Also called the Galacticos, Real Madrid is the most popular foot ball club all over the world. It has a very prestigious history and has been a very successful club for a long time. However, the last season saw them go trophy-less which resulted in the manager, Carlos Ancelotti. He was replaced by Rafa Bentiez from Napoli and the fans will be very optimistic about the chances of the club winning a trophy in the next season.
With the 2015-16 season of La Liga set to start in less than a month, we here have bought you an analysis of the fixture list that Real Madrid will face during the season. We will try to establish how the journey of the club might turn out come the end of the season next year.
August: 23rd Sporting Gijon (A) ; 29th Real Betis (H)
September: 13th Espanyol (A) ; 20th Granada (H) ; 23rd Athletic Bilbao (A) ; 27th Malaga (H)
October: 4th Atletico Madrid (A) ; 18th Levante (H) ; 25th Celta Vigo (A) ; 28th Las Palmas (H)
Novemebr: 1st Sevilla (A) ; 8th Barcelona (H) ; 22nd Eibar (A) ; 29th Getafe (H)
Rafa Bentiez will manage his first La Liga game against the newly promoted Sporting Gijon on the 23rd of August. His biggest test will be the first 4 months of the season as he will play away to Espanyol and Bilbao in September. Then the club will host Malaga before travelling to the Calderon for the first Madrid Derby on the 4th of October. In November, Madrid will play Sevilla away from home and in a week’s time will host the first El Classico of the season. By this time, Madrid will have understood how their season will pan out over the course of 10 months.
December: 6th Villareal (A) ; 13th Rayo Vallecano (H) ; 20th Real Sociedad (H)
January: 3rd Valencia (A) ; 10th Deportivo La Coruna (H) ; 17th Sporting Gojon (H) ; 24th Real Betis (A) ; 31st Espanyol (H)
February: 7th Granada (A) ; 14th Athletic Bilbao (H) ; 21st Malaga (A) ; 28th Atletico Madrid (H)
They will start the month of December with a trip to Villareal and then in January they will travel to Valencia. The second round of fixtures will see Madrid face Espanyol at the Bernabeau on the 31st of January. At the end of February, the second Madrid Derby, a home game for Real Madrid will be a very important match if both the teams are still in the title race.
March: 2nd Levante (A) ; 6th Celta Vigo (H) ; 13th Las Palmas (A) ; 20th Sevilla (H)
April: 3rd Barcelona (A) ; 10th Eibar (H) ; 17th Getafe (A) ; 20th Villareal (H) ; 24th Rayo Vallecano (A)
May: 1st Real Sociedad (A) ; 8th Valencia (H) ; 15th Deportivo La Coruna (A)
March will end for Real when they host Sevilla on the 20th and again they will play the El Classico right after on the 3rd of April at the Camp Nou. Villareal will also travel to the Bernabeau on the 20th of April. If the last month is crucial for the title, Madrid will have a tough time as they will travel to the Anoeta Stadium and then host Valencia at home. The last game will also be away from home but La Coruna may not pose a huge threat to the likes of Madrid if they face a must win situation.
The fans of the club will be a bit unhappy with the fixtures in the first half of the season but a good start will ensure that Real Madrid will put all the pressure on Barcelona to regain the title. This season, La Liga may well be close with the quality of the teams and we will keep you updated about everything going on in the Spanish League.