Hounded by Sevilla fans and convinced they were on the wrong-side of several bad refereeing calls by Alvarez Izquierdo, Real are simmering about Saturday's heavy loss.

One unnamed player complained to AS: "In every Liga game, they only play one way against Madrid. First they beat us up and then they play. Did you see (Christian) Poulsen's tackle on Guti?

"He could have to broken his leg and the referee did not whistle anything.

"I hope we see him here in Madrid. We will see what he does at the Bernabeu."

A Real official also remarked: "Everything has been very disagreeable as much in the director's box as on the field. It was like a military atmosphere. It harmed us from the start."