Real Madrid are set to play 10 matches for the second month in a row, but November looks like being even tougher as the fixture list crams them into 26 days. In other words, Laso’s men will have a game every 2.6 days – five in the league, including the postponed match day 6 clash, and five in the Euroleague – and what’s more, 10 come away from home.
The madridistas will kick off the third month of competitive action with two league outings. On Sunday, they head to La Fonteta to take on Valencia Basket (6:30pm CET) looking to pick up an eighth consecutive win and equal their second-best start to the competition. Three days later, on Wednesday 4, they take on Bilbao Basket away in the postponed match day 6 encounter (9:15pm CET). The same week brings two further fixtures – one in the Euroleague against Zalgiris in Kaunas (Friday 6, 7:00pm CET) and another against Urbas Fuenlabrada at the WiZink Center on Sunday 8 (12:30pm).
Laso’s men will then enjoy a bit of respite for five days, before heading to take on FK Crvena zvezda on Friday 13, on Euroleague match day 8 (7:00pm CET). On Sunday 15, it’s back to the league for the eleventh round of games, this time against MoraBanc Andorra on the road (6:30pm).
Demanding end to the month
November will be closed out with three top-class European encounters and another league meeting. A Euroleague double header hosted at the WiZink Center, where they welcome Maccabi on the 18th (9:00pm) and Fenerbahçe on the 20th (9:00pm) is followed by a home clash with Baxi Manresa three days later, on Sunday 22 (8:00pm CET). In the month’s final game, Real Madrid will visit CSKA Moscow on the 26th, as the continent’s two most decorated teams go head to head (6:00pm CET).