Thanks to an exceptional goal from Vinicius at the end of the match, Real Madrid beat Sevilla (2-1) to take the lead in La Liga on Sunday.
This Real Madrid Carlo Ancelotti is still struggling to be master of the situation on the grounds of La Liga (and the Champions League). Whatever, the results are there. On Sunday, the Merengues snatched their 10th victory in 14 matches, against a direct competitor, Seville (2-1), to take a 4-point lead at the top of the standings ahead of Atlético and Real Sociedad.
The shock of the 15th day quickly turned badly for the Merengues, Rafa Mir adjusting Thibaut Courtois with a powerful header from a corner (12th). Karim Benzema managed to equalize after half an hour of play but taking advantage of a big mistake by Yassine Bounou, the goalkeeper of the Rojiblancos, author of a hand fault on a distant shot from Eder Militao (32nd).
Luka Modric and his teammates did not shine in the game any more as the second half went on, although the starters ofEduardo Camavinga and Federico Valverde, 20 minutes from time, breathed new life into the residents of Santiago Bernabéu. It is especially Vinicius which made the Casa Blanca win on its own by scoring with a terrible strike from 25 meters (87th). Phew …
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