Few days ays after their win in El Clásico that returned him to the top of LaLiga, Real Madrid took the 3 points vs Elche (0-3) away from their home. The goals of Valverde, Benzema and Asensio meant they went to sleep again at the top of the table, six points ahead of barca (28 by 22), and that makes the match vs Villarreal a bigger test than it was already was.
The calendar plays against the azulgrana, subjected to the pressure of being out of the Champions League. If a miracle won’t arrive at the UCL, there will be an urgent need to be the leaders again. There are five days left until the league competition takes a break due to the dispute over Qatar World Cup, four for weeks. Fifteen points with which Xavi’s team hopes to cut ground.
The Catalans receive the always dangerous Villarreal, who already won the last match of the last season. Afterwards, Athletic Bilbao and Ernesto Valverde will come to town, and they are a difficult opponent. And later visit a Valencia on the rise and end up facing Almeria andOsasuna. These two teams with a dangerous irregularity.
Meanwhile Madrid will enjoy a pretty comfortable schedule. Sevilla as the main rival this Saturday at the Santiago Bernabeu. Madrid will face Girona, Rayo and Cadiz.