Spanish La Liga
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Sevilla 2-3 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo's treble takes him to 42 Liga goals in 32 matches this season

Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick helped Real Madrid beat Sevilla to stay in touch with La Liga leaders Barcelona.

Barca's 8-0 thrashing of Cordoba earlier put pressure on Real to get a result against a Sevilla side that had not lost at home since March 2014.

Ronaldo brought that 35-match unbeaten streak to an end as Real survived a few nervous moments after goals from Carlos Bacca and Vicente Iborra for Sevilla.

Real are two points behind Barca with three matches of the season left.

Ronaldo's sixth hat-trick of the campaign also took him past a long-standing club record of 28 hat-tricks held by Real legend Alfredo Di Stefano since 1964.

The Portugal forward put Real ahead in the 36th minute when he headed in Isco's cross from six yards out.

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Two minutes later the 30-year-old struck again as he poked in James Rodriguez's cross from the right flank.

On the stroke of half-time Real defender Sergio Ramos gave away a penalty with a needless foul, with Colombia striker Bacca drilling the spot-kick down the middle to make it 2-1.

Ronaldo restored the two-goal cushion with a superb looping header into the far corner from substitute Gareth Bale's pinpoint cross, only for Sevilla to hit back again.

A well-worked move allowed substitute Kevin Gameiro to find Aleix Vidal down the right who cut the ball back for Iborra to finish.

Sevilla pressed for an equaliser but Carlo Ancelotti's side, who have not won the league title since 2012, held on to secure the points.

Elsewhere, Real's city rivals Atletico Madrid were held to a 0-0 draw by Athletic Bilbao while Deportivo La Coruna came from behind to draw 1-1 with Villarreal.

Line-ups

Sevilla

  • 29Rico
  • 5FigueirasSubstituted forD Suárezat 70'minutes
  • 6Carrico MartinsBooked at 90mins
  • 15Kolodziejczak
  • 2TrémoulinasBooked at 87mins
  • 4KrychowiakSubstituted forIborraat 78'minutes
  • 25Mbia
  • 22Vidal ParreuBooked at 90mins
  • 19Banega
  • 10ReyesBooked at 67mins
  • 9BaccaSubstituted forGameiroat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Navarro Corbacho
  • 7Gameiro
  • 12Iborra
  • 17D Suárez
  • 20Machín Pérez
  • 23Andújar Moreno
  • 33Soria Solís

Real Madrid

  • 1Casillas
  • 15CarvajalBooked at 51mins
  • 3Pepe
  • 2Varane
  • 12MarceloSubstituted forArbeloaat 88'minutes
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 4RamosBooked at 45mins
  • 8Kroos
  • 23IscoSubstituted forIllarramendiat 84'minutes
  • 14HernándezSubstituted forBaleat 66'minutes
  • 7Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 5Fábio Coentrão
  • 11Bale
  • 13Navas
  • 17Arbeloa
  • 18Nacho
  • 20Jesé
  • 24Illarramendi
Referee:
José Luis González González
Attendance:
39,689

Match Stats

Home TeamSevillaAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home18
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, FC Sevilla 2, Real Madrid 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Sevilla 2, Real Madrid 3.

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Daniel Carvajal.

Booking

Aleix Vidal (FC Sevilla) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla).

Foul by Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid).

Éver Banega (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Vicente Iborra (FC Sevilla) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Denis Suárez with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Vicente Iborra (FC Sevilla) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Reyes.

Foul by Gareth Bale (Real Madrid).

Reyes (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Real Madrid. James Rodríguez tries a through ball, but Gareth Bale is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Álvaro Arbeloa replaces Marcelo.

Booking

Benoît Trémoulinas (FC Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Benoît Trémoulinas (FC Sevilla).

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Pepe.

Attempt blocked. Denis Suárez (FC Sevilla) left footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt saved. Kevin Gameiro (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Asier Illarramendi replaces Isco.

Attempt saved. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

Dangerous play by Gareth Bale (Real Madrid).

Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Daniel Carvajal.

Offside, Real Madrid. Pepe tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! FC Sevilla 2, Real Madrid 3. Vicente Iborra (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aleix Vidal.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Sevilla. Kevin Gameiro replaces Carlos Bacca.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Sevilla. Vicente Iborra replaces Grzegorz Krychowiak.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) because of an injury.

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Éver Banega (FC Sevilla).

Attempt missed. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Marcelo.

Foul by Marcelo (Real Madrid).

Reyes (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Denis Suárez (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Éver Banega.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Sevilla. Denis Suárez replaces Diogo Figueiras.

Goal!

Goal! FC Sevilla 1, Real Madrid 3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gareth Bale with a cross.

goal

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