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Real Madrid request La Liga to reschedule fixture before facing Bayern Munich in UCL

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Following last night’s exploits against Manchester City, Real Madrid set up a date with Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

The Merengues face the Bavarian giants in the European Clasico in the next three weeks, with the first leg to be played away at Allianz Arena on April 30, before the Santiago Bernabeu hosts the tie on May 8.

Real Madrid ask La Liga to reschedule Real Sociedad fixture

The fixture schedule is anything but kind for Real Madrid heading into the Bayern Munich double-header.

After all, Los Blancos face Barcelona this Sunday (April 21) before taking on Real Sociedad next weekend (April 27), which would be a Saturday. Three days later, they lock horns with Bayern Munich.

As such, journalist Arancha Rodriguez reports that Real Madrid have requested La Liga to move their fixture against Real Sociedad to a day earlier.

Real Madrid seek to reschedule their fixture vs Sociedad. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Indeed, the current leaders have asked the league to reschedule the match against La Real from April 27 (Saturday) to April 26 (Friday), so that there is an extra day for rest, recovery, and preparation for the Bayern Munich clash.

Real Madrid hope that La Liga honours their request and proceeds with the rescheduling of the match, although there has been no response from them yet.

There are unlikely to be any problems with the switch of dates, although an official update on the matter is awaited.

The game against Bayern Munich will be a special one given the history of the two teams in European football and the rivalry they have shared over the years.

The two teams have not crossed paths in recent seasons though and as such there is a lot of excitement leading up to the semi-final tie.

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Shocking Modric, Vinicius, Cristiano fact makes Real Madrid fans ‘feel old’

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Luka Modric is set to stay with Real Madrid for another season, meaning he will have played more seasons with Vinicius Jr. (7) than he did with Cristiano Ronaldo (6). 

Feeling old yet? We thought so too!

Modric joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2012 after four seasons with Tottenham Hotspur. On the other hand, Vinicius Jr. joined Real Madrid in 2018. 

By the end of the 2023/24 season, Modric and Vinicius will have spent six seasons together. This is the same number of seasons Modric played with Cristiano Ronaldo, who was at Madrid from 2009 to 2018. 

However, with Modric set to stay for another season, he will surpass that, playing more seasons with Vinicius than with Ronaldo, the club’s all-time top scorer.

A new contract for Modric

It is important to note that Real Madrid and Modric have reached an agreement in principle for his contract renewal for another year.

Luka Modric will stay at Real Madrid for another season. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

At 38, Modric’s contract was set to expire at the end of the current season. For a while, it seemed the Croatian star might leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer. 

However, things have changed recently, and Real Madrid have decided to offer him a new contract. 

Interestingly, Real Madrid have also offered a renewal to Toni Kroos with club president Florentino Perez personally involved in the negotiations.

Modric and Kroos will continue

Reports suggest that Modric has agreed to the new proposal, with an agreement in principle now in place. It is also expected that Kroos will accept his offer, meaning Real Madrid will keep both veteran players for another season.

The Croatian was reportedly willing to accept a pay cut and a reduced role in the team to continue playing for Real Madrid. This flexibility may have sped up the agreement process.

His willingness to adapt to a reduced role and accept a pay cut has likely influenced the club’s decision to renew his contract for one more year. 

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