Three days, 72 hours left. Real Madrid returns to play a game 96 days later. Goal, the title. Challenge: overcome two points of disadvantage with Barcelona. Zidane puts the team in airplane mode to fly to the championship at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium .
The coach is happy because he sees that his team is doing very well physically . Playing in Valdebebas without an audience doesn't worry him. So, here, he will do it six times . Hazard and Asensio, the two long-term injured when he looked at the medical report three months ago, are in perfect condition to be headlines. His progression has complicated the position of Vinicius who has been a starter until March.
The young Brazilian knows that he has more rivals to play and his reaction has been to perform splendidly. The best in the last test match were precisely Vinicius and Rodrygo two kids. Hazard shone at throughout the week. And Bale recovered from a blow to the foot, was the best when the team returned to training in Valdebebas, committed, with speed, number one in each exercise.
Now, the competition will say whether Real Madrid is doing as well as the training predicts. No one has competed for three months and no one really knows where he is.
El coroso Éibar is Sunday's rival . Three dates are missing. Footballers hardened in four Championships feel the nervousness of the return, the tension of the competition, the butterflies in the stomach of not knowing how you will react. These experienced professionals have never been three months without playing, two months locked up. Everything is unknown.
Only Nacho and Jovic are low . Zidane has 23 men ready to play, quite a problem, the blessed that Molowny said. He has plenty of quality, excess of class space, not quantity. all 23 deserve to play and only eleven starters and five relays can do it.