A victory against Cádiz seals Europe

Europe has been shot. The first continental enigma of this final stretch of the League can be clarified on Thursday. If Real beat Cádiz at Anoeta (7:00 p.m.), they will get the third consecutive ticket, all with Imanol Alguacil on the bench.

The road is paved as a result of the defeat suffered by Athletic in the Granada field. An agonizing 1-0, with a goal disallowed for the locals, a post by Raúl García and another great opportunity for the Biscayans, all in the 96th minute. Tremendous. Those of Marcelino remain with 52 points. If Real adds three against Cádiz, it will take seven with two days to go, a distance that Europe guarantees to the txuri urdin.

Success will come at the expense of qualifying for the Europa League or the Conference. A win over Cádiz ensures finishing in the top seven, but the seventh, which is Villarreal, can still catch Real. They are separated by three points in the absence of nine to play. The circumstance may arise that the Real mathematically seals its presence in the next Europa League if it wins Cádiz and Villarreal and Emery’s team lose on Thursday at the Rayo field before receiving the realistic squad at La Cerámica.