Real Madrid will enter a dreadful three-week stretch after the completion of the current international break, during which they will face some very difficult matchups in LaLiga Santander and the Champions League, which might have big implications for the remainder of their season.
Los Blancos are now one point behind leaders Real Sociedad in LaLiga Santander, with a game in hand, while they lead Group D in the Champions League with nine points from four games.
Real Madrid’s postponed Matchday 9 encounter versus Athletic Club in LaLiga Santander will take place on December 1, according to Miguel Angel Diaz of Cadena COPE.
Real Madrid will play seven games in 21 days, against Granada (away), Sheriff (away), Sevilla (home), Athletic (home), Real Sociedad (away), Inter (home), and Atletico Madrid (home).
Granada and a crucial matchup with Sheriff
After the international break, Real Madrid will play an away encounter against Granada on November 21, followed by a Champions League meeting against Sheriff three days later.
If Carlo Ancelotti’s team wins all three points against Sheriff, they will qualify for the Champions League’s last 16, but if they don’t, they will need to win on the last matchday, which is at home against Inter.
In LaLiga Santander, there are four big games.
Real Madrid will have four important games in LaLiga Santander after the key match against Sheriff.
In a 14-day stretch, Los Blancos play Sevilla (November 28), Athletic (December 1), Real Sociedad (December 4) and Atletico Madrid (December 11 or 12), all of whom might have a major impact on their championship aspirations.
Furthermore, Real Madrid will play Inter in the Champions League before the Madrid derby against Atletico, although the significance of this match will be determined by Ancelotti’s side’s performance against Sheriff.
Cadiz and Athletic will play till 2021.
Real Madrid will face Cadiz and Athletic again before the end of the year, this time at San Mames on December 22 – the date has not been confirmed yet – since the league game will be moved up owing to the Supercopa de Espana in Saudi Arabia in January.