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The work of Zinedine Zidane in the Real Madrid Since he returned to the bench almost a year ago he is paying off, although he still needs to put the icing on his great work. This final traca is translated into titles. The same that will mark the success or failure of an ambitious project that began last summer.
The whites started 2020 winning a title, conquering the Spain Supercup in Saudi Arabia. However, since the 2017/2018 season, the last of the first stage of the French coach at Concha Espina, Real Madrid does not know what it is to win one of the three major annual titles he plays.
Kiev it was the closing to what is possibly the most vertiginous and glorious stage, at least in terms of titles, in the history of football. Three consecutive Champions who became like an iconic deed that gains strength as the years go by. But now Zidane wants to return Madrid to the path of success and for that he needs results by the end of the season.
The dynamics so far are positive, with the team qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League and reigning in the league as a solo leader. The elimination of the Copa del Rey before the Real society It was an unexpected event that felt like a jug of cold water, but the focus is already on the other two majors of the season.
In search of the Champions
The course starts to pick up speed after the game that the whites will play this Sunday (9:00 pm) against Celta de Vigo in the Santiago Bernabéu. From there, on February 26 the Champions League arrives and on March 1 The classic. Two key dates on the calendar that will increase the pace of competition.
In just three months, Real Madrid plays the full success of the first year of Zidane’s project. Today, six matches separate whites from reaching the Istanbul Championships 2020. One more to try to lift the title. And it is that two years after having achieved his last continental title against the Liverpool, hunger remains intact in the vicinity of Concha Espina.
Manchester City will be the first stone on the road that Zidane will have to overcome, but the difficulty will go in crescendo. The round of 16 already begins against a major rival such as those of Pep Guardiola, so the team must show its best version from day one. There are no truces in Europe.
La Liga, a dream of Zidane
What will come later in the League will not be a path of roses, since Real Madrid will have to fight in complicated places and receive two of the most complicated rivals in the championship.
The League can be won in Basque territory this season. And is that San Mamés (Athletic Club) Y Anoeta (Real Sociedad) They will be two fiefdoms that whites should visit in the coming months. Two complicated teams per se, but more so before their audience.
In addition, Valencia and Barcelona still have to travel to Madrid to play at the Santiago Bernabéu. They are probably the two games in which a good part of the championship can be decided, so it is two unavoidable endings for Zidane.
In total: 11 high voltage appointments. The final number 12 are the other eleven League games that the team would have left. Celta, Levante, Betis, Getafe, Alavés, Granada, Leganés, Eibar, Mallorca, Espanyol and Villarreal They are waiting for the whites. Madrid should not lose sight of the theoretically more affordable meetings, as they will be key in such a tight competition.
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