When Julen Lopetegui offered his call to receive the real Madrid, an almost unheard-of fact was observed in it this season. Of the 23 named, 22 were members of the first team. The injuries seemed to give a truce to the Basque coach who could finally count on solvent alternatives on the bench. However, it was just a miragesince the physical problems showed their face again and, furthermore, none of the substitutes were at the level of the starters they replaced.
Of the five changes that Lopetegui made against Real Madrid, four were motivated by injuries. The first, before the break, the martial. The Frenchman was injured in the controversial action that must have led to the expulsion of Camavinga. “He’s not going to be around for Thursday and he doesn’t look good. It’s not like he’ll be around for several weeks because if not, I’ll shoot myself,” Monchi said of his injury. His substitute was Rafa Mir and his performance was to forget.
After the break, the one who stayed in the locker room was papu gomez. After more than a month injured, the Argentine returned a week ago and played some exciting 20 minutes against Grenade. However, against Real Madrid he could only hold out on the pitch for the first half and was substituted as a precaution, showing that his recovery is far from complete. Óliver Torres replaced him and was the sad protagonist in one of the goals of the Madrid comeback.
After game time, the one who left was Coinsalso with muscle problems in a change that is sadly becoming commonplace. He was replaced by Augustinsson and the Madrid goals came from his side. Tecatito left with Acuñathe only change that seemed not to be due to injury, although the Mexican has been accusing the accumulation of minutes for some time.
The last to leave, contracted in his case, was lick it in the 72nd minute. Then, Sevilla was still winning but ended up falling apart. The constant injury problems were aggravated, if it is possible that this continues to happen, due to the poor performance that the substitutes had in a key event such as the visit from Real Madrid.