On Saturday, October 28th, Real Madrid will face Barcelona at Montjuic in what will be the eleventh round of the league. If the Merengue club wins against Sevilla tomorrow, they will defend their leadership in the Clásico. However, the players will not be the only protagonists on that day, as many eyes will be focused on the VIP box.
The Negreira case has worsened the relationship between Real Madrid and Barcelona. We cannot ignore the fact that the Merengue club has become involved in the Negreira case, which has not been well received by FC Barcelona. In fact, Laporta publicly attacked the club, relating it to Franco’s dictatorship, and Real Madrid did not hesitate to respond with a video that left Barcelona speechless, delivering a massive blow.
For this reason, Siro López believes that neither Florentino Pérez nor any other Real Madrid executive will be present at the Clásico on October 28th at Montjuic. He bases his opinion on Florentino Pérez’s decision not to attend the VIP box during the LaLiga match on March 19th and the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg on April 5th, both played at Camp Nou.
The journalist believes that the tension in the air and between the two clubs makes it unlikely for them to meet in the VIP boxes until the Negreira case is further advanced and the facts are truly known. After the exchange of statements and the two matches of the previous season, it wouldn’t make much sense for the situation to be different now.
An important match
Meanwhile, the players will be fully focused on what will happen on the field. LaLiga is at stake, and Real Madrid has the opportunity to make a statement and show that they are contenders for the title.
For this match, almost all the players will be available, allowing Carlo Ancelotti to consider different strategies to implement during the game. However, before that, they must first defeat Sevilla at the Sánchez Pizjuán, in a duel where it doesn’t seem like the Andalusian club will make things easy for them.