Real Madrid took on Sevilla this Sunday night in Spanish primera liga game at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium. Madrid were looking for yet another away win which would stretch their lead but Sevilla had other ideas. After a goal less first half, Madrid took the lead midway through second half thanks to Ronaldo penalty. Sevilla came storming back into the game scoring two goals in last 5 minutes of the match to secure all three points and go second in the table just 1 point behind Madrid. However Zidane’s men still have a game in hand.
Sevilla 2-1 Real Madrid Highlights
[ Spanish La Liga Match 2016-17 Season ]
67′ 0 – 1 Cristiano Ronaldo scored from penalty spot to make it 1-0 for Madrid. Carvajal was brought down by Keeper Rico inside the box and referee awarded the penalty straight away.
85′ 1 – 1 Sergio Ramos (Own Goal) put the ball in his own net as Sevilla equalized and totally deserved going back on level terms.
90′ 2 – 1 Stevan Jovetic popped up with a winner in injury time to make it 2-1 for Sevilla and finally end Real Madrid’s record breaking unbeaten run which lasted 40 matches.
Preview & Team news: Zidane’s men returned from Japan with their first silverware in the pocket having won the FIFA Club World Cup 2016 and after a two weeks break they resume their superb season against Sevilla in the Cop Del Rey first leg at Santiago Bernabue on Wednesday night.
Real Madrid 3-0 Sevilla Highlights
[ Spanish La Liga 2016-17 Match ]
11′ 1 – 0 James Rodriguez started the game and he duly took his oppertunity scoring inside first 10 minutes to put Real Madrid in lead.
29′ 2 – 0 Raphael Varane was on hand to make it 2-0 as Real madrid went into cruise mode midway through first half.
44′ 3 – 0 James Rodriguez scored from the spot to complete his brace just before the half time.
Zidane’s will have Ronaldo, Benzema fit and ready to start upfront while Gareth Bale is expected to miss out as he is still removing from the injury he suffered earlier in the season. Sevilla on the other hand has full squad to choose from and they will pose a real threat to this Real Madrid side who are currently 38 games unbeaten in all competitions.
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 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
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.