Sevilla 2-3 Real Madrid: Karim Benzema scores as La Liga leaders stage remarkable comeback


Karim Benzema, third from the left, scored the winner for Real Madrid in the 92nd minute

Karim Benzema scored a late winner as Real Madrid fought back from two goals down to beat Sevilla and close in on the La Liga title.

The hosts stunned Real in the first half through Ivan Rakitic’s free-kick and Erik Lamela’s close-range strike.

The visitors pulled one back early in the second half through Rodrygo before substitute Nacho drove in an equalizer late on.

Benzema then completed the remarkable turnaround in stoppage time.

The striker squeezed a shot past Bono from a cut-back to make sure the visitors took a huge win that moves them 15 points clear at the top of the table with six games remaining.

The goal continued Benzema’s excellent form this season and added to his recent match-winning heroics.

The France international scored a hat-trick against Chelsea in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final before his goal in the second leg last week sealed an aggregate 5-4 win.

Sevilla, who would have gone second with a win and cut the gap at the top to nine points, remain third, level on 60 points with second-placed Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in fourth.

Barcelona have two games in hand on Real but it would still take an incredible collapse from Carlo Ancelotti’s side to be caught in the closing stages.

Line-ups

Seville

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Bond
  • 16Navas
  • 23Koundé
  • twentySantos SilvaBooked at 80mins
  • 19CoinsSubstituted forGudeljat 62′minutes
  • 8Jordan
  • 10Rakitic
  • 17lick itSubstituted forOcamposat 72′minutes
  • 24GomezSubstituted fortowersat Four. Five’minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 9JM CrownSubstituted forAugustinssonat 62′minutes
  • 22martialBooked at 39minsSubstituted forlookat 41′minutes

substitutes

  • oneDmitrović
  • twoMontiel
  • 3Augustinsson
  • 5Ocampos
  • 6Gudelj
  • elevenEl Haddadi
  • 12look
  • fifteenEn-Nesyri
  • 18Delaney
  • twenty-onetowers
  • 31Diaz
  • Four. FiveHalls Brave

real Madrid

Formation 4-3-3

  • oneCourtois
  • 17VazquezSubstituted forNachoat 81′minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 3Military
  • 4Praise
  • twoCarvajal
  • 10modricSubstituted forAsensioat 81′minutes
  • 8KroosBooked at 90mins
  • 25CamavingaBooked at 31minsSubstituted forRodrygoat Four. Five’minutes
  • fifteenValverde
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forMarianat 90+5′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • twentyVincius Junior

substitutes

  • 6Nacho
  • elevenAsensio
  • 13Lunin
  • 18bale
  • twenty-oneRodrygo
  • 22Isco
  • 24Marian
  • 41Marin Zamora
  • Four. FivePineiro del Alamo

Referee:
Guillermo Cuadra Fernandez

attendance:
40,629

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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