FULL TIME: Real Madrid 2-2 Sevilla
- 2nd Half
- Ocamposde Jong88'
- Vinícius JúniorHazard79'
- Rakitic (P)78'
- 1st Half
Real Madrid - Sevilla FC
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CASEMIRO... wide! That was soooo close to a winner for Real Madrid! The ball was set back to Casemiro on the edge of the box, but the Brazilian could only guide his shot inches wide!
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 2 (90+5 mins - Toni Kroos) Sevilla 2. Kroos with the equaliser! There was nothing happening for the Real Madrid midfielder as he strode forward with the ball at his feet, but his low strike picked up a deflection off Carlos and wrong-footed Bono on its way through to the back of the net!
The Sevilla subs cheer as their team keep the ball down by the corner flag. Just two minutes remaining and it seems that the away side are close to a big victory here.
Sevilla are actually causing Real Madrid problems at the other end. If there's going to be an equaliser, it will have to come out of nothing. The visitors appear to be comfortable.
There's certainly still time for Real Madrid to snatch something from this match, but not even a point would be enough to send them past Atleti and Barca to the top of La Liga.
There will be SIX minutes of stoppage time played at the end of the match.
- OffLucas OcamposSevilla FC
- OnLuuk de JongSevilla FC
And here's de Jong for Sevilla as well to give them an outlet to relieve some pressure.
- OffIvan RakiticSevilla FC
- OnOliver TorresSevilla FC
Oliver Torres on for Sevilla, who seem quite content just to sit deep and absorb the pressure from Real Madrid.
- Yellow cardNemanja GudeljSevilla FC
Gudelj has only been on the pitch for a matter of seconds, but he has already been shown a yellow for time wasting.
- OffJordánSevilla FC
- OnNemanja GudeljSevilla FC
... and Gudelj is also on for the away side as they attempt to see this out.
- OffSusoSevilla FC
- OnÓscar RodríguezSevilla FC
Changes by Sevilla with Oscar Rodriguez on for the final five minutes...
Imagine the regret Sevilla will feel if they win this match. They would have been right in the mix had they beaten Athletic Club at home on Monday night. Instead, they lost.
This La Liga title race has been incredible and there will be more twists and turns. Real Madrid looked set to move top of the table tonight, but Sevilla have had other ideas.
- OffVinícius JúniorReal Madrid
- OnEden HazardReal Madrid
Here comes Hazard for Real Madrid. What can he conjure up in the final 10 minutes?
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 1 Sevilla 2 (78 mins - Ivan Rakitic pen). Rakitic tucks away the penalty kick and Sevilla have the lead again! The former Barcelona midfielder might just have done serious damage to Real Madrid's title chances! Courtois guessed the wrong way as Rakitic found the bottom corner.
PENALTY KICK TO SEVILLA! The referee has indeed awarded the spot kick to Sevilla for a handball by Militao. Such drama!
Check ongoing... the referee is coming across to have a good look at this on the monitor. This is going to take some sorting out. It looks like a handball from Militao!
PENALTY KICK TO REAL MADRID! Bono fells Benzema inside the area, but there's going to be a VAR review for a handball... at the other end!
Bono makes the save! Valverde gets the strike away from 18 yards out, but the Sevilla goalkeeper was able to watch it all the way make the comfortable diving save.
Zidane deserves credit for getting the most out of his ageing core of players, but the time will come when Real Madrid need to rebuild the squad. Will that come in this summer’s window? They look tired here.
Sevilla boast one of the best central defensive partnerships in the Spanish game right now with Carlos and Kounde giving Lopetegui a sound basis on which to build the rest of his side. They were cracked open there, though!
That was a really well-worked equaliser for Real Madrid who might now be favourites to go on and claim three points from this match. How will Sevilla respond to being pegged back?
- GoalMarco AsensioReal Madrid
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 1 (67 mins - Marco Asensio) Sevilla 1. A Real Madrid equaliser! It's an instant impact by Asensio! He was played in behind, turned back to play the pass to Kroos who in turn found the winger who guided an excellent finish into the back of the net at the near post!
Here are the changes from Zidane and Asensio and Gutierrez are on for Modric and Marcelo.
That just sums up Vinicius. The Brazilian winger has so much natural talent, but too often he spurns scoring opportunities. That last chance should have been in the back of the net.
