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Real Madrid's post international break 'Mount Everest' schedule

Ancelotti's side have no games until 21 November as domestic leagues take a back seat as qualifying games for Qatar 2022 take center stage.

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 06: Karim Benzema (3dR) of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates Daniel Carvajal (L), <Carlos Casemiro (2ndL), Eder Gabriel Militao (2ndL) and <Marco Asensio (L)  during the La Liga Santander mat
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Following Real Madrid's home win on Saturday against Rayo Vallecano at the Santiago Bernabéu, many of the first team squad jet off around the world on international duty for key games as the qualification process for the 2022 Qatar World Cup heats up.

Ancelotti's side have no domestic action until 21 November with an away trip to Granda kick-starting a really tough series of fixtures in LaLiga and the Champions League with their outcome set to be instrumental in shaping the start to 2022 for 'Los Blancos'.

Soccer Football - Champions League - Group D - Real Madrid v Shakhtar Donetsk - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - November 3, 2021 Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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Soccer Football - Champions League - Group D - Real Madrid v Shakhtar Donetsk - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - November 3, 2021 Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti REUTERS/Sergio PerezSERGIO PEREZREUTERS

November 21 (Granada away: LaLiga)

The run of fixtures opens and closes with what (on paper) at least should be straightforward game. Granada have yet to kick into gear under Robert Moreno and currently hover just above the relegation zone. 'Los Blancos' comfortably winning all four of their last visits to 'Los Carmenes'.

November 24 (Sheriff away: Champions League)

For the first time in the club's history, Real Madrid head to the town of Tiraspol in the unrecognized breakaway state of Transnistria with the Moldovan champions claiming a famous scalp with a 1-2 win when both sides met in match-day 2 of the competition at the Bernabéu. Can lightning strike twice? A draw would no doubt be warmly welcomed by Ancelotti in what will be seen by many as an awkward away trip.

November 28 (Sevilla home: LaLiga)

The domestic fixtures start to intensify with the visit of Sevilla FC to the Spanish capital with the Andalusian side currently tied in second place with Madrid following their 0-2 win in the Seville derby over city rivals Real Betis.

December 5 tbc (Real Sociedad away: LaLiga)

La Real are currently one of the surprise packages in European football as they currently sit on top of the LaLiga table, albeit with one game played more then Real Madrid and Sevilla. A top of the table clash at the newly renovated and now more intimidating La Reale Arena may not decide the outcome of the championship but a win will provide a healthy dose of morale to the victor.

December 7 (Inter home: Champions League)

It's highly plausible that come match-day 6 of the Champions League group stage, both Madrid and Inter have 'done their homework' and secured their respective berths in the next stage. What could be at stage is top spot and, in theory a easier Round of 16 tie and swerve the likes of Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Juve in the next phase.

December 12 tbc (Atlético Madrid home: LaLiga)

Hot on the heels of the final Champions League group stage tie comes the Madrid derby and a game that has more than just three key LaLiga points at stake as both teams will be hoping to offer the 'bragging rights' to their respective fan-bases in the city.

December 19 tbc (Cadiz home: LaLiga)

Another game that in principal looks like a home win closes this set of complicated fixtures with many Madridistas well aware of the scoreline from last season's corresponding fixture when Alvaro Cervera's men came to town as 'Choco' Lozano bagged the only goal of the night to give the side from Andalusia a famous win in Valdebebas.


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