With the title race taking a fresh twist over the weekend as Barcelona surrendered their two-point advantage to Real Madrid, there has been another shock development as Los Blancos have contacted LaLiga in order to complain about the scheduling of fixtures.
After having made public the schedule for Matchday 33 and 34, the reigning Supercopa de Espana champions have felt they are at a disadvantage compared to Los Cules.
What has left Real Madrid particularly unhappy is the 72-hour break between their encounters with Getafe and Athletic Club, whilst the Catalan giants will have an entire five days between their games in the same period.
Los Blancos have launched a formal complaint in relation to this issue, and it isn’t the first time in recent years that a particular club has felt badly treated by the fixture computer.
Real Madrid‘s hierarchy initially thought that the publication of the Matchday 33 and 34 schedules was a practical joke.
Such was Los Merengues’ outrage at the plans set by the league, they simply didn’t believe it was real, they couldn’t comprehend ending their match at 22:00 CET on Thursday and then playing again on Sunday afternoon at 14:00.
Los Blancos will have to leave Valdebebas on Friday at 02:00 to arrive in Bilbao on the Saturday, which will add to their tiredness and physical fatigue.
Meanwhile, Barcelona face Atletico Madrid on Tuesday evening at 22:00 before facing Villarreal on the Sunday at 22:00.