Between an overloaded schedule and unfortunate draws in various competitions, Real Madrid could lose everything in a matter of weeks.
“It’s a complicated part of our season, it happens. We will fix itCarlo Ancelotti promises. Real Madrid need to get their heads straight and fast. Like Paris Saint-Germain, who faced OM and Bayern twice in February, Real Madrid have an overloaded schedule in the coming weeks.
Before the World Cup, we already left the Merengues with half a ton. Neither inside nor shiny. Just two wins in the last five matches before many internationals fly to Qatar. It hasn’t been very good since the restoration. Success against Valladolid (2-0), which was formed thanks to a double by Karim Benzema (83, 89) after the expulsion of the opponent (82nd) at the end of the match. A narrow 1-0 win over fourth division residents Caserinho in the 1/8 finals of the Copa del Rey. Then a defeat at Villarreal, a place in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup against Valencia in a penalty shoot-out and a defeat against a Catalan rival in the final (1-3).
“It was an incomplete match at many stages. And then, against teams like that, when they take the lead, it’s very difficult to come back, Carlo hurt Ancelotti. Leading 0-2 at the break, “Real” waited for the second move to strike the first blow! “Bad game from everyone and in every way. But speaking without humiliation is disrespectful. We just lost the game against “Barcelona”. It’s not my style to talk down“Added the Italian technician.
Since then, two successive successes for the Merengues, who have gained some confidence ahead of this Thursday evening’s challenge to Atlético de Madrid for a place in the last four of the Copa del Rey. A trophy that the club has not won in 14 Champions League games since 2014. Real Madrid will then host Real Sociedad on Sunday for a clash between 2nd and 3rd place in La Liga. The Basque club would later return to level points.
Trips to Morocco and England in February
Three league matches in eight days for Casa Blanca before a short trip to Morocco. The Club World Cup is required. The most successful club of the competition with four titles will play the semi-final match in Rabat on February 8. Real Madrid will then progress to the final or “mini-final” three days later, still at the Moulay-Abdallah Sports Complex. A swift return to the country for Carlo Ancelotti’s men. The match of the 21st day of the championship against “Elche” on the weekend of February 11-12 has already been postponed.
A match before the trip to Liverpool for the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 in a remake of the 2022 final at the Stade de France (1-0 for Real) at Osasuna’s turf next weekend. A new derby next weekend since Atlético “move” to the Santiago-Bernabeu on February 26.
Matches every three days for a month and a half
Since the resumption of the Spanish championship on December 30 and until February 11, “Casa Blanca” has always played two games a week. 13 matches in 44 days or an average of one match every three and a half days. If we look a little further, the result will not be easy for the current champion of Spain.
Betis travel to Sevilla’s turf before hosting capital club Espanyol Barcelona in March and embarking on another busy week. The 1/8 finals of the Champions League will be held on March 15 against “Liverpool” and the following weekend it will move to “Barcelona”. The Clasico scheduled for the 26th day of the championship should already be decisive for the title. Three points adrift of Barça in mid-table, Real could return to level… or see the gap widen and relinquish the national crown to their arch-rivals. Two months to avoid losing everything on the “White House” side.