Real Madrid move closer to the title with a comeback victory over Sevilla.
Real Madrid took a decisive step towards the LaLiga Santander title with a 3-2 victory over Sevilla on Sunday evening, yet Los Blancos were made to sweat as they had to come from 2-0 behind to earn the priceless victory.
Ivan Rakitic put the hosts ahead after just 21 minutes, curling a quite beautiful freekick beyond Thibaut Courtois.
The Croatian midfielder lined up his strike perfectly and it landed just inside the left post, leaving the Belgian stopper no chance of keeping it out.
Within four minutes it was 2-0 to Sevilla, with Los Merengues appearing on the verge of collapse, as Erik Lamela received the ball inside the penalty area and duly smashed the ball into the bottom left corner.
It was a fine finish from a player who isn’t necessarily known for his goalscoring, and it left Real Madrid a mountain to climb, as well as providing title hope to both Sevilla and Barcelona.
Rodrygo would then make the breakthrough just two minutes later, firing a powerful shot into the top of the net, continuing what has been a fine week for the Brazilian.
The pressure of holding onto a lead got to the hosts and by the 83rd minute it was 2-2 with Nacho Fernandez scoring a rare goal.
Nacho was in an unusual position in the opposing penalty area, but took full advantage by slamming the ball into the middle of the net from close range after some good work by Dani Carvajal.
The French forward controlled a pass inside the penalty area expertly before cutting inside and powering the ball into the right-side of the net, completing the turnaround and putting Real Madrid an almost unassailable 15 points clear.