Madrid: Diego López; Arbeloa, Sergio
Ramos, Raúl Albiol, Coentrao; Essien, Modric; Benzema (Callejón
67'), Kaká (Pepe 67'), Cristiano Ronaldo (Morata 62'); Higuaín.
Sevilla: Beto; Coke, Fazio, Spahic, Fernando Navarro; Medel (Alberto Moreno 71'), Maduro, Kondogbia (Javi Hervás 77'); Jesús Navas, Negredo, Reyes (Manu del Moral 71'). 4-3-3.
1-0. 18. Benzema. Ran ball over line after Ronaldo cross came off Navarro
2-0. 26. Ronaldo. Collected ball outside area and curled shot wide of keeper.
3-0. 47. Ronaldo. Picked up Arbeloa's headed pass and fired shot across Beto.
4-0. 59. Ronaldo. Ran on to Higuaín return pass to turn ball in from close up.
4-1. 87. Manu del Moral. Cut in from left of area and turned shot across keeper.
Yellow cards: Higuaín 38', 65', Navas 41', Kaká 57', Maduro 63', 79', Arbeloa 81', Modric 85', Morata 89' / red cards: Higuaín 65', Maduro 79'.
Real Madrid are starting to build up steam ahead of their midweek Champions League clash, and they sent a message that they are ready for the visit of Manchester United after a comfortable 4-1 win over Sevilla on Saturday evening. After the defeat at Granada last weekend and some gruelling midweek international fixtures, Mourinho made several changes to his line up, Kaká taking advantage of a rare start to test keeper Beto early on. Soon afterwards Benzema opened the scoring with the easiest goal he will probably have in his career, Fernando Navarro deflecting Ronaldo's cross to him as he stood on the goal line, and Kaká brought another good save out of Beto before laying the ball back for Ronaldo to make it two. Navas and Reyes gave Diego López some work to do before the break, but soon after the restart Arbeloa headed back a Beto clearance, and a static defence allowed Ronaldo to collect the ball and score his side's third. And a few minutes later the Portuguese striker completed his hat-trick following a long gallop from his own half which ended with him connecting with Higuaín's return pass to turn the ball in off the post. Both sides ended with ten men when Higuaín and then Maduro were sent off for second bookable offences, and substitute Manu del Moral got a late consolation for the Andalusians, but by then the match was over, and Madrid had the confidence boosting win the needed before the visit of Sir Alex Ferguson's side.