3 takeaways from the 2-1 win over Sevilla

Real Madrid edged past Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu because of two crucial goals from Carlos Casemiro. Here are three takeaways from the 2-1 win.

Zinedine Zidane made four changes to the lineup that started against Atletico Madrid within the Spanish Super Cup with Eder Militao replacing an injured Ramos within the defense, while Marcelo and Lucas Vazquez made their first starts after recovering from injuries
Real Madrid struggled in attack and was barren of ideas within the final third until Vinicius Jr came on for Rodrygo Goes round the hour mark.

A moment of magic from Luka Jovic and an exquisite finish from Casemiro gave Real Madrid the lead, which didn’t last long as Sevilla scored a controversial equalizer. Casemiro scored again at the 70th minute from a Lucas Vazquez cross, as Real Madrid grabbed all three points against the Andalusian side. Here are the three takeaways from the match.

1. Luka Jovic needs time
Luka Jovic hasn’t set the stage on fire as many expected him to, as he had yet one more average game. Jovic needs time to regulate and isn't on an equivalent wavelength as his teammates as of now.

Besides, thereto, he has played against the highest sides in Spain and likelihood is that quite tough to return against those defenses. Luka Jovic didn’t even get a half-chance for the 60 odd minutes he was on the pitch today, but still, he created a goal out of nowhere with a magical backheel assist.

This is not the proper time to judge Jovic; goals will come, but patience is required. He has two assists within the three games he has started thus far this year.

2. Vinicius Jr should start when Eden Hazard is injured
Vinicius Jr turned the tide within the second half, as he carried a clueless Real Madrid attack on his shoulders and began creating danger within the final third.

Real Madrid has lacked creativity without Hazard, and Vinicius may be a chance-creating machine himself. Vinicius isn't as efficient because the Belgian, but he can rattle opposition defense together with his pace and dribbling as he did today.

He had Jesus Navas on strings for the second half an hour of the match. the foremost noticeable thing about his game today was Vinicius is finally improving together with his decision making. he's making the proper passes after stepping into good positions. The 19-year-old perfectly found out Toni Kroos with a pleasant cutback, which the German midfielder did not convert.

Although Vinicius remains almost there when it involves his finishing, he constantly gets himself into dangerous positions and creates chances out of nowhere which are some things Real Madrid lack without Eden Hazard. Vinicius is that the answer to our attacking issues and will start whenever Hazard isn't available.

3. Eder Militao is that the perfect Pepe replacement
Eder Militao has been phenomenal thus far this season, and he put in another masterclass today. Real Madrid bought him while the entire world was after Matthijs de Ligt, and Militao is proving bent be a bargain thus far. He stopped every danger that Madrid faced and wasn't frightened of going into challenges, ending up with two crucial interceptions. Militao has shown he is often trusted in important games and may keep his head calm during tough situations.

Real Madrid isn't struggling without Sergio Ramos defensively which says tons about his impact and there hasn’t been any drop by the performances too. Jesus Vallejo did not fill the void left behind by Pepe then did Nacho last season. Eder Militao has shown he can fill those shoes and take over from Ramos when the time comes.