Carlo Ancelotti makes history with Real Madrid lineup vs Villarreal

Carlo Ancelotti made history by naming a Real Madrid starting XI without any players born in Spain for his side’s La Liga meeting with Villarreal on Saturday afternoon.

Real Madrid’s international lineup lost 2-1 away to a Villarreal side which had eight Spanish players out for the first whistle. Both of the scorers for the Yellow Submarine, Yeremi Pino and Gerard Moreno, have appeared for the Spanish national team at senior level.

Karim Benzema cancelled out Pino’s opener with a penalty on the hour mark shortly before Moreno quickly restored Villarreal’s advantage with a spot kick of his…


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