Real Madrid broke the  unbeaten record, which was previously set by Barcelona at 39 games, in true Los Merengues fashion as they had to rely on a last minute goal in order to come out with a 3-3 draw on the night.

Starting Lineup:

Zinedine Zidane had a few injuries to worry about while he also made the decision to rest Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of the La Liga match on Sunday against Sevilla. The starting eleven consisted of:

Kiko Casilla, Danilo, Sergio Ramos [C], Nacho Fernandez, Marcelo, Carlos Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Lucas Vazquez, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Alvaro Morata

Scorers:

Sevilla –
Danilo [OG] (10′)
Stevan Jovetic (54′)
Vicente Iborra (77′)

Real Madrid –
Marco Asensio (48′)
Sergio Ramos (83′)
Karim Benzema (93′)

Danilo:

Danilo is the type of player that will now receive criticism the moment that he gets named in the starting lineup and the game against Sevilla was no different. Of course, the Brazilian right-back didn’t make things any easier for himself after scoring an own goal 10 minutes into the game in a situation where he could have easily cleared the ball. His tackles were horrible and, in general, he caused Los Blancos more problems than they should have been in during the night.

Kiko Casilla:

What a wonderful night for Kiko Casilla! The goalkeeper is the main reason why Real Madrid were able to get a draw on the night and break the unbeaten record of 39 games. He came out with some outstanding saves and, even though he conceded three goals, it would have honestly been a lot more if it wasn’t for his heroics after our defense were caught napping a few times. Just one more thing to add here: Kiko Casilla now has one assist to his name after Marco Asensio’s goal!

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Marcelo:

Our vice-captain continued to impress and show why he is one of the best left-backs in the world currently with some great runs, dribbles, and being able to command his position to perfection throughout a very high-tempo and stressful match. The Brazilian is one of the first names of the team sheet (and not only because his backup is Fabio Coentrao) and is proving with every single game why Zidane has so much trust in his abilities.

40 Games:

Zinedine Zidane took over the team halfway through last season and his achievements cannot go unnoticed anymore nor can anyone downplay his amazing work by saying that it’s pure “luck”. He has now broken the record of going 40 games unbeaten in a row while winning three titles on the way. Furthermore, he has only lost two games while being in charge of Los Blancos! He deserves a lot of the credit but, unfortunately, won’t get it from everyone around.

My Personal Player Ratings:

Kiko Casilla – 9/10
Danilo – 3/10
Sergio Ramos – 7/10
Nacho Fernandez – 7.5/10
Marcelo – 9/10
Carlos Casemiro – 8/10
Toni Kroos – 8/10
Lucas Vazquez – 7.5/10
Marco Asensio – 7.5/10
Mariano Diaz – 7/10
Alvaro Morata – 5/10

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