Real Madrid is waiting for a historic event that the Bernabeu has not seen for 15 years

Real Madrid is close to declaring itself the champion of the Spanish League “La Liga” from its stronghold “Santiago Bernabeu”, for the first time in 15 years, when the royal club decided the title “arithmetic” at the Bernabeu in 2007, when it won 3-1 Real Mallorca in the last round, and won his 30th title led by Italian coach Fabio Capello.

The “Santiago Bernabeu” stadium will be the scene of announcing the crowning of the League, which has been missing for years, when Real Madrid faces its guest Espanyol, on Saturday, April 30, as the royal club is enough to draw to declare itself the champion of the Spanish League season 2021-22, 4 rounds before the end of the competition.

Real Madrid is currently the only one who has won the “La Liga” title on 34 previous occasions, and is seeking to consolidate its record with the 35th title, to widen the difference from Barcelona, ​​which has won the title 26 times, and Atletico Madrid with 11 titles.

Real Madrid currently leads the Spanish League with 78 points, 15 points ahead of runner-up Barcelona, ​​and Seville, who is third on goal difference, and 17 points over defending champion Atletico Madrid, who finished fourth.

Real Madrid wins La Liga 4 times away from Santiago Bernabeu

Real Madrid did not win the Spanish League title at its Santiago Bernabeu stadium on 4 occasions during the last 15 years, and the start was in the 2007-2008 season against Osasuna, where “Merenghi” outperformed (2-1) at “El Sadar” stadium in Pamplona in the 35th round. To officially guarantee the 31st La Liga title in its history, accompanied by German coach Bernd Schuster.

The situation was repeated in the 2011-12 season, when Real Madrid won the Spanish League title at the “San Mames” stadium away from the Bernabeu, and the white team managed to win 3-0 over Athletic Bilbao led by Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho.

For the third time in the last 15 years, Real Madrid secured its victory in the League title away from its stronghold, in the 2016-17 season, as “Merenghi” achieved a 2-0 victory over its host Malaga, at the “La Rosalinda” stadium, in the 38th and final round, to decide its crowning of the title. The 33rd with his former French coach Zinedine Zidane.

While it was the fourth and last time in the 2019-20 season, Real Madrid, with their former coach Zidane, won the 34th Spanish League title at home, but away from the “Santiago Bernabeu”, when they beat Villarreal 2-1 in the 37th round, in a confrontation they missed. The mass attendance was held at the “Alfredo Di Stefano” stadium, which was used by the Royal Club; due to the Corona pandemic.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is on the cusp of a historic achievement

Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti, is waiting for a historic moment if his team wins the Spanish League title, as he will become the only coach to win the league title in all five major leagues.

The Italian coach previously won the English Premier League title in the 2009-10 season with Chelsea, the Italian League with Milan in the 2003-04 season, the German League with Bayern Munich in the 2016-17 season, and also won the French League title with Paris Saint-Germain in the 2012-13 season.

Ancelotti has a huge balance of local and continental titles during his career as a coach, as he won 20 championships with the teams he coached, and the 62-year-old is on the cusp of his 21st title, which will make him the only coach to win the five major European league titles.

Casemiro returns to Real Madrid’s squad for the Espanyol match

Brazilian midfielder Casemiro entered the list of Real Madrid to face Espanyol after recovering from a muscle injury, while Welsh player Gareth Bale was absent from the list for back problems, in addition to the Brazilian Eder Militao and the Spaniard Nacho Fernandez for the accumulation of cards, and he is also absent, due to injury, Austrian David Alaba and Belgian Eden Hazard and Serbian Luka Jovic.

Coach Ancelotti summoned the usual players and did not resort to the reserve team players to face Espanyol, which may declare Real Madrid the league champion, especially in light of the team’s preparations for the important confrontation, Wednesday, May 4, against Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final second leg, which Real lost. The first leg is 3-4 at Al-Ittihad Stadium.

The absence of defenders Militao and Nacho led to the recall of the young player Mario Gela, while Ancelotti, in his squad, brings back Dominican striker Mariano Diaz after recovering from his muscle problems.

There were chances for Bale to participate in the match, but, according to sources from the club, he suffers from back problems that prevented him from entering the list in the last hours, and Bale was booed by Real fans in the only match he played this season at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid’s squad to face Espanyol

  • Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin, Diego;
  • In defense: Carvajal, Lucas Vazquez, Jesus Vallejo, Gela, Mendy and Marcelo;
  • In the midfield: Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Camavinga, Ceballos and Isco;
  • In the offensive line: Asensio, Rodrygo, Vinicius, Benzema and Mariano.

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