A scorching late strike from Vinicius Junior saved a 2-1 win for actual Madrid Above Seville on Sunday night on the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
The visitors from Andalusia loved the higher begin and obtained by way of early Rafa Mir Header, earlier than Karim Benzema introduced out the hosts by benefiting from a mistake Seville goalkeeper Bono. For giant elements of the sport actual Madrid have been shallow, however some late magic was conjured by Vinicius to earn the three factors.
Carlo Ancelotti rolled out his strongest beginning XI, which was solely potential with the one optimization Marco Asensio again there Rodrygo Goes on the correct assault facet whereas David Alaba was a shock shot after sustaining a minor knee harm in the course of the midweek Champions League recreation on the Sheriff’s.
It was a sluggish begin from actual Madrid and Seville have been a great worth for his or her early 1-0 lead when a nook kick was taken and Rafa Mir, unmarked and with on a regular basis on this planet, steered a header into the online to make it 0-1 Seville lead.
actual Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was requested to save lots of just some minutes later to forestall this Rafa Mir to attain a second hit, which brought about much more nervous murmurs among the many Bernabeu believers.
Outdoors of a Vinicius Effort that was saved Bono, actual Madrid‘s sleepwalking went on and on Lucas Ocampos was unfortunate to not have scored a purpose when a rolling proper foot hit the crossbar.
However fortunate appeal would preserve smiling Los Blancos, as an error of Bono on one Eder Militao Distant effort allowed Benzema hit and twist the ball into the online to drag actual Madrid Degree 1-1.
actual Madrid have been passive to start out the second half, content material to sit down again and let in Seville to spray across the ball however they got here to life when Asensio despatched a shot within the route of the purpose, which whizzed simply previous the put up.
Ancelotti went to his bench later than anticipated Fede Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga substitute Asensio and Luka Modric, how actual Madrid started their traditional late urge for a successful purpose on the urging of the Bernabeu.
A Alaba Volley got here near the trick, but it surely was a magic shot from Vinicius which finally produced the match winner. The Brazilian acquired a cross go from Militao and did the remainder of leaping previous a pair Seville Defender earlier than taking pictures proper foot into the highest proper nook of the online for the 2-1 win.
2.- Actual Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal (Lucas Vazquez, min. 94), Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric (Camavinga, a minimum of 73); Vinicius (Nacho, min. 92), Asensio (Fede Valverde, min. 73), Benzema.
1.- Seville: Bono; Montiel (Munir, min. 90), Kounde, Diego Carlos, Acuna; Fernando, Jordan (Oscar, a minimum of 82), Rakitic (Delaney, a minimum of 71); Papu Gomez (Oliver Totrres, a minimum of 81), Ocampos (Idrissi, a minimum of 90), Rafa Mir.
Targets: 0-1, min. 12: Rafa Mir; 1-1, a minimum of 32: Benzema; 2-1, a minimum of 87: Vinicius.
Referee: Sanchez Martinez (Murcia).
Yellow playing cards: Acuna (min. 33) for Sevilla, Montiel (min. 55) for Sevilla, Kroos (min. 61) for Actual Madrid, Carvajal (min. 69) for Actual Madrid, Ocampos (min. 84) for Sevilla, Casemiro (min 91) for Actual Madrid.
Purple playing cards: None
Stadion: Santiago Bernabeu.