Real Madrid faced a disappointing 3-0 defeat through the hands of Sevilla in the La Liga on Thursday.
— Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) September 26, 2018
Real Madrid suffered their first loss in La Liga under new coach Julen Lopetegui and missed the chance to benefit from Barcelona‘s shock 2-1 defeat at Leganes.
Portuguese striker Andre Silva gave Sevilla the excellent start against Real Madrid, finding the net from close range in the 17th minute after a miscommunication between Real’s Brazillian defender Marcelo and his international teammate Casemiro.
The AC Milan loanee pounced on an opportunity just four minutes later after poor goalkeeping from Thibaut Courtois, netting his second of the match and his 6th for the season, taking the top spot of the scorers’ list of the Spanish league.
Although Gareth Bale almost pulled one back for Real, his shot struck the post letting the hosts keep their clean sheet.
—Barcelona: Lose to last-place Leganes
—Real Madrid: Losing 2-0 to Sevilla after 21 minutes pic.twitter.com/OgA1g5AGYs
— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 26, 2018
Franco Vazquez also attempted score but failed as his shot hit the bar as well. But in-form striker Wissam Ben Yedder scored in the 39th minute, rounding off an exceptional 4th consecutive home league win for the Spanish side.
Real’s wretched night continued as recently crowned The Best FIFA Men’s Player, Luka Modric had a goal ruled out for offside following a lengthy consultation with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR). Marcelo also came off injured, endangering his chances of playing in Sunday’s derby against neighbors Atletico Madrid. The timing of Marcelo’s injury also went against Real, who had to play the final 20 minutes of the match with 10 men as Lopetegui had already made the maximum of three substitutions for his side.
Sevilla ultimately took the 3 points through their three first-half goals to pull off a shocking victory against the European Champions.
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) September 28, 2018
Sevilla faces Eibar on Saturday, 29th September while Real Madrid faces Atletico Madrid on Sunday, 30th September for their next La Liga fixtures.