5) First Loss for Madrid
A loss to Sevilla means that there is no team remaining unbeaten in the top six leagues in Europe. Madrid encountered their first defeat of the season in all competitions, thanks to some shambolic defending. Rafael Benitez’s men let in three goals for the first time in this whole season, as their lack of energy was punished by the Sevilla players. Madrid looked totally out of sorts, and two wonderful goals and some misses from the Sevilla players kept the score line respectable. This means that Madrid go into the clasico with two consecutive poor performances – first against PSG and now Sevilla. Benitez’s men need to play a lot better if they are to get the better of Barcelona, who had a good outing in today’s game also as they beat Villarreal 3-0 to go three points clear at the top of La Liga.