Lopetegui’s dismissal ended when Real Madrid’s management turned the speculation into reality last weekend. Yes, the former coach of the Spanish National Team was officially kicked out of the Los Blancos manager’s seat, after a humiliating defeat at the Camp Nou in the El Clasico match against Barcelona. It means this weekend’s match against Real Valladolid will be the first match for Real Madrid with Interim coach, Santiago Solari. The match will take place on Saturday, 3 November 2018 at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid.
The beginning of the season looks like a very bad dream for the defending champions of the European Champions League, maybe it even their worst nightmare in history. The reason is before the victory over Viktoria Plzen last week, Los Blancos through five matches with the results of 4 defeats and once held by a draw, and only scored one goal.
The peak of the period of the Real Madrid crisis was seen when they traveled to Camp Nou to face the host, Barcelona. El Clasico party was a Real Madrid nightmare, with a rival team scoring 5 goals against Courtois, while only Marcelo was able to avenge the host’s ferocity.
The massacre also led to the sacking of manager, Julen Lopetegui from the manager’s seat, and he was replaced by Interim coach, Santiago Solari. Well said, the match against Real Valladolid will be the first competitive match for Solari as Real Madrid’s temporary coach.
On paper, Madrid may be more favored on the promotion team, but in fact Real Valladolid managed to pack four wins in its last five parties and held back a draw.
Head to head Matches – Real Madrid vs. Real Valladolid:
08/05/14 Real Valladolid 1 – 1 Real Madrid
12/12/13 Real Madrid 4 – 0 Real Valladolid
05/05/13 Real Madrid 4 – 3 Real Valladolid
12/12/12 Real Valladolid 2 – 3 Real Madrid
3/15/10 Real Valladolid 1 – 4 Real Madrid
Real Madrid’s Last 5 Matches:
10/10/18 Real Madrid 1-2 Levante
10/6/18 Deportivo Alaves 1- 0 Real Madrid
03/10/18 CSKA Moksva 1 – 0 Real Madrid
30/09/18 Real Madrid 0 – 0 Atletico Madrid
09/27/18 Sevilla 3 – 0 Real Madrid
Real Valladolid’s Last 5 Matches:
10/10/18 Real Valladolid 1 – 0 Huesca
30/09/18 Villarreal 0 – 1 Real Valladolid
09/28/18 Real Valladolid 2 – 1 Levante
09/22/18 Celta De Vigo 3 – 3 Real Valladolid
09/16/18 Real Valladolid 0-1 Deportivo Alaves
Real Madrid (4 – 3 – 3): Thibaut Courtois, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Alvaro Odriozola, Isco, Casemiro, Luka Modric, Marco Asensio, Mariano, Lucas Vazquez.
Real Valladolid (4 – 4 – 2): Jordi Masip, Nacho, Fernando Calero, Kiko Olivas, Javi Moyano, Toni, Michel, Ruben Alcaraz, Leo Suarez, Enes Unai. Duje Cop.