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Real Madrid 2-2 Sevilla: Real denied top spot in La Liga

Real Madrid 2-2 Sevilla: Real denied top spot in La Liga

A late Diego Carlos own goal earned a point for Real Madrid against Sevilla as the defending champions were denied top spot in La Liga.

Fernando put Sevilla ahead midway through the first half after slotting in from Ivan Rakitic’s knock-down.

Substitute Marco Asensio equalised for Real before Rakitic scored a penalty.

Rakitic’s spot-kick came after Eder Militao was penalised for a handball following a video assistant referee review, but only after Karim Benzema had been brought down in the penalty area at the opposite end by Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou during a frantic few minutes.

Benzema appeared to have put Real ahead after 12 minutes with a header from Alvaro Odriozola’s cross, however a VAR review found the full-back to be marginally offside.

Two points now separate Spain’s top three – with Barcelona, in third, level on points with Real – with three games remaining.

Sevilla were denied a victory that would have taken them within four points of the lead and Julen Lopetegui’s side now look out of contention, sitting six points off the pace.

On Saturday, leaders Atletico protected their two-point lead at the top of La Liga with a goalless draw at Barcelona.

Line-ups

Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Courtois
  • 19Odriozola
  • 3Militão
  • 6Nacho
  • 12MarceloSubstituted forGutiérrezat 66′minutes
  • 10ModricSubstituted forAsensioat 66′minutes
  • 14CasemiroBooked at 21mins
  • 8Kroos
  • 15Valverde
  • 9Benzema
  • 20Vinícius JúniorSubstituted forE Hazardat 79′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7E Hazard
  • 11Asensio
  • 13Lunin
  • 22Isco
  • 24Mariano
  • 25Rodrygo
  • 26Altube
  • 31Blanco
  • 35Gutiérrez

Sevilla

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Bono
  • 16Navas
  • 12Koundé
  • 20Santos Silva
  • 19Acuña
  • 8JordánSubstituted forGudeljat 84′minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 25Reges
  • 10RakiticSubstituted forTorresat 88′minutes
  • 7Fernández SaezBooked at 56minsSubstituted forRodríguezat 83′minutes
  • 24GómezSubstituted forEn-Nesyriat 56′minutes
  • 5OcamposSubstituted forde Jongat 88′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Vaclik
  • 3Gómez
  • 4Rekik
  • 6Gudelj
  • 9de Jong
  • 14Rodríguez
  • 15En-Nesyri
  • 17Vidal
  • 18Escudero
  • 21Torres
  • 22Vázquez
  • 31Díaz

Referee:
Juan Martínez Munuera

Match Stats

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Match ends, Real Madrid 2, Sevilla 2.

  • Source: BBC

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