REAL MADRID CF (2nd) vs SEVILLA FC (4th)
Saturday, January 18th, 2020
1000 EST / 1600 CET / 200 AEST
We begin the 2nd half of season with one of the biggest fixtures in La Liga’s calendar, as we take on the White Storm of Real Madrid. It is indeed a return for Lopetegui, up against his former employers, who’s looking to make-up for the 0-1 loss from last September.
The main addition to the squad is our newly signed striker Youssef En-Nesyri. He will likely start on the bench after only training once with his teammates. Elsewhere, Jordán misses out through injury, Ocampos is suspended, and Chicharito is off to another galaxy.
Player to Watch: Sergio Reguilón. The Madrid loanee will hope to make an impression against his parent club. With Ferland Mendy already earning his keep, Reguilón will want to cause a selection headache ahead of next season.
Sevilla are set to give Madrid a guard of honour before the match, after the latter’s Spanish Supercup triumph last week. The hope is for the pleasantries to end there. We have lost all 12 of our last visits to the Bernabéu. Apart from the Seville derby, Lopetegui has yet to win a match against the traditional top 4. Can La Liga’s best away team pull an upset in the White House?
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