Actual Madrid clobbered in Solari’s first loss


New Actual Madrid coach Santiago Solari suffered his first loss since being named supervisor of the Spanish titans, and it was an unpleasant one.

Actual, which started the day sixth in La Liga, went down 3-0 at tiny Eibar on Saturday. The three-time defending Champions League winners had reversed their fortunes since Solari changed Julen Lopetegui on Oct. 29.

Lopetegui was fired after dropping 5-1 to Barcelona the day past. Not solely had been Los Blancos undefeated in Solari’s first 4 matches, that they had outscored their opponents 15-4 over that stretch. That every one modified on Saturday.

Actual had struggled away from house earlier this season, dropping three consecutive video games at one level, however had been coming off three straight street wins. Nevertheless, that they had no solutions towards beforehand thirteenth place Eibar. Gonzalo Escalante opened the scoring simply 16 minutes into the competition earlier than Sergi Enrich and Kike Garcia put the match out of attain within the second half. 

Solari spent the primary two weeks of his Actual tenure because the interim boss earlier than being named the everlasting supervisor on Nov. 12. His first 4 weeks on the job will now be thought to be a honeymoon. The membership continues to overlook celebrity ahead Cristiano Ronaldo, who was bought to Italian Serie A champ Juventus over the summer season with out being adequately changed.

Issues gained’t get any simpler from right here for Solari. Madrid, by far essentially the most profitable membership in European historical past with 13 continental titles (AC Milan is second with seven), will journey to Italy to tackle Roma within the Champions League on Tuesday.

Meantime, Eibar jumped to seventh with the shock victory with eight matches nonetheless to be performed on Matchday 13.

Doug McIntyre covers soccer for Yahoo Sports activities. Comply with him on Twitter @ByDougMcIntyre.

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