He Camp Nou Without an audience and in the atypical conditions dictated by the pandemic, it will host this Saturday the first Classic of the season, determining for the critical situation in which the Real Madrid after two consecutive defeats in four days, against Shakhtar and against Cádiz.
After conceding three goals in the first half against the Ukrainian team and trying to react in the second (2-3), Zinedine Zidane was summoned on Wednesday to find a solution, which has to start by offering another image against the Barcelona to be able to change the trend.
The crisis of Real Madrid At this moment it seems very different from what its eternal rival may go through, located in the institutional but further away from the sports plane.
Ronald Koeman will debut in a Clásico from the bench of his former team, which is the only Spaniard who can boast of debuting with victory in “the Champions“and also with a defeat against Ferencvaros (5-1), but with certain doubts in the League after falling in Getafe (1-0) and drawing with the Seville (1-1) in his last two appointments.
The Andalusians are the other participants in the Champions League who were not defeated and who got a important point in London against Chelsea (0-0), also valuable to face their league duel this Saturday against Eibar and leave behind the defeat of the last day in Pomegranate. The Basques are close to the relegation places and not scoring would complicate the situation for Mendilibar’s.
Saturday will also play the Osasuna-Athletic, an even duel according to the classification (7 and 6 points, respectively) to which those from Bilbao arrive more calmly after beating Levante, and the Atlético de Madrid-Betis, which will have a huge focus on the rojiblancos, beaten (4-0) last night in Munich.
The defeat against Bayern, current European champions, and the recent victory over Celta (0-2) last weekend, are the contrast with which the team of Argentine Diego Simeone will receive that of Chilean Manuel Pellegrini, victim of the Real society (0-3) last day and with complaints and controversies over the VAR’s decisions.
The donostiarras, conditioned by the start of the Europa League this Thursday, the same as Granada and Villarreal, will defend their lead at home in one of the four games scheduled for Sunday against the Huesca, which is next to Valladolid the only one who still does not know victory.
Villarreal also looks askance at the leadership and will play for him against him Cadiz, encouraged by the blow he dealt to Real Madrid on his return to the capital as “Primera”. Those from Castellón will also be able to count on the Japanese Kubo, once the Competition Committee has withdrawn the second yellow that he saw against him Valencia.
He Getafe-Granada It will be another Sunday duel, balanced by the equality of points (10), victories (3) draws (1) and defeats (1) of both, although the spirit of the eleven of José Bordalás is higher due to his result against Barça, the same that Valladolid-Alavés, also quite even due to the need of those who are penultimate and antepenultimate.
The day this weekend, with the endorsement of the Superior Council of sports (CSD), will start tomorrow Friday with the Elche-Valencia, a regional duel in which both pursue their third victory, and will close on Monday with Levante-Celta, without the Galician coach, Oscar García Junyent, due to suspension and with the last position that the Valencians occupy at stake.
– Friday 23
– Saturday 24
16.00 Barcelona-Real Madrid
– Sunday 25
14.00 Real Valladolid-Alavés
– Monday 26.