First Division - Day 11

Sevilla 3 - Real Madrid 2

Sevilla: Sergio Rico; Mariano, Rami, Andreolli (Kolodziejczak 84‘), Trémoulinas; Krychowiak, N’Zonzi; Vitolo, Banega (Krohn-Dehli 78‘), Konoplyanka; Immobile (Llorente 70‘). 4-2-3-1.
Madrid: Kiko Casilla; Danilo, Pepe, Sergio Ramos (Varane 32‘), Nacho; Kroos (Jesé 78’), Casemiro, Modric; Isco (James 63‘), Ronaldo, Bale. 4-3-3.

0-1. 22. Sergio Ramos. Acrobatic over head kick inside near post from Isco corner.
1-1. 36. Immobile. Angled shot past Casilla after Konoplyanka corner came to him.
2-1. 61. Banega. Turned shot past keeper after Konoplyanka crossed from left.
3-1. 74. Llorente. Got on the end of Mariano cross to steer header inside near post.
3-2. 93. James. Picked up Bale pass and cut back to drill low shot across Rico.

Yellow cards: Nacho 05’, Immobile 37’.

Real Madrid go into the upcoming “clásico” three points behind arch-rivals Barcelona after they were beaten 3-2 at Sevilla on Sunday evening. Rafa Benítez’s side started well, Nacho rattling the upright before Sergio Ramos opened the scoring with an acrobatic scissors kick which unfortunately aggravated an old shoulder injury. Sergio Rico had to save from Bale a couple of times soon afterwards, but with ten minutes to go to the break Immobile levelled the scores with a shot from a tight angle after a corner fell to him on the far post, and with an hour on the clock Banega put the locals in front following a quick passing move with Konoplyanka and Immobile. Ronaldo replied with a couple of timid efforts, and Casemiro brought the save of the night out of Rico with a header from a corner, but with a quarter of an hour to go substitute Llorente got free of his markers to head the third past Kiko Casilla from Mariano’s cross. Konoplyanka and Banega could have added to the lead after that, and with the game in injury time James signalled his timely return, cutting back to beat Rico with an angled shot from outside of the area.