Real Madrid Unbeaten Run Halted As They Were Left Shell-Shocked By Sevilla


Ekun Samuel, 15 January 2017 It was the teams' second meeting in four days at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan after an enthralling 3-3 draw in the Copa del Rey last 16 on Thursday, but until the 85th minute this clash failed to live up to the drama of the much anticipated tie. Zidane and his mighty men of valour were stormed by a defeat from one of their fierce rivals Sevilla. Real Madrid has enjoyed an incredible 40 match unbeaten run, and Zinedene Zidane has only experience three defeats since taking charge at the helms of affairs at the Bernabue, against Wolfburg in last season's Champions League and arch rivals Athletico Madrid. Ronaldo opened the scoring with a well taken penalty half way through the second half, to make it his 21st goal in 13 appearance against Sevilla, his 12th goal in 13 trips to Sevilla. It was Madrid's captain Sergio Ramos whose gifted header handed a equalizer for Sevilla to level up the game. Former Fiorentina and Man City striker Stevan Jovetic made the difference for the game, after he curled a shot from just outside the box that Keylor Navas could only parry into the bottom-right corner to hand Sevilla a 2-1 victory over Madrid. The victory – Sevilla's eighth at home from nine league outings this season – lifts them above Barcelona and into second, a point behind Madrid who have a game in hand. It has no doubt given the League a breath taken relief in contention for the title. It will be interesting to see how Real Madrid would bounce back from such defeat that ended an amazing unbeaten run in all competitions.