Real Madrid took on Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup match on tuesday night and it turned out to be a cracking game of football. Madrid started without several first team players but Marco Asensio had given them 1-0 lead in just 21st minute. Sevilla however got themselves back on level terms just before the break with Franco Vazquez scored a stunning goal to make it 1-1 on the night. Konoplyanka late in second half but Real Madrid bounced back in typical fashion through Sergio Ramos who headed home from close range at the stroke of full time. Daniel Carvajal goal in second half of injury time secured the win for Real Madrid.
Real Madrid 3-2 Sevilla Highlights
[ UEFA Super Cup 2016 ]
21′ 1 – 0 Marco Asensio scored his first goal for Real Madrid in just 21st minute of the game.
41′ 1 – 1 Franco Vazquez made it level on the night with a stunning strike.
72′ 1 – 2 Yevheniy Konoplyanka scored from penalty spot in second half.
94′ 2 – 2 Ramos headed home from close range late in injury time to force extra time.
119’3 – 2 Daniel Carvajal scored the winner in second extra time to win the game for Real Madrid
Preview & Team news: Zidane will be without several key players for Sevilla clash as Ronaldo, Bale, Kroos and Pepe are all ruled out for different reasons. Jese has left the club to join Paris Saint Germain while Karim Benzema is unlikely to take any part in this game due to injury concerns. Which leaves Zidane a very under strength side where the likes of Alvaro Morata, Lucaz Vazquez, Isco and James Rodriguez are expected to start with Casemiro playing in midfield Anchor Role.
Preview Match Revivews: Zidane have some selection headech for Saturdays game as both Ramso (Red) and Pepe (5 Yellow cards) are suspended while Karim Benzema is also out injured. Nacho and Varane are set to start in defense while Marcelo will get a starting role replacing Arboloa. Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and James Rodriquez are set to start upfront with Kroos, Modric and Casemiro to play in central midfield.
Unlike Madrid, Sevilla were in action during midweek for their Europa League commitments and that might prove key with home side getting more rest and fresher of the two teams. Captain Ever Banega is suspended while Vitolo and polish midfielder Krychowiak are both out injured. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Saturday.
Predictions: It has been a strange season for Sevilla who has experienced absolute beast form at home having only drop points in two games while they are the only side in top 5 european league’s to not have won away from home this season. Thats right zero away win and they are still in with a chance to qualify for Champions League if they can put together a decent run from now to the end of the season. Can they finally break their away win duck against Real Madrid ? I don’t think so, I am going with a comfortable 3-1 win for Real Madrid.
Real Madrid and Sevilla produced a cracking game of football on Sunday night at Santiago Bernabeu. Madrid took the lead through fit again Karim Benzema who scored just in sixth minute against a brave Sevilla side who took the game to Real Madrid. Unlike the previous few home games it was a very open end to end game where both teams had chances to score. Sevilla did get a golden opportunity to score when they were awarded a penalty but Kevin Gameiro missed from the spot. However Real Madrid hammered Sevilla in second half with Ronaldo and Bale scoring within a minute of each other.