Goals from Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior saw Real Madrid fight back from a goal down to beat Sevilla 2-1. So, in the weekend’s La Liga football news, Real Madrid defeated Sevilla 2-1 yesterday, on Sunday, at the Santiago Bernabeu.
This 2-1 result enables Real Madrid to be La Liga leaders, four points clear of Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad. They thus also have considerable advantage in the La Liga title race now.
Actually, Sevilla scored first in this match when Rafa Mir put the visitors ahead with a 12th minute header.
But then, Benzema pounced on a mistake from goalkeeper Bono to level in the 33rd minute. This is how he scored not just the hosts’ equalizing goal, but also his 11th league goal of the season.
Later, throughout the second half, Madrid pushed for a winner goal, a 1-1 deadlock breaker.
Eventually, it was Vinicius Jr. who found the net in the 87th minute when he struck a vicious long-range shot.
La Liga Football News – Real Madrid Defeated Sevilla 2-1 Yesterday
In this away fixture, Sevilla started well and didn’t take long to come up over hosts Real Madrid. Mir found space and time to guide a free header past Thibaut Courtois.
With Madrid reeling over this goal, the forward then even followed up with two chances in quick succession. Once, David Alaba cleared a shot off the line and then, just seconds later, Courtois denied another threatening Mir strike.
Lucas Ocampos hit the crossbar with a curling shot before Madrid levelled the score.
Benzema reacted quickest when Bono fumbled Militao’s speculative effort from distance onto the post.
Referee Jose Sanchez Martinez waved away Sevilla’s penalty appeals when Alaba seemingly fouled Ocampos.
Then, Marco Asensio fired over the bar before half time.
Much of the second half proved frustrating for Madrid, because poor decision-making led to them spurn some promising goalscoring opportunities.
Asensio opted to shoot from distance when he had Benzema alongside him in space. Then, finally, Vinicius blasted off target rather than passing to the France international, and scored the winning goal for Real.
Alaba volleyed over the crossbar before Vinicius’ late goal-of-the-season contender. Meanwhile, Courtois saved Madrid with a point-blank stop in added time.