Sevilla: Palop; Cicinho, Botía, Spahic,
Fernando Navarro; Maduro, Medel; Jesús Navas, Trochowski (Kondogbia
81'), Rakitic (Manu Del Moral 60'); Negredo (Luna 69'). 4-2-3-1.
Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa (Callejón 64'), Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo; Khedira, Xabi Alonso; Di María (Benzema 46'), Özil (Modric 46'), Cristiano Ronaldo; Higuaín. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 02. Trochowski. Ran in to sweep Rakitic corner in to roof of net.
Yellow cards: Navarro 04', Higuaín 04', Di María 27', Pepe 39', Rakitic 43', Luna 88'.
Real Madrid find themselves already eight points behind eternal rivals Barcelona after they lost 1-0 at Sevilla, their second away defeat in a row. The Andalusians got off to a good start, Casillas having to save from Negredo before Trochowski got on the end of a Rakitic corner to sweep the ball past the visiting keeper with only two minutes on the clock. Palop did well to keep out a Cristiano Ronaldo free kick and Higuaín fired another chance wide, and soon after the restart the local keeper pushed a long shot from half time substitute Modric on to the post. Negredo answered with a shot wide of the upright, and Sergio Ramos came close to the equaliser when he headed over the bar from a yard out. But when Ronaldo failed to convert a couple of late chances it was all over, and Michel had his first win over his old side in six outings.