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Sevilla 3-2 Real Madrid

Fernando Llorente
Real Madrid's last league defeat was in March - against Barcelona

Real Madrid suffered their first league defeat of the season at Sevilla, leaving Barcelona three points clear at the top of La Liga going into the 21 November El Clasico.

Defender Sergio Ramos put Real ahead with a brilliant overhead kick, but injured himself in the process.

Sevilla took advantage and goals from Ciro Immobile, Ever Banega and Fernando Llorente put them in control.

James Rodriguez replied late on but Sevilla prevailed.

Earlier on Sunday Barcelona swept aside Villarreal 3-0 thanks in no small way to Neymar, who scored twice - the second of which was a brilliant solo goal.

Real, who had forward Gareth Bale, 26, back from injury, had conceded just four league goals in 10 games but looked shaky at the back once Ramos was withdrawn.

Italian striker Immobile was the first to profit from poor defending when he drove in from a tight angle after a corner was not dealt with.

And in the second half the hosts - beaten by Manchester City in midweek - added two fine team goals.

First Argentine midfielder Banega prodded in a cut-back from Ukrainian Yevhen Konoplyanka before Llorente was left unmarked to head in, ensuring that substitute Rodriguez's successful low strike was no consolation to Real.

Line-ups

Sevilla

  • 1Rico
  • 25Ferreira Filho
  • 3Rami
  • 17AndreolliSubstituted forKolodziejczakat 84'minutes
  • 2Trémoulinas
  • 4Krychowiak
  • 15N'Zonzi
  • 20Machín Pérez
  • 19BanegaSubstituted forKrohn-Dehliat 78'minutes
  • 22Konoplyanka
  • 11ImmobileBooked at 37minsSubstituted forLlorenteat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Kolodziejczak
  • 7Krohn-Dehli
  • 8Iborra
  • 10Reyes
  • 23Andújar Moreno
  • 24Llorente
  • 31Soria Solís

Real Madrid

  • 13Casilla
  • 23Danilo
  • 3Pepe
  • 4RamosSubstituted forVaraneat 32'minutes
  • 6NachoBooked at 5mins
  • 19Modric
  • 14Casemiro
  • 8KroosSubstituted forJeséat 78'minutes
  • 22IscoSubstituted forRodríguezat 63'minutes
  • 11Bale
  • 7Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 2Varane
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 16Kovacic
  • 17Arbeloa
  • 18Vázquez
  • 20Jesé
  • 31Yáñez
Referee:
José Luis González González
Attendance:
40,395

Match Stats

Home TeamSevillaAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home14
Away28
Shots on Target
Home5
Away10
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Sevilla 3, Real Madrid 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sevilla 3, Real Madrid 2.

Goal!

Goal! Sevilla 3, Real Madrid 2. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

Attempt blocked. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jesé with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Casemiro (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

Attempt missed. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

Substitution

Substitution, Sevilla. Timothée Kolodziejczak replaces Marco Andreolli.

Foul by Jesé (Real Madrid).

Grzegorz Krychowiak (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jesé.

Foul by Gareth Bale (Real Madrid).

Michael Krohn-Dehli (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Jesé replaces Toni Kroos.

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

Foul by Grzegorz Krychowiak (Sevilla).

Substitution

Substitution, Sevilla. Michael Krohn-Dehli replaces Éver Banega.

Corner, Sevilla. Conceded by Kiko Casilla.

Attempt saved. Éver Banega (Sevilla) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Yevhen Konoplyanka (Sevilla) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Benoît Trémoulinas.

Goal!

Goal! Sevilla 3, Real Madrid 1. Fernando Llorente (Sevilla) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Mariano with a cross.

Attempt saved. Casemiro (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Rodríguez with a cross.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Sergio Rico.

Attempt saved. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

Attempt missed. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

Substitution

Substitution, Sevilla. Fernando Llorente replaces Ciro Immobile.

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

Foul by Vitolo (Sevilla).

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Rodríguez with a through ball.

Hand ball by James Rodríguez (Real Madrid).

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Sergio Rico.

Attempt saved. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Luka Modric.

Attempt missed. Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. James Rodríguez replaces Isco.

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Grzegorz Krychowiak (Sevilla).

Goal!

Goal! Sevilla 2, Real Madrid 1. Éver Banega (Sevilla) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Yevhen Konoplyanka.

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

Foul by Ciro Immobile (Sevilla).

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