
The disallowed strike for Bale was a particularly bitter pill to swallow, with many viewers calling it one of the greatest non-goals of all time.
This is utter filth from Gareth Bale, however it was ruled out by VAR because of a handball.— “ (@labeledsocial) September 18, 2019
Will this go down as one of the greatest goals not given?🤭🤯 pic.twitter.com/9AJQGl3lQJ
Casemiro felt Zinedine Zidane's side needed to produce close to a perfect display to have any chance, despite the Ligue 1 champions being without Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani.
"We always try to be aggressive, but of course when the result is 3-0 we know that things are more noticeable," he said.
"We know that if we don't make an almost perfect match here, you don't win. There's a lot of time to change this."
Madrid get a chance to respond when they make the trip to Sevilla in LaLiga on Sunday.