HOW DID HE MISS?! That should have been the equaliser for Real Madrid. Modric flicked a pass over the top for Kroos who squared it for Vinicius, but he bundles it wide from just a few yards out.
Zidane is light on options at the back. Carvajal is out until the end of the season while Varane is also sidelined through injury. Meanwhile, Ramos has also suffered another setback. Has that been a factor in their recent poor form?
Sevilla counter attack! The away side hit out with pace, but Ocampos takes too long to make a decision in the Real Madrid box. The pass is played to the edge, but Fernando shoots over.
Real Madrid are having more shots, but they are from distance. First, Nacho had one off target and now it's Casemiro who has tried his luck. Sevilla restricting the home side.
This season’s La Liga title race has been one of the most compelling in a long, long time with just a few points covering four teams at the top of the table. More twists and turns to come!
After this Real Madrid face fixtures against Granada, Athletic Club and Villarreal. That is a rather challenging run-in for Zidane and his players. Can they finish their season with four wins? Looking like a long shot right now.
Sevilla are already assured of their place in the top four, meaning they will be in the Champions League again next season, but can they take the next step under Lopetegui?
Sevilla are making a change here and it's Papu who comes off to be replaced by En-Nesyri.
Suso is shown a yellow card for bringing down Vinicius. He caught him on the ankle.
Real Madrid have won just two of their last seven games in all competitions. The La Liga title race is now their only focus - can they build some momentum over the final weeks of the season? They have work to do here.
Modric with the shot... saved! That one was really travelling from the Croatian midfielder, but Bono does just enough to deflect the powerful strike wide of the Sevilla target!
Hazard impressed on his return to the starting lineup against Osasuna last weekend, but the Belgian was underwhelming against Chelsea during the week. Will we see him off the bench at some point?
PICTURE: Real Madrid struggling for answers
Benzema is Real Madrid’s top scorer and main man. It’s often entirely on the French striker to come up with something out of nothing and it’s credit to him that frequently he does.
Acuna drags wide! Sevilla have started the second half on the attack with the ball falling nicely to Acuna on the edge of the box, but the left back drags his low strike wide of the far post!
Real Madrid have to improve in the second half. They saw plenty of the ball towards the end of the first period, but it never felt like the hosts were on the verge of a breakthrough.
The second half is under way! Sevilla have a 1-0 lead over Real Madrid in this crucial La Liga fixture!
HALF TIME: Real Madrid 0-1 Sevilla. No time to be added on at the end of the first half and Fernando's goal is the difference between the two teams. Real Madrid must do better.
Kounde wins the header! The Sevilla central defender is up from the back for the corner kick, but his header is straight at Courtois and Real Madrid hit out on the counter attack.
Navas is caught late by Marcelo and Sevilla will have a good opportunity to get the ball into the box from this position high up on the right side. Careless from Marcelo, there.
PICTURE: Fernando's goal is the difference
Casemiro with the shot! The Real Madrid midfielder takes aim from outside the box, but his effort flashes wide of the post. Bono wasn't entirely sure about that one! Not far wide!
Can Real Madrid find a way back into this match in the final five minutes of the first half? They are now in control, at least in terms of possession, but struggling to find a way through.
The away side now seem quite happy to just sit deep and absorb the pressure from Real Madrid. Sevilla don't need to chase anything at the end of this first half.
Zidane won't be very pleased with what he has seen from his Real Madrid team in this first half. Sevilla have been the better side. The hosts need more control in the centre of the pitch.
Vinicius is claiming that Bono handled the ball outside his penalty area and the Brazilian winger might actually have a case there. Nothing given, but it looked outside the box!
Sevilla are having to deal with a series of crosses into their penalty area. This time it's Marcelo who swings the ball in, but Bono comes off his line quickly to make the catch.
This is a bit better from Real Madrid. They haven't had the best of first halves, but they are now camped on the edge of the Sevilla penalty area, trying to find a way through.
BENZEMA... tipped over! The Real Madrid striker unleashes a powerful strike on the turn, but the ball is palmed over by Bono. That was a testing one for the Sevilla goalkeeper!
Sevilla have reason to be confident for this one. They have won their last three league games away from home. A fourth away win in a row would see them re-enter the title race again!
