Emilio Butragueño: August will be very intense

Emilio Butragueño: August will be very intense


Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueño has admitted that Los Blancos face a tough start to the season, after the revealing of the football fixture list in Spain.

Real open the season with their UEFA Super Cup contest against Europa League champions Sevilla in Cardiff, before playing the two legs of the Supercopa de España against city rivals Atletico.

Los Merengues then finally begin their league campaign against newly promoted Cordoba, before making the trip to Real Sociedad in the final weekend of August. The start to September doesn’t get any easier, as after the first international break, Real play Atletico once again in the League, for an incredible third time in the space of a month.

Butragueno said “That’s the way it is. We have to be prepared for every game and we have a very intense August: the European Super Cup, the Supercopa de España, and the start of La Liga.

“Then the players will be on international duty and then the match against Atlético de Madrid.

The first El Clasico is at the Bernabeu on the 25-26th of October, the first matchday after new Barca signing Luis Suarez’s four month ban, but Butragueño dismissed that, saying it is  “quite a way off”.



  1. Real Madrid is in a better form to win all their games in August,the boost of La Decima,and like of newly signed players will wants to show that they are worth every penny Madrid bought them for,and will like to start the season with medal and like of Bale,Ronaldo Benzema am not seen that possible for them to loose.

  2. I am glad this remark come from the director of the blancos. There is a parable in french that says: “Qui veut voyager loin, menage sa monture”, (Yendo lugares y constate gana la carrera.) The team needs some players to take the long ride. That is why I have been pleading for Di Maria not to be trade.

  3. Real madrid remains stronger despite the new season seemingly becoming tough. They’d have won la liga, if some players had not been rested for UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE final. Wish they win 5/6 this season.