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Sociedad shattered Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey aspirations and now they are only competing for two competitions. Well, competing is an ambitious word in this regard. And, we’ll tell you why, in our monthly guide for March.

La Liga

Real Madrid have four La Liga games in the month of March. The first of these four can decide Real Madrid’s season itself. Yes, we are talking about El Gran Clásico. A Real Madrid side which is injury-plagued, devasted on confidence and terribly inefficient in front of goal, will face a Barcelona side which has found wind in their sails in La Liga. Leo Messi and Setien’s men have hit their stride and they are coming to a ground where they have won all the games since 2014, in La Liga.

Madrid have an extremely difficult away trip to Betis and two other tricky home games against Eibar and Valencia. Madrid are going through a disastrous run at the Bernabéu contrary to other teams who gain extra motivation while playing at home.

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UEFA Champions League

Without Sergio Ramos, Eden Hazard and Asensio (for now), Madrid will travel to Manchester to overturn a 1-2 deficit. It seems unlikely because of the sheer lack of goalscorers and farcical gameplay in the opponent’s final third. But since they have overturned these kinds of situations when the team had better goalscoring schemes, the second leg might still be worth watching. However, the chances of progressing are slim.

Fixtures

  • Real Madrid v Barcelona, 21:00 CET, Sunday, 01 March, La Liga Matchday 26, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
  • Betis v Real Madrid, 21:00 CET, Sunday, 08 March, La Liga Matchday 27, Estadio Benito Villamarín
  • Real Madrid v Éibar, 21:00 CET, Friday, 13 March, La Liga Matchday 28, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
  • Manchester City v Real Madrid, 21:00 CET, Tuesday, 17 March, UCL Round of 16 (2nd leg), Etihad Stadium
  • Real Madrid v Valencia, Time to be confirmed, 21/22 March, La Liga Matchday 29, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
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