Even harder for Rubi: he never managed to beat Madrid

Joan Francesc Ferrer Rubi, Betis coach, plays the spot against Real Madrid next Sunday … and it doesn't seem like he is the best opponent to save himself. For several reasons, mainly because it is the leader of LaLiga, but also because The Catalan coach does not have a very exciting service sheet against the white team. Five clashes with four different teams, four losses and a zero draw.

The one achieved with Betis in the first round, match where Zidane's they did not enjoy too many occasions but all were thwarted by a great Joel Robles. Before that, Rubi had lost once with Levante, once with Sporting and twice with Espanyol. Three of those occasions, as a local as well. His first face to face with Madrid was in the 2015-2016 season, as coach of Levante. The granota team fell 1-3 in the Ciutat de Valencia. Already in Sporting, in 2016-2017, he lost again, this time by 2-3 in El Molinón.

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LaLiga Santander

* Data updated as of March 3, 2020

Last season, 2018-2019, Rubi also succumbed in his two clashes against Real Madrid in front of Espanyol. Defeat 1-0 at the Bernabéu during the first round and 2-4 at the RCDE Stadium in the second.