Rtrainer Eal Madrid Carlo Anchelotti warned that the schedule is affecting the team monitoring their Draw 0: 0 with Villarreal on Saturday.
Villarreal was the third game in which real Madrid they had only 72 hours to recover, they had three games to prepare for Inter, the match in Mallorca and the same amount for this last match. Their next game is against Sheriff of Tiraspol on Tuesday 28 September, giving them three more days of rest and preparation.
“Training is not possible because it’s a workout where you need intensity, and you cannot have that intensity when you play every three days,” Ancelotti said at a press conference.
“We are working on a video to analyze what we did well and what we need to improve.”
The schedule was tighter for all teams with European commitments, but the situation at Madrid is difficult: this season they have not yet rested more than their rival.
Sometimes it took several hours, and sometimes several days, but the fact is that Los Blancos is currently not recovering in time. In fact, this will become even more worrisome as the intensity increases towards the end of the season.
Even after the October international break, after three months of competition, Madrid will not get that advantage. They are playing Sport Club in a rearranged match on October 17th before the game Shakhtar Donetsk October 19th.
After these two consecutive games, they will face Barcelona in El Clasico on 24 October. Only in this game will we see real Madrid resting a day more than their rival, for the first time in the season.
Levante and Real Betis
Santander’s second and third playing days in La Liga were a clean week for all teams, meaning Real Madrid had just two and a half hours less recovery time against Levante. Even though it’s minimal, their next game is against Real Betis saw that they had two days less recovery time than their opponents
Inter and Valencia
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This was before their Champions League game against Inter, which gave them three days to prepare and travel to Italy, giving them eight and a half hours less rest than their opponents.
Four days after their 1-0 win Inter, they went to Valencia, who was awaiting the arrival of Real Madrid after seven days of rest.
Mallorca and Villarreal
With just 72 hours of rest after the 2-1 victory over Valencia, Real Madrid faced Mallorca. After a late start against Valencia on Sunday 19 September, they had seven hours less rest before playing Mallorca.
Their game against Villarreal on Saturday 25 September at 14:00 CET was the only time this season that both teams rested equally – 71 hours – after their midweek matches.
Sheriff and Espanyol
Sheriff will be Real Madrid’s sixth game in the last 17 days (one game every 2.8 days), for the fourth time in recent weeks they have only 72 hours of rest and preparation before the game, less than their opponent, which again has six hours. over Los Blancos. The main advantage of Real Madrid in this case is that they do not need to travel.
After that, they will meet with Espanyol on Sunday, October 3, which will give them four days of rest. This is followed by an international hiatus before it starts again with Real Madrid.