Both teams will look to redeem themselves after losing their Champions League game a couple of days ago. Also, it is a game to fight for the fourth place which is occupied at the moment by Real Madrid.
Real Madrid have lost their two last games and do not win in La Liga since October. Zidane is on the ropes and his job wil probably depend on how well they play today without Eden Hazard.
On the other hand, Sevilla come from being battered against Chelsea. However, despite their loss, they did not lose on November meaning that their performances during the last month has been phenomenal.
VAR: Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea
Sevilla has the first play of thegame, keeping the ball
The Brazilian connection almost score the first goal of the game.
Rodrygo gives a low cross to Vinicius and the Brazilian shoots to the far post skimming the post.
Sevilla can´t handle Real Madrid´s pressure. Yassine Bono tried clearing the ball but Vinicius pressed very high and therefore the ball bounced off him and almost scored again.Embed from Getty Images
Pau Jordan crosses a ball but neither Munir El Haddadi or Luuk De Jong make a contact with the ball.
Kross takes a freekick in which Bono misses the ball but Casemiro doesn´t take advantage of the mistake and gives the ball back to Sevilla.
It is a tight game in which both teams are pressing high to hinder their opponents. Real Madrid have had multiple chances to score whilst Sevilla don´t know how to threaten Zidane´s team.
Vinicius delivers the ball to Toni Kroos who consequently smacks the ball from outside the ball but skimms the post.
Closer the 0-1 than the 1-0.
Lucas Ocampos against Nacho Fernandez who was the last men of his team, takes a touch and bounces off to Nacho´s arm but the referee does not see it.
If Nacho hadn´t touch the ball, Ocampos would´ve gone on a one on one with Courtois.
The last ten minutes of the game have been quite calm despite the attempts from the away team. Both keepers are having a period of relaxation due to lack of precision from both teams.Embed from Getty Images
Sanchez Martinez asks the players to calm down after some people getting aroused due to Modric taking doen Rakitic.
38´WHAT A SAVE
Lucas Vazquez delivers a pass to Vincius who lets it go through his legs and Benzema who is behind, places it at the far post but Bono makes a superb save deflecting it to corner.
Thibaut Courtois blocks Sevilla´s corner. The Belgian hasn´t had many appearances during the game but when it´s needed he does his job.
Kroos gets sees the first yellow card of the game as he tooked down Ocampos who tried to countterattack.Embed from Getty Images
One more minute added to the first half of the game.
Munir goes down and it seems like the player is injured. We´ll see if he will be able to continue after halftime.
Halftime and the score hasn´t changed. Real Madrid has been the team closest to score however Bono has made a couple of saves despite his inital errors.
Sevilla on the other hand, haven´t really had a good chance to score and on top of all this, it seems likely that Munir is injured.Embed from Getty Images
It is now Real Madrid´s go to kickoff.
Exaclty, Munir won´t play the second time due to the injury.
Oliver Torres is the chosen one to replace him.
Five minutes into the first half and Sevilla have improved. Lopetegui´s team are intending to keep more the ball an
52´IF THAT WENT IN…
Jesus Navas crosses the ball and De Jong finishes with a brilliant bicycle kick, however, Courtois blocks the shot with ease.
Vinicius scores the first goal but, what was Bono doing?
Ferland Mendy delivers a low cross to Vincius who slides in and taps it. Bono very naive waitss for the ball instead of attacking the ball. Bad game for the Moroccan keeper.Embed from Getty Images
Luka Modric gets a yellow card. The player grabbed and took down Fernando.
Sevilla make a triple substitution:
Real Madrid make their first substitution.
Rodrygo comes off for Marco Asensio who will replaces him.
Sevilla´s effort to score is obvious but they are not able to find a way to do so. They are keeping the ball off from their opponents but are not supposing any threat to Courtois.
Nemanja Gudelj is close to equalize it!
The Serbian shot goes over the wall and passes near the post. Good effort from Gudelj.
Gudelj steps on Kross and Sanchez Martinez shows him a yellow card.
What a shot from Suso!
Suso dribbles through Nacho and Kroos and finishes to the top left corner but goes just over the bar.
Lopetegui gets rid of a defendar like Diego Carlos and subs in a forward like Oussama Idrissi.
Suso takes another shot but this time Mendy blocks it and deflects to corner.
Ocampos tries to score a bicycle kick and forces Courtois to go down and save it.
Yellow card for Vincius. Navas got fouled by the Brazilian.
Three more minutes and the game will end.
Horrendous counterattack from Real Madrid.
Vinicius drove forward and chose to pass it to Benzema who then failed to deliver the pass to Asensio. Shocking.
END SEV 0-1 RMA
Real Madrid beats Sevilla and finish their winless run. Los Blancos climb to the third place of the table. A solo goal from Vincius put Madrid in front and at the end they take all three points.
In contrast, Sevilla could potentially drop down out of the Europa League positions and chain to defeats in a row. Lopetegui´s team did play well and had the control of the game, however, only had a couple of shots.