On Wednesday, despite having Nabil Fekir sent off after just 11 minutes, Béticos held Athletic Club Bilbao to a goalless draw at Estadio Benito Villamarín. Los Blancos host Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday but need to get back to winning ways in La Liga first. However, Zinedine Zidane’s side are now three points behind leaders Atleti after drawing 0-0 at Getafe last weekend and it was only thanks to Thibaut Courtois that they earned that point.
Real Madrid will be looking to make it back-to-back wins in Spain’s top flight when they continue their domestic campaign at home to high-flying Real Betis on Saturday night. Los Blancos, who are currently top of the La Liga table, will enter the match off the back of a 3-0 victory at Cadiz, while Betis occupy fifth position, level on points with sixth-placed Villarreal.
Real Madrid are not giving up their Spanish championship without a fight. With six matches remaining this season, Los Blancos are three points behind city rivals Atletico Madrid who, at one point, seemed to have an unassailable lead. Picking up five wins from their last six La Liga games means Zidane’s side are riding on a wave of momentum and being unbeaten in 12 matches (nine wins and three draws) suggests they’re going to push Los Rojiblancos down to the wire.