Under the floodlights of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Real Madrid locked horns with Sevilla in week 14 match of La Liga On Sunday night. Ranked third Seville started the match just one point behind the top team Real Madrid. A win will put them at the top of the leaderboard at the end of the day.
As expected, Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla started the game with the front foot and dominated Real Madrid on all fronts. Their effort came to fruition in the 12th minute, when Rafa Mir, unmarked, cleared the ball past Thibaut Courtois from a corner.
Sevilla continued to visit Los Blancos for the rest of the half, but somehow, Madrid scored in a dominant position. Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou makes a mess in a long-range effort to let Karim Benzema cushion the ball from open range.
Real Madrid started the second half with more focus and matching Sevilla’s tit-for-tat punches. However, it was not until the 87th minute that their goal came. The player of the moment Vinicius Jr scored the best goal of the 14th game in La Liga week 14 to bring the home team the maximum number of points.
Despite not being at their peak, Real Madrid produced the results they needed to extend their lead at the summit. Here are the top five players who helped Real Madrid take the big three against a spirited Sevilla on Sunday:
No. 5 Ferland Mendy
With David Alaba at centre-back, Carlo Ancelotti has included Ferland Mendy as a designated left-back.
Mendy put in an impressive display against Sevilla, proving once again why he was the team’s first choice ahead of Marcelo.
In defence, Mendy was as solid as you’d expect, winning nine out of 12. He was even more impressive. His runs were difficult to track, with the Frenchman completing six of his eight tackles.
#4 Karim Benzema
Real Madrid’s top scorer Karim Benzema not his best on Sunday. However, that did not stop him from coming up with the opening goal for Real Madrid.
Sevilla played well in locking down the defense for most of the game, but Bounou’s mistake was enough to nullify all of their efforts.
In the 32nd minute, Bounou had an unoptimistic handling of Eder Militao, stretching horizontally into a dangerous position. The 33-year-old is the one who reacts the fastest and finishes from close range.
This goal marked Benzema’s 11th goal in La Liga this season, helping him firmly in the chair of the Pichichi race.
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