Close to a 34th title of Spanish champion, which could fall as early as Thursday, Real Madrid on Tuesday asked its supporters not to come together in the event of a coronation.
Fans of “Merengues” usually meet at Place de Cibeles to celebrate Real’s success, but such a gathering is not possible given the health crisis.
“We are all aware of the difficult situation we are living in and of the effort that society is making to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Football also contributes to this and, together, we were able to resume competition in a complex context, ”said Real on its website. “In the event that Real Madrid is crowned champion, our players will not go to the traditional places of celebration, especially in place of Cibeles. We therefore ask our socios and supporters, that in the event of a coronation in the championship, not to go to these places. In this sense, we must all contribute, as has been the case until today, with an enormous sense of responsibility in avoiding the risks of contagion from the pandemic. ”
The club of Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard have 4 points ahead of FC Barcelona while there are still two league days to go. A victory Thursday against Villareal would already offer the title, the first since 2017, to Real. Otherwise, Zinedine Zidane’s troops will have a second chance to be crowned Sunday at Leganes.