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Gareth Bale: Wales international scores twice in Real win

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale scored twice as Real Madrid claimed an emphatic 7-3 win over 10-man Sevilla in La Liga.

The Wales international, making his first start at the Bernabeu, opened the scoring with a smart finish, before adding a second soon after.

Bale, 24, also provided two assists as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick, while Karim Benzema grabbed two goals.

Ivan Rakitic scored two and Carlos Bacca got one for Sevilla, who had Stephane Mbia sent off.

Real are six points behind leaders Barcelona after the win and two off second-placed Atletico.

The two goals took Bale's total for Real Madrid to three goals in six games since his £85m move from Tottenham on 1 September.

It was the ideal response to a low-key performance by Bale in the 2-1 El Clasico defeat by Barcelona on Saturday, when he was making only his second start of an injury-hit season.

An added boost for manager Carlo Ancelotti was that Bale completed 90 minutes for the first time since joining Real.

His first goal against Sevilla was one of quality as he powerfully swept the ball into the top corner of the net after being set up by Benzema.

Bale doubled Real's lead just before the half hour mark when his free-kick took a huge deflection off the Sevilla wall to loop into the net.

The hosts then looked to be in control when Ronaldo confidently dispatched a penalty after Isco was brought down inside the area.

But Sevilla fought back before the break as Sergio Ramos was judged to have pushed Diogo Figueiras in the box and Rakitic scored the spot-kick.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his first goal for Real against Sevilla with a salute

Bacca then rolled the ball into the net from Vitolo's pass to pull the visitors to within one goal of Real.

A sweeping counter by the hosts after the break made it 4-2 when Benzema side-footed in from a pass by Bale, who then provided the assist for Ronaldo to convert from a similar position.

Rakitic curled in a third for Sevilla but victory was assured for Real when Ronaldo completed his hat-trick with a deflected effort.

A difficult match got worse for the visitors 15 minutes from full-time when Mbia earned his second yellow card of the game for his part in a clash with Luka Modric.

The man disadvantage left a tired Sevilla side exposed and Real pushed forward in the closing stages looking for more goals.

Their seventh arrived 10 minutes from the end of the game when Benzema headed in Marcelo's cross.

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 25López
  • 17ArbeloaBooked at 65mins
  • 12Marcelo
  • 6KhediraBooked at 66minsSubstituted forDi Maríaat 82'minutes
  • 2Varane
  • 4RamosBooked at 37mins
  • 11Bale
  • 24IllarramendiSubstituted forAlonsoat 64'minutes
  • 9Benzema
  • 23IscoSubstituted forModricat 71'minutes
  • 7Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 1Casillas
  • 3Pepe
  • 14Alonso
  • 15Carvajal
  • 19Modric
  • 21Morata
  • 22Di María

Sevilla

  • 13Beto
  • 5Figueiras
  • 32MorenoBooked at 25mins
  • 3Navarro Corbacho
  • 6Carriço
  • 21Pareja
  • 17Samperio BustaraSubstituted forPerottiat 62'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 22MbiaBooked at 76mins
  • 9BaccaSubstituted forGameiroat 62'minutes
  • 11Rakitic
  • 20Machín PérezSubstituted forReyesat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Varas Herrera
  • 4Torres Ruiz
  • 10Perotti
  • 12Iborra
  • 18Gameiro
  • 19Reyes
  • 23Andújar Moreno
Referee:
José Antonio Teixeira Vitienes
Attendance:
65,000

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamSevilla
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home18
Away16
Shots on Target
Home10
Away6
Corners
Home1
Away1
Fouls
Home17
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Real Madrid 7, FC Sevilla 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Madrid 7, FC Sevilla 3.
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Beto.
Attempt saved. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Nicolás Pareja (FC Sevilla) is shown the yellow card.
Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla).
Attempt missed. Marcelo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Xabi Alonso.
Foul by Karim Benzema (Real Madrid).
Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Ángel Di María (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Xabi Alonso.
Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Diogo Figueiras (FC Sevilla).
Attempt missed. Kevin Gameiro (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by José Antonio Reyes.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Sevilla. José Antonio Reyes replaces Vitolo.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Ángel Di María replaces Sami Khedira.
Foul by Luka Modric (Real Madrid).
Vitolo (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Sami Khedira (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 7, FC Sevilla 3. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marcelo with a cross.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla) for a bad foul.
Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla).
Dangerous play by Luka Modric (Real Madrid).
Diogo Figueiras (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) right footed shot is just a bit too high. Ivan Rakitic should be disappointed.
Penalty conceded by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty FC Sevilla. Diogo Figueiras draws a foul in the penalty area.
Foul by Gareth Bale (Real Madrid).
Alberto Moreno (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 6, FC Sevilla 3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Luka Modric replaces Isco.
Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sami Khedira with a cross.
Attempt saved. Kevin Gameiro (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Vitolo with a through ball.
Attempt missed. Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Vitolo with a cross.

Booking

Sami Khedira (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Sami Khedira (Real Madrid).
Diego Perotti (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid).
Alberto Moreno (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Xabi Alonso replaces Asier Illarramendi.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 5, FC Sevilla 3. Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Diego Perotti.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Sevilla. Kevin Gameiro replaces Carlos Bacca.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Sevilla. Diego Perotti replaces Jairo.
Offside, Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo tries a through ball, but Karim Benzema is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 5, FC Sevilla 2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Gareth Bale with a cross.
Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla).

Booking

Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla).
Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Sami Khedira.
Attempt blocked. Diogo Figueiras (FC Sevilla) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Vitolo.
Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).
Beto (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Vitolo (FC Sevilla).
Offside, FC Sevilla. Beto tries a through ball, but Carlos Bacca is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 4, FC Sevilla 2. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gareth Bale following a fast break.
Attempt saved. Jairo (FC Sevilla) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Vitolo.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Barcelona1110102631
2Atl Madrid109011927
3Real Madrid118121325
4Villarreal10622920
5Ath Bilbao10613319
6Getafe10514216
7Levante10442-216
8Espanyol11434-215
9Real Sociedad11353114
10Sevilla11344-413
11Valencia11416-513
12Elche10334-312
13Real Valladolid11254-311
14Granada CF10325-411
15Málaga11245-310
16Osasuna11317-610
17Celta de Vigo11236-39
18Rayo Vallecano11308-199
19Real Betis10226-88
20Almería11137-116
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