Thursday, March 31, 2011

April: A Stressful Month Ahead For Madridismo

April is finally here and it’s arguably the month that will make or break Real Madrid’s season. It’s hard to believe that last time Real Madrid were treble candidates was 11 years ago and that the team is in the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in 7 years. Most Madridistas are excited at the prospect of watching Los Merengues play possibly every 3 days in April but, to be completely honest, the likelihood that we could all be seeing a psychotherapist or a cardiac specialist at the end of the month is not that low.
The Schedule:

2 April
Sporting Gijon
La Liga
5 April
Tottenham Hotspur
Champions League (quarter-finals): 1st leg
9/10 April
Athletic Bilbao
La Liga
Away (San Mamés)
13 April
Tottenham Hotspur
Champions League (quarter-finals): 2nd leg
Away (White Hart Lane) 
16-17 April
La Liga
20 April 
Copa del Rey final
Away (Mestalla)
23/24 April
La Liga
Away (Mestalla)
27 April 
Barcelona or Shakhtar Donetsk
Champions League (semi-finals): 1st leg
30 April or 1 May 
La Liga

There was a lot of fuss about a possible in strike in La Liga which would have postponed round 30 to June but thankfully, the issue is resolved. In April, Real Madrid have to play 9 games: 5 at the Bernabeu (4 if Spurs knocks them out of the Champions League) and 4 away. They will play 2 consecutive Clasicos and another one after 1 week if they reach the Champions League semi-final and Barcelona manage to knock Shakhtar out of the competition.

What could happen?

It wouldn’t be totally unrealistic to say that, at the end of the month, Real Madrid could win or lose every single competition they are in. In my opinion, this season is already a success: the players are actually playing as a team (which is really weird since we’re talking about Real Madrid), they have progressed in every competition and the home record is just fantastic.

If the team wins every match, the chances of it winning the competitions look great. Sadly, I just don’t see that happening. I mean, winning 3 Clasicos after losing the previous 5 ones sounds very far-fetched.

"I'm Flo Perez, I do whatever I want. Get over it."

The worse that can happen is that Real Madrid lose everything, Florentino Perez goes crazy and does something that hurts the team; this includes, but is not limited to: sacking Mourinho; selling all our players or trying to buy every football player on the planet, alive or dead.

You've been warned!


  1. Like you said it's a realization that April came and the boys have a chance of winning on all three fronts, I belive in them, in their hunger for trophies, in their desire to win and especially in Mou, so that whoever brings this month, I'm glad that a great team is born at the Santiago Bernabeu

  2. the way i see it, april is the month where we win 3 titles or lose 3 titles. if we can somehow turn the 5 pts deficit, beat them at mestalla and advance to the ucl final, i think the 5-0 will be the only thing the cules can hold on to. can you imagine the kind of backlash and blatant mockery they'll suffer? hell hath no fury, like a madridista scored. :P and congrats on your first article! :D



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