Real Madrid’s next six games after Chelsea victory

La Liga may be out of their grasp, but Real Madrid could yet end the 2022/23 season with a couple of pieces of silverware in their back pocket.

Los Blancos are just about fighting on three fronts heading into the final stretch of the season. Barcelona have long led the way at the summit of the Spanish top flight, and it’d take an almighty collapse to see them surrender their crown to Carlo Ancelotti’s Real.

Barça’s advantage is 11 points with nine games remaining. Stranger things have happened, that’s for sure, especially with the great miracle-workers lurking.

After securing their passage into the Champions League semi-finals with a 4-0 aggregate victory over Chelsea, Real’s focus returns to domestic action as they go about hunting down their Clasico rivals at the top of the table. Here are their next six fixtures.

Aurelien Tchouameni, Ferland Mendy, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior

Real Madrid celebrate a Karim Benzema goal against Celta / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Los Blancos are in action on Saturday night as they host mid-table fodder Celta Vigo at the Bernabeu.

Real waltzed beyond their upcoming opponents 4-1 in the reverse fixture on Matchday 2. Celta, who currently sit 12th, haven’t escaped the relegation dogfight just yet. They’re winless in three but are nine points clear of the drop.

Vinicius Junior in action against Girona

Vinicius Junior in action against Girona / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

The games roll around thick and fast at this stage of the season, as I’m sure Don Carlo is well aware of. After hosting Celta on Saturday, Real travel to Girona on Tuesday night.

Girona are 11 points clear of 18th-placed Valencia in ninth, and they frustrated Los Blancos in the reverse fixture back in October. Middlesbrough legend Cristhian Stuani, now 36, scored a penalty to cancel out Vinicius Jr’s 70th-minute opener.

This is a banana skin fixture for the visitors, but one they can ill-afford to slip-up in.

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Vinicius, Benzema and David Alaba celebrate / Anadolu Agency/GettyImages

Barcelona were recently stunned by Almeria, but the Indalicos’ position in the table remains ominous.

Espanyol and Valencia sit three points adrift of the newly promoted side in the relegation zone, with Almeria, for now, keeping their head afloat. They won’t be desperate for points at the Bernabeu in their bid to stay up, with kinder fixtures against Getafe and Elche heading their way.

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Vinicius Junior raises his arms against Sociedad in the reverse fixture / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Imanol’s La Real have once again caught the eye this season and they look on course to secure their first Champions League berth since 2013 and just their second of the 21st century.

Real Sociedad currently sit fourth in La Liga with the top three way out in front. Instead, they’ll be looking to fight off Real Betis and Villarreal for the final Champions League spot. This is a very difficult fixture for Ancelotti’s side, with La Real earning a 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture.

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Real celebrate against Osasuna / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Real spurned their first chance of silverware in the Supercopa de España at the start of the year, but their emphatic two-legged victory over Barcelona saw them progress into the Copa del Rey final.

This is a competition Los Blancos have struggled in as of late, and they haven’t reached the final since they last lifted the trophy in 2014.

They’ll be facing up against an Osasuna side vying for a rare piece of silverware. They have never won a major trophy, and were once runners-up in this competition 18 years ago.

Real Madrid reach 2022 Champions League final after eliminating Manchester City

Real Madrid reached last season’s Champions League final after beating Manchester City over two legs / Anadolu Agency/GettyImages

After easing beyond a hapless Chelsea, Real have likely set up a repeat of last season’s enthralling Champions League semi-final against Manchester City, who take a 3-0 lead over Bayern Munich into their own quarter-final tie on Wednesday.

The Citizens are arguably playing at a higher level now than they were at this point a year ago and their impressive showing in the first leg will be cause for concern for Ancelotti.

Another thrilling 180 minutes of football may await between these two sides, who have met in this competition regularly since their first meeting in 2012.

Date & Time


22/04/23 – 20:00

Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo

25/04/23 – 18:30

Girona vs Real Madrid

29/04/23 – 19:45

Real Madrid vs Almeria

02/05/23 – 21:00

Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid

06/05/23 – 21:00

Real Madrid vs Osasuna

10/05/23 – 20:00

Real Madrid vs Man City/Bayern Munich

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