After the defeat of Barça against Leganés (1-2), Real Madrid also fell this Wednesday, suffering a severe setback on the ground of Seville FC (0-3). Little reassuring before the derby against Atlético on Saturday.
We had to go back to 2003 to find evidence of a match in which Real Madrid had been led by three or more goals at halftime, and this shows the importance of the slap received by the people of Madrid on Wednesday. The team of Julen Lopetegui sank as seldom as ever in Sánchez-Pizjuán (0-3), against a suffocating and fiery Seville team. Real Madrid conceded their first defeat of the season on the same day as their main rival, Barça, defeated by Leganés (1-2). The Merengues will have to answer on Saturday, at the derby against Atlético de Madrid in Bernabeu.
We had rarely seen Real Madrid being trampled as much as it was this Wednesday in Seville. The Madrileens had their head under the water from the start, with Sevillans who chained the waves on the goal of Courtois. After a rescue of Nacho in front of Silva (15th) and a shot just above Ben Yedder (16th), the Andalus opened the scoring by André Silva, at the reception of a perfect center of Jesus Navas (17th). The Portuguese, so criticized last season in Italy with AC Milan, confirmed that he was no longer the same player. He scored a double while pounding to pick up a shot from Ben Yedder pushed back by Courtois (21′), bringing his total to 6 goals in the Liga.
Sparkling, Franco Vazquez then found the bar (33′) and one wondered when would finish the Calvary in Madrid. Wissam Ben Yedder added a third goal before the break, exploiting a ball put in the pack by Vazquez (39′, see elsewhere). Difficult to get a man out of the match on the Sevillian side, as the whole team of Pablo Machin impressed, from Ever Banega, delicious, to Vaclik, still decisive in his cage. The Czech goalkeeper put off a shot from Modric (57′), shortly after a goal that was denied to the Croat after using the VAR (53′). Real showed up more in the second period, but also came close to the fourth goal several times, in a nightmare night.
Ben Yedder won’t stop
He may not have been the most brilliant player on the pitch, but the former Toulouse player deserves to be highlighted because his character has hit the mark again. Wissam Ben Yedder confirmed his form of the moment against Real. Still very good against the big guys, WBY was at the origin of two goals, André Silva’s second by knocking on Courtois, before scoring with an ultra-fast tie. Not always owner, Ben Yedder is on 8 goals and 3 assists in 11 matches in all competitions since the start of the season.