Real Madrid face SD Eibar in La Liga and will look to get off to a winning start.
La Liga is finally back with our beloved Real Madrid in action against 16th placed SD Eibar on June 14. The Whites will be playing the rest of their home games at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, the home of Real Madrid Castilla, as the Santiago Bernabeu undergoes renovations.
Real Madrid is currently two points off the top of the table after losing to Real Betis in the last game before the break. With just 11 games left, Real Madrid will be hoping to win all their games and a slip-up from FC Barcelona. The Whites will be hoping to start with a win and keep the pressure up on their eternal rivals.
Here are the three keys to a win vs Eibar:
1) Adjusting to the changes and new home.
As mentioned before, Real Madrid will be playing at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano instead of the iconic Santiago Bernabeu. Add to that fact that, all games will be played behind closed doors for the remainder of the season means that the players will have to play without fans.
This will be a completely different experience for all the players. Getting used to playing without the fans is something new and different. The fans provide constant motivation for the players and create a daunting atmosphere for the away team.
As Toni Kroos recently said in an interview, the team that adapts to these changes quickly will be the winner. Los Blancos will have to adapt quickly to the new and empty stadium if they want to win this tie.