What will be engaging in these last 11 matches is a handful of elements that were never present before due to the coronavirus stoppage of football.
La Liga will return in about three weeks
It is expected that in about three weeks, Laliga Santander will return and that will resume the fight between Real Madrid and Barcelona. With the Catalans currently have a two-point advantage at the top of the table. What will be engaging in these last 11 matches is a handful of elements that were never present before due to the coronavirus stoppage of football. These will be key in determining the control of the title. Both Zinedine Zidane and Quique Setien experienced complex spells before the break. The Frenchman situation became even worse after Real Madrid lost the top spot on the final weekend before the lockdown due to a defeat away to Real Betis.
Setien and Zidane’s future is also at stake
That meant that the Los Merengues had scored just four points from their last four league games. Which included a victory over Barcelona in the Clasico. An unconvincing draw at home at Celt Vigo, and a defeat to Levante and Betis. Meanwhile, Real Madrid at the first stage of his last 16th meeting was defeated at home by Manchester City with a score of 2-1, but Pep Guardiola’s side could have scored more. Before the break, Barcelona was in a better position. Having recorded three wins and one loss in the last four league matches. Also, the Blaugrana in the previous 16 games of the Champions League drew 1-1 away to Napoli. Although they were not convincing, and that caused Setien to receive some criticism.
This break allowed Setien to mull things over. Spend more time with the squad, and make their playing style clear. Zidane and Setien play for much more than the LaLiga Santander title. Their future is also at stake.