Real Madrid came from 2-0 down to beat Sevilla 3-2 in La Liga on Sunday. Carlo Ancelotti’s side conceded two goals in the first half but fought back in the second half to win the game.
Ancelotti has chosen a fairly solid starting XI, given the number of players out through injury. Karim Benzema leads the line in attack, with Vinicius Jr. and Federico Valverde on either side. The midfield consisted of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Eduardo Camavinga. David Alaba and Eder Militao started in the heart of the defence, with Lucas Vazquez and Dani Carvajal on either flank.
Sevilla started the strongest team and took the lead early in the game, with Ivan Rakitic scoring a free kick in the 21st minute. The Croatian took advantage of the poor organization of the Real Madrid defense to put the ball through the wall and past Thibaut Courtois in goal.
It was soon 2-0 as Real Madrid once again shot themselves in the foot due to their sloppy defending. Jesus Corona easily passed Militao and put him on a plate for Lamela to tap him into an open net.
Ancelotti’s side looked in shock and were unable to gain a foothold in the game as half-time ended with Sevilla two goals clear. However, Los Blancos immediately salvaged one in the second half through Rodrygo. The Brazilian was on the end of a big move after stellar work from Carvajal and Vinicius down the flank.
The goal gave Madrid some wind as they slowly began to dominate the proceedings. Los Blancos thought they had leveled the scores in the 74th minute but Vinicius Jr. was deemed to have handled the ball before kicking the ball into the net.
Their dominance finally paid off in the 82nd minute, when substitute Nacho Fernandez buried the ball deep in the net after it was found by Carvajal in the box. Los Blancos then went in search of a winner and were eventually saved by Benzema in the 92nd minute. The Frenchman powered the ball into the net after it was found by Rodrygo in the box.
Real Madrid are favorites to win the La Liga title
The match ended 3-2 as Real Madrid extended their lead to 15 points at the top of the table with six games remaining. the season.
Real Madrid face Osasuna in La Liga in midweek, before taking on Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final.
That being said, here are the best reactions on Twitter following Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Sevilla: