Real Madrid fans, get ready for a month long fest of exciting matches!
Real Madrid made a poor start to the season but they have slowly got themselves back on the track in the last month or so. As we are nearing the business end of the season in terms of the number of fixtures, the challenge is certainly going to get harder because of the quality of the teams they will be facing. Real are set to face Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Ajax in a span of a month. Let's take a closer look at the roller coaster ride that the Madridistas are set to take:
Real Madrid vs Barcelona (Copa del Rey Semifinal)
Leg 1 - 6/7 Feb
Leg 2 - 27 Feb
Los Blancos will meet their arch-rivals in what promises to be a mouth-watering contest. El Clasico is the fixture where the world stops to see the spectacle of best players on the pitch competing for the ultimate prize of bragging rights. No matter what the competition is, an El Clasico is always a huge attraction for the fans. Top it with the chance to get further in the domestic cup, it makes the perfect recipe for a mouth-watering round of football. Last time these sides met in this competition, Gareth Bale scored a goal that shocked the world. He is fit and back in the squad and will certainly want to put on a similar performance this time around. Also, the last El Clasico ended with a humiliating scoreline of 5-1 against the Madrid based side so they will take extra motivation into the game.
Real Madrid won this competition four years ago and this trophy has eluded them since. They will take the field with the intention of ending that drought.