Real Madrid is going through a difficult confrontation when it is a guest on its counterpart, Villarreal, at exactly ten o’clock this evening, Thursday, at the “La Ceramica” stadium, in the sixteenth round of the King’s Cup in the current season 2022-2023.
Real Madrid qualified for the round of 16 of the King’s Cup, after defeating its counterpart, Cacerinho, one of the fourth-division clubs, with a score of 1-0, at the “Prince Philippe” stadium, in the round of 32 of the King’s Cup.
Real Madrid hopes to restore its balance again, after losing the Spanish Super Cup title, to its counterpart, Barcelona, by three goals to one, in the final match that brought them together on Sunday evening, at the “King Fahd International” stadium, in the city of Riyadh, the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The royal team, led by its Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti, is seeking revenge for the defeat it recently received against its host, Villarreal, with a score of 2-1, in the match that brought them together at the “La Ceramica” stadium, the stronghold of the yellow submarines, in the 16th round of the Spanish League competition for the 2022 season. -23.
Real Madrid has been suffering at the level of the King’s Cup in recent years, as the royal team has not won the title since 2014, when it defeated Barcelona in the final confrontation.
Real Madrid bid farewell to the Spanish Cup last season in the quarter-finals by defeating Athletic Bilbao with a goal in the fatal time.
On the other hand, the Spanish newspaper “Marca” said that the crisis of Real Madrid after losing the Spanish Super Final, the decline of the team’s results and the low level of the players after returning from the long international hiatus due to the Qatar World Cup 2022.
Former Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said: “It’s a different season. At the beginning, we don’t know how the players will return from the World Cup finals,” stressing that the team will know problems.
Marca explained that everything is not related to the World Cup finals, as the Real Madrid season, since its inception, has 13 players in the team in a difficult situation, either because of participation in the World Cup finals, or due to their declining level and lack of reliance on them by the Italian coach, or the multiplicity of injuries.