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Real Madrid were second best against Sevilla

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Real Madrid failed to capitalize on Barcelona’s loss against Leganes on Wednesday as they suffered a bigger loss to Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.

The venue is officially a bogey ground for Los Blancos having suffered 5 losses in their last 6 games there. Apparently, Julen Lopetegui and his men didn’t learn from last season’s experience at the same venue as they went down 3 nil before half-time.

Andre Silva scored a brace on the night while Wissam Ben-Yedder consolidated with the third for Pablo Machin’s men.

Worse still was the fact that Real Madrid couldn’t get a goal on the night, and this casts a dark light on the side’s attacking ability as they’ve struggled to get goals in the La Liga with just 2 from their last 3 games.

Barcelona suffered a shock 2:1 loss to bottom-placed Leganes away from home and one would have expected Los Blancos to capitalize, although it was going to be a big ask as stated earlier.

However, the manner in which the side capitulated against Pablo Machin’s men should be a major cause for concern going ahead.

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Sevilla were more purposeful on the night and their attacking forays exposed the likes of Marcelo and Sergio Ramos severely. Bad day in the market for the duo.

Another worry should be the side’s seeming rising difficulty to score as Benzema was totally anonymous in the game. Maybe, it might be time to give Mariano Diaz a chance.

These are not good signs at this stage of the season, especially for a side who didn’t carry out any major reinforcements in attack after their most prolific goalscorer left.

Hopefully, the decision doesn’t come back to haunt them, and maybe, this could just be a one-off. We hope so!

Regardless, Madrid were second best in the encounter and always looked vulnerable whenever Sevilla launched an attack.

Real Madrid coach, Julen Lopetegui spoke after the game and admitted that Sevilla were just the better team on the night, making room for no excuses.

“I can have no complaints, Sevilla were a lot better than us and deserved their win,” Lopetegui told news men.

Real Madrid will now entertain Atletico Madrid at the Bernabeu in the cracking Madrid derby on Sunday in another tough encounter. Meanwhile, they could be without Marcelo who appeared to pick up an injury on Wednesday.