Cádiz CF and Real Madrid will face each other this Sunday, May 15, at the Nuevo Mirandilla in a match corresponding to matchday 37 of LaLiga Santander. With the championship in their pocket and all their attention on the Champions League final, the Whites will visit the stadium of a team that has not yet confirmed its place for the next season of the highest division of Spanish football.
The match will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Nuevo Mirandilla stadium in Cádiz and will be seen live on Movistar LaLiga. You can also follow minute by minute on the La Vanguardia website.
For Real Madrid, the two remaining league games are a mere formality. He has already been crowned champion of the competition and the only thing left is to continue improving the numbers. However, the coach, Carlo Ancelotti, is not satisfied with what has been achieved so far, but wants more to reach the Champions League final in optimal conditions. Although the loss in the derby against Atlético de Madrid was downplayed, the white team overwhelmed Levante in the week-to-week matchday, a result that consummated the relegation of the 'granota' team (6-0).
“I think we arrived well because self-esteem has grown a lot in recent times”, recognized the Italian coach after beating Levante, assessing the evolution of the squad ahead of the duel against Liverpool on May 28. “Now there is still time and we have to have intensity and commitment. Today, the team has given very good signs because it has worked very well on the pitch”, he reflected.
For its part, Cádiz will arrive on Sunday with the alarms set. After the defeat against Real Sociedad, just two points currently separate the Cadiz from the relegation places and an easy calendar is not ahead of them. After receiving the league champion, Real Madrid, at the Nuevo Mirandilla, Sergio González's players will have to visit the Deportivo Alavés fiefdom on the final day of the competition, another club that is rushing through the last chances of salvation and that needs Win all remaining duels.
Despite the poor result obtained at the Reale Arena in San Sebastián, the yellow coach, Sergio González, wanted to be optimistic about the final stretch of the season. “Three or four months ago, when we were four away from relegation, we would have signed to be as we are. It's time to think energetically about the following games. We have wicks to fight for victory next Sunday, ”he assured. For his part, the team captain, Álex Fernández, defined the importance of the match against Madrid: “We have to think about Sunday's final and leave our lives to it”, he concluded.
In the first round match played at the Santiago Bernabeu, Cádiz dried up the offensive gale of a Real Madrid weighed down by up to six casualties due to covid, with a Ledesma who emerged as a hero (0-0). However, the last visit of the whites to Cadiz lands do not bring back such good memories for the residents of Nuevo Mirandilla. On April 21, 2021, the team then coached by Zinedine Zidane got the spoils of the three points thanks to a brace from Karim Benzema and a goal from Álvaro Odriozola (0-3).