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Real Madrid to postpone title celebration due to Champions League committment

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According to reports (h/t Madrid Xtra), Real Madrid’s attention is on their upcoming UEFA Champions League match against Bayern Munich, so they won’t be going to Cibeles to celebrate a potential La Liga victory this weekend. 

Instead, they will hold any celebrations after their match against Granada next week.

Even though they are playing at home against Cadiz, the club is focused on the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals and urges calm.

However, Carlo Ancelotti and his team also need to watch the game at Montilivi in Girona to stay in the running for the championship. 

They must win the match against Cadiz and hope that Barcelona does not beat Girona. A draw or loss at the Bernabeu would delay their title celebration for at least one more week.

Why is Real Madrid postponing title celebration?

Real Madrid fans are hopeful that the team can clinch the league title this weekend. However, the club is advising caution, as the crucial upcoming match against Bayern could make a big celebration too distracting for the players.

Real Madrid will avoid title celebrations this weekend. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images)

The situation might change the following week. On Matchday 35, Real Madrid face Granada and could potentially secure the league title on its own. 

By that time, the pressure of the Champions League will have diminished, either due to elimination or because the final is still 20 days away.

The team will then play against Alaves at home just three days later. A celebration could hinder the players’ rest, though the match will have no significant stakes. 

If Real Madrid win the title at Granada’s stadium, the atmosphere will be entirely different. The team would return home the same day, and the Champions League would no longer be a concern.

The match in Granada will take place on Saturday next weekend, and the team will fly back home on a charter flight that same night, arriving around 11:00 p.m. 

If they manage to win it this Saturday, the players won’t celebrate too much because their focus will shift to the upcoming Champions League games.

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Bundesliga title-winner ‘is ready for Real Madrid’, says former German great

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Speaking in an interview with Sport BILD (h/t AS), Germany legend Michael Ballack has claimed that Bayer Leverkusen sensation Florian Wirtz is ready to play for Real Madrid.

Wirtz is a player that Real Madrid have been closely monitoring for a while now, with the German sensation being seen as a long-term replacement for Toni Kroos, who announced his retirement yesterday.

A move for Wirtz is being planned for the summer of 2025 and Ballack believes that the Bundesliga title winner with Leverkusen is ready for the big move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

“Wirtz is ready for Real Madrid,” said Ballack.

“In terms of football, Wirtz can definitely play for Real Madrid. You can also see it in Jude Bellingham after his move from BVB: when you play with even better players, you become even better,” he added.

The Toni Kroos replacement? (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

Wirtz has a contract with Bayer Leverkusen that runs until the summer of 2027. As things stand, the new German champions have no intentions of selling their prized asset this year.

However, there appears to be an acceptance that the German international will be on the move in 2025.

Other top clubs like Manchester City and Bayern Munich are also understood to be interested, but Real Madrid are likely to beat them in the race should it come down to that next year.

A move for Wirtz, though, could cost in excess of €100 million for Real Madrid should they do indeed decide to proceed with his signing next year.

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