Julen Lopetegui says goodbye to Real Madrid players after 5-1 loss to Barcelona


Real Madrid manager, Julen Lopetegui has already bid his farewell to the players and back room staff as his sack looms, according to Spanish newspaper, Marca.

Real Madrid went down in a humiliating 5-1 defeat to Barcelona at the Nou Camp on Sunday.

Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick to ensure Real’s Clasico rivals did not feel the absence of captain and talisman Lionel Messi whatsoever.

Lopetegui travelled to Catalonia knowing a bad result would almost certainly cost him his job and Real’s rout confirms his fate.

Reports in Spain suggest that the Spaniard’s brief Bernabeu reign could even be ended today.

Marca reports that Lopetegui is well aware of Real’s imminent decision and that he said his goodbyes to his players in his post-match briefing.

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Lopetegui thanked the squad in the dressing room for their efforts in their spell together and wishing them well for the rest of the season in his expected absence.

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