Spanish La Liga
Sevilla2Real Madrid1

Sevilla 2-1 Real Madrid

Real Madrid suffered their second La Liga loss of the week and lost ground in the title race with a 2-1 defeat at fifth-placed Sevilla.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring with a deflected free kick for Real, who were beaten by Barcelona on Sunday.

Madrid missed a host of chances, which included Ronaldo hitting the post before the break.

Carlos Bacca equalised and superb play from Ivan Rakitic created Bacca's second.

The visitors still had their chances to take at least a point, with Ronaldo and Gareth Bale spurning chances.

The defeat, coupled with wins for Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, means Carlo Ancelotti's side have dropped to third in La Liga.

They are three points behind leaders Atletico, who defeated Granada 1-0, and two below Barcelona, who beat Celta Vigo 3-0, with eight games to play.

It is the first time Real have lost two successive league matches since May 2009.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti:

"In one sense the defeat could be deserved because we didn't prepare well for the counter-attack which Sevilla had and they scored two goals.

"We conceded two goals in the same way on the counter-attack when we needed more balance.

"We need to concentrate on our own games, it is true we have lost two games in a row and that is not good at this point in the season.

"We need to believe that we can win it still. We are three points behind Atletico and two behind Barcelona, everything is still possible."

Line-ups

Sevilla

  • 13BetoBooked at 90mins
  • 23Andújar Moreno
  • 14Moreno
  • 22Mbia
  • 21Pareja
  • 2Fazio
  • 19ReyesSubstituted forNavarro Corbachoat 76'minutes
  • 12IborraBooked at 21mins
  • 9BaccaSubstituted forGameiroat 83'minutes
  • 11Rakitic
  • 7MarinBooked at 61minsSubstituted forMachín Pérezat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Varas Herrera
  • 3Navarro Corbacho
  • 15Trochowski
  • 17Samperio Bustara
  • 18Gameiro
  • 20Machín Pérez
  • 24Mendonca dos Santos

Real Madrid

  • 25López
  • 15Carvajal
  • 12Marcelo
  • 14AlonsoBooked at 87mins
  • 3Pepe
  • 2VaraneBooked at 78mins
  • 24IllarramendiSubstituted forIscoat 67'minutes
  • 19ModricSubstituted forMorataat 90'minutes
  • 9Benzema
  • 11BaleBooked at 23mins
  • 7Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 1Casillas
  • 5Fábio Coentrão
  • 16Casemiro
  • 18Nacho
  • 21Morata
  • 23Isco
  • 27Vázquez
Referee:
José Luis González González
Attendance:
38,100

Match Stats

Home TeamSevillaAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home31%
Away69%
Shots
Home12
Away26
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, FC Sevilla 2, Real Madrid 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Sevilla 2, Real Madrid 1.
Attempt blocked. Marcelo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Carvajal.
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Federico Fazio.

Booking

Nicolás Pareja (FC Sevilla) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Isco.
Attempt missed. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Álvaro Morata replaces Luka Modric.
Hand ball by Fernando Navarro (FC Sevilla).
Attempt saved. Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stéphane Mbia.
Foul by Gareth Bale (Real Madrid).
Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid).
Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Marcelo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Attempt missed. Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Sevilla. Kevin Gameiro replaces Carlos Bacca.
Attempt missed. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Xabi Alonso.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) because of an injury.

Booking

Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic.
Attempt missed. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Isco following a corner.
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Stéphane Mbia.
Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Dangerous play by Vitolo (FC Sevilla).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Sevilla. Fernando Navarro replaces Reyes.
Offside, Real Madrid. Pepe tries a through ball, but Isco is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Carvajal.
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Beto.
Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcelo.

Goal!

Goal! FC Sevilla 2, Real Madrid 1. Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a through ball.
Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Isco with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Sevilla. Vitolo replaces Marko Marin.
Attempt missed. Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Isco replaces Asier Illarramendi.
Offside, Real Madrid. Xabi Alonso tries a through ball, but Marcelo is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gareth Bale.
Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla).

Booking

Marko Marin (FC Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Marko Marin (FC Sevilla).
Attempt missed. Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a cross following a corner.
Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Luka Modric.
Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Asier Illarramendi.
Attempt missed. Coke (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic.
Attempt blocked. Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stéphane Mbia.
Foul by Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid).
Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Luka Modric (Real Madrid).
Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).
Marko Marin (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Coke (FC Sevilla).
Foul by Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid).
Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marcelo (Real Madrid).
Coke (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
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