The TV commentators are now telling us that the scoreline on their feed is wrong and it's actually Real Madrid 1-1 Sevilla. It's not. Sevilla have the lead. Such confusion around that disallowed goal.
From the scene!
Bono called upon again! Vinicius decides to create an opportunity for himself with a dribble into the opposition box, but the Brazilian winger's shot is saved by the Sevilla goalkeeper.
Shot on target! Casemiro gets the shot away from just inside the box, but it was straight at Bono and the Sevilla goalkeeper had no trouble making the save low down!
- GoalFernandoSevilla FC
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 0 Sevilla 1 (23 mins - Fernando). The ball is in the back of the net and this time it stands! It fell nicely for Fernando who beat Courtois with a very calm finish! Sevilla have the lead that their start to the match probably justifies! Work for Real Madrid to do here! They are trailing after 23 minutes.
Real Madrid have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four league matches, but the defending Spanish champions have struggled for firepower. Indeed, the goals have dried up.
The omens are good for Real Madrid. They have 19 of their last 24 matches played at the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano. Zidane’s side have been strong in these unusual surroundings.
En-Nesyri has enjoyed an excellent season for Sevilla. He has given them the goals they needed in attack to really continue their progress under Lopetegui. But he’s not in the lineup tonight...
The disallowed goal was so unclear that the commentators still think that Benzema's goal counted and Real Madrid have the lead. It was a strange process from the officials.
This was the offside call...
Odriozola has enjoyed an excellent start to the match. He hasn't always been a favourite of Zidane's, but the young right back looks to have the beating of Acuna down his wing.
Tonight could be a significant moment in Real Madrid’s season. Victory will take them to the top of La Liga after the goalless draw between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on Saturday.
That would have been harsh on Sevilla who had been on top in the opening 10 minutes of this match. With Benzema on the pitch, Real Madrid always have a chance, as they showed there.
Goal disallowed! Hold on! The officials have taken a second look at the goal and they have disallowed it. That wasn't very clear at all. The TV camera didn't show how they restarted the game.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 1 (12 mins - Karim Benzema) Sevilla 0. Against the run of play, Real Madrid have taken the lead! Odriozola's cross to the back post was a good one and Benzema somehow managed to squeeze his header in at the back post with Bono unable to keep it out of his net!
Sevilla come into this match on the back of a very disappointing defeat at home to Athletic Club. That result probably means Lopetegui’s side are now outsiders in the title race.
Real Madrid offered very little at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. They looked like a very tired group of players. How will they fare here with only three days to recover?
This is a slightly unusual formation and system from Lopetegui this evening. Sevilla don't appear to be playing with a recognised centre forward with En-Nesyri on the bench.
Lopetegui hasn't been able to beat Real Madrid since he was sacked by the capital club back in 2018. This will be his fourth attempt. Sevilla have to prove they can cut it in the big games.
Vinicius chance! The Brazilian winger had the ball at his feet inside the Sevilla penalty area, but he tried a bit too much and was eventually tackled by Acuna. No penalty there.
What sort of match will we get this evening? Will Real Madrid bounce back following their defeat to Chelsea in the Champions League? Sevilla will pose a real threat to Los Blancos.
- 1st Half
The match is under way! It's Real Madrid against Sevilla in this crunch La Liga fixture!
Okay, here we go. We are about to get under way in this crucial fixture. Kick off coming up shortly.
The two teams are in the tunnel at Valdebebas. Strange surroundings, but this is a huge match for both clubs.
Not long until kick off at the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano. What will tonight's match produce for us?
Sevilla can also re-enter the title race with a win of their own this evening. They would be four points off top spot with three games left to play. Outsiders, but not cut adrift.
Real Madrid can go top of La Liga with a victory this evening after the goalless draw between title rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid yesterday played into their hands.
I'm Graham Ruthven and you can catch me on Twitter ahead of the match to let me know your thoughts. Are Real Madrid good enough to take the lead in this La Liga title race? Tweet me - @grahamruthven!
Valverde starts! Zidane has turned to one of his favourites in midfield for this season-defining match. Valverde has missed the last couple weeks of action after having to self-isolate!
TEAM NEWS: Real Madrid - Courtois, Odriozola, Militao, Nacho, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius. /// Sevilla - Bono, Navas, Kounde, Carlos, Acuna, Fernando, Rakitic, Jordan, Papu, Suso, Ocampos.
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