Matchday 26 at Barcelona, Mar. 19
Real Madrid will face Barcelona in the second Clasico of the season in March, which is, again, a usual date for this fixture. Trips to the Camp Nou can become the stuff of legend if Real get a victory, which they did in their last two away matches against La Blaugrana.
As we saw in the 2019/20 season, the second Clasico is often the title-decider, and we can expect Barcelona to make a much stronger push for the title this season under a full campaign of Xavi and after some productive moves during the 2021/22 season.
Matchday 33 at Real Sociedad, May 3
Real Madrid defeated Real Sociedad in their last trip to the Anoeta in 2021/22, as Luka Jovic played the hero with Karim Benzema injured. And in that very same match, Eder Militao put on a legitimate 10/10 defensive performance to quiet a La Real attack that was on fire at the time. In fact, Real Sociedad were LaLiga title challengers early last season before the wheels fell off, so at the time of this fixture, this was a massive match against Real Madrid with a tremendous atmosphere at the Anoeta.
It is highly unlikely La Real will be in a similar position at this time of the season in May 2023, but there is no doubt that they will be ready to defend their home turf with everything they have against one of LaLiga’s villains. Real Madrid must be at their best.