It's a complicated part of our season, it happens.
We will fix it,
”promises Carlo Ancelotti.
Real Madrid need to get their heads straight, and fast.
Like Paris Saint-Germain, who face OM and Bayern twice in February, Real Madrid is also experiencing an overloaded schedule in the coming weeks.
La Liga fixtures and results
Before the World Cup, we had already left Merengues in halftone.
Neither inside nor flamboyant.
Only two victories in the last five matches before the flight of many internationals to Qatar.
Since the recovery, it is not much better.
A success against Valladolid (2-0) which took shape at the very end of the match thanks to a double from Karim Benzema (83rd, 89th) after the expulsion of an opponent (82nd).
A narrow 1-0 victory in the round of 16 of the King's Cup against the modest club of Cacereño, residents of the fourth division.
Then a defeat on the field of Villarreal, a qualification on penalties against Valencia in the semi-finals of the Spanish Supercup and a debacle in the final against the Catalan rival (1-3).
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It was an incomplete match in many phases.
And after, against this kind of teams, when they take the advantage, it is very difficult to come back,
complained Carlo Ancelotti.
Led 0-2 at the break, Real waited for the second act to frame their first strike!
“A bad game from everyone and in every way.
But to speak of humiliation is a lack of respect.
We simply lost a match against FC Barcelona.
It's not my style to talk about humiliation
, ”added the Italian technician.
Since then, two successes in a row for the Merengues who regain a little confidence, before challenging Atlético de Madrid this Thursday evening for a qualification in the last four of the King's Cup.
A trophy that the club in 14 Champions Leagues has not won since 2014. Real Madrid will then receive Real Sociedad on Sunday for a clash between 2nd and 3rd in the La Liga standings.
The Basque club would then return to equal points.
Trips to Morocco and England in February
Three league matches in eight days for the “Casa Blanca” before a short trip… to Morocco.
Club World Cup requires.
The most successful club in the competition, with four titles, will play a semi-final in Rabat on February 8.
Real Madrid will then advance to a final, or a "small" final, three days later, still in the Moulay-Abdallah Sports Complex.
Quick return to the country for the men of Carlo Ancelotti.
The match of the 21st day of the championship, scheduled against Elche on the weekend of February 11-12, has already been postponed.
A match on the Osasuna lawn the following weekend before a trip to Liverpool for a round of 16 first leg of the Champions League in the form of a remake of the 2022 final, at the Stade de France (1-0 for Real).
New derby the following weekend, since Atlético “moves” to the field of 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, the "Casa Blanca" has always played two games a week.
13 matches in 44 days, or one match every three and a half days on average.
And if we look a little further, the result will not be easy either for the reigning Spanish champion.
In March, the club from the capital travels to the lawn of Betis Sevilla before hosting Espanyol Barcelona and attacking another busy week.
The Champions League round of 16 return against Liverpool on March 15 before moving to FC Barcelona the following weekend.
A Clasico scheduled from the 26th day of the championship which should already be decisive for the title.
Real, who are three points behind Barça at the mid-league, could return to equality… or see the gap widen further and leave their national crown to the biggest rival.
Two months not to lose everything on the side of the "White House."