Lopetegui, without his right hand at the Bernabéu
Pablo Sanz, Sevilla’s second coach and right hand of Julen lopetegui, will not be able to be with the Basque coach on the bench at the Santiago Bernabéu, where the Andalusian team plays against Real Madrid this Sunday in a match that can mark the top of the table.
Whoever it was central defender of Rayo Vallecano or Numancia, was sanctioned with two suspension matches by the Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), for his expulsion during the last match at the Sánchez Pizjuán against Alavés, a duel that ended in a draw (2-2) thanks to a so much final of Rakitic that it avoided the defeat of the premises. Pablo Sanz will also not be able to sit on the bench in the next league game, on Saturday, December 4, against Villarreal in Nervión.
It so happens that Pablo Sanz directed Sevilla in the last Real Madrid-Sevilla, at the Alfredo di Stéfano stadium last season, due to the sanction that fell then by Julen lopetegui, in its case due to accumulation of yellow cards.
The Competition Committee, apart from the two suspension matches, has punished the expulsion of Pablo Sanz with two financial fines of 600 and 700 euros for the coach and the club.