Real Madrid attracted attention with an absolute novelty on Saturday. In the league game against Villareal, not a single Spaniard was in the starting XI of the world-famous club – for the first time in the club’s 121-year history.

In the previous game against Real Valladolid, Dani Carvajal and Marco Asensio also played, but this time they did not make the starting XI for Los Blancos.

In addition to Germany’s Antonio Rüdiger and Toni Kross, players from six other nations started, including France’s Karim Benzema, Austria’s David Alaba and Croatia’s Luka Modrić.

Was this premiere a bad omen for the La Liga game? In any case, Real could not convince and had to admit defeat with a 1:2. With the home win, Villareal managed to jump up to fifth place in the Europa League – Real missed taking over the lead in the table. Barcelona then expanded on Sunday evening with a happy 1-0 win at Atlético.

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The original of this article “Real Madrid makes a historic premiere” comes from Mopo.