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.

Records for Ronaldo and Real

  • Cristiano Ronaldo's three goals moved him up to fourth in Real's all-time scorer list with 157, one more than Ferenc Puskas
  • He has scored 14 goals against Sevilla - more than against any other La Liga team
  • This is the first Liga match at Bernabeu in 46 years in which 10+ goals have been scored. In 1967, Real defeated Sociedad 9-1

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.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Real Madrid

  • 25 López
  • 17 Arbeloa Booked
  • 12 Marcelo
  • 06 Khedira Booked (Di María - 82' )
  • 02 Varane
  • 04 Ramos Booked
  • 11 Bale
  • 24 Illarramendi (Alonso - 64' )
  • 09 Benzema
  • 23 Isco (Modric - 71' )
  • 07 Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 01 Casillas
  • 03 Pepe
  • 14 Alonso
  • 15 Carvajal
  • 19 Modric
  • 21 Morata
  • 22 Di María

Sevilla

  • 13 Bastos Pimparel
  • 05 Figueiras
  • 32 Moreno Booked
  • 03 Navarro Corbacho
  • 06 Carriço
  • 21 Pareja
  • 17 Samperio Bustara (Perotti - 62' Booked )
  • 22 Mbia Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 09 Bacca (Gameiro - 62' )
  • 11 Rakitic
  • 20 Machín Pérez (Reyes - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Varas Herrera
  • 04 Torres Ruiz
  • 10 Perotti
  • 12 Iborra
  • 18 Gameiro
  • 19 Reyes
  • 23 Andújar Moreno
Ref: José Antonio Teixeira Vitienes
Att: 65,000

Match Stats

Shots

18 16

On target

10 6

Corners

1 1

Fouls

17 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Real Madrid 7, FC Sevilla 3.

90:00 +3:15 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Real Madrid 7, FC Sevilla 3.

90:00 +3:13

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Beto.

90:00 +3:10

Attempt saved. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

90:00 +2:55 Booking

Booking Nicolás Pareja (FC Sevilla) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:02

Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +2:02

Foul by Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla).

90:00 +0:46

Attempt missed. Marcelo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Xabi Alonso.

89:03

Foul by Karim Benzema (Real Madrid).

89:03

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

88:20

Attempt blocked. Ángel Di María (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Xabi Alonso.

86:53

Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

86:53

Foul by Diogo Figueiras (FC Sevilla).

86:06

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.

82:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Sevilla. José Antonio Reyes replaces Vitolo.

81:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Real Madrid. Ángel Di María replaces Sami Khedira.

80:49

Foul by Luka Modric (Real Madrid).

80:49

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

80:29

Attempt missed. Sami Khedira (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

79:04 Goal scored

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.

75:16 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla) for a bad foul.

75:09

Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:09

Foul by Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla).

74:49

Dangerous play by Luka Modric (Real Madrid).

74:49

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

73:46

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) right footed shot is just a bit too high. Ivan Rakitic should be disappointed.

72:42

Penalty conceded by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) after a foul in the penalty area.

72:42

Penalty FC Sevilla. Diogo Figueiras draws a foul in the penalty area.

72:03

Foul by Gareth Bale (Real Madrid).

72:03

Alberto Moreno (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick on the left wing.

70:54 Goal scored

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.

70:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Real Madrid. Luka Modric replaces Isco.

70:06

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.

67:50

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.

66:17

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.

65:31 Booking

Booking Sami Khedira (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

65:26

Foul by Sami Khedira (Real Madrid).

65:26

Diego Perotti (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:24 Booking

Booking Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64:20

Foul by Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid).

64:20

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

63:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Real Madrid. Xabi Alonso replaces Asier Illarramendi.

62:34 Goal scored

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.

61:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Sevilla. Kevin Gameiro replaces Carlos Bacca.

61:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Sevilla. Diego Perotti replaces Jairo.

61:05

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

59:32 Goal scored

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.

59:09

Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

59:09

Foul by Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla).

58:27 Booking

Booking Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

58:22

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

58:22

Foul by Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla).

57:09

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Sami Khedira.

57:09

Attempt blocked. Diogo Figueiras (FC Sevilla) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Vitolo.

55:58

Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

55:58

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

55:14

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

55:14

Foul by Vitolo (FC Sevilla).

53:50

Offside, FC Sevilla. Beto tries a through ball, but Carlos Bacca is caught offside.

52:14 Goal scored

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.

51:58

Attempt saved. Jairo (FC Sevilla) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Vitolo.

50:45

Foul by Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid).

50:45

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

49:13

Offside, FC Sevilla. Nicolás Pareja tries a through ball, but Jairo is caught offside.

48:38

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

48:38

Foul by Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla).

47:24

Attempt saved. Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic.

45:12

Foul by Karim Benzema (Real Madrid).

45:12

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

45:00

Second Half begins Real Madrid 3, FC Sevilla 2.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Real Madrid 3, FC Sevilla 2.

45:00 +0:31

Foul by Sami Khedira (Real Madrid).

45:00 +0:31

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

44:06

Offside, Real Madrid. Asier Illarramendi tries a through ball, but Gareth Bale is caught offside.

43:34

Attempt missed. Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jairo.

42:27

Attempt missed. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Isco with a cross following a corner.

42:07

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Nicolás Pareja.

39:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Real Madrid 3, FC Sevilla 2. Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jairo.

37:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Real Madrid 3, FC Sevilla 1. Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

36:58 Booking

Booking Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

36:40

Penalty conceded by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) after a foul in the penalty area.

36:40

Penalty FC Sevilla. Diogo Figueiras draws a foul in the penalty area.

35:33

Attempt missed. Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alberto Moreno with a cross.

35:14

Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

35:14

Vitolo (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick on the right wing.

32:08

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

32:08

Foul by Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla).

31:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Real Madrid 3, FC Sevilla 0. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

30:23

Penalty Real Madrid. Isco draws a foul in the penalty area.

30:23

Penalty conceded by Fernando Navarro (FC Sevilla) after a foul in the penalty area.

26:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Real Madrid 2, FC Sevilla 0. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

25:43

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

25:43

Foul by Fernando Navarro (FC Sevilla).

24:03 Booking

Booking Alberto Moreno (FC Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

23:57

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

23:57

Foul by Alberto Moreno (FC Sevilla).

23:16

Attempt missed. Alberto Moreno (FC Sevilla) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic.

22:32

Foul by Gareth Bale (Real Madrid).

22:32

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

22:13

Foul by Marcelo (Real Madrid).

22:13

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

21:11

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

21:11

Foul by Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla).

20:12

Attempt missed. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

18:43

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcelo.

17:35

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Marcelo.

16:44

Attempt missed. Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left.

16:19

Attempt saved. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

15:48

Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:48

Foul by Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla).

14:13

Foul by Gareth Bale (Real Madrid).

14:13

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

12:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Real Madrid 1, FC Sevilla 0. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

12:39

Attempt blocked. Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

5:46

Attempt missed. Jairo (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Vitolo.

3:51

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

3:51

Foul by Vitolo (FC Sevilla).

3:18

Attempt missed. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

1:55

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

1:55

Foul by Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla).

1:07

Foul by Raphael Varane (Real Madrid).

1:07

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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