MADRID: Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho admitted to “worrying” about his team after the Spanish champions lose 1-0 away to Sevilla and thus faded eight points adrift of leadersBarcelona.
Real conceded what proved the winner to Piotr Trochowski after only two minutes and Mourinho said: “I am worried that since the season started officially we have only really played well in the Spanish Super Cup. Nowhere else. More than the points I am worried that in this moment I don’t have a team.
“Congratulations to Sevilla, they deserved to win without any doubt. We got the prize we deserved considering how badly we played.”
Barcelona beat Getafe 4-1 with two more goals from Leo Messi plus contributions from Adriano and David Villa. Their only bad news was a knee injury which will sideline captain Carles Puyol for a month.
In France a late goal by substitute Sebastian Grax denied struggling 2011 French championsLilleall three points as they had to settle for a 1-1 draw at promoted Troyes. Grax cancelled out Dimitri Payet’s opener with three minutes left afterLille failed to clear Stephane Darbion’s cross.
Lille, who have not won since their opener at Saint-Etienne, are 11th with six points from five matches, six points behind leaders Marseille who visit Nancy on Sunday.
In Germany Bayern Munich retained their two-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga with a nervous 3-1 victory against Mainz as champions Borussia Dortmund kept up the chase with a 3-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen.
Bayern owed victory to goals from Mario Mandzukic, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Toni Kroos. They missed star forwards Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, resting minor injuries ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League tie withValencia.
Veteran Bayern striker Claudio Pizarro came on late to equal the record for most Bundesliga matches by a foreign player at 336.
In Holland leaders Twente Enschede made it five wins from five with a 6-2 away win at Willem II Tilburg. Robbert Schilder scored twice as Twente maintained their four-point lead over champions Ajaxwho beat RKC Waalwijk 2-0.
In Italy Milan were booed off by their own fans after a surprise 1-0 home defeat by Atalanta who won with a second-half goal from Luca Cigarini. Milan are becalmed in mid-table on three points having lost two of their first three league games.
** Eric Gerets has been sacked as national coach ofMoroccoafter a 2-0 defeat in Mozambique in African Nations Cup qualifiers.
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