Madrid’s calendar, however, is not kind. Next up they face Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey, a Segunda B team with nothing to lose and everything to gain.
After those two assignments, they face Levante at Valdebebas before traveling to Huesca and then hosting Valencia and Getafe. Los Blancos then travel to Real Valladolid before kicking off their European tie with Italian side Atalanta.
There are no easy games in La Liga, and momentum is one of the most critical things in football. Madrid need to find it, and fast, before their Supercopa exit is repeated in other competitions.