Real Madrid will play the next game in La Liga against Osasuna. There are big players fatigued, so Zidane has to rotate.
Chance to win La liga
There is a big chance for Real Madrid to win the title of Spain. It’s visible that Barcelona is struggling in the attacking line. At the same time, Real Madrid players are not feeling well and they are losing important points too. Barcelona just dropped two points and it was against Granada. Barca still has to play against Valencia at Mestalla and then the team has to host Atletico Madrid. Next two weeks will be very important for Barcelona as they can decide the fate of the winner of La Liga. At the same time, Real Madrid can’t continue playing with the same squad because Zidane has to rotate. The game against Chelsea was a diagnosis because Toni Kroos and Luka Modric could not keep up with the midfielder of Chelsea. Kante was very fast and Kroos or Modric could not handle the resistance of French midfield.
Who can play in Zidane’s rotation?
Experts believe that Zidane will give more chances to Eden Hazard. Belgian player returned from the injury two weeks ago and he is ready to play. The likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Dani Carvajal most likely would not have played in the first leg if this was a group-stage game, while Karim Benzema would have been given more of a rest than just coming off in the final minute of second-half stoppage time.
Yet, despite clearly having one eye on the Champions League, Real Madrid do not simply want to take their name out of the hat to win LaLiga Santander. A lot will depend on how Barcelona get on when they host Granada, as any slip-up from the Blaugrana could open the door for Los Blancos to swoop in and exert pressure on current league leaders Atletico Madrid.