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Sevilla 3-0 Real Madrid: LaLiga 2018/19, week 6

Real Madrid taken to the cleaners by Sevilla as their bogey stadium becomes a house of horrors with the Madrid derby on the horizon.


Sevilla 3-0 Real Madrid: match report

Real Madrid had a chance to move top of the table against Sevilla after Barcelona had fallen to lowly Leganés just before los Blancos tipped off at the Ramon Sanchéz Pizjuán. They not only couldn't win but they put serious questions marks over ever aspect of their entire being as a team and squad such was its ineptitude.

From the first minute, Real Madrid were outperformed thanks to a slick and suave Sevilla counter-attack. The home side were as organised in defense as they were clinical in attack, which, admittedly made the visitors look worse than they probably are. But Julen Lopetegui will be going home scratching his head as to why and how Sevilla got at his team so easily. And more worringly, why his team never really responded.

The rout started after 17 minutes when Sevilla broke down the right-hand side with Marcelo out of position and Real Madrid backtracking to no avail. Jesus Navas played it to Andre Silva and he slotted home at the near post.

Silva made it two for himself and Sevilla just four minutes later with an almost identical break down the right. Jesus Navas broke and instead of laying it inside, he shot and saw it saved only for Silva to drive home the rebound.

Real Madrid were at sixes and sevens and the way they were defending, it looked like it might be six or seven if they weren't careful. 

Sevilla scored their third on 39 minutes when Ben Yedder slammed a volley beyond Courtois from a set-piece. The corner was whipped in and headed out as quick by Real Madrid. It came straight back in as the striker peeled away and finished with precision.

It had gone from bad to worse as Real Madrid's bogey stadium turned into a house of horrors for them.

The second half went just as Sevilla might have like although it didn't pass without incident. Modric had a goal ruled out for offside and Bale missed a one-on-one thanks to a strong hand from the impressive Vaclik.

They had to soak up more pressure than they might have liked but it was the work they had done in the first half that stood to them as the clock ticked on and Real Madrid's frustrating night grew into one of pure dejection.

It doesn't get much easier for Real Madrid either as Marcelo went off injured with the Madrid derby on the horizon. Julen Lopetegui had used his three subs at that point too and they had to finish the game with 10 men.

Atlético Madrid had an extra 24 hours to prepare for the game at the Bernabeu on Saturday night and beat Huesca by the exact same score as Real Madrid were embarrassed by Sevilla and they will be licking their lips at the prospect of playing a wounded Real Madrid side in a derbi of epic proportions.

As the league heats up, Real Madrid are suddenly looking very fragile and Sevilla took full advantage of that on Wednesday night.

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