Real Madrid fields no Spanish gamers in its beginning lineup in a LaLiga match for the primary time ever



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It is among the most well-known Spanish golf equipment on the planet, if not probably the most well-known.

However for the primary time in its historical past, in accordance with sports activities information corporations Opta Sports activities and Gracenote, Real Madrid fielded no Spanish gamers in its beginning line up for a LaLiga match as Carlo Ancelotti opted for a Belgian, two Brazilians, an Austrian, two Germans, three Frenchmen, a Croat and a Uruguayan in opposition to Villarreal on Saturday.

Regardless of the worldwide expertise on show, nonetheless, Los Blancos succumbed to a 2-1 defeat in opposition to Villarreal on the Estadio de la Cerámica, and spurned an opportunity to go high of LaLiga.

It’s simply the second league defeat of the season for Real Madrid and an necessary win for the Yellow Submarines which attracts them degree on factors with fourth-place Atlético Madrid within the desk.

The primary half ended scoreless, although Villarreal got here near scoring within the fifth minute when Francis Coquelin hit the woodwork from the middle of the field.

It didn’t take lengthy after half time, nonetheless, for the Yellow Submarines to take the lead by means of Yeremy Pino’s aim within the forty seventh minute.

Karim Benzema equalized shortly afterwards, threading a penalty into the right-hand nook of the aim, after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) confirmed a Villarreal handball.

However simply three minutes later, Villarreal retook the lead with a penalty of its personal following one other handball within the field.

Gerard Moreno made no mistake and transformed from the spot as Villarreal held on for the win.