REAL MADRID

All Real Madrid's home games at the Di Stéfano until they can return to the Bernabéu

Real Madrid are not going to change their plans and will play all of their home games inside their training ground until they are able to return to the Santiago Bernabéu.

Real Madrid will play their home games only at the Alfredo Di Stéfano, and once they are ready to leave their temporary home in Valdebebas, they will return to the Santiago Bernabéu. The decision is resolute and has been confirmed to AS by club sources. There had been some speculation that Madrid might play at least one of their final LaLiga games at Atlético Madrid's ground, the Wanda Metropolitano but this has been categorically ruled out.

Madrid are not willing to change or veer from their original plan which was to play all of their remaining home games in Valdebebas under guidelines set out by the Spanish government - without fans present in the stands. Inspectors from LaLiga and the RFEF have already authorised Madrid's facilities in Valdebebas for use in six league matches, and Zidane and the players are delighted to be based at Real Madrid City where they will see the season out.

The Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium, where Real Madrid Castilla play their home games, now has all of the latest technology, with VAR now completely installed, first team squad sources say, "with dressing rooms, warm-up areas, recovery zones and training facilities which are better and more comfortable than a lot of those found at top flight clubs".