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Real Madrid fields no Spanish players in its starting lineup in a LaLiga match for the first time ever



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It is without doubt one of the most well-known Spanish golf equipment on the earth, if not essentially the most well-known.

However for the primary time in its historical past, in keeping 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 towards Villarreal on Saturday.

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

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

Gerard Moreno celebrates scoring his team's second goal.

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, nevertheless, for the Yellow Submarines to take the lead by means of Yeremy Pino’s objective within the forty seventh minute.

Karim Benzema equalized shortly afterwards, threading a penalty into the right-hand nook of the objective, 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.