Match ends, Sevilla 3, Real Madrid 2.
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Bale, 26, back from injury, had conceded just four league goals in 10 games but looked shaky at the back once Ramos was withdrawn.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.
- 25Ferreira Filho
- 17AndreolliSubstituted forKolodziejczakat 84'minutes
- 20Machín Pérez
- 19BanegaSubstituted forKrohn-Dehliat 78'minutes
- 11ImmobileBooked at 37minsSubstituted forLlorenteat 70'minutes
- 23Andújar Moreno
- 31Soria Solís
- 4RamosSubstituted forVaraneat 32'minutes
- 6NachoBooked at 5mins
- 8KroosSubstituted forRodríguez Ruizat 78'minutes
- 22IscoSubstituted forRodríguezat 63'minutes
- 7Cristiano Ronaldo
- 20Rodríguez Ruiz
- José Luis González González
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Sevilla 3, Real Madrid 2.
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, 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, Real Madrid. Jesé replaces Toni Kroos.
Nacho (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Grzegorz Krychowiak (Sevilla).
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! 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.