First Division - Day 33

Sevilla 2 - Real Madrid 4

Sevilla: Palop; Adriano, David Prieto, Escudé, Fernando Navarro; Duscher (Luis Fabiano 60'), Romaric (Maresca 79'); Jesús Navas, Renato, Perotti (Diego Capel 65'); Kanouté. 4-2-3-1.
Madrid: Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Metzelder, Cannavaro, Miguel Torres; Guti (Javi García 77'), Lass, Gago, Marcelo; Higuaín (Van der Vaart 84'), Raúl (Huntelaar 67'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Sevilla: Palop, Adriano, David Prieto, Duscher, Renato, Perotti, Kanouté for Javi Varas, Mosquera, Squillaci, Maresca, Diego Capel, Koné, Luis Fabiano / Madrid: Metzelder, Miguel Torres, Lass for Pepe, Van der Vaart, Huntelaar.

0-1. 17. Renato. Got above marker to head Navarro cross down past Casillas.
1-1. 45. Raúl. Got on the end of Metzelder cross to turn ball past Palop.
1-2. 63. Raúl. Hooked shot past Palop after Miguel Torres cross deflected to him.
1-3. 65. Raúl. From close up after Palop failed to hold on to Higuaín cross.
2-3. 81. Diego Capel. Poked shot past Casillas after Ramos failed clearance.
2-4. 93. Marcelo. Ran on to shoot wide of keeper on quick counter-attack.

Yellow cards: Marcelo 42', Duscher 44', Prieto 56', Romaric 72', Lass 89'.

Real Madrid closed the gap on Barcelona to four points after they beat Sevilla 2-4 in the Sánchez Pizjuán stadium on Sunday evening.

Barça's draw at Valencia the day before gave hope to the side now managed by Juande Ramos, who was showered by Monopoly money throw by fans as a sign of what they thought of their old coach and his motives for leaving the club.

Renato headed the Andalusians in to an early lead, but Raúl equalised on the stroke of half time after a good run by Metzelder down the wing. And after Casillas kept out Kanouté, Raúl completed a hat-trick with two more in three minutes around the hour mark.

Substitute Diego Capel scored again for the locals with eight minutes to go, but Marcelo beat Palop again on a late breakaway in injury time to set up an exciting clash with the leaders next weekend in the Santiago Bernabeu.