Atlético Madrid is not happy with the schedule for the first leg of the Cup semi-finals. They are set to play the derby against Madrid on Sunday at 9:00 p.m., while Valverde’s team will have 48 more hours of rest after playing on Friday against Mallorca. This has caused some discontent among the players and the club.
The Metropolitano is considering asking for the schedules of the midweek matches for the two Madrid teams to be changed. Atlético is scheduled to play against Rayo on Wednesday, while Madrid faces Getafe on Thursday in a match that was postponed due to the Super Cup dispute.
The draw for the Copa del Rey semi-final has been made, with Mallorca set to play against Real Sociedad and Atlético de Madrid facing Athletic Club.
One possible solution to the scheduling issue would be to move the Madrid clash to Wednesday, allowing the Bernabéu derby to be played on Saturday. This would cut one day off the rest that the San Mamés team currently has. While there is no official request at the moment, it could be made in the next few hours due to the discomfort within the club and the squad.
The first match of the Cup semi-finals is set to begin on Wednesday the 7th at 9:30 p.m. at the Metropolitano, and the importance of the duel against Athletic has added to the frustration over the scheduling conflict.